Shane Bunting (born October 21, 1975), better known by his stage name Madchild is a Canadian rapper. He is part of the Vancouver-based hip hop group Swollen Members. In 2009, he released a solo EP entitled The Madchild EP. In 2012, he released his first album, titled Dope Sick followed by Lawn Mower Man in 2013 and Silver Tongue Devil in 2015. In 1993, he was named a member of the legendary 'Rock Steady Crew'.

Personal life

Bunting was born in Surrey, British Columbia, but was raised in North Vancouver and attended Carson Graham and Sutherland secondary schools. He moved to San Francisco when he was 20 years old, and returned to British Columbia in the mid-1990s. He now currently resides in West Hollywood, California.

Bunting was addicted to painkillers from 2006 to approximately 2012. He got American citizenship starting in 2014.


In August 2011, he returned to his roots by taking part in a rap battle for King of the Dot, an Ontario, Canada-based battle league. He went up against Dirtbag Dan and won on a 3-2 decision. He was scheduled to return to King of the Dot in August 2012 to battle with the Australian rapper 360, however, the battle was postponed, as 360 was scheduled to receive ocular surgery at the time of the event. Madchild has said that he's still interested in doing the battle.

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
Dope Sick32923
Lawn Mower Man
  • Released: August 6, 2013
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize
Silver Tongue Devil
  • Released: July 24, 2015
  • Label: Battle Axe Records
The Darkest Hour
  • Released: TBA
  • Label:

Extended plays

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions and certifications
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: Self-Released
The Mad Child'
  • Released: July 1, 2009
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize
Banned from America
  • Released: February 15, 2011
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize
King of Pain
  • Released: August 2, 2011
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize
Little Monster
  • Released: January 24, 2012
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize
Switched On
  • Released: September 30, 2014
  • Label: Battle Axe Records, Suburban Noize


  • M.A.D.E.: Misguided Angel Destroys Everything (2011)
  • Underground Monsters (2016)

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with additional performing artists, showing year released and album name
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"Ballistic"2013Swisha TN/A
"Look Up (Signs)"Classified, Kardinal OffishallClassified
"Bobby Be Real"2014Slaine, Tech N9neThe King of Everything Else
"Live This"SonRealN/A
"Life is a Struggle"Mike ADHD, KromeatoseThe Evil Within
"Transform"BloodsteppGrand Theft Ufo: Floppy Disk Edition
"Darkside"2013Oxxxymiron (Porchy, Jaime Menezes)N/A
"The Plague"2015Prozak, UbiquitousBlack Ink
"We're Gonna Fuck You Up"2016Reznik, SnowgoonsŘíše Za Zrcadlem

Music videos

2011"Hangin' On By a Thread"mr.InvisibleM.A.D.E. (mixtape)
"Dead Man Walking Vol. 1"mr.Invisible
"Dead Man Walking Vol. 2"mr.Invisible
"Fuck Madchild"Phillip Carrer & Chad ArchibaldLittle Monster EP
2012"Shit Talker"D-Shot
"Dungeon Dragon"D-ShotKing of Pain EP
"Wanted"D-ShotDope Sick
"Gremlin"Gabriel CarrerKing of Pain EP
"Mr. Peter Parker Freestyle"D-ShotUnreleased
"Out Of My Head"AspectDope Sick
"Devil`s Reject"David McDonald
"Monster"David McDonald
"Jitters"David McDonald
"Runaway"Justin Donnelly
"Broken Mirror"Patrick LozinskiThe Mad Child EP
"Cyphin"D-ShotLittle Monster EP
2013"Last Emperor"D-ShotLawn Mower Man
"Grenade Launcher" (feat. Slaine & Prevail )D-ShotDope Sick
"Tiger Style"D-ShotLawn Mower Man
"Nature Of The Beast"D-Shot
"Underground King"D-Shot
"It Gets Better"Jon Thomas
"Crazy"David McDonald
"Lawn Mower Man"D-Shot
"Blood Beast"D-Shot
"Chainsaw" (feat. Slaine)Slaine & D-Shot
2014"The Adventures Of Super Beast"D-ShotUnderground Monsters (mixtape)
"Switched On"Ryan LindowSwitched On EP
"White Knuckles"Ryan Lindow
"Never Die"Ryan Lindow
"Amadeus"Ryan Lindow
"Tom Cruise"Luke Soanes
"The Jackel"SGZSilver Tongue Devil
"Blitzkrieg"Ryan LindowSwitched On EP
"On One"videostudio
2015"Mental" (feat. Demrick)Jakob OwensSilver Tongue Devil
"Slayer" (feat. Demrick)Jakob Owens
"Devils & Angels"Drew Kirsch
"Lose My Mind"Jesse Ray Diamond
"Everytime" (feat Ceekay Jones)Matt Alonzo
"Night Time Kill"Dustin La Rose
"Brain Dead"Dustin La Rose
"Painful Skies"Dustin La Rose
2016"Man Down" (feat. Demrick)D-ShotBattleaxe Warriors Compilation
"Little Things" (feat. Joseph Rose)Thoughtbox VisualsUnderground Monsters (mixtape)
"50 Seven"Big Shot Music Inc.Silver Tongue Devil

In early 2011, it was reported that Bunting was banned from entering the United States, due to alleged links to the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club. Bunting said that he was detained at an American airport for approximately eight hours before being told he couldn't enter the country, and had been working with a solicitor in San Diego, California, to rectify the situation. On July 11, 2013, it was announced via the Swollen Members Facebook page that Madchild was once again allowed to enter the United States.