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STREAM: A Tribe Called Red Drops New Single “R.E.D.” feat. Yasiin Bey, Narcy, and Black Bear

A Tribe Called Red released another single this month, building much anticipation for their new album “We Are The Halluci Nation”, dropping September 16, 2016.
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Arizona-Based Native Hip-Hop Trio, Shining Soul, Drop New Video for “The H.E.A.L.I.N.G”

Through their vintage beat production and empowering rhyme delivery, Shining Soul has made and name for themselves and has carve out their own unique lane in the AZ Hip Hop community and beyond with their distinctive blend of socially conscious, yet soulful brand of hip-hop. …read more »

Interviews

WHOOP-Szo Creates Space for Indigenous Alternative Art Rock Lovers

As Indigenous artists continue to strive to occupy space in a world where hip-hop and pop have taken over the mainstream music industry, it’s even trickier for Indigenous rock musicians and fans alike to find space where their identity is present in the alternative rock scene.
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News

Aboriginal Music Week 2016 Announces Full Festival Lineup and Performance Schedule

Aboriginal Music Manitoba have announced the full lineup and performance schedule for Aboriginal Music Week 2016. The eighth edition of the festival runs August 9-13 and includes performances by 27 Indigenous acts from across Turtle Island, South America, and Australia.
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Interviews

MC Wake Self Talks Collab with Gift of Gab, Artistic Growth, and Upcoming Album “Malala”

Big things are happening for Albuquerque-based MC Wake Self. Currently touring through Europe after dropping his latest single, “Change the World” featuring Gift of Gab of the legendary hip-hop duo Blackalicious, Wake took some time out of his busy schedule (and lack of zzz’s) to give us the lowdown on his upcoming album Malala. …read more »

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Digging Roots’ “AK-47” Calls for Awareness to Gun Violence in New Video and Summer Tour

Digging Roots has an answer to the gun violence plaguing the world today: more love, more truth, more music. “I think we can use the word ‘epidemic’ when it comes to gun violence in society today,” says singer ShoShona Kish, whose powerful and inspirational new video AK-47 calls for an end to violence and oppression through love and understanding.
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Cross Lake Youth Respond to Violence and Give Voice to Community in “Pitch Black” Music Video

“It’s dark in this community and we came together to share our thoughts on these situations. This is the voice of our youth. Welcome to Cross Lake.”
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Mob Bounce Reclaim Identity, Share Influence and Bring Healing in “Mob Medicine” Doc

Last month woke hip-hop duo Mob Bounce released “Mob Medicine,” a short documentary about their journey in finding themselves and empowering native communities through their music. …read more »

Music

Listen to A Tribe Called Red’s New Single, “We Are the Halluci Nation”, featuring John Trudell and Northern Voice

After dropping the epic sound and video for “Stadium Pow Wow”, A Tribe Called Red returns with “We Are the Halluci Nation”, the lead single and title track from their new album. …read more »

Interviews

Saskatoon MC T-Rhyme Talks Indigenous Arts and New EP “Diary of a Mad Red Woman”

Earlier this month, Saskatoon’s Tara T-Rhyme Campbell released her new EP, Diary of a Mad Red Woman, just ahead her first performance at the Indigenous Arts Festival in Toronto. We caught up with Tara to talk about her “5 track compilation of short stories in poetry form, backed up by dope beats.”
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