RPM.fm

Artist

Kinnie Starr

Based In: Ontario, CA

Alida Kinnie Starr is one of Canada’s most adored and critically acclaimed underground musicians. Widely known in hip-hop circles as an artist with a strikingly authentic voice, Starr has been blazing trails since 1996 with her beat slamming recordings, outspoken race and gender politics, intelligent and edgy visual art and striking looks. In 2010 Starr won a Juno as a producer for Digging Roots’ second album, “We Are” and was nominated at the APCMA’s for her video, “It’s All You”, produced by Big Soul Productions.

The New Yorker describes Starr as “edgy and enchanting”. Japan Times writes, “never didactic, always intelligent”. Canada’s own Globe and Mail describes Starr as a “raw and feral talent”.

Top 10 Indigenous Music Events August 19-21

It’s another full weekend of music on Turtle Island this weekend! Here’s RPM’s Top 10 picks. …read more »

Indigenous Live Music Picks: July 13-17 2011

We’re in the thick of festival season these days, though it’s yet to reach its peak, which means there’s lots of Indigenous gatherings, powwows and performances to check out.  …read more »

Indigenous Summer Music Festival Guide 2011

Here is RPM’s Turtle Island-wide list of summer music festivals featuring Indigenous artists in their line-ups. The good news is there are many – you’ll be able get a dose of Indigenous music culture at a festival near you, wherever you live. …read more »

STREAM: M.O. and Geothermal MC – “Muskox”

Inuk hip hop artist M.O.’s new album String Games – a collaboration with Geothermal MC – continues to explore the contemporary urban Inuit life that filled his first CD. He raps about issues that are close to him – identity, northern politics and, in this track featuring Kinnie Starr, suicide. …read more »