The one and only MC RedCloud blasted through 18 hours straight of freestyle rapping—all to benefit and raise awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. …read more »
A West Coast rapper with Mexican and Native American heritage, the poignant RedCloud had already been in and out of violent gang life by the time he was in the ninth grade. Getting out wasn’t easy, but once out he changed his life and began studying the Bible along with hip-hop. Combining the two, he started rapping his positive and hopeful message to the Los Angeles hip-hop underground. His 2001 debut Is This Thing On? was followed by a six-week run as champion of Los Angeles radio station Power 106’s freestyle battle, something that caught the ear of West Coast legend Kurupt, who called in an on-air congratulations. In 2003 Traveling Circus arrived, and was followed by a long tour that included stops at many Indian reservations across the country. In 2007 he released the positive but raw Hawthorne’s Most Wanted, featuring guest appearances from Pigeon John, Kurupt, and dancehall reggae legend Eek-A-Mouse.
Crystle Lightning and Red Cloud, known together as Lightning Cloud, will host Indigenous Angels 2—a benefit concert supporting, and in solidarity with, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. …read more »
It’s been a hot, hot summer for new Indigenous music! Here is RPM’s summer round-up of the latest new releases you’ll want to check out.
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Brad Crowfoot AKA Nutly uses his podcast series The 5th Element and his photography to showcase hip-hop talent on his website Nutly.net.
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As always, accompanying our RPM Podcast #007 is a YouTube playlist from our channel. This week we bring to you some Indigenous hip-hop music videos. Boom.
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Hip-hop is one of the most popular musical genres in Indian Country. In our seventh episode, we explore why the art of hip-hop is such a strong force in Indigenous music culture. …read more »
There’s a lot of Indigenous music happening this weekend, from night clubs to open fields! Here’s our pick of events. …read more »
Huichol Hiphop legend RedCloud comes at us with his new album release just in time for summer – “1491 Nation Presents: MC RedCloud”. …read more »
The 2011 L.A. Skins Music Fest hits the City of Lost Angeles this weekend bringing Indigenous music talent to the world-renowned Autry Center, July 15th, 2011. …read more »
Holy fast-flowing wordplay and quick-changing cadence madness from two dynamic hip-hop artists Heath McNease and famed Huichol MC RedCloud. …read more »