Tall Paul: Interview with Anishinaabe Rapper

Anishinaabe rapper Tall Paul came across the RPM Radar last week via a Colorlines post on Midwest Rappers Showing Love for Their Indigenous Ojibwe Language.

After getting put on to Point of Contact, an Indigenous hip-hop group based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and their video, “Modern Day Warriors”, we were blown away by Tall Paul’s solo performance of his bilingual  track “Prayers in a Song”, which deftly blends English and Anishnaabemowin.

Tall Paul is from Leech Lake, Minnesota.

And this week, we found Rick Harp‘s great interview with Tall Paul over at MediaIndigenaAnishinabe rapper helps take Ojibwe language into new territory

We agree that the language of hip-hop can help inspire our people to revitalize our own Indigenous languages for the generations to come—and it’s great to see it in action.

Have a listen to the full interview:

Interview: MC Tall Paul, “Prayers in a Song” by UrbanNation