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PREMIERE: Frank Waln’s New Single, “Treaties”, is a Call for Justice

Sicangu Lakota hip-hop artist Frank Waln returns with a bold and timely new political single, “Treaties”, sampling Indigenous elders and the iconic words of singer Leonard Cohen. …read more »

Stuart James Releases New Track “#NoDAPL” in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation

The time of the seventh generation prophecy has arrived. The time has come for us to stand united with all our relations to defend the land and waters from destruction, and while immediate action takes place in Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline, artists like Stuart James are doing their part to generate awareness and motivate others to stay strong and protect our Mother Earth. RPM chats with Stuart about his track “#NoDAPL” and how we can support the movement wherever we are.

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WATCH: N’we Jinan x Indian Island Penobscot Nation’s Video “Skicin In You”

N’we Jinan and Seven Eagles Media released their latest music video for “Skicin In You,” another empowering track from their latest album Skicin Generation Vol. 4 that dropped last week.
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Dio Ganhdih Claims Space for Queer Indigenous MCs

Finding space in the world to flourish has been always been an ongoing focus for LGBTQ people of colour. Thankfully, we have NYC-based Mohawk/Cherokee MC Dio Ganhdih dominating the hip-hop game and blazing the trail for the Queer Indigenous MCs of the future. Dio talks to RPM about her heritage, inspirations, responsibility, and her new EP, Do It Ourselves. …read more »

Listen to N’we Jinan’s “Skicin Generation Vol. 4,” Music from the Wabanaki Confederacy

David Hodges, hip-hop producer, youth worker, and Director of N’we Jinan, talks to RPM about the growth of the N’we Jinan project and Skicin Generation Vol.4, with music produced from four communities of the Wabanaki Confederacy, dropping August 12.
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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 »