Indigenous hip hop in Canada is a thriving underground music scene.
Rappers across Canada – including Drezus, Winnipeg Boyz, T-Rhyme and David Strickland – are using their rhymes to tell the untold stories.
These artists reflect on the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women, conflicts around resource extraction on native land, and the protest movement Idle No More, which galvanised indigenous communities from coast to coast.
VICE host Rich Kidd interviewed some of the players on the scene in this documentary, First Out Here: Indigenous Hip Hop in Canada, for VICE’s music channel Noisey.
Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief @rosamedea