Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Snotty Nose Rez Kids with Skinny Local - "Screaming Indian"

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Snotty Nose Rez Kids make a type of hip hop I'm not normally into, but for some reason they just work for me. The Canadian indigenous hip hop duo (hailing from Haisla Nation) have just released a new single. "Screaming Indian" has a distinctly modern hip hop sound (I think the kids may call this trap?), which any long term readers would know that I typically can't get into. But Snotty Nose Rez Kids just have such a unique and creative style that it's impossible not to get into their music.

Young Trybez of Snotty Nose Rez kids explains the new single:

"The title "Screaming Indian" was an idea based off the retired Atlanta Braves logo that was also referred to as the 'Screaming Savage.' They were forced to retire it because of the obvious outrage from Indigenous activists who viewed the logo as racist and harmful to our people. The Braves 'retired' the logo in 1989 and tried to bring it back in 2013 as a batting practice logo; that is what sparked the idea for us. The world we live in moves fast and people forget quickly. We need to remind ourselves of where we come from and remind the world of what they've done to our lands and people. In this song we reclaim and embody the 'Screaming Indian.'"

You can listen to "Screaming Indian" below. For more on Snotty Nose Rez Kids, check out their website.

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