I'm typically more of a fan of hip hop that sounds more like classic hip hop from the 80's and 90's than more modern takes on the genre, but Snotty Nose Rez Kids are the rare exception to that. The First Nations duo always sounds like they're pushing hip hop forward instead of just staying with what's comfortable. Anishinaabe producer and DJ Boogey the Beat has enlisted Snotty Nose Rez Kids for his new single. "Run for Cover" is decidedly current hip hop, and that is on of the charms of "Run for Cover." Snotty Nose Rez Kids are just such a captivating and unique sounding hip hop group that even if you're typically set in your glory days of hip hop, you owe it to yourself to give them a shot.
Boogey the Beat talks about his new single:
“I imagined being in an old-time western movie where the Indigenous people were often represented as the ‘bad guys’, ‘Run For Cover’” portrays a reversal of that trope, with our oppressors and enemies ‘running for cover’ as we explore what it means to be truly unapologetic with our sounds, words, and spirits.”