The Rebel Beat Podcast 026 – Son of Nun on Baltimore, Police, #BlackLivesMatter, and Being True to Yourself

Son of Nun

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Welcome back to another edition of The Rebel Beat – class war on the dancefloor, and in your ears every week!

Our special guest on the program this week was none other than Baltimore MC Son of Nun. Son of Nun has been sewing the seeds of rebellion with his militant and inspiring radical hip-hop for over a decade now, but he recently came to our attention again with his new single “It’s like that”. This tune is a powerful reflection on the Baltimore uprising following the police murder of Freddie Gray. During the ensuing protests, Son of Nun put his skills as a paramedic (his day job) to good use, and was working as a street medic to treat people for injuries inflicted by cops. Continue reading

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The Rebel Beat Podcast 025 – Indigenous Hip-Hop Artist Project Toombz & The Crafting of “Nomad”

Shane Kelsey aka. Project Toombz

Shane Kelsey aka. Project Toombz

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat! After taking a week off, we’re back at it, refreshed as ever. Our special guest on the program this week is Shane Kelsey aka. Project Toombz. Shane is a Montreal-based Indigenous hip-hop artist, but also works as an activist and frontline worker at a homeless shelter. He started to make waves in MTL with his previous outfit, Northern Collection, but after parting ways with his bandmate, launched a solo project under Project Toombz. He’s already put out some amazing videos, and is now crowd-funding for his first full-length album, “Nomad”. Check it, pre-order your copy, and support the album by clicking here!

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The Rebel Beat Podcast 024 – Mohawk Resistance, Metal, & Movies

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Welcome back to another weekly podcast of The Rebel Beat!

Our special guest on the show this week is long-time Mohawk Indigenous activist and filmmaker Clifton Nicholas. Clifton hails from the Mohawk reserve of Kanehsatake, located just north of Montreal. Kanehsatake made world headlines in 1990, during what is now known as the Oka Crisis, when Mohawks took up arms and blockaded their land in the face of a full-blown Canadian military invasion. The goal – to defend a Mohawk burial site from being destroyed and turned into a golf course. Continue reading