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Welcome back to the latest podcast of The Rebel Beat!
This week on the show, our special guest is Drezus (aka. Jeremiah Manitopyes), a Plains Cree Indigenous MC based out of Calgary. Drezus has been making waves across Turtle Island over the last few years, especially after he took home multiple awards at last year’s Indigenous Music Awards in Winnipeg, including Best Rap Album, Indigenous Entertainer of the Year, and Best Video (for his track “War Path”).
We spoke about his life, his family, his music, and some of the most pressing issues facing Indigenous communities today.
Also on the show, we paid our respects to Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest, who sadly passed away this week. Rest in power Phife, and thank you for everything you’ve given hip-hop!
So what you’ll find here is 2 hours of wicked music, lots of Indigenous hip-hop, some oldies gems, some political punk rock, and of course a nod to our friends East End Radicals, who played their last show over the weekend. Cheers!
Playlist – March 23, 2016
A Tribe Called Quest – Can I kick it?
A Tribe Called Quest – Ham n’ eggs
A Tribe Called Quest – Push it along
T Rhyme – A tribe called queens cypher
Kinnie Starr – Rock da boat
Drezus – War path
Interview with Drezus
Drezus – Red winter
Drezus – Day of action
A Tribe Called Red – NDN’s from all directions
Winnipeg Boyz – Why we out here
Amanda Nahanee – Get up
JB the First Lady – It’s too late to apologize
Carrie Lynn Victor – Back in action
Def-I – Land of en-frack-ment
Keysha Freshh, Lex Leosis, Haviah Mighty, pHoenix Pagliacci – International women’s day cypher
Rebecca Lane – Politicamente incorrecta
Kumbia Queers – Mis botas
Réné Binamé – Révolte
The Clash – The clampdown
East End Radicals – Call to arms