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Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Creator Made An Animal

The Indigenous BC hip-hop duo and Polaris Prize shortlisters preview a new album with another riveting track, showcasing rapid-fire rhymes and powerful lyrics.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Creator Made An Animal

By Kerry Doole

Snotty Nose Rez Kids - "Creator Made An Animal - ft. Boslen" (Indie): This Indigenous BC hip-hop duo was one of the success stores in Canadian music last year, vaulting into the national spotlight by making the Polaris Music Prize shortlist. Anticipation is high for a new full-length album, Trapline, set for release on May 10.


This lead single will fuel the buzz. The rapid-fire rhymes are supplemented with left-field but effective production touches that heighten the drama. SNRK has quickly earned a reputation for attention-grabbing videos, and this one is no exception.

In a press release, the group comments that “Creator Made An Animal is our way of paying homage to the place that we call home as our spirits awaken, and our people rise up. It carries an aggressive and assertive energy that imitates the way society portrays Indigenous people and People of Colour across Turtle Island. Our ancestors were stereotyped as savages, and we are often regarded as the pissed-off generation who haven’t gotten over what colonization has done to our lands and our people.

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"Through stylish delivery, we proclaim ourselves as the Father 7th Generation and let the world know that we aren’t changing for anyone. The future is ours. We are powerful as human beings, and it’s integral that we respect the knowledge that was passed down from our ancestors. Many of us also carry their pain, but every single one of us carries their power. Embrace that power, stay true to that power and yourself!”

SNRK begins its first tour of UK/Europe on May 8 at The Slaughtered Lamb in London, and it includes a showcase at New Skool Rules, Rotterdam, on May 19. An 11-city Canadian tour begins on May 21 at Commonwealth Bar, Calgary, closing out at  La Sala Rossa, Montreal, on June 21. Details here.

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deadmau5 accepts his Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame Award at CMW 2024 from Billboard Canada CCO Elizabeth Crisante (left) and President Mo Ghoneim
Grant W. Martin Photography Courtesy CMW

deadmau5 accepts his Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame Award at CMW 2024 from Billboard Canada CCO Elizabeth Crisante (left) and President Mo Ghoneim

Awards

Billboard Canada Inducts deadmau5 into Canadian Music Week’s Music Industry Hall of Fame

The legendary Canadian DJ accepted the award from Billboard Canada President Mo Ghoneim and Chief Commercial Officer Elizabeth Crisante at the Canadian Live Music Industry Awards on June 4.

This past Tuesday (June 4), deadmau5 was inducted into the Canadian Music Week (CMW)’s Music Industry Hall of Fame. President of Billboard Canada Mo Ghoneim and Chief Commercial Officer Elizabeth Crisante were on stage at Toronto’s Frontenac Ballroom at the Westin Harbour Castle to present the award.

“It is a singular honour to be part of history in the making as we induct deadmau5, Joel Zimmerman, into the Canadian Music Industry Hall of Fame,” announced Crisante.

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