A new download from Tuscon’s own Mixed Breed and their song Automatic Platinum Hit.
Hailing from Tuscon in the land of Arizona, Mixed Breed is a new collective fresh out of the halls of high school making some amazing music. Consisting of Ali Baby, Chino, Annalex and Lil Shugz, Mixed Breed is a new group to keep your ears on.
Here we have a download of their new track Automatic Platinum Hit from their debut album “Ali Baby presents Mixed Breed: The BEGINNING”.
There’s new music being made every moment, and here are the three newest releases from Indigenous artists for the month of March!
The debut full-length album from A Tribe Called Red has been long awaited and much anticipated to say the least. Released this week as a free download, the purveyors of “pow wow step” flex their creativity through the diverse musical landscapes of hip-hop, dancehall, moombahton and electronic styles.
Last but not least, a very exciting release from Delmore Recordings is a recently unearthed recording by Karen Dalton. 1966 features Karen solo on banjo and guitar, plus four duets with Richard Tucker. The recordings are intimate, unfiltered and stirring. You can get 1966 digitally, on CD or vinyl at delmorerecordings.com.
The award-winning and hugely popular rap group Winnipeg’s Most starts their first Western Canadian tour this month and have released a promotional video to tell us all about it.
Next week Winnipeg’s Most, along with DJ Dow Jones, will start their tour from their hometown of Winnipeg and head west from there. The boys have already sold out shows and will continue to add dates to the tour so keep an eye out if your town isn’t on the itinerary yet, and let them know you want them to come to you!
Official tour dates and cities:
March 23rd – Winnipeg MB – Venue: Maquee – 18+ March 24th – Regina SK – 306 Hip Hop Skate Shop (All Ages) March 25th -Prince Albert SK – Union Events (All Ages) March 26th – Saskatoon SK – Odeon Events Centre (All Ages) March 27th – Calgary AB – Dickens Pub 18+ March 28th – Edmonton AB – Empire ballroom 18+ March 30 – Williams Lake BC – Diamonds & Dust 19+ March 31st – Prince George BC – Ramada Hotel (All Ages) March 31st – Prince George BC – Ramada Hotel (All Ages) April 1st – Dawson Creek BC – George Dawson Inn April 4th – Surrey BC – Ephin Store CD signing – - (All Ages) April 4th – Chilliwack BC – Echo Room 19+ April 5th – Langley BC – Troubadour NightClub 19+ April 6th – Nanaimo BC – The Queens NightClub 19+ April 7th – Nanaimo BC – Vancouver Event Centre (All Ages) April 8th – Campbell River BC – The Paramount 19+ More dates TBA
A member of the Apsaalooke Nation who makes his home on the Crow Agency reserve in Montana, Supaman released a new video last week for the first single off his upcoming album Digital Grease.
Supaman is quite an interesting artist. His early work fell into describing and subscribing to the struggle and more negative aspects of hip-hop culture. But while signed to a Seattle label and on tour, he had a breakdown and subsequent epiphany that lead him to leave the label and return to the reserve. There he began to write a new message into his work with a focus and dedication to providing his community, and youth in particular, with a positive message.
“Native Americans grasp that culture of hip-hop because of the struggle,” he says. “Hip-hop was talking about the ghetto life, poverty, crime, drugs, alcohol, teen pregnancy; all that crazy stuff that happens in the ghetto is similar to the reservation life. We can relate to that”…
Landon Walls, Onondaga and Hopi hip-hop artist (DJ DoezIT) and mentor, is helping Indigenous youth find their musical path. He’s currently inspired by the work he’s doing with one young man in particular, Junior Harvey, who is set to make a name for himself as Ali Baby. They sat down to answer some questions about their their collaboration, Ali Baby’s upcoming debut album and the importance of listening.