SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM TRAPLINE
SET FOR RELEASE IN MAY
ON TOUR THROUGH MAY AND JUNE
WITH DEBUT PERFORMANCES IN EUROPE
AND CROSS-COUNTRY CANADIAN DATES
Toronto, ON – March 7, 2019 – Today, award-winning hip-hop duo, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, are thrilled to announce the May release of their new full-length album, Trapline. The album brings about a refreshing energy and new sound for the group, while continuing to display their blend of trap beats with woven lyricism that challenge Indigenous stereotypes, and assert their place in the hip-hop landscape. Coinciding with the release, SNRK will embark on the Trapline Tour Pt. 1, which kicks off in May, and includes debut performances in Europe, along with Canadian dates from coast to coast. Full details can be found below and tickets are available here.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids are the combined talents of Yung Trybez and Young D, hailing from the Haisla Nation, ‘The People of the Snow.” Their music is best described as thought-provoking club bangers, and their live shows prove it – audiences will dance and sweat, but they’ll leave with new knowledge.
"A trapline is a permanent imprint on the land that has been sustained through time by our ancestors, who then passed this responsibility on to us,” the band explain. “While we are only here for a short time, we each have our roles and responsibilities to uphold. Our territories, laws, and customs will never change, but if our physical existence is too damaging to our lands and waters, then we are both failing our ancestors and setting our descendants up for failure. Trapline is a reminder that the lands we come from bring with them responsibilities that were passed down from our ancestors to preserve our territories for future generations. We're bringing a refreshing energy and a brand new futuristic sound to our next highly anticipated album. Trapline features a diverse range of like-minded artists with important messages that stem from different perspectives on affecting positive change."
Formed by Trybez and D in 2016, Snotty Nose Rez Kids was born out of a life-long friendship between the two emcees, growing up together, and deciding on music as their outlet for expression. SNRK dropped two albums in 2017: their debut self-titled LP, and The Average Savage, just nine months later. Snotty Nose Rez Kids set the stage for establishing the duo as hard-hitting lyricists tackling rich subject matter. Garnering fans from all over, SNRK began touring and proving they were not only talented musicians, but true entertainers, with their energy-filled performances creating a quick demand for them in B.C.
Their follow-up, The Average Savage, took them to new lengths. In 2018, they toured Canada, the U.S. and Australia in support of the album, while their single, Savages, spent over 20 weeks on the Indigenous Music Countdown. The album landed them a nomination for Best Hip Hop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards, a win for Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards, a place on the Short List for the Polaris Music Prize, and a JUNO nomination for Best Indigenous Music Album of the Year.
Stay tuned for more new music and details from Trapline coming soon!
May 9 - The Walrus - Brighton, UK
May 10 - The Green Door Store - Brighton, UK
May 19 - New Skool Rules - Rotterdam, Netherlands
May 21 - Commonwealth Bar - Calgary, AB
May 22 - 99Ten - Edmonton, AB
May 23 - Amigos Cantina - Saskatoon, SK
May 24 - Reflections - Halifax, NS
May 25 - Rock House - St. John's, NL
May 30 - Fortune Sound Club - Vancouver, BC
June 1 - Zoo Kitimat - Kitimat, BC
June 7 - Capital Ballroom - Victoria, BC
June 15 - Yonge Dundas Square - Toronto, ON
June 20 - TBA - Winnipeg, MB
June 21 - La Sala Rossa - Montreal, QC