SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS RELEASE NEW EP BORN DEADLY TODAY
“With fierce rhymes committed to the cause of decolonization, Snotty Nose Rez Kids simultaneously nod to the contemporary hip-hop sound they employ and to environmental issues directly affecting Indigenous people.” – Complex
“kinetic and cartoonish chemistry similar to Flatbush Zombies, as well as a bold confrontation of white supremacy with classic hip-hop tropes.” – The Fader
Toronto, ON – April 3, 2020 – Today, Snotty Nose Rez Kids release their new EP, Born Deadly. The EP features lead single, Real Deadly – with the video premiering at Complex, who named SNRK one of their Artists To Watch In 2020 – along with Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!, a track written in response to and in support of the Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests taking place across Canada. Stream/purchase Born Deadly here.
If you have managed to catch a Snotty Nose Rez Kids show, you know Yung Trybez and Young D were born to rage. That’s what inspired the concept of Born Deadly and its five energy-fueled tracks. In their community, “acting deadly” is a positive affirmation. The two dug up an old class photo from their youth for the cover and aptly named the project, Born Deadly. Further cementing their self-categorized genre of Indigenous Trap, SNRK dive into themes of self-love, community, activism and media critiques with their classic brand of playful lyricism. Influenced by Earthgang, Brockhampton and the Atlanta-sound, SNRK bring a raw power to their music that fans can connect with. Their track, Kobe Face is a thank you letter to the inspiration Bryant instilled in Trybez and D as basketball players and as artists. Channeling that work ethic has resulted in SNRK receiving multiple awards and nominations, amassing over 2.5 million video views, and over 8 millions streams. Their unique, raw and honest perspective is quickly solidifying Snotty Nose Rez Kids as an exciting emerging act in hip-hop.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids is a Haisla hip-hop duo from Kitimat, BC composed of rappers Yung Trybez and Young D. Formed in 2016, SNRK released back-to-back albums in 2017: their self-titled debut in January and The Average Savage in September. The latter project earned the duo Best Hip-Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards, landed them on the 2018 Polaris Music Prize Short List, and earned them a 2019 JUNO Nomination for Best Indigenous Music Album. The group toured heavily in Canada with select appearances in the U.S. and Australia. They quickly gained notoriety for their energetic, inspiring, and thought-provoking shows.
In 2019, SNRK’s third album TRAPLINE garnered praise from Exclaim!, Bandcamp, CBC Music, Complex, Hype Magazine, Noisey, Okayplayer, and The Fader, amongst others. The duo embarked on a 60+ show tour of Canada, U.S., Mexico, U.K., and Australia, where they received a groundswell of support. SNRK won Breakout Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards and were once again shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, making them one of only three artists to ever make the Short List in back-to-back years. TRAPLINE wound up on numerous 2019 Best Album of the Year lists. Exclaim! included TRAPLINE on its lists for 50 Best Albums of the 2010s and Top 10 Hip-Hop Album of the Year, and singled out SNRK’s stand-out, Boujee Natives, in their list of Top 50 Songs of the 2010s.