TRAPLINE: Snotty Nose Rez Kids release highly anticipated third studio album
May 10 provided an onslaught of new Canadian music and the Snotty Nose Rez Kids (SNRK) had one of the most anticipated releases in the bunch.
As a testament to their growing buzz, the 18-track TRAPLINE already sitting in the No. 2 spot on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Top Albums chart just behind Logic’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.
Snotty Nose Rez Kinds consists of group members Yung Trybez and Young D, hailing from the Haisla Nation, “The People of the Snow.” The group was formed in 2016 and their first album came out in 2017. Earlier this year they earned a JUNO Award nomination for Indigenous Music Album of the Year.
“SNRK blend trap beats with woven lyricism that challenges Indigenous stereotypes that paint their people as ill-mannered savages. 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.”
TRAPLINE features some great guest features including, in order of appearance, Tanya Tagaq, The Sorority, Boslen, Shanks Sioux, Kimmortal, Brevner, Cartel Madras, Nooky, and Birdz.
“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. 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.”
SNRK are currently on the Trapline Tour Pt. 1, which kicked 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 Tour Dates
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
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