Hailing from Kitmat, B.C., Snotty Nose Rez Kids is a Haisla Hip Hop duo composed of rappers/producers Yung Trybez & Young D. Formed in 2016, SNRK led 2019 with their third album, Trapline. They recently won Breakout Artist, Indigenous Artist of the Year and Rap/Hip Hop Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA’s). Trapline was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, marking SNRK as one of only three artists to ever be shortlisted back-to-back years (following the 2018 nominee for their sophomore record, The Average Savage). Rounding out 2020 with the release of “Where They At,” the duo’s fourth collaboration with Drezus (FKA The Resistance, Skoden (Remix) and Savages), stream, watch the visualizer on YouTube + share the new single via your preferred music service or CLASH’s official premiere now. “Where They At” is also being released on limited edition vinyl, signed by both artists, available here.
We each have our own personal stories of getting to where we are, what we’ve lost and gained in the process. Dreams and success can seem impossible until it’s done. It’s one thing to try and manifest it, but you gotta put in the work and level up.
Nishtaw means brother-in-law in my language. I take these guys (SNRK) as my Nishtaws because our relationships with music brought us here. They’re fuckin’ killin’ it.
SNRK have been able to capitalize on what initially felt like a devastating halt to their momentum as artists due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. After their first headline U.S. tour and festival runs in Canada, U.S., Europe and Australia were cancelled or postponed, SNRK shifted towards writing for a new album, working on a series of collaborations and preparing for a big year in 2020. Their recent television and film efforts all culminated with releases at the same time.
This month saw the TIFF debut of Inconvenient Indian, a documentary based on Thomas King’s novel, to astounding reviews. SNRK performed one of Thomas King’s poems for the film’s outro. They have five songs featured in the CBC drama, Trickster, which also debuted at TIFF. The TV series is based on Eden Robinson’s novel, Son of a Trickster. Coincidentally, Eden is cousins with Yung Trybez and they are all from the Haisla Nation. Back in late 2018, SNRK were cast as themselves in a feature film, Monkey Beach. In it they perform “I Can’t Remember My Name.” The film is receiving its debut at the Vancouver International Film Festival and will be released late September.
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