First Nations hip hop artist promotes cultural healing through music – Global

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First Nations hip hop artist promotes cultural healing through music – Global

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 2015242 Views

July 28, 2015

EDMONTON — Jeremiah Manitopyes, whose native name is Old Man Eagle, is known to most as Drezus, his hip hop moniker. The 32-year-old has been following his musical passion for over 10 years.

Now, he has been nominated for four Indigenous Music Awards.

His first introduction to hip hop was listening to Run-DMC. The lyrics blew his mind.

“I was like ‘whoa, these guys are saying crazy stuff! They don’t care what they’re saying.’ But what I started realizing was that certain people did care what they are saying.”

Read More: http://globalnews.ca/news/2135986/first-nations-hip-hop-artist-promotes-cultural-healing-through-music/

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