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Native American rappers are taking over — and they’re making the truest form of hip hop today
In the opening shot of “Warpath,” someone paints a white hand over aboriginal rapper Drezus’s mouth. That’s a symbol for white European oppression — it’s a symbol for why Drezus raps in the first place. He’s not the only one: Drezus is only part of a growing movement of Native American and Native Canadian rappers who are providing voice for one of the most marginalized groups in our society. And in the process, they’re making the truest hip-hop we have.
"We are overlooked," Drezus explains, "Our people are overlooked and we are the people of this land and we’re treated as if we’re nothing … [This song is] kind of like a roll call for Native men of who we are and what our roles are as men. It is to ignite a spirit in all of us."
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