Anishinaabe rapper Tall Paul came across the RPM Radar last week via a Colorlines post on Midwest Rappers Showing Love for Their Indigenous Ojibwe Language. After getting put on to Point of Contact, an Indigenous hip-hop group based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota and their video, “Modern Day Warriors”, we were blown away by Tall Paul's solo performance of his bilingual track "Prayers in a Song", which deftly blends English and Anishnaabemowin.
Tall Paul is from Leech Lake, Minnesota.
And this week, we found Rick Harp's great interview with Tall Paul over at MediaIndigena: Anishinabe rapper helps take Ojibwe language into new territory
We agree that the language of hip-hop can help inspire our people to revitalize our own Indigenous languages for the generations to come—and it's great to see it in action.
Have a listen to the full interview: