Aboriginal Music Week Closing Night Concert to Feature Drezus, Mariame, Hellnback, T-Rhyme, and Boogey the Beat


RPM is proud to present an incredible night of Indigenous hip-hop, R&B, and trap music to conclude Aboriginal Music Week 2015.

The closing night of Aboriginal Music Week is the very definition of #IndigenousExcellence.

This year, RPM is partnering with AMW to bring you a concert featuring some of Indian Country's fastest rising hip-hop stars: Drezus, Mariame, Hellnback, T-Rhyme, and Boogey the Beat.

An accomplished young producer with a gift for booming beats and hypnotic melodies, Anishinaabe artist Boogey the Beat will bless us with his trap-infused rhythms. N'we Jinan artist and rising Cree R&B singer, Mariame, will be joining us from Quebec to perform songs from her recently released debut EP, Bloom. And, hailing from Saskatoon by way of Edmonton, self-described femcee T-Rhyme will bring her 'ATCQ to Jean Grae'-influenced hip-hop styles to the stage.

Rounding out this already incredible lineup, acclaimed Samson Cree hip-hop heavyweight and 2015 Indigenous Music Awards nominee, Hellnback, will give shine to tracks from his brand new record, F.O.E. (#FamilyOverEverything).

UPDATE: Tall Paul won't be able to make it, but hot off his recent Warpath Tour, we've got Cree hip-hop artist Drezus coming through to rep for the people and give us a dose of his banging beats and Native Pride-filled lyrics.

This is a closing party without compare and a showcase of what's next in native hip-hop and Indigenous music. You don't want to miss it.

Aboriginal Music Week, an annual celebration of "the fact that Indigenous artists around the world are creating music that crosses almost all musical and physical borders, without regret", runs from August 18-22, 2015 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

With a full lineup of Indigenous music events including the Spence Neighbourhood Block Party, the Turtle Island Block Party, an AMW stage at the Austin Street Festival, and a daytime stage at Picnic in the Park, this year's AWM is going to have something for every listener and music fan.


Saturday, August 22, 2015 The Good Will (625 Portage Ave) Winnipeg, Manitoba 9pm - 2am / Tickets: $10 RSVP on Facebook: here


  • Drezus
  • Mariame
  • Hellnback
  • T-Rhyme
  • Boogey The Beat


For more information visit: aboriginalmusicweek.ca

STREAM: Angel Haze - "GXMES"


Tsalagi/Cherokee artist Angel Haze releases her second new single, "GXMES", from her upcoming 3-track EP, In the Winter of Wet Years.

Opting for a hypnotic sung vocal line on this blazing new banger, Angel Haze sets the internet afire once again with her latest Troy NoKa-produced collaboration.

But don't let the 'baby I know' hook fool you. After a few rounds of melodic teasing, Haze drops into her trademark impassioned lyricism part way into the track—and proceeds to call out her competition and gleefully boast about how well rested she is after taking a year off, and how she's "best in the game / they best put me in Guinness".

Following her "CANDLXS" drop earlier this month, Angel Haze is definitely back—and stronger than ever. Watch out, haters. No telling what, or who's, next.

STREAM: ANGEL HAZE - "GXMES" here. Or you can try to grab it from SoundCloud, but it wasn't working for us.

#Gxmes just got this, crazy track @angxlhxze

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DOWNLOAD: KodeRed - "My Eyes Are On You"


Cop this new single entitled My Eyes Are On You from Fort Erie Native KodeRed.

You don't need to listen to this song for too long before you think to yourself, Why is this not in my headphones?

KodeRed has been laying it down, and you can clearly hear the production that went into tracks like My Eyes Are On You, which was produced by none other than DJ Shub of A Tribe Called Red.


From what we can tell, the hard work pays off. Don't miss your chance to download KodeRed's free mixtape, either. Get it while it's fresh.

DOWNLOAD: KodeRed - "My Eyes Are On You"

Artist Call: Manifesto and ORIGINS Calling All Native MCs


ORIGINS: Breaking Beats & Boundaries is calling Native MCs to compete for a chance at a paid performance spot at the Manifesto Festival 2012.

Compete on June 30th in front of a panel of industry judges in Toronto, Ontario, for your chance to win the grand prize of paid performance spot at Manifesto 2012!

Submissions can be made online at: themanifesto.ca/submissions/origins.

And then stick around, as the event is being followed by performances from Kinnie Starr, Iskwé and A Tribe Called Red, hosted by Wab Kinew. Get the details on that on Facebook.

Good luck!

VIDEO: Lady Xplicit - "The Edge"


Watch Navajo MC Lady Xplicit’s music video The Edge.

MC Lady Xplicit hails from San Diego, CA and is the owner of the record label Strictly Business. Part African American, part Navajo, she is a hot contestant at this year’s Native American Music Awards as she is up for public vote.  Check out the nominees and get your voting on because the deadline for the next round is Setepmber 12, 2011.