Snotty Nose Rez Kids
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Origin: Kitamaat Village - Vancouver, British Columbia, 🇨🇦
Yung Trybez and Young D, naturally connected through their love of music, wrestling and pop culture. Growing up on the ‘Rez’, close to a predominantly white town, both faced similar challenges, but ultimately found refuge in Hip-hop and inspiration in each other’s talent. SNRK was born in 2016, forged from a life-long friendship between 2 emcees using music to create, connect with their culture and language, and as an outlet to express themselves.
SNRK released two albums in 2017, Self-Titled Debut and The Average Savage. The Average Savage won SNRK Best Hip Hop Act at the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA), landed them on the coveted Polaris Prize Top-ten Shortlist, and was nomination for Best Indigenous Music Album by the Juno Awards. Rising popularity prepared them for their strongest release in 2019, TRAPLINE, which centred their nation, The Haisla Nation, Haisla teachings, the matriarchs in their lives, and created a bridge to other artists, tapping The Sorority, Cartel Madras, Brevner, Boslen, Tanya Tagaq and more. TRAPLINE has been streamed over 3million times, it’s music videos, viewed over 800,000 times, and it’s constant radio play kept it on the Earshot Top 10 Hip-Hop charts for over 20 weeks. The album was shortlisted for the Polaris Prize, making SNRK one of only 3 artists to ever be shortlisted in back-to-back years. Amidst it’s success, the duo was recognized as Breakout Artist of 2019 at the WCMA’s.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids are a Canadian First Nations hip hop duo composed of Haisla rappers Darren "Young D" Metz and Quinton "Yung Trybez" Nyce. They are originally from Kitamaat Village, British Columbia, and currently based in Vancouver.
Their 2017 album The Average Savage was shortlisted for the 2018 Polaris Music Prize, and for the Juno Award for Indigenous Music Album of the Year at the Juno Awards of 2019.
Metz and Nyce first connected as writers during high school - Metz wrote poetry and Nyce was a storyteller - realizing they both had a love of hip-hop. The two started recording together under the name Minay Music for a project Metz was assigned during his audio engineering program at Harbourside Institute of Technology.
The duo released their self-titled debut album in January 2017, and followed up with The Average Savage in September. In 2018, the duo received nominations for Best Hip Hop Album at the Indigenous Music Awards, and for Indigenous Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards. In May 2018, they released the new single "The Warriors", a protest song opposing the Trans Mountain Pipeline, and signed to Jarrett Martineau's RPM Records. Their third album TRAPLINE was released on May 10, 2019. In June 2019, TRAPLINE was longlisted for the 2019 Polaris Music Prize.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids tore into the music scene with unmistakeable talent and an unforgettable name. Showing off their lyrical prowess and natural storytelling ability, Yung Trybez and Young D jumpstarted the band with two back-to-back albums in 2017. Their follow up album, 2019`s TRAPLINE, really launched their career with hit "Boujee Natives," and multiple awards including their first Juno nomination. The band took their high voltage live show on the road and clocked 100 shows in 6 different countries. Their pandemic album, LIFE AFTER, saw greater industry recognition with multiple music magazine cover stories, and strong streaming platform support including Billboard advertisements in Toronto`s Yonge-Dundas Square, playlist cover images, and an Amazon Twitch Channel Takeover. Taking the album on the road, the band toured 80 shows in support of the album across North America. They received their second Juno nomination and performed during the live broadcast. They were invited by The Toronto Raptors to play a half time show, and to the Vancouver Canucks to play in-between periods. Their 2022 project, I`M GOOD, HBU? elevated their career to new heights, and saw them receive their fourth Polaris Prize Shortlist, a win for top music video of the year at the Prism Prize Awards for their Beatles-inspired, DAMN RIGHT, and landed them 4 Western Canadian Music Award nominations, bringing their tally to 14 nominations and 10 wins so far. SNRK have gone on to dominate in Hip-Hop music, most recently achieving their biggest milestone, signing to Sony Music. SNRK are blazing their own path, weaving together a musical fabric of hard-hitting lyricism, revealing stories about the struggles they and their people have encountered, empowering protest songs for the front lines, and a humor that keeps even the heaviest of topics something you can vibe to.