Snotty Nose Rez Kids Drops Latest Single, ‘Cops With Guns Are The Worst’.

,British Columbia hip-hop duo SNOTTY NOSE REZ KIDS (SNRK) have released their latest single ‘Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!’ in support of the Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests currently taking place across Canada.

The latest single will appear on SNRK’s upcoming EP, ‘Born Deadly’, set to arrive next month (3rd April) and comes hot on the heels of  single, ‘Real Deadly.’

Next month, the guys will head out on their first ever U.S. headlining tour, which kicks off April 12 in Portland, OR and wraps up June 13 in Detroit.

‘Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!’ represents a response to the current eviction notice that was served by the Unist’ot’en People to Coastal Gaslink in Northern British Columbia — Wet’suwet’en territory — and an expression of solidarity with the protests sparked by the eviction notice. Coastal Gaslink have proposed a 670-kilometer fracking gas pipeline to run through the mountains from Dawson Creek to Kitimat, BC. The proposal does not have the support of First Nations leaders and communities because the lands of British Columbia are unceded, meaning Indigenous people never sold or transferred the land to the Canadian government. The rightful land-owners should have control of what forms of industry happen on their lands, and as land protectors, Indigenous people are standing up to big business to protect the land and environment for future generations.

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Protests have swelled across Canada, and protesters have come up against injunctions, police brutality, and heavy-handed tactics by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. And yet, the movement continues to grow. SNRK’s music, in particular anthemic songs like “Skoden,” “KKKanada,” “Johnny’s Teeth,” “The Warriors,” and “The Resistance,” have been at the center of all of this, played at protests and incorporated into chants. SNRK wanted to offer a new song in response to the current anti-pipeline movement. “Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!” highlights police brutality and the perseverance of Indigenous people in times of struggle.

Discussing “Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!” and the anti-pipeline movement, Yung Trybez and Young D stated, “People close to us have been on the ground day in and day out putting their lives on the line to protect all our futures. We’re obviously frustrated by the lack of respect for Indigenous land rights and ownership, but watching the RCMP arresting our people for defending their land and protecting their territory, we felt rage. There’s such a long history of RCMP inflicting violence on our people and that rage boiled over into this song. ‘Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!’ is a rager, and for us this was the only way to tell that story. We see the Indigenous youth leading the current blockades. They’re fighting not just for the future of tomorrow, but for the future of today. This song was made specifically for them.”

Check out ‘Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!’ below…

Song of the Day: Human Love – Rondo Mo

RONDO MO‘s first release of the year, ‘Human Love’, definitely sets the tone for a promising 2020. The track captures the London-born artist’s signature sound; combining airy synths with colourful production which serves as the perfect backdrop for the BBC Introducing Kent-approved artist’s warm, layered vocals.

Speaking on the release, Rondo Mo says: “Human Love is a song exploring questions of a spiritual nature – namely the contradictions of religion and the existence of god. The track was written in my head whilst on a 10 day silent meditation retreat, which was a pretty different experience to my usual writing technique! The chords and melody and most of the words were just rolling around in my head and luckily stayed there long enough that I could record a rough version of it on the piano when I got home. Then I used the original piano recording and fleshed it out in my studio in Margate using a load of samples and my Prophet synthesiser.”

Guys, be sure to check out Rondo Mo’s ‘Human Love’ as it’s absolutely stunning!

Citizen Kay Teams Up With Genesis Owusu For Some ‘Funny Business’

Australian hip-hop artist CITIZEN KAY dishes up a tasty fun-packed, funk-fuelled joint titled ‘Funny Business’. Paying homage to the glory days of soulful US rap music of the 80s, the accompanied video could be mistaken for a US cult 80s movie or sitcom, which features the rapper kitted out as a typical high-flying yuppie.

Speaking on the release, Citizen Kay says “The track explores our relationship with mainstream media and how we’re expected to trust it all without question. People need to find their own truths. Stop adopting everything you read or see without researching it for yourself.”

2020 marks a fresh chapter for the ARIA-nominated artist who has toured Australia extensively, supporting the likes of Public Enemy, Run The Jewells, Ice Cube, Danny Brown, Wiz Khalifa and Earl Sweatshirt.

‘Funny Business’ is now out on all major download/streaming sites…but before you head out, check out the dope visuals for the single below…

Tunnel Traffic Unveils ‘Another Story’ Ahead Of Album

Philly songwriter Adam Hachey – aka TUNNEL TRAFFIC – tries something a little different with his brand new single, ‘Another Story’, released yesterday (12th November).

For a change, Hachey steps back and makes way for singer and long collaborator, Jacky Muñoz’s feathery vocal instrument to wash over the nostalgic, shoe glaze – esque arrangements.

‘Another Story’ serves as the first teaser from his upcoming LP, ‘Age of Convictions’, set for release next month. Hachey will release a single each week, until the arrival of the album

Get the first taste of the album and have a listen to ‘Another Story’ below…

Mob Bounce Drops Video For ‘Keys to the Forest’, off Brand New EP

The Northwest Kid (Gitxsan) and Travis Hebert aka Heebz the Earthchild (Cree/Metis) – otherwise known as MOB BOUNCE – get in-tune with nature for their brand new video for track, ‘Keys to the Forest’.

Just like their previous releases, ‘Keys to the Forest’ is deep-rooted in their cultures and ceremonies, coupled with the power of hip-hop culture from a contemporary Indigenous perspective.

The duo’s latest joint comes from their new album ‘Transformation’, released on Friday (16th August).

Check out the video for ‘Keys to the Forest’ below: