The Foundation: Indigenous Hip Hop in Canada
2018 Indigenous
Funded

The Foundation: Indigenous Hip Hop in Canada

Rudegang and JB explore the meaning of Indigenous Hip Hop & the connections between Hip Hop and Indigenous Cultures.

Length10:00
GenreDocumentary

Video

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Pitch video

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Synopsis

Join Rudegang Entertainment as we sit with Indigenous Hip Hop artists and cover a brief timeline of Indigenous Hip Hop in Canada. After years of being met with the questions "What is Indigenous Hip Hop?" or "Why are so many Indigenous Youth getting involved with Hip Hop?" we decided to take it upon ourselves to find some real answers. In only 10 Minutes, we will discuss the parallels between Indigenous Cultures and Hip Hop Culture, celebrate notable Indigenous DJs, Emcees, Dancers, and Street Artists as well as the history that gave birth to their creative identities and projects. This documentary will feature Interviews with Ostwelve, Drezus, Kinnie Star, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, T-Rhyme & More, as well as Narration and Lessons by JB The First Lady.


The team

This Superstar team features a plethora of talented Indigenous artists working together to document and shed light on Indigenous Hip Hop; it's History, it's Impact and the connections & similarities it shares with many Indigenous Cultures.

Profile picture of Diana Hellson
Diana HellsonDirector, Editor, Camera Operator
Profile picture of Patrick Kelly
Patrick KellyProducer, Sound Engineer
Profile picture of Alex Manitopyes
Alex ManitopyesCamera Operator
Profile picture of Tristin Greyeyes
Tristin GreyeyesLighting, Electrical

Production

Interview Roster

Drezus (Team Rezofficial)
Drezus (Team Rezofficial)

We will be interviewing Drezus and hopefully also as many members of Team Rezofficial as we can possibly find (1-3), as they are a huge reason for why Rudegang Entertainment exists to begin with.

Kinnie Starr
Kinnie Starr

One of the very first Indigenous Female Hip Hop artists in Canada, Kinnie Starr has contributed so much to the movement and will be a target interviewee.

DJ Kookum
DJ Kookum

DJ Kookum is an amazing Indigenous DJ and a truly amazing woman who is currently dominating in the music scene in BC and now, across the globe!

Ostwelve (Ronnie Dean Harris)
Ostwelve (Ronnie Dean Harris)

Ronnie AKA Ostwelve is a very valuable individual, being one of the pioneers of the Indigenous Hip Hop movement he has and continues to contribute to the scene in deep and meaningful ways.

Angela Miracle Gladue
Angela Miracle Gladue

Angela Gladue is a traditional Fancy Dancer and B-Girl who is also one of the main 2 dancers for A Tribe Called Red's live performances.

Status Krew
Status Krew

Status Krew are a Powerhouse Coast Salish hip hop duo who have been performing in and around Vancouver BC for more than 10 years.

Snotty Nose Rez Kids
Snotty Nose Rez Kids

Snotty Nose Rez Kids have been absolutely taking over the Indigenous Hip Hop scene as of recently. In just a short time they've gone from underground Indigenous Hip Hop artists to being Internationally recognized and celebrated Indigenous Hip Hop artists.

Production Design

We will be using a basic/standard Interview set up for each of our subjects using casual backgrounds. We will feature 10 - 16 artists to share their knowledge and give us their own answers to the film's two main questions:
("What is Indigenous Hip Hop?" and "Why are so many indigenous youth attracted to Hip Hop Culture?")
Our Host JB The First Lady will be filmed in a green screen studio to give us added creative freedom in the presentation of JB's knowledge and Wisdom.
JB The Firstlady is well known for her mega dope outfits and hair, she is made for the camera and we know she is going to bring her vibrant, unique, indigenous style to our film.