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Local Hip Hop artists take to the stage at Club NV for Feather and Rosary Tour

Three Six Nations hip hop recording artists Colt 45, Deya and Scrivenz Tha Don took to the stage last week as part of Joey Stylez’ Feather and Rosary Tour at Club NV in Brantford.

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Three Six Nations hip hop recording artists Colt 45, Deya and Scrivenz Tha Don took to the stage last week as part of Joey Stylez’ Feather and Rosary Tour at Club NV in Brantford.

The dynamic trio took to the stage together blowing the crowd away with an excellent performance. Deya, who describes himself as a ‘businessman’ was inspired to bring a new sound to Six Nations rap. “I heard other rappers from my reserve. I find a lot of rappers will talk about the reserve problems but they never talk about leaving the reserve.” Deya says he is inspired to grow beyond the status quo. “How can we differentiate ourselves from the talent around us so we can go to the next level. We try to think outside the box. We try to talk about the life beyond the reserve and how we are going to get there.”

Colt 45 had a different inspiration that brought him to hip hop. “I thought rap was an easy way to express myself. I wanted to sing but I can’t sing.” shared Colt. “Once I started rapping, everybody started to know who I was it expanded me and I broke free from the shell.”

Six Nations woman Stevie Bomberry organized the night to bring several local Hip Hop artists together for a fantastic show. “I’ve been working with everyone for a while. Deya I’ve known from the start, I’ve been watching him grow and I told him when I do a show I’m going to put you on it, and then we had this opportunity.” said Bomberry.

The show also brought out Brantford Hip Hop artists Frank Douglas and Tyler Durand. The pair performed together and brought another strong sound to the local stage. Both artists are a popular part of the city’s hip hop community with many music videos available to view on YouTube.

If you missed this show be sure to keep an eye out for the next one. Bomberry has plans to utilize the momentum of this event saying, “If its successful we’d like to try and get them going every month. There are many artists here in the hip hop sector. I’d really like to continue doing this and build a tour around these guys. I think they are underrated, they are very good.”

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow

Nahnda Garlow, Onondaga under the wing of the Beaver Clan of Six Nations, is Outreach Editor for the Two Row Times. Her popular column, Scone Dogs and Seed Beads brings weekly thoughts on current day indigenous identity. Nahnda has been a journalist with the Two Row Times since it's founding in 2013. She studied Journalism, Human Rights and Indigenous Studies at Laurier University. She is a self-proclaimed "rez girl" who also brings to the Two Row Times years of experience as a Haudenosaunee cultural interpreter, traditional dancer and beadwork aficionado. Nahnda is a member of the Canadian Association of Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

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