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As two friends that grew up close to one another in Kitimat, BC, 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, the two faced similar challenges, but ultimately found refuge in Hip-hop and inspiration in each other’s talents. Snotty Nose Rez Kids (SNRK) was born in 2016, forged from a life-long friendship between two emcees that used music to create, connect with their culture and language, and as an outlet to express themselves.
SNRK released two albums in 2017, the first a self-titled project, and the second, The Average Savage, just nine months later. Both solid projects by a new group, The Average Savage gained unlikely notoriety for a small release. The Average Savage resulted in SNRK winning Best Hip Hop Act at the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA), landed them on the coveted Polaris Prize Top-ten Shortlist, and received a nomination for Best Indigenous Music Album from the Juno’s. Rising popularity prepared them for their strongest release in 2019, TRAPLINE, which centred their nation, The Haisla Nation, Haisla teachi
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