The Juno-nominated Indigenous hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids is coming to Oklahoma City this Thursday, April 28, for an energetic concert at 89th Street. Made up of Darren “Young D” Metz and Quinton “Yung Trybez” Nyce, the pair formulated their personal genre to hype up the youth.
“We crafted our own unique music style we call Indigenous Trap, and we draw from a lot of musical and cultural influences in our music,” said SNRK. “We’re always putting on for our people, whether it be in our music or in our style, rocking dope Indigenous designers and creatives. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, and we make music for a wide audience. If you are Indigenous and you want empowering messaging, it’s in there; if you aren’t Indigenous and you just want something to vibe to, we got that in there too. The two of us are like Yin and Yang — the sun and the moon. We balance and bring the best out of each other. You get a little bit of everything from both of us whenever you hear one of our records.”
The Snotty Nose Rez Kids felt the strain of the pandemic, but refused to let it stop their journey. Jumping right back on tour, Young D and Yung Trybez spent their time reworking old jams and crafting new ones after COVID restrictions were lifted. SNRK’s dedication to music is no surprise, as their mission to create vibrant songs while staying true to themselves is evident in their productions.
“We take major pride in our live sets; we’ve written whole records, whole projects with the live set in mind,” said SNRK. “We go hard from start to finish, and that’s something that’ll never change. We spent most of the pandemic writing and working toward the release of our last project, Life After. We can only tell our stories through our own contexts that we’ve lived in. All we ever wanted was to have a chance to tell our story the way that we want it to be told, and for people to hear us. We, as Indigenous people, are natural born storytellers, so it’s been easy for us to become emcees. We didn’t have many Indigenous influences in music and pop culture growing up, so we set out to become that influence for the next generation of Indigenous youth. We want them to see themselves reflected in media and music, and done so in a way that celebrates who we are, while leaving behind the negative stereotypes we grew up seeing in pop culture.”
For more information, visit https://snottynoserezkids.com/tour
Stream their latest album, Life After, at https://snrk.lnk.to/lifeafter