Top 9 Underground Native American Rappers
Mic Jordan: Mic Jordan, of the Oglala Lakota Nation, combines storytelling and lyricism to shed light on indigenous experiences and issues in contemporary society.
Night Shield: Night Shield, a Sicangu Lakota artist, combines traditional Lakota rhythms with modern hip-hop beats. His music highlights the resilience of indigenous communities.
Litefoot: Litefoot, a member of the Cherokee Nation, has been a prominent figure in Native American hip-hop for decades. He's not only a rapper but also an actor and activist.
SupaMan: SupaMan, a Crow and Apsáalooke Nation artist, incorporates traditional hoop dancing into his performances. His music celebrates indigenous culture and history.
Drezus: Drezus, of the Plains Cree and Salteaux First Nations, blends traditional indigenous sounds with hip-hop. His music addresses issues like colonialism and cultural reclamation.
Frank Waln: Frank Waln, a Sicangu Lakota artist, uses his music to address issues like indigenous rights and the environment. His lyrical depth and storytelling abilities set him apart.
Tanaya Winder: Tanaya Winder, a poet and rapper of Southern Ute, Pyramid Lake Paiute, and Diné heritage, uses her art to uplift indigenous voices and advocate for social change.
Quese IMC: Quese IMC, of the Pawnee and Seminole Nations, uses his music as a platform for activism. He addresses issues such as environmental conservation and Native American rights.
Def-i: Def-i, a Diné (Navajo) artist, brings a unique lyrical style to the underground hip-hop scene. His music often explores themes of identity and heritage.