Snotty Nose Rez Kids is a Canadian Hip-Hop duo of Haisla (Indigenous) descent from Kitimat, BC, composed of rappers Yung Trybez and Young D. Formed in 2016, SNRK released their first self-titled album in January 2017, and followed up that same year with their second full-length, The Average Savage in September 2017. The latter went on to secure them Best Hip Hop Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards (WCMA’s), cemented them on 2018’s Top 10 list of the coveted Polaris Music Prize, and landed them a 2019 Juno Nomination for best Indigenous Music Album. The group toured heavily in Canada with appearances in New York City, Seattle and Darwin, Australia. They quickly gained notoriety for their energetic, inspiring and thought provoking performances.
SNRK led 2019 with the debut of their third album, TRAPLINE, which received stellar reviews from Exclaim!, Beatroute, Bandcamp, Hip Hop Canada, Now Magazine, Georgia Straight, and CBC Music, and picked up press support from Complex, The Hype Magazine, Okayplayer, Noisey, and the FADER. The duo embarked on a 60+ show tour of Canada, US, Mexico, UK and Australia receiving a groundswell of support for the album and for the tour show, scoring 9/9 on multiple Exclaim! show reviews. That same year, SNRK won Breakout Artist at the Western Canadian Music Awards and the album was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, marking SNRK as one of only three artists to ever be shortlisted in back-to-back years. They rounded out the Year with TRAPLINE listed on numbers Best Album of the Year lists. TRAPLINE was named one of the 50 Best Albums of the 2010’s, Top 10 Hip Hop Album of the Year, and Top 50 Songs of the 2010’s for Boujee Natives by Exclaim!.
SNRK began 2020 with the announcement of a new EP, Born Deadly, and their first US tour. Having to cancel the US tour, the band decided to follow throw with your EP roll-out and were able to shift gears during COVID and landed a number of sync opportunities in shows like Trickster, Monkey Beach and Resident Alien. They performed key virtual shows for Santa Fe’s Indian Market and hosted their own, sponsored by the National Arts Centre. Ending 2020 with two single releases and music videos, ‘Where They At,’ and ‘Screaming Indian.’ The group picked up Best Hip Hop Artist and Best Indigenous artist at the WCMA’s. The band stayed relatively quite at the start of 2021, but five months in, they have featured their music in Syfy show, Resident Alien, joined ad campaign for Section 35, and are about to announce their first single, ‘Something Else.’ Soon to be announced are their awards for Best Album and Songwriters of the Year at the Indigenous Hip Hop Awards and Best Indigenous Artist at the Canadian Indie Awards.