As for those Native American Rappers…

Okay, I just could not resist continuing this little  trip into contemporary Native American music.  Who says Rap has nothing interesting to offer our ears? It is the genre of choice for many young people.  As for my pinhead amount of knowledge about it,  blame it all on Rhonda at KKFI. Yep, that Acoma Pueblo woman always manages to slide something across the sound waves that I would never otherwise discover. What else is community radio for if not to serve audio dishes from unfamiliar universes? 




Rap is a part of contemporary Native American Heritage.    


  1. Samanthamj said,

    December 1, 2010 at 2:24 am

    Well hello there 47WB. Long time… no read. Sorry about that. I see you have quite the musical montage working on your blog here as of late! ? I LIKE it! =) I love discovering new music…. and this… was all new to me. Very cool. Thanks.

    *waving and smiling* =)

    • December 2, 2010 at 8:34 pm

      Very nice to see you, Samanthamj! Hope you discovered some tune satistfied your questing heart. Grins and Waves!!! Merci!

  2. bigsurkate said,

    November 30, 2010 at 3:36 am

    I agree. That’s one reason I used to love our local independent station, KOTR. Unfortunately, it was bought out by a more “traditional” station. They are sorely missed!

    • November 30, 2010 at 8:50 pm

      bigsurkate, so sorry for your loss of KOTR. I suspect there could be outright urban warfare in Midtown KCMO if anyone ever considered ‘selling’ KKFI to some “more traditional” station format. I know that if I couldn’t listen to KKFI as it is –community radio with its OWN agenda–I would NOT be listening to radio at all. There’s some NPR on another station but it’s nothing in comparison to KKFI. Which does stream live on the if you ever care to tune in when you’re online. Check out the program guide to see if anything appeals to you musically or information-wise.

  3. slpmartin said,

    November 30, 2010 at 3:17 am

    Okay…so I’ m older…so generally I don’t listen to this type of music…but Achangara’s line “we didn’t cross their borders..their border crossed us..” pretty much says it all for me about much of American history…thanks for sharing these.

    • November 30, 2010 at 8:44 pm

      Charles that reference to borders is one of my favorite lines. I also started paying more attention to such songs after hearing Ancestors–which raises the issue of cultural identity between the past and the present and the potential for conflict therein.
      Thanks for listening.

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