2019 INDIGENOUS MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR | Snotty Nose Rez Kids | | The JUNO Awards

Snotty Nose Rez Kids are a hip-hop duo from the Haisla Nation of the Haislakala speaking people. Recreating their identities within their own contexts, they aim to reclaim their voices and share them with a wider audience. Zazaxsmalis, otherwise known as Yung Trybez, is a writer, rapper, photographer and spoken word artist of “The People of the Snow,” a name the Haisla Nation. Wa’tla’ka, otherwise known as Young D or "D", is a songwriter/rapper who was born and raised in Kitamaat Village. Together they are the Snotty Nose Rez Kids. Their self-titled debut album was released in 2017 and later that year they released The Average Savage to much critical acclaim. After touring Canada and some parts of the US for the remainder of 2017 and 2018, The Average Savage was shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize and the duo picked up the Best Rap Hip-Hop Artist of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards.