Yellowsky

1 Nomination

Hip HopCreeSouth American

Hailing from the Plains Cree First Nation & South American bloodlines, Yellowsky (Born Roberto Andres Pooyak) is arguably one of the most prominent, important Indigenous rapper rocking in Canada right now. His flow to massive, bottom end-heavy beats pay homage to the grimy city life of the most classic of hip-hop music while his elastic, malleable delivery harken to the traditions of both classic Jamaican deejaying and more modern MC styles. There's a real rebellious nature that fuels Yellowsky's music.

“I was raised by residential school survivors – my late mother and all my aunties. That's where I get my rebel side,” remarks Yellowsky on this rebellious nature. While developing a strong conscious towards political, social and religious views, he continues to write and produce his music since the age of 10 which blends together his diverse background and ideologies. Where a lot of positive hip-hop starts to lose some of its sharpness, Yellowsky is making positive music that still retains an exhilarating edge.

Nominations

  • 2018 Best New Artist for Mixed Medicine

Albums

Mixed Medicine

Mixed Medicine Yellowsky

Released: December 13th, 2017

Songs

Mixed Medicine

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"Lift Up The Curse" from Mixed Medicine

Mixed Medicine

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"Guerrilla Salute (feat. Trippz)" from Mixed Medicine

Mixed Medicine

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"Still Roaring" from Mixed Medicine