Aboriginal Hip Hop Artist
Canada’s award winning aboriginal hip-hop artist Plex grew up in Edmonton’s poverty-stricken north-end, and was able to rise above the cycle of poverty and addiction through his music. Today he is a husband, father and the President & CEO of New Leaf Entertainment, a Toronto-based independent record and entertainment label powered by a collective vision to unite urban artists with the mainstream market.
Recently, the web has been buzzing over the portrayal of Native Americans in the popular band, No Doubt's latest video. While personally, this video doesn't really offend me, what I'm noticing is that it's primarily native people who were offended by it, leading to the band's decision to pull the video entirely. What the non-natives may not understand is the extreme sense of pride of native culture, by its people. Hollywood has inaccurately portrayed us since the early days of film, and this video is just an extension of that.
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