“This is music for a generation of Indigenous youth rising to meet the challenges they have inherited. This is music for those intent on dreaming a world into being that allows them to thrive and be proud. This is resurgent, healing music for the people.” ~RPM
Hip-hop artist Frank Waln has just released a masterful new EP The Bridge which collects several recent singles including the Disney flip-the-script classic What Made the Red Man and the epic 7 (feat. Tanaya Winder) along with new tracks.
Waln rhymes with fierce urgency that weaves the anger, pain and frustration from the impacts of colonization and genocide with a sense of immediacy to protect the homelands, families and cultural traditions.
“You forced our cultures underground, underground/But you ain’t stopping no one now, no one now/We’re stronger and we know it now, know it now” from the track 7
The Bridge is loaded with special guest contributors including Tanaya Winder, Gunner Jules, and Samsoche Sampson.
The Bridge – Track List
What Made the Red Man Red
Basements (feat. Nake Nula Waun)
Rollie’s Interlude (feat. Rollie Raps)
Victory Song (feat. Kodi DeNoyer)
7 (feat. Tanaya Winder)
Runaway (feat. Kodi DeNoyer & Melody McKiver)
Back to the Beginning (feat. Tanaya Winder)
Good Way (feat. Gunner Jules & Rollie Raps)
My Stone 2017 (feat. Samsoche Sampson & Yako 440)
For more information go to frankwaln.com