Snotty Nose Rez Kids reclaims the narrative

Snotty Nose Rez Kids

The Average Savage


Statements that begin with “I’m not racist, but…” never end well, but they’re the perfect fodder for Snotty Nose Rez Kids albums. Such quotes — along with Bugs Bunny singing “Ten Little Indians” — are peppered throughout the Vancouver duo’s sophomore record. Their aim is the reclamation of harmful language and the exposing of stereotypes, and they’re not pulling any punches in the process; there’s a track here named “KKKanada.” The rapping takes centre stage — over minimal but slick beats — and they rarely waver from their message, so be prepared for 17 tracks of heavy-handed but necessary shaming