The Indigenous rap duo go back and forth with their latest collaborator about braids, bands, and breaking out.
by Glenn Alderson Illustrator: Alex Kidd
Snotty Nose Rez Kids are relentless creators. Rappers Quinton “Yung Trybez” Nyce and Darren “Young D” Metz worked hard to win over fans and critics alike with the release of their 2017 debut, The Average Savage. Despite all the awards and accolades that followed, they’ve been working hard ever since to stay top of mind—and it’s paying off.
SNRK’s 2019 LP Trapline earned the Haisla Nation duo a nod from the Polaris Prize and their latest single, “Where They At,” with hip-hop powerhouse Drezus, turned out to be a certified back-to-school bop.
Fresh off a socially distanced shoot for the music video that will accompany their new track, SNRK caught up with their friend and track collaborator Drezus over text to let him know how it went, wherein they go back and forth about pandemic cooking, airplane toilet mishaps, and the next big names in Indigenous music.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids: Ehhh what’s good fam?
Drezus: Yooo…just got home finally! *plane emoji* Back in Big Daddy Drez mode lol. How was the shoot??
SNRK: It was good bro. Some of the scenes look like a movie or dare I say “film” lol. You fly business class like chief n council err what?
D: *movie camera emojis*You know I did broski. Big Neech need some legroom!
D: “Everywhere I go, I got em looking at me funny”
SNKR: *side eyes GIF* We book business class on a budget.
SNKR: We just take up the emergency exit row.
D: *laughing emoji* that’s exactly how they be looking too. Except with one of these now *mask emoji*
D: Real talk tho you HAVE TO miss travelling around eh? Covid got us f*cked up.
SNKR: Oh fuck yeah bud. We loved travelling and seeing the world.
SNKR: But hated the actual travel to get to places, ya know? *laughing emoji*
D: Bruh. The 6 a.m. flights. Even worse, the red eyes. Ahhhhh shit, I still miss it *crying emoji*
SNKR: That airport food tho. The toilets on the plane are raaaaank af tho *puke emoji*
SNKR: We know you struggle with em if we do lol
D: *skeleton emoji*
D: “Fuck that’s deadly”
SNKR: Bro, real shit. There’s times when one of us would use the washroom on the plane to *shit emoji* but we’d take too damn long…walk out of there just to see a gang of people waiting to use it. One of the flight attendants would even ask if we’re okay *laughing emojis*
D: *laughing emoji* I’m dying at “Bro, real shit” Nice intro tho.
SNKR: *True story GIF* But yooo, how was the studio bro??
SNKR: Got some new *fire emoji*? *eyes emoji*
D: Truuust me bro. I got a lil vibe cooking for the year. Chef Bro R Dreez been inspired by some Neechies like SNKR. *Battery emojis*
SNKR: Oouuuuuuuu *Salt Bae GIF* D: *devil emoji*
D: I got our new one bangin’ right now too as we speak. Where they at, where they at! I STILL got my braaaaaaids on*