Canada
Hip-Hop
His name is was given through ceremony at the age of 4. Hailing from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Originally from the Sweetgrass First Nation (Treaty 6 Territory) & representing South American bloodlines. Yellowsky (Born Roberto Andres Pooyak) is arguably one of the most prominent, important Indigenous rappers 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 his 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. Since 2008, he is Canada’s first ever Indigenous Reggae artist. Performing across Canada, he has opened up for the likes of legendary reggae artist, Clinton Fearon to Hawaii’s reggae mystic Mike love, Australia’s Saritah, Hip-Hop’s Madchild, Hopsin, MGK, Riff Raff, and his cousin, Joey Stylez, just to name a few. And it’s only just the start as he prepares his next project after releasing the highly acclaimed debut album “Mixed Medicine,” which earned him a ‘Best New Artist’ nomination at last year’s IMA’S as well as a ‘Best Indigenous Artist’ nomination at the 2018 Saskatchewan Music Awards, which his family, Joey Stylez took home for the team. He now prepares for the international stage, cementing his legacy for years to come.
May 8, 2019 10:00 pm Longboat Hall, Wednesday May 8th