Toronto-based Grammy + JUNO Award-winning producer and artist, David Strickland (known for his work with Drake, Pete Rock, Erick Sermon) has released a new single, “Feathers,” off of his upcoming EP, Spirit Of Hip Hop.
Strickland, an indigenous artist renowned for his innovative mix of hip-hop with indigenous issue-themed lyrics stays on-brand with his latest track. Featuring Que Rock (Toronto-based Anishinaabe rap artist) and Chippewa Travellers, the artists come together to convey their own unique message of hope within the indigenous community.
With “Feathers,” though, this message is passed along in a different way: bars upon bars of clever one-liners.
“Essentially, Feathers is a song about hope, journey, reflection, priorities, self-compassion, self-assessment, self-discovery, redemption and ripping flows with letters on some hip hop,” says Strickland.
Que Rock makes it short but sweet, saying, “Feathers describes my lifestyle from Pow Wows to Hip Hop.”
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