Hip-Hop
Q052

Biography

A strong advocate for Indigenous youth and women fighting alongside his brothers and sisters, he started to write in hope that his truthful music will inspire systemic change. Q stands for Quentin. 052 is the official governmental name for his reserve. Welcome to Gesgapegiag in Gaspesia. After appearing for the first time with the EP - Lateral Violence, Mi'kmaq rapper Q052 is already launching his first full album REZ LIFE. With as much phlegm and intensity as the first titles, the album, finely directed by Emmanuel Alias, takes aim at all the difficult issues Indigenous People are facing across Turtle Island. An old school hip hop, punch in the face, in which should recognize many Indigenous sisters and brothers. The lyrics confront governments and individuals to demand change. This album challenges the Indian Act system that has been enforced on Indigenous People in this country since the 1800’s but it also challenges people living inside these systems to take action and make those changes themselves. Q052 tells stories of Rez reality and discusses what is usually taboo like lateral violence and suicide. From Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women to the lack of Justice for the murders of young Indigenous boys, this album addresses the issues that the authorities have ignored for decades. The songs in this album also brings awareness about environmental protection and the importance of our territory for our existence. Rise up People, the time is now !   

Infos

Name
Q052
Genre
Hip-Hop
Nation / Territory
Mi'kmaq
Community
Gesgapegiag
Languages
English

Medias

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Q052 - Comes Back Again

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Victory Sound - Q052 - Musique nomade

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