From the depths of Cree Territory, Eekwol has been capturing ears with her signature hip hop lyrics sounds since 1998. As a part of the Innersoulflow collective crew, she has appeared on countless releases throughout North America. In true fashion to the history of both hip hop and Indigenous Cree culture she represents through compelling and experimental storytelling rhymes.
Eekwol, with her brother/producer Mils have recently won Best Hip Hop/Rap Album at the 2005 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards for the “Apprentice to the Mystery” album and were nominated in the same category at the Indian Summer Music Awards in 2005, and the Aboriginal Peoples’ Choice Music Awards in 2006. Their video for “Too Sick” has also been featured on Aboriginal Peoples’ Television Network, MTV Canada and Muchmusic and they have been featured in many well-distributed publications including Planet S, Eagle Feather News, Redwire Magazine, Windspeaker, Sage, SAY Magazine, SPIRIT Magazine and The Province out of Vancouver. The’ve also charted on many community radio stations across North America, including the “Top Ten Hip Hop Albums” on Chart Attack and Earshot! Eekwol and Mils have just received a Videofact grant for their latest album’s single, “The Gauntlet” which they will begin filming in February 2008.
Eekwol has been enhancing hip hop with her own prairie style for over 10 years. She uses her mastery of words to communicate across the country, and has performed on countless stages across Canada. Her desire to recognize her Indigenous Plains Cree and hip hop roots can be fully experienced through her powerful music and performance.
Currently, Eekwol and Mils are promoting their latest effort, “The List”, which is available now.
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