of the 2007 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Best Rap or Hip-Hop Album, Skelpa
Squad. Upon struggles, trials and tribulations, learned to walk in the ghetto
streets of Winnipeg, Manitoba and there for learned to speak on behalf of the
street life. The group consist's of 5 members, 4 which are the voice of choice
and 1 on the wheels of steel. They are Henny Soprano, Tragik, Insayn, King D,
and DJ Sandman.
In early 2003, Skelpa Squad made an approach to take their music to a higher
level, creating buzz in and out of the ghetto streets and taking it to the
people who cannot understand the struggles of a ghetto child growing up. From
dealing drugs, seeing death before their very eyes, growing up in poverty
stricken homes, always having to live looking over their shoulder, they became
to communicate through writing rhymes, and making beats.
In 2006, Skelpa Squad's Debut Album "One Army," became a nominee for
Best Rap or Hip-Hop Album at the First Annual Aboriginal Peoples Choice
Awards. Skelpa Squad's sophomore album
"A New Beginning" brought a harder hitting sound for aboriginal
youth. "A New Beginning" won Best Rap or HipHop Album at the 2007
Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards.
late 2009, After playing countless shows across Canada and parts of the
U.S. Skelpa Squad released it's latest
album "Born To Do It," and signed to Urbnrg Records from Winnipeg,
Mb. “Born To Do It” received 5 nominations
at the 2009 Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards.
in 2010, Skelpa Squad have released their 3rd effort, entitled “Tha
Thief & Counzil,” with Canadian distrobution via Urbnrg/Sunshine Records.
Which is the crews strongest performance yet.
Be on the look out for Skelpa Squad in a city/town/rez near you. They are constantly on the road.