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New York, NY (March 12, 2020) — British Columbia hip-hop duo Snotty Nose Rez Kids (SNRK) have released their latest single “Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!” in support of the Wet’suwet’en pipeline protests currently taking place across Canada. Share the track via YouTube.

“Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!” will appear on SNRK’s upcoming EP, Born Deadly, set to arrive April 3. It arrives hot on the heels of SNRK’s recent single “Real Deadly,” as well as the “Real Deadly” video premiere on Complex. Next month, the guys will head out on their first ever U.S. headlining tour, which kicks off April 12 in Portland, OR and wraps up June 13 in Detroit. See all tour dates below – purchase tickets here

“Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!” represents a response to the current eviction notice that was served by the Unist’ot’en People to Coastal Gaslink in Northern British Columbia — Wet’suwet’en territory — and an expression of solidarity with the protests sparked by the eviction notice. Coastal Gaslink have proposed a 670-kilometer fracking gas pipeline to run through the mountains from Dawson Creek to Kitimat, BC. The proposal does not have the support of First Nations leaders and communities because the lands of British Columbia are unceded, meaning Indigenous people never sold or transferred the land to the Canadian government. The rightful land-owners should have control of what forms of industry happen on their lands, and as land protectors, Indigenous people are standing up to big business to protect the land and environment for future generations.

Protests have swelled across Canada, and protesters have come up against injunctions, police brutality, and heavy-handed tactics by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. And yet, the movement continues to grow. SNRK’s music, in particular anthemic songs like “Skoden,” “KKKanada,” “Johnny’s Teeth,” “The Warriors,” and “The Resistance,” have been at the center of all of this, played at protests and incorporated into chants. SNRK wanted to offer a new song in response to the current anti-pipeline movement. “Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!” highlights police brutality and the perseverance of Indigenous people in times of struggle.

Discussing “Cops WIth Guns Are The Worst!!!” and the anti-pipeline movement, Yung Trybez and Young D stated, “People close to us have been on the ground day in and day out putting their lives on the line to protect all our futures. We’re obviously frustrated by the lack of respect for Indigenous land rights and ownership, but watching the RCMP arresting our people for defending their land and protecting their territory, we felt rage. There’s such a long history of RCMP inflicting violence on our people and that rage boiled over into this song. ‘Cops With Guns Are The Worst!!!’ is a rager, and for us this was the only way to tell that story. We see the Indigenous youth leading the current blockades. They’re fighting not just for the future of tomorrow, but for the future of today. This song was made specifically for them.”

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Snotty Nose Rez Kids is a Haisla hip-hop duo from Kitimat, BC composed of rappers Yung Trybez & Young D. Formed in 2016, SNRK released back-to-back albums in 2017: their self-titled debut in January and The Average Savage in September. The latter project earned the duo ‘Best Hip-Hop Artist’ at the Western Canadian Music Awards, landed them on the 2018 Polaris Music Prize ‘Short List’ and earned them a 2019 Juno Nomination for ‘Best Indigenous Music Album’. The group toured heavily in Canada with select appearances in the U.S. and Australia. They quickly gained notoriety for their energetic, inspiring, and thought-provoking shows.

In 2019, SNRK’s third album TRAPLINE garnered praise from Exclaim!, Bandcamp, CBC Music, Complex, Hype Magazine, Noisey, Okayplayer, and The Fader, amongst others. The duo embarked on a 60+ show tour of Canada, U.S., Mexico, U.K., & Australia, where they received a groundswell of support. SNRK won ‘Breakout Artist’ at the Western Canadian Music Awards and were once again shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize, making them one of only three artists to ever make the ‘Short List’ in back-to-back years. TRAPLINE wound up on numerous 2019 ‘Best Album of the Year’ lists. Exclaim! included TRAPLINE on its lists for ’50 Best Albums of the 2010s’ and ‘Top 10 Hip-Hop Album of the Year’, and singled out SNRK stand-out “Boujee Natives” on their list for ‘Top 50 Songs of the 2010s’. SNRK kick off their 2020 schedule with their first-ever headlining tour of the U.S., the ‘Born Deadly Tour’ in support of their upcoming EP of the same name.

tickets: http://snottynoserezkids.com/tour

03/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound Club (Boiler Room)
03/16 – Austin, TX @ Strange Brew (Do512 Party, SXSW)
03/18 – Austin, TX @ Ester’s Follies (12:45am, Official SXSW Showcase)
04/12 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
04/14 – San Francisco, CA @ Crystal Cavern
04/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
04/19 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
04/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
04/23 – Houston, TX @ Green Room at Warehouse Live
04/24 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
04/25 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tigers
04/26 – Dallas, TX @ Ruins
04/28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
04/29 – Denver, CO @ Moon Room
04/30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Loading Dock
05/01 – Boise, ID @ Olympic
05/02 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
06/02 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
06/04 – Boston, MA @ Once
06/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
06/06 – Washington DC @ Songbyrd
06/07 – Durham, NC @ Pinhook
06/08 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory at The Masquerade
06/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Turf Club
06/12 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
06/13 – Detroit, MI @ Sanctuary
06/27 – Lake Cowichan, BC @ Laketown Ranch (Laketown Shakedown)
07/11 – Troms, NO @ Kafjord (Riddu Riddu Festival)