Aboriginal Canadian musician and songwriter who released his debut, award-winning album, The Blackstar, in 2009.
He attended pow wows during his childhood and exhibited his precocious musical talents by singing and participating in drum circles.
His many accolades included a Juno Nomination, Best Music Video, Best Pop Album, and Songwriter of the Year APCMA awards and a Top 25 Canadian Rap Artists of All Time designation.
He was born into the Moosomin First Nation tribe and was raised by his mother in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
He was born around the time that fellow Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette began her recording career.