Pookie G album So Far So Hood It won Hip-Hop Album of the Year at the 2022 International Indigenous Hip-Hop Music Awards in Winnipeg on Friday.
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Pookie G, whose real name is Roni Gauthier, was nominated in three other categories for songs on the album.. She recently shared her excitement about the awards ceremony and the future in an in-depth conversation with Crossfire.
“I am extremely proud to be a part of representing indigenous peoples and women in the hip-hop industry,” Gautier told Crossfire. , now I have an award to show it: to continue on this path as an artist, to continue working as a role model, and more importantly, to stay connected to my family and those who support me on this journey. is very encouraging and a great motivation for me.”
“I’m so excited,” Gautier explained to MMA Crossfire in early August.
Gauthier also appeared at the awards ceremony, accompanied by his brother Dakota House.
“When we first started making music, we decided to start collaborating and more or less make an album or an EP,” Gauthier elaborated. “I started working on it and it helped me heal. It was therapeutic to document my experiences, where I came from and how I got to where I am today.
“Being able to talk about so many different issues like poverty, abuse, addiction, suicide and all these different things I went through helped me release it through music. It also helped me to empathize and encouraged me to facilitate the workshop through music.”
And now, Gautier’s album has been recognized as the best of 2022 by her indigenous hip-hop peers.
IIHHMAs annually celebrate and recognize the best music in Canada’s Indigenous communities and music industry.