The Council, winners of the Culture Shock Original’s Native Rap $25K Recording Contract Contest, is made up of Antonio Herrera “TONES” and Dmitri Reynolds “DREEZY”. A Native American Rap Group from a rural area in Colorado (Ignacio). The Council’s tribe affiliation is Southern Ute, Jemez Pueblo, Taos Pueblo and Sioux, although they stand with pride and reverence with the whole Native Nation and that very stance is the inspiration for their debut album ONE TRIBE ONE NATION, which is the biggest release of a Native American rap group in
the industry’s history. The Council’s much anticipated album is now currently available in 756 digital stores in a 103 counties. The Council has also been honored with a 2014 Native American Music Awards win for “Best Rap/ Hip Hop Recording of The Year” .
The Council is the real deal and their debut album has the masses heads ringing. It doesn’t hurt that their album is loaded with Superstar features and producers. The tracks that power this little engine that could, are supplied by Scott Storch, Producer of Dr. Dre, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Fat Joe & Terror Squad, Nelly, Xzibit, Eve, the Roots, Mario, Lil’ Kim, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg and The Game. Also on production, the legendary funk masters George Clinton & Gene “Poo Poo Man” Anderson of Parliament and Funkadelic. The Council’s sound is solid as a rock, thanks to Multi Grammy Award winning producer and engineer Ed Stasium, who mixed and mastered ONE TRIBE ONE NATION, famous for his work with Biohazard, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, Joan Jett, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Living Colour, MISFITS, Motörhead, Pennywise, Ramones, Ratt, Martha Reeves, Sha Na Na, The Smithereens, Soul Asylum, Talking Heads & countless others. The album features Snoop Dogg, The Game and TI. This star studded lineup has drawn major worldwide attention, but make no mistake about it, The Council truly shines among all these bright stars. Their single, STAY ON RHYTHM featuring TI is current receiving radio play all across America and beyond and has broken into the Top 40 Charts digitally. They have also picked up a 2014 WC American Indian Music Awards nomination for “Best Rap/ Hip Hop Album of The Year”.
The Council is a major part of Culture Shock Original’s One Tribe One Nation Community Intervention Through Music Program. Through the program, The Council hopes to give back to a community that has given them so much. Their goal is to effect positive change in the lives of Native American and Indigenous youth everywhere.