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Artist Spotlight: Dawn Karima

Dr. Dawn Karima (Creek/Cherokee) is a NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARD WINNER, who hosts “A Conversation with Dawn Karima”, a Native American talk show on TalktainmentRadio and its affiliates. The author of two novels, THE WAY WE MAKE SENSE and THE MARRIAGE OF SAINTS and co-author of CHILDREN LEARN WHAT THEY READ, she lives on the Qualla Boundary Reservation.
THE DESIRE OF NATIONS won a NAMMY for Best Gospel/Inspirational in 2013 and her NAMMY-nominated CD is THE WORSHIP OF ANGELS. She is also a journalist and award-winning filmmaker. She has a BA from Harvard and the MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University. Her doctorate was completed at The University of Kentucky / Trinity Seminary. Dawn Karima Pettigrew is currently Ms. American Indian Beauty, and has reigned as Ms. Native American Worldwide, Ms. Native American Achievement and Miss North Carolina Achievement. She teaches Native American Studies at the university level, and is a beadworker , shellshaker and women’s traditional powwow dancer. A popular Motivational Speaker and Performer, she is available to hire to share her talents with groups, organizations, events, conferences and concerts.

Follow Dawn at the following:

Twitter: www.twitter.com/dawnkarima

YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjLOYLTrrwPCE7gr2zqSTw

Reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/honeydawnkarima



Video Interview & Artist Spotlight: Pensmoke “the Professional Outcast”

It’s an honor to have our first interview with Pensmoke. We want to thank Pensmoke for the time he took from his schedule for the interview! Please support Pensmoke by visiting his FaceBook and music pages. 


“Pensmoke ‘The Professional Outcast’ is an emcee specializing in traditional Hip Hop music with the Truth embedded in it. His music speaks on things like life struggles, God, Native American issues, and the deteriorated state of hip hop today. He is currently working on his second album after being involved in a group project and several features. Google search ‘Pensmoke’ for more details.”

Follow Pensmoke here: Facebook

Twitter: @Pensmoke

Pensmoke’s 1st Album: CD BABY: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/Pensmoke

Bandcamp Website: http://pensmoketheprofessionaloutcast.bandcamp.com

Artist Spotlight: StenJoddi

StenJoddi Is an enrolled member of the Mvskoke Creek Nation of Oklahoma. He is One of the most prolific Underground Native HipHop artist that has been making a real name for himself. StenJoddi (which means “Native” in the Mvskoke Creek Language) Became a fan of music early in his life from Rock & Country influences being raised in Oklahoma. His love for music had drawn him close to hiphop in his preteen aged years & on. Because of the stories that were told in the songs he seemed to relate to them a lil more than the country or rock that he was raised on. 

Soon after falling in love with hiphop he created a burning desire within himself to begin crafting his own style & lyrics. StenJoddi’s clever wordplay, storytelling, effortless flow, & distinct tone set him apart from the crowded field of up & coming new “rap” artists nationwide. Even more importantly, StenJoddi gives a voice to a unique, untold story & struggle that hiphop has been blind to…growing up & surviving as a Native!!!! 

In the last year StenJoddi has been making a mark in the Underground Hip-Hop Community. Following his debut album release “TattooMuzik2” produced by ShawkCityBeats last year StenJoddi has now released his newest installment of TattooMuzik with his 2nd debut Album ‘TattooMuzik3’ & has some of the Hottest Records ever recorded by Joddi. Also has some of the sickest features from some of the dopest artist & producers in the underground. Artist like Chase Manhattan, Tha Native, Joey Stylez, Adrian Harjo, Honey, TraxxVDayz, Bigg-O, Mr.Ammo, Johnny Skitzoe, Da Young Prodigy, Big-C, Kwame, Young Jibwe, Red Cloud & Crystal Lightning, & many more. 

As he has been reaching high goals for his music career he has been hitting the road with his dope stage performances all over the map. From performing live at the Tulsa State Fair in his home state of Oklahoma in 2014 to every small bar & club up in down the mid-west. He has been really making noise in his now home town of Mason City, Iowa where he works as a Tattoo Artist & lives with his family.

He has been featured on the cover of Native Entertainment Magazine’s 2014 October Issue with full editorial story. 

In the past he has been featured on several projects including successful Female WestCoast Mexican Hip-Hop Artist Cecy-B’s Mixtape “Hustle in Heels” on the single “What You Waiting On”. He has established his name as one of the “Best Native American Rappers” on http://www.thetoptens.com

StenJoddi is also being featured across Indian Country on internet radio stations like ‘Live With Tribe’ & many others.

StenJoddi is constantly Pushing, Working, & Striving to Perfect His Craft. He also working on several venture projects with other artist & producers. StenJoddi is on a mission to achieve greatness in the hiphop game, for himself & for his people. Stay informed on up coming performances, shows & events. Stay informed on News about StenJoddi by Making sure you follow him on Twitter.com @StenJoddi & Become a fan of StenJoddi on Facebook.com/StenJoddi