Snotty Nose Rez Kids, recently released a new video for their single “Uncle Rico.” The track explores the ego through the metaphor of that family member that is so fine tuned to their inner self. The video, directed by Sterling Larose on 16mm film, features actor Cody Lightning (known for his breakout role in Smoke Signals) starring as the duo’s own “Uncle Rico.” Filmed in North Vancouver, BC during one of the hottest days in west coast history, Snotty Nose Rez Kids celebrate who they are as they ride around the city and hang out at a pool party with friends.
“Everybody has that uncle in the family that reminisces about the glory days, talks about himself in a big way and often boasts about what he used to be, coulda been or what he thinks he is, but the rest of the family don’t necessarily see it that way,” says Snotty Nose Rez Kids. “We wanted to make some subtle references to Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite in the video because the movie is dope and he is that personification of what we’re talking about.”
Snotty Nose Rez Kids brought together some of their near and dear west coast creative pals, including Jenny Lea and Amine Bouzaher of I M U R (Vancouver-based group), Zuleyyma (Director/Photographer), and artists Prado, Buckman Coe, Rosa (artist, member of NADUH and Off Topic), Mamarudegyal, Quanah Style, Nimkish, Lola Whyte (of Old Soul Rebel) and fashion designer, Hugo of RBRTH, who crafted a selection of the clothing pieces in the video. Director of Photography, Kaayla Whachell, supported visual elements alongside Producers, Sophia and Luis, who kept everyone safe and hydrated, and the production schedule flowing.
Last month, Snotty Nose Rez Kids honoured National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21) with single and video, Something Else. Drawing from the uproar following exclusion of the Indigenous population in last year’s US Election polling results – labeled as “something else” – the duo turns the term on its head to reclaim identity through sharp bars, new cadences, and fresh flows. The song emboldens recognition and pride that goes beyond definition and border, while the video celebrates some of the Indigenous community’s top creatives, influencers and changemakers.
Snotty Nose Rez Kids
North American Tour Dates
October 25 – Boise, ID @ Neurolux
October 27 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
October 28 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad
October 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge
October 30 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
November 3 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation
November 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Moroccan Lounge
November 7 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Atrium
November 8 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
November 10 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
November 11 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
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