NOMADIC MASSIVE is a unique crowd-rocking, multilingual hip hop crew based out of Montreal. Known for their explosive shows and sharp socially conscious lyrics, the 10 piece band has captivated audiences worldwide with their own mix of global beats, based on live instrumentation and the art of sampling.
In 2016, after three years of international touring, the Nomads have left their mark on the genre’s most avid fans as they launched a brand new album on the album entitled The Big Band Theory, probably the group’s most complete work to date.
Nomadic Massive proved itself to be contemporary and urban, both in style (hip hop) and content (intelligent, positive lyrics, sung in English, French, Creole, Spanish and Arabic). Today’s big cities and the cultural blend they generate, see in this group, an archetype band of the 21st century, representing a local reality but with its eyes on the rest of the world.
ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.nomadicmassive.com/
Opening for Nomadic is Vancouver’s own multicultural “Rap & Soul” crew composed of JB the First Lady, Kimmortal, and Missy D, with DJ Su Comandante spinning global sounds through the night!
Kimmortal is an independent artist and creative powerhouse based in Vancouver, BC. Known for her socially conscious lyrics that speak to her experience as queer filipina-canadian, her music is an eclectic mix of soul, indie-rock, rap, and hip hop experimental. She often brings unexpected instruments into her live sets including the ukulele or glockenspiel.Other festivals she has performed at include Canadian Music Week, Kultura Filipino Arts Festival (Toronto), New West Pride Festival, and the Queer Women of Colour Film Festival (San Francisco). She has opened up for artists Shad K, Azizi Gibson, Gabriel Teodros, Lal and Saul Williams.
///JB the FirstLady///
Jerilynn Webster, aka JB the First Lady, is a member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nation’s. She is a Vancouver-based female hip hop/spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator. “using [her] words to go upwards/not backwards.” These are lyrics that describe what JB tries to convey in her music. JB has performed at over 500 hip hop shows, anywhere from auditoriums to Annual General Meetings for community organizations. She is spreading the words of empowerment & the perspective of urban indigenous women in Canada. Hip Hop is her chosen avenue of expression. JB’s music is lyrically motivated with depth, meaning, and positivity like none other. She has released 3 solo albums, 1 mixtape and Entertribal album to date, “Indigenous Love” (2008); “Get Ready, Get Steady” (2011) and “Indigenous Girl Lifestyle” (2014) and the 2015 IMA winning album “Indigenized: Hitting the trail” by Entertribal in collaboration with Chief Rock.
JB is the 2015 winner of the Indigenous Music Award for Best Album Cover. She is a 5-time nominated artist at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, the only solo female to ever be nominated for Best Hip Hop Album, and has been nominated previously for Best Pop Album & Best Album Cover. She recently Just won “Vancouver Mayor Arts Award” for “community engaged art”.
JB wants young indigenous women to feel proud, inspired, and to see someone on stage that looks like them; representing indigenous women in mainstream media.
Missy D is a bilingual female emcee born and raised around the Motherland. She is from a blend of African cultures and tries to do the same with her music. Her Eastern African culture is originally from Rwanda. Her Western African culture from Cote d’Ivoire and finally Southern African culture from Zimbabwe. She loves to blend old school and new school Hip-Hop/Rap/R&B. She writes to inspire, to purge, and also to have fun. Discovering her talent at the tender age of 11, Missy D started rapping her first melodies in French. She is blend of your mother’s favorite groovy tunes and your family rap jams, some call it “Rap & Soul”.
She recently released her debut album “When Music Hits You Feel No Pain available on all music platforms. In August 2017, she won the Top Award Storyhive Music Video 2017 for her song “XX” featuring Kimmortal.
Missy D will have you catching too many feelings and grooving throughout the day. Missy D embraces diversity in instrumentals, music, and most of all people!
Debut Album link: https://missyd.bandcamp.com/album/when-music-hits-you-feel-no-pain
XX Music Video : https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GQKR3xGzsQg
2017 Storyhive Music Edition Winner : BC Top Award: Missy D ” XX ” ft. Kimmortal