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Award-winning hip-hop artist performs at UMW.

February 1, 2016

Along with his performance at 7:30 p.m., Supaman will teach a masterclass at 10 a.m., both in the Main Hall small auditorium on the Montana Western campus. 

Supaman, or Christian Takes Gun Parrish is a member of the “Apsaalooke Nation” and makes his home on the Crow reservation in Montana. His music integrates Native American cultural elements with contemporary hip-hop techniques, most notably “live looping.” He was recently named MTV’s new Artist of the Week and has won several other music-industry awards.  

“Hip-hop artist, Supaman, skillfully fuses traditional Native American culture with cutting-edge technology, while spinning a positive lyrical message,” said fine arts professor Brent McCabe. “We are fortunate to host an artist of Supaman’s caliber and learn from his unique approach to music.”  

Supaman’s presentation combines Native American culture, humor and urban hip-hop culture. His performances seek to motivate, encourage, and inspire through dance, humor and music.

For the masterclass, Supaman will discuss creative process, lyric authenticity, technology, Native American culture and the hip-hop genre.

Tickets for his performance are $5 at the door and free for students with UMW identification.

The masterclass is free to the public.

The event is sponsored by  the student senate and all admission fees support the Montana Western music program.