Well known nationwide for his high-caliber hip hop, hot new music video and Billboard top 10 single, Tha Native is poised to take Native American Hip Hop to another level – straight to the top.Those who enjoy a lyrical, metaphorical, hard to immediately grasp writer, may deem his single “Whatcha Wanna Do” feat Tech N9ne a potential notebook classic.
Hailing from the San Manuel Indian Reservation in sunny southern California, Tha Native is keen to remember his roots – and celebrate them. The homelands of the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians has shaped their culture, traditions and present lives. The people at the San Manuel reservation are the indigenous people of the San Bernardino highlands, passes, valleys, and mountains who the Spaniards collectively called the Serrano, a term meaning highlander. The Serrano looked to nature and the land to provide the necessities of life including shelter, clothing, food and plants used for medicine.
Bucking trends and paving his own way, Tha Native balances his own worldviews with those of his ancestry, and his musical expressions are a powerful reminder of a long journey. Touring with acts like Tech N9ne and Kottonmouth Kings, and playing large festivals like the Smokeout and Rock the Bells, Tha Native is prepared to make his ascent and join the ranks of hip hop elite – all the while honoring and remembering where he came from.