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Supaman Live Performance


Supaman is an acclaimed Apsáalooke rapper and Fancy War Dancer who was born in Seattle, Washington and grew up in Crow Agency, Montana. He was the founder of the Native American hip-hop group, Rezawrecktion, whose first album won a Native American Music Award in 2005. Supaman has since released a series of solo albums to increasingly wide acclaim and has toured the country, simultaneously delighting and educating crowds with his live DJ, looping and rapping skills often combined with fancy dance. His two most recent albums, Illuminatives and Medicine Bundle, can be heard on his website and Medicine Bundle can also be heard on YouTube here: Medicine Bundle. His most recent music and video production, “Alright – Supaman feat. Neenah (Produced by Nottz)” is a time-travelling cinematic spectacle that features the DeLorean from the film, Back to the Future!, and a musical blending of Bob Marley inspirations with original contemporary hip-hop lyrics. It’s been viewed over a half million times since its release in April 2022. Supaman’s video collaboration with world champion dancer Acosia Red Elk for the song “Why” from Illumanitives has been viewed over 3 million times. More videos are available on Supaman’s YouTube channel.

As a member of the “Apsaalooke Nation,” Supaman makes his home on Apsáalooke lands in Montana. “Supaman” is Christian Takes Gun Parrish, a Native American dancer and innovative hip hop artist who has dedicated his life to empowering and spreading a message of hope, pride and resilience through his original art form. He has been the recipient of the 2017 MTV VMA award for “Best Fight Against the System”! He is also a Nammy “Native American Music Award” winner, North American Indigenous Image Award winner, and 7” Tunney Award winner. He was awarded The Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Award in Canada for best video and was voted MTV’s new Artist of the Week! His 2018 nominations brought him home awards for Best Hip Hop Album and Best Producer for the Indigenous Music Awards. His videos have received millions of views on YouTube and Facebook which has put him in high demand touring extensively throughout the U.S.A and internationally. His recent video for “He has performed for Google at the Google headquarters in San Francisco. He recently was asked to audition for America’s Got Talent and the Broadway play Hamilton. He is currently on tour around the country spreading the good medicine of resiliency, love, laughter and inclusion.

Supaman’s one-of-a-kind presentation combines Native culture, comedy and urban hip hop culture which dazzles audiences and captivates listeners. For this he has gained the respect of his community and generation. The communicative talent along with the compassion that exudes from his music allows him to connect with people from all walks of life. His uncanny ability to motivate, encourage, and inspire through dance, and hip-hop music keeps him at the forefront among his contemporaries which gives him a platform to educate on Indigenous issues.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, the Department of Languages & Cultural Studies, Anthropology & Sociology and the Honors Program.


Published on November 17, 2022

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