Darren Sipity

Born in Duluth and raised on the Fond du Lac Indian Reservation, Darren Shabaiash goes by the hip-hop nom de plume Darren Sipity. In 2016 Shabaiash released the hard-hitting Nacolean, a rap album full of smart and unyielding rhymes. It focused on the rougher aspects of modern Native experiences and often mixed moments of brilliant insight with frantic and loose energy. The 2017 EP Nobody Spectacular finds Shabaiash maturing with a relaxed flow, revealing perhaps this area’s most unique lyrical artist as a more self-assured narrator.

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