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Jacob Okatsiak and Christopher Jr Mikeeuneak Talk Hip Hop
The Tunnganarinq Show hosts hip-hop artists Jacob Okatsiak and Christopher Jr Mikeeuneak LIVE from Arviat July 7th, 2021.
Christopher Jr Mikeeuneak lives in Arviat, Nunavut. He makes hip-hop music with his closest friends Phillip Okatsiak and Ted Thompson. He and Phillip made their first song in 2020, and they enjoyed it so much they kept making songs.
His inspirations are Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, and local artists/friends Phillip Okatsiak and Ted Thompson. One of his goals in making music is to be recognized as one of the most influential rappers in Nunavut. He has always had a passion for music, and grew up playing the piano, and has recently picked up the guitar.
Jacob Okatsiak is a hip-hop artist from Arviat, Nunavut. As a kid, he performed at his local church and learned to play drums, piano, and guitar. Inspired by other Indigenous rappers, Jacob began to rap and record his own music, building a northern fan base.
For Jacob, rap music is a form of self-expression which has allowed him to gain confidence and speak from his heart about his emotions and life experiences.