Snotty Nose Rez Kids to host Youth Songwriting and Music Production Workshop

October 31, 2022


Acclaimed Indigenous rappers, Snotty Nose Rez Kids (SNRK), are joining Vancouver Island Regional Library (VIRL) for an exclusive songwriting and production workshop catered to young hip hop heads interested in learning more about the craft.

From 5 – 6:30 pm on Thursday, November 17, registrants aged 30 years and under can sign up for a live virtual interactive workshop, Q and A, and pre-recorded performance clips on Zoom with SNRK’s two emcees, Haisla rappers Darren “Young D” Metz and Quinton “Yung Trybez” Nyce. One of the primary goals of this workshop is to help amplify Indigenous voices in a variety of mediums to reach a younger audience and encourage intergenerational learning and cultural pride.

“Having SNRK share their insights and experiences about making hip-hop music in Canada is such a win for VIRL,” says VIRL Librarian and event organizer, Dalia Levy. “I am sure many youths out there are surprised to see us partnering with the hip-hop community, but as a library system, we are always trying to attract new and younger library users and connecting with the arts is something we have always done. Libraries connect people to new ideas, opportunities, and each other, which is exactly what this workshop is primed to do. With SNRK’s popularity, we hope there’s a lot of interest, especially from Indigenous youth, in taking part in this exciting opportunity. I, for one, am counting down the days.”

This workshop is for youth aged 30 years and under with special consideration for youth who identify as Indigenous. More information, including the registration link, is available here:

Space is limited and filling up fast so prompt registration is encouraged.


Media Contact
David Carson, Director, Corporate Communications
Vancouver Island Regional Library