Born Joseph Laplante, Stylez is a member of the Moosomin First Nation located near North Battleford. For the last few years he’s been living in Los Angeles where he’s active in the hip hop community. He’s got a Juno nomination to his credit for his debut album The Blackstar (2009), and released his second full-length Feather and Rosary last May.
Thursday, he’s in town to play a show at the Exchange. Joining him on the bill are Pimpton, DJ Elmo and Brock Prentice. To give you a taste of what Stylez’ music is like here’s the video for “Indian Outlaw” off The Blackstar: