The Perfection of Imperfection: Tall Paul's Hip Hop Album 'No Good Good Guy'

Check out this great article by Indian Country Today Media Network on Ojibwe hip hop artist and Division of Indian Work youth program leader Tall Paul: 

by Talon Bazille Ducheneaux


There is an intriguing but problematic duality in the waves of hip-hop music from Indigenous artists: the negative lyrics and messages, and the positive or motivational speaker-esque lyrics and messages.

The challenge of this duality is perhaps best addressed by Tall Paul (Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe) an emcee from Minneapolis, MN who released his latest album this past December, entitled “No Good Good Guy.”

“I decided to make a project that more completely portrayed me as I entirely am,” Paul told ICTMN. “The good, the bad and the in-between, so to speak. I value honesty and it was just important to me to show my listeners all sides of who I am, for various reasons.”