Taboo and Crew Win VMA for #NoDAPL Anthem
At the height of the #NoDAPL movement, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas dropped an epic anthem denouncing the Dakota Access Pipeline and supporting the water protectors at Standing Rock. Yesterday, Stand Up / Stand N Rock (#NoDAPL) won an MTV Video Music Award in the ‘Best Fight Against the System’ category.
crazy NEWS everyone in our category won a moon man @vmas @mtv – wow we did it for all indigenous people our water protectors and all our ally’s at #standingrock #relatives #standnrock #bestfightagainstthesystem #wedidit💪 @supamanhiphop @emceeone @therealpjvegas @nataliadidthat @docnativemusic @spencerbattiest @drezus
Taboo, who has Shoshone heritage, teamed up on the track with Plains Cree MC Drezus, Crow hip-hop artist Supaman, Navajo vocalist Kahara Hodges, Seminole singer Spencer Battiest and Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Nation flutist Tony Duncan. Actor Shailene Woodley, who was a vocal advocate throughout the #NoDAPL movement (and was even arrested at a demonstration), also helped out with the project. The accompanying video brought hope to protectors across the nation and racked up more than half a million views.