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.

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.

 

 

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