R E X  S M A L L B O Y

R E X  S M A L L B O Y

Rex Smallboy is a proud, sober, Cree, father, DJ, MC, producer, music mentor and a motivational speaker. Originally from Maskwacis, Alberta (Hobbema)
Rex is now based out of Vancouver, BC.

Rex’s music is politically and socially conscious rap geared towards making positive change in mainstream society addressing systemic oppression, cultural genocide, residential schools, substance abuse, domestic violence and suicide.


Rex holds considerable history when it comes to the native rap music scene in Canada as a part of the Cree hip-hop group War Party (era 1995 - 2005) Rex helped make music history when War Party became the first native rap group to have a music video featured on Much Music and Rap City.












In the past Rex has been featured on the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network, (APTN) the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, (CBC) Much Music Canada, Now Magazine, Alberta Report, See Magazine, Exclaim Magazine and in the Understandings of Globalization Canadian school textbook.

Rex independently released the War Party albums The Reign, Exclusive Rez Cutz, The Greatest Natives from the North and The Resistance gaining him national recognition for his music winning 3 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. Rex was also given the great honor to collaborate with rap music legend Chuck D from Public Enemy on the introduction for War Party The Resistance.

Rex received international exposure when War Party was chosen as one of the acts to represent Canada to perform at the World Expo in Nagoya, Japan and for a performance at the Smithsonian Museum for the First Americans Festival.

Rex’s music has been featured in films Adventures of Power, Dreamkeeper, Stryker and the television series Blackstone.

In 2009 Rex recorded his first solo project, (unreleased) his song I got Heart was later produced into a music video for the APTN program First Tracks. Rex also helped to produce the Reztore Pride album with the Southern Ontario Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (SOADI) to prevent diabetes in First Nations communities.

In 2013 Rex was asked to return to the stage for a War Party reunion for the Aboriginal Day Live celebration on APTN.

In 2017 Rex did a feature with Plex titled Lost in the Cycle which made it to number 1 on the Indigenous Music Charts in the United States.
Watch the groundbreaking video
Winner 2002 Aboriginal Music Award Best Music Video

AWARDS
2001 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Rap or Hip-Hop Album
2002 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Rap or Hip-Hop Album
2002 Canadian Aboriginal Music Award for Best Video

FILM & TELEVISION MUSIC FEATURES
This Land Was Ourz (remix) ADVENTURES OF POWER
This Land Was Ourz, DREAMKEEPER
Stress Filled Days (unreleased) BLACKSTONE
I’m Feelin’ Reserved (remix) STRYKER
I’m Feelin’ Reserved (remix) A Windigo Tale

FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES
The 2005 World Expo, Nagoya, Japan
The 2005 United Nations Indigenous Language Conference Nagoya, Japan
The First American Festival at the Smithsonian Museum Washington, DC
Telus World Ski & Snowboard Festival, Whistler, BC
Vancouver Music Folk Music Festival, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Island Music Festival, Comox Valley
Folk On The Rocks, Yellowknife, NWT
North Country Fair, Driftpile, Alberta
Dreamspeakers Festival, Edmonton, Alberta
Midway Lake Music Festival, NWT

RADIO AND TELEVISION APPEARANCES
APTN Aboriginal Day Live 2013, Winnipeg, Manitoba
APTN First Music & the Arts, Toronto
APTN First Tracks, Winnipeg, Manitoba
APTN Contact Music Special, Winnipeg, Manitoba
The Sharing Circle First Nation Invasion, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Much Music Rap City, Toronto, Ontario
CBC Radio Prairie Music Awards Broadcast, Winnipeg, Manitoba
CBC Radio Broadcast Special, Prince Alberta, Saskatchewan

INDUSTRY EVENT PERFORMANCES
2001 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards, Toronto, Ontario
2002 Prairie Music Awards, Winnipeg, Manitoba

CONFERENCE PERFORMANCES
Vision Quest Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba
Fire Keepers Youth Conference, Calgary, Alberta
Saddle Lake First Nations Education Conference, Saddle Lake,Alberta
Confederacy of Treaty 6 First Nations Youth Conference, Edmonton, Alberta
National Indian Education Association Convention, Billings, Montana

GAMES PERFORMANCES
North American Indigenous Games, Minnesota
North American Indigenous Games, Victoria
North American Indigenous Games, Winnipeg
Saskatchewan Indian Summer Games

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