, 2022-12-08 13:02:37,
Byline: Morgan Taylor/Multimedia
Niagara Falls, NY – The Mvskoke Rapper Sten Joddi took home two major awards at the Native American Music Awards held at the Seneca Hotel & Casino in celebration of Native American Heritage Month in November.
He was awarded Best Hip-Hop Recording and Male Artist of the Year. The ceremony took place after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the last in-person show taking place in 2019.
Explaining the show’s hiatus, Sten Joddi said: “The music I got it for was actually late in the transmissions.”
The collaborative song “Itz a Native Thang” won Best Song of 2019. The song features other local artists, including Adrian Harjo, Chase Manhattan, Native, and Joey Stylez.
Sten Joddi has dreamed of performing at NAMA since his first visit to see MikeBone perform in 2017, and after years of asking to perform, he’s finally getting his time to shine.
“I’ve always wanted to perform there,” he said. “Not only did I want to represent hip-hop, I wanted to represent our tribe, and I wanted to be represented.”
Whether he’s performing at one of Native Americans’ most important award shows, portraying his character, “Punkin Lusty” on the popular FX TV series Reservation Dogs, or returning to the reservation to perform at the Muscogee (Creek) Festival, Sten Joddi keeps the crowd poppin’ like…
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