In anticipation of Indigenous People’s Day on Monday, the Juno Award and Polaris Prize-nominated Snotty Nose Rez Kids (the duo of Yung Trybez and Young D) are thrilled to share their new single, released today – “TRENDSETTER” (ft. DillanPonders). Continuing their campaign of confidence coming out of the pandemic, with over 70 shows under their belt for 2022 and off their last release, “I’M GOOD,” “TRENDSETTER” sees Yung Trybez and Young D acknowledging the ways that they’ve set trends in music, style and fashion, often going their own direction and staying true to who they are, avoiding falling into other trends, and laughing off the haters who have adopted the same trends that the duo set. Very much a part 2 to their hit, “Boujee Natives,” “TRENDSETTER” sees Trybez and D drawing attention to all the ways they embody the Boujee Native aesthetic: confidence, style, and talent.
The song, a celebration of Indigenous Pride, boasts production by Bay-area producer KYRIGO and is their second collaboration with DillanPonders after Dillan tapped SNRK and Nate Husser to join his “King of the Town” Remix in 2021. Speaking on the collaboration with DillanPonders, Yung Trybez writes “We respect Dillan, that’s our big dog. He’s another artist that’s doing his own thing and we respect his moves. For a song like this it just made sense to bring him on and he set the tone with a fire verse.”
Speaking on “TRENDSETTER,” Yung Trybez wrote: “We’ve always done our own thing, developing and evolving our music style and our look. We set out to be unapologetically ourselves in everything we do and we’re starting to see people catching on, emulating what we’re doin. The hook says it all, ‘I can see the future, man, I feel like Spike Lee. Rollin in my spaceship in my mid-fly Nikes. If you don’t really like me, why you look like me?” That’s what this song is about. We’ve always been doing us, and we don’t have time for haters, especially when we see them rockin’ the same trends that we set in motion.” Young D reflects on the track, writing “We’re always gonna keep evolving and doing new things. Ultimately, we’re trying to be the roll models for future generations and if they can see us doing our thing, being unapologetically us, and that gives them hope and courage to go make something that’s their own, then we’re doing our job.”