Supaman and world champion dancer Acosia Red Elk team up on this visually stimulating video for the song called “Why” which is featured on Superman’s album “ILLUMINATIVES”. Available now. Directed by Tom Clement
Christian Parrish Takes the Gun, known professionally as Supaman is an Apsáalooke rapper and fancy dancer who was born in Seattle Washington and grew up in Crow Agency, Montana. The child of struggling alcoholics, he spent part of his childhood in foster care before being raised by his mother. He began DJing in the 90s after hearing a Litefoot song (with the two touring together in 1999), In the fourth grade, Christian began dancing at powwows. While in elementary school he began to write poetry and later began to rap. He related to rap music because he felt he was going through the same issues that most artists were rapping about. Taking the name ‘Supaman’ at the spur of the moment in a DJ competition. Supaman began rapping in a more original style until he had a spiritual encounter that told him to live a better lifestyle and rap about more meaningful and inspirational topics. In the spiritual encounter he had, Supaman said his creator ” let [him] know [he] was to do everything on [his] own.”
2 years ago
Before I start, I’m a middle aged NATIVE USMC vet… at least read the whole thing before you all fly off the handle.
At first I thought, “Just another misguided native kid doing the wanna-be stereotypical black hip hop BS”. “Whitey” calls theirs “wiggers”, I have no idea what they call ours.
Quite frequently, over the past 20 years, I have seen native kids adopting the “black urban” CHARACTER. Even going to the point of gestures, “acting gangsta”, carrying guns, dress, language, attitude, behavior and even calling each other “nigga”. It looks and sounds silly to not only the older generations but also to other races.
I lost interest in rap and hip hop just about when NWA’s Niggazforlife came out. It all turned into the same shit. Bitches, hoes, drugs, money, killing etc. It was no longer LL Cool J, Run DMC, Grandmaster Flash, UTFO to name a few taking it serious, having their fun, putting through a message, and originating what it became.After receiving an e-mail and clicking the link that lead to one of your videos, I thought, “Oh shit, here we go again.” Normally, I would just click close and be done with it. I have to say that I am impressed, this young man has talent and this is the first time in about 30 years that I have enjoyed this type of music. You definitely have found your niche and I hope you go far.
2 years ago
I cant get enough of watching them dance it’s beautiful! I’m indigenous to new zealand ( Maori )I’ve always had a fascination with the indigenous people of the americas , I think their culture is rich and beautiful from traditional clothing, hunting, trapping and most of all the song and dance. now since STANDING ROCK has happened it’s made me feel even closer , we might be separated by the vastness of the oceans but I’m there in spirit, We had alot of maori head over to standing rock to show our love and support for them as we also have struggled with injustice they will win this their way peacefully. to all kia kaha Kia toa kia manawanui ( BE STRONG BE COURAGEOUS BE PATIENT ).
2 years ago
Wow, I can’t stop watching this. Time for all the sacred traditions to come forward and awaken all the world! Bravo!
2 years ago
I LOVE YOU Supaman!…Thanks for ALL YOU do to keep the Indigenous Spirit alive and us in FULL REMEMBRANCE of who we are!…I AM mixed with AFRICAN ROOTS but the Blood of my Native/Indigenous ANCESTORS runs through my Blood and is Alive and Well!…No matter who likes that FACT or Not!…