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3rd Annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show 2023  –

Vancouver, BC – The 3rd Annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show (IIHHAS) is taking place live August 11 & 12, 2023 with a 2-day mega event. The Awards is proud to call Vancouver, BC their host city on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. Checkout who will be performing this year at: 

The 3rd Annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show (IIHHAS) is honored to have American rapper and Legendary record producer Master Ace, Legendary Hip Hop artists Blahzay Blahzay, American Actor & Rapper Chip Fu, Hip Hop MC & Speaker Miss Christie Lee, award winning politically and socially conscious indigenous rap artist, DJ, songwriter, producer Rex Smallboy, Hip Hop MC & Entrepreneur Mamarudegyal MTHC a part of the 2-day event and lend their expertise as awards judges.

The 3rd Annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show 2023 movement aims to increase the national and international exposure of Indigenous urban arts performers and small businesses through live music engagement and educational conferences.  Through the execution of a music conference followed by an awards show, light is shed on the movers and shakers who are helping shape our urban economy, by celebrating and acknowledging the dedication, community impact and artistic merit of export-ready Indigenous hip hop artists, singers, visual artists, spoken word poets, producers, deejays & more that all make up the Indigenous urban entertainment culture. HEADLINING AWARDS ARTISTS: Dakota Bear, DrmngNow, Christie Lee, Curtis Clear Sky and the Constellationz, DJ KOOKUM, Def-i, Rude Gang Ent, Lady Sinncere, Quanah Style, Nimkish, She-Rōze. Plus FEATURED TRADE SHOW PERFORMANCES: Presented by Native Hip Hop SocietyLOCVHONTVS, JayRed & Kenny Murkz, SEKAWNEE, Nowujalo, Pindian, The Ra11n, Valkyrie, Tiago Vasquez, HK, YellowBunny, GoldKid, Feel Good Entertainment, Sly Skeeta, Tawahumis

We are also excited to be celebrating the 50th anniversary of hip hop! So the International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show is proud to launch the World’s First Ever Indigenous Hip Hop Card Collections for 2023. If you’re an indigenous hip hop artist, R&B singer, producer, visual artist, spoken word poet, DJ, hip hop dancer or reggae artist and want to join the collection please visit: and become a member.

The awards would like to thank some of our sponsors, the City of Vancouver, Long & McQuade, SOCAN, Motto Workspace, Koksilah Music Festival, Native Hip Hop Society, Your Voice Is Power, Vancouver Civic Theatre, Rudegang Entertainment, Skwachays Lodge Aboriginal Hotel & Gallery, TakingITGlobal, Connected North and C Sharpe Productions.  

WHAT: 3rd Annual International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show 

WHEN: August 11 & 12, 2023 

WHERE:  Vancouver Playhouse 600 Hamilton St, Vancouver, BC


Follow International Indigenous Hip Hop Awards Show: 

INSTAGRAM: @indigenoushiphopawards 

FACEBOOK: @indigenoushiphopawards 

TWITTER: @indigenousHHAS 



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