It’s an extremely restorative experience to connect with a true creative. Someone who has figured out how to intertwine art with work with life is someone with much knowledge to impart, and inspiration to spark. That’s part of the reason why an hour with Kinnie Starr flew by like it was no time at all.
Along with being a pioneer of the now globally renowned Canadian hip hop scene, Kinnie Starr has been a singer, songwriter, t-shirt maker, composer, activist, producer…the list goes on. Her documentary Play your gender took a hard look at gender parity in the music industry, specifically in songwriting and production. Recently she composed the score to Edge of the Knife (SGaawaay K’uuna), the first feature-length film in the Haida language. Her work has been nominated for awards both at home and abroad, and she continues to surprise industries and audiences alike with her capabilities. Through all the various titles she’s held and experiences she’s undertaken, that desire to create has always remained. It’s that authenticity of self, and that all encompassing drive that makes her not only inspiring as an artist but also as an all around person.
Check out the tune “I’m ready” from Kinnie Starr’s latest album Feed the Fire.
I recently had the chance to chat with Kinnie about her work in just about every creative medium out there. She’s, frankly, super fucking cool, and was an absolute joy to chat with. Take a listen below:
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