The Council, winners of the Culture Shock Original’s Native Rap $25K & Recording Contract Contest, is made up of Antonio Herrera, Dashon Lloyd and Dmitri Reynolds — also known as Tones, Tre and Dreezy.
A predominantly Native American rap group from Ignacio, The Council’s tribe affiliations include Southern Ute, Jemez Pueblo, Taos Pueblo and Sioux, although they stand with pride and reverence with the whole Native Nation — and that very stance is the inspiration for their debut album, “One Tribe One Nation.”
The album will be available in 756 digital stores and in 103 counties on April 12. It features Snoop Dogg, The Game, TI and others.
“One Tribe One Nation” is loaded with superstar features and producers. Tracks are supplied by Scott Storch, producer of artists including Dr. Dre, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Fat Joe & Terror Squad, Nelly, Xzibit, Eve, the Roots, Mario, Lil’ Kim, Chris Brown, Snoop Dogg and The Game.
Also featured are the legendary funk masters George Clinton and Gene Anderson of Parliament and Funkadelic and producer Gavone of New York, who has worked with and produced tracks that feature The Game, Snoop Dogg, TI, Lord Tariq, Juvenile, M.O.P, 2Pac’s The Outlawz and others.
The Council’s sound benefits from multiple Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer Ed Stasium, who mixed and mastered “One Tribe One Nation.” Stasium is famous for his work with Biohazard, Mick Jagger, Joan Jett, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Living Colour, MISFITS, Motörhead, Pennywise, Ramones, Ratt, Martha Reeves, Sha Na Na, The Smithereens, Soul Asylum, Talking Heads and others.