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American Indian Rapper SupaMan was just named as an MTV Artist of the Week

The news: Christian Parrish Takes the Gun. Remember his name.

The Apsáalooke American Indian hails from the Crow Nation Reservation near Billings, Mont., and on March 21, the MTV Iggy blog named him Artist of the Week from among hundreds of competitors.

What makes him special? Well, he raps under the name “SupaMan,” he sings, he makes crazy drum loops, he’s a champion powwow fancy dancer and sometimes, if you’re lucky, he does all four at the same time.

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Sooooooooooooooooooooo goooood!!

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aleena-jean-101 asked:

I just love you so much. Your artwork of Storm is gorgeous and you actually make her a BLACK women, coming from a long time geeky-comicbook readin'-black girl this is wonderful. Even though I know Storm is popular, you draw her with a type of grace I haven't seen by many artists in a while. I adore you and your art and you've got a faithful watcher.

christiancgtomas:

aleena-jean-101:

christiancgtomas:

You are so sweet!

I’m glad you like my depictions of Storm! As I’ve said multiple times, I have a very specificimage of what I think Storm should look like. Regal, commanding, strong, elegant, and all that good stuff that tends to be associated with our favorite weather-manipulating goddess. And again, I feel honored that others share my vision of Storm :)

And in terms of actually depicting Ororo as a Black woman; I think it’s important that artists actually recognize Characters of Colour, and NOT just by making us look like sunburnt Europeans (ew). It’s equally important that artists are able to present to viewers characters of visibly different ethnic backgrounds. I keep facepalming myself whenever I see a racially-ambiguous Jubilee or a white-passing Storm. Or even when artists lazily homogenize faces and body types and simply give each character a palette swap

Like, gee thanks Greg Land.

Again, I’m glad that my depictions of Ororo reach out to you and other Black fans when some others cannot. I really appreciate it and I feel deeply honored.
It’d be supremely audacious of me to say that I, as an Asian-American man, have experienced the same misrepresentation in media as Black Women. However, with Storm being my all-time favorite character from any work of fiction, I’ll do whatever it is I can as to contribute in making amends to that misrepresentation (of the latter group).

Again, thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind thoughts! <3

And to anyone else interested, you can check out the rest of my Storm-centric drawings here [x]

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Thank you so much for responding!! But check out that response though!! I love artists that give our people our due; and the fact that he can sympathize being another POC, and recognize the whitewashing of  comicbook characters of color is just glorious. I may not have many followers but please, please, follow this artist and give him our support! 

Thanks for the promo love! You are adorable :)

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