ISSKOOTSIK (Before Here Was Here) is the debut album from author, activist, attorney, and Native American spoken-word artist Gyasi Ross. A forceful collection ranging from historical facts to dreams of love and death and loathing, the release is driven by hypnotic original music under the guidance of Cabin Games producer Kjell Nelson, featuring Slug of ATMOSPHERE, Aboidun Oyewole of THE LAST POETS, and Northwest Independent music legend Steve Fisk, as well as traditional Native American performances from Nakoa Heavyrunner and Sacred Water.
Gyasi’s debut record resonates, ignites, and inspires while entertaining the senses. This music is alive with history, perspective and importance. This is a release that needs to be heard.