Everything changed for hip-hop artist Tall Paul (enrolled member of the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe tribe and Oneida) when he first heard about iconic Sac and Fox athlete Jim Thorpe. The more he learned the more strength he drew from the story of Thorpe’s against-the-odds achievements. Paul took that story and embarked on a journey—both literally and artistically. That journey culminates in the album, “The Story of Jim Thorpe”. Today on Native America Calling, Shawn Spruce hears from Paul about the touchstones and inspirations for the new album.
Break 1 music: Keep On Keeping On (song) Tall Paul (artist) The Story of Jim Thorpe (album)
Break 2 music: Buffalo (song) Algin Scabby Robe (artist) Along the Way: Round Dance Songs (album)