Hyper-T is a pioneer who raps in his native language of Inuktitut as well as in English. He is one of the founding fathers of Inuit Hip-Hop as it exists today. Hyper-T is a co-winner of a 2019 Canadian Screen Award for an Original Song with DJ Shub and 666God. Hype’s songs have thousands of views online and he has an ever-growing fan base across Canada.
A self-taught rapper and music producer, his music has reached #1 and currently has a song at #2 on the Indigenous Music Countdown and has been featured in major films, including Iqaluit the movie and most recently The Grizzlies movie which has led to singing LIVE as part of The Grizzlies Northern Tour across Canada.
Hype uses music as an outlet to talk about issues that affect him and most other Nunavummiut – suicide, substance abuse, and mental illness. “I wish I could have listened to music I could relate to when I was younger. That’s why I sing in Inuktitut about the things that matter to my fanbase across the Inuit Nunangat.”
Originally from Chesterfield Inlet, Hyper-T spent much of his life in Iqaluit and Rankin Inlet. He is currently working on launching a record label and is also a student in the Community Support Worker program in Ottawa. He offers workshops in music production and is an advocate for mental health awareness.