Welcome to Indigenous in Music! This week Larry welcomes from the Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico, she is a singer, songwriter and Hip Hop performer, Brenda Atencio aka G Precious is in the house. She has just released her newest album “The Forgotten.” Find out all about her on our music page IndigenousinMusic.com and hear her music on Spotify.
Music from G Precious, Buggin Malone, Mattmac, Chicano Batman, MIOS, DJ krayskree, Dancin Dave, DJ Shub, Hellnback, STOIK, Aleah Belle, Elastic Bond, Frank Waln, JB the First Lady, Q&O, QVLN, Eadse, Carsen Gray, Red Rockerz, Shon Denay, Dawn Avery, Stolen Identity, Zoe, Bomba Estereo, Centavrvs, Plastilina Mosh, 1915, Kinky, Matt Comeau, Stun, Nancy Sanchez and much much more.
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Our interview is 30 minutes into the show, hour 1…..Enjoy!
SAY MAGAZINE FEATURE
G Precious born Brenda M. Atencio was raised on the Indian Reservation of Ohkay Owingeh – Village of the Strong (formerly San Juan Pueblo) by her grandmother Gregorita T. Atencio. The 2nd of 8 children, she began creative writing at the young age of 6, ide ntifying herself as BMA Chill – part of a group known as Chill, Funky, Ice which included her cousin Jay Funky and her little brother GMT Ice. BMA Chill continued writing as a means to deal with the dynamics of life – alcoholism, drugs, depression, suicide, and loss.
At the age of 12, BMA Chill became G Precious. With the deaths of her aunt Sandy, her older brother Ivan, her aunt Rose, and her grandmother, it proved difficult for G Precious to deal with their deaths as these were people who all had an influence on her life and were a part of her main support system growing up. Their deaths sparked a new flame pushing G Precious to return to the recording studio, complete and release her first album titled, “On My Shoulders.” This was the heartbreaking, long awaited debut album from G Precious, a Native American woman and upcoming Hip Hop Artist; she put her life, her heart, her family, her struggles, the courageous hope and healing process into this album. Since the release of “On My Shoulders” G Precious has been hard at work releasing several albums titled, “Hip Hop & Hotdogs Vol. 1,” “Abomination, ” “Walk On Water – Evolution.” “ECLECTIC,” “Bow & Arrow Songs of Ohkay Owingeh” (Traditional album), and her latest “The Forgotten.” G Precious has been recognized and nominated for an Indian Summer Music Award (2016, 2017) and has won the New Mexico Music Award for Hip Hop and the Native American categories (2017 , 2018) , and has been nominated for a Native American Music Award (Nominee – 2017, 2018); we are sure she would have been a powerhouse in the 2019 Award Shows but due to the Covid – 19 pandemic, unfortunately all Awards Shows were cancelled.
G Precious was also nominated and was a finalist for the Jennifer Easton Community Spirit Award (2018) for herself less contributions to her Pueblo and surrounding Communities. G Precious has proven that no matter the life you’ve lived, the struggles you’ve faced, with determination, perseverance and positive thoughts nothing can stop you.