Shane Kelsey is Anishinaabe and part of the lynx clan. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, and grew up in Vancouver and Montreal. Having been raised in the city, he was influenced in early life by hip hop and rap music. He freestyled with friends on a regular basis while learning the art of rapping, and later came to writing his own lyrics. When he reconnected with his old friend the “Curse”, they decided to form “Northern Collection”
and officially became a group in June of 2012. Shane’s directorial debut with Wapikoni was in 2014 when he directed his first of three music videos for his hip-hop music project Northern Collection. Shane is passionate about both music and cinema. He currently studies cinema at the University of Toronto and plans to pursue a film career.
Northern Collection is an up and coming hip hop group located in Montreal, Quebec. Among many other topics, Projek Tooms and The Curse prefer to rap about issues in contemporary society. They are influenced by various musical genres ranging from Public Enemy, Wu Tang Clan, and Jedi Mind Tricks to classic rockers like Elvis, The Beatles, and The Doors. From their point of view, a true musician can listen to and understand all kinds of music. For Northern Collection, hip hop is an art form that allows them to express what is in their minds. It is a way to speak up about injustice, as well an inspiration for youth to go out into the world and acheive their goals and dreams.
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