The inaugural episode of South Florida Access features two MTV Video Music Award winning musicians from the Seminole Tribe of Florida: Spencer and Doc Battiest. The brothers discuss their start in music with host Jay Valle as well working with Taboo, a member of the Black Eyed Peas.
Taboo worked with seven indigenous artists on “Stand Up/ Stand N Rock #NODAPL” about the Dakota Access pipeline. The track won the MTV Video Music Award for “Best Fight Against the System” in 2017.
Full disclosure: Jay Valle has a personal relationship with Spencer Battiest.
Permission was granted to use music from “The Storm” by Spencer Battiest as well as music and images from “Stand up/Stand N Rock #NODAPL” by Taboo.