Jerilynn Webster, aka JB The First Lady, is a member of the Nuxalk & Onondaga Nations. She was born on March 12, 1984 and is a Vancouver-based female hip hop/spoken word artist, beat-boxer, cultural dancer and youth educator. JB has performed at over 500 hip hop shows and is spreading the words of empowerment and the perspective of urban Indigenous women in Canada. Hip Hop is her chosen avenue of expression, and her music is lyrically motivated with depth, meaning, and positivity like no other. JB is the 2015 winner of the Indigenous Music Award for Best Album Cover. She is a 5-time nominated artist at the Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards, the only solo female to ever be nominated for Best Hip Hop Album. She recently received a “Vancouver Mayor Arts Award” for “community engaged art.” JB wants young Indigenous women to fell proud, inspired, and to see someone on stage that looks like them.
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