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Jamie Prefontaine, a.k.a. Brooklyn of Winnipeg's Most, dies - Manitoba - CBC News

24.9.15

Jamie Prefontaine, a.k.a. Brooklyn of Winnipeg's Most, dies - Manitoba - CBC News: "He is a true legend in Winnipeg hip hop."

Winnipeg's Most, comprised of Prefontaine, Jon-C (Billy Pierson) and Charlie Fettah (Tyler Rogers), was a force in local hip-hop music. They debuted in the summer of 2010, won a handful of Aboriginal Peoples Choice Music Awards (APCMA) , including for best new artist, and were featured in Maclean's magazine.

They followed that up with six more APCMAs in 2011.

But they also faced criticism for glorifying violence, drugs and gang lifestyles in the First Nations community. And Prefontaine lived a similar life, spending time in and out of jail.


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