Litefoot Movies and Career Information

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Mar 01, 1969
Upland
Actor

Gary Paul Davis (born March 1, 1969), better known by his stage name Litefoot, is a Native American rapper and the founder of the Red Vinyl record label. Litefoot was born Gary Paul Davis in Upland, California. He was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is of mixed Cherokee and Chichimeca (northern Mexican indigenous) ancestry. He has lived in Seattle, Washington since 1997. He is married to Carmen Davis, who serves as president of the Reach The Rez effort and is of the Makah, Yakama, and Chippewa Cree tribes. They have one son, Quannah. Litefoot is known to be the first Native American to perform rap music, calling his style of hip hop Tribalistic Funk. The term was an invention by Litefoot, created to describe his type of music which was a hybrid mix of hip-hop from the Midwest and West Coast with some influence of Dirty South style. Litefoot's early recordings were a search to find a mix of hip-hop and his own native culture. Litefoot, along with Dallas, Texas producer, Willie Fressh (aka "Big Will"), concocted Tribalistic Funk based on the tribal origins of Native Americans along with African Americans in the USA and the idea that there were so many parallels between Black street

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