Gearl Francis is an indigenous hip hop artist based out of Eskasoni, NS. He has been a member of Hip Hop groups such as 14 time award winners City Natives and ECMA nominees K.U.$.H. He has toured extensively across Canada and the United States. He has appeared on 5 full length albums with City Natives (4 Kingz, Red City, Voltron, Nomadic, and Dream Catchers) and 1 full length album with K.U.$.H (Smoke Signals). He has also worked on collaborations with artists such as Joey Stylez, David Strickland, Miracle, KID and Classified. Since then he has been working on his career as a solo artist with the release of his first Album ‘Reziduals’ under his own name in 2020. Gearl’s mandate is to share his personal experiences of the indeginous lifestyle in the Maritimes as well as spread appreciation and knowledge of the Mi'kmaq language and culture.