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PrEPahHontoz - The Revolution: Native American Lakota Pop Artist Redefines HIV Awareness & Prevention Through Multidisciplinary Arts

"All over Turtle Island, the Rez or City life, got this epidemic time to survive, "PrEPahHontoz urges with one of the most definitive lines of her new HIV awareness single, "Take the Pill".  "Indigenous peoples have survived many epidemics in the past.  HIV/AIDS will be another epidemic they will survive as well," proclaims the Two-Spirit performance artist.  Proving that music is a form of prevention with her June 24th, 2017 single release, now available on i'Tunes.


PrEPahHontoz is a Native American spokesperson for PrEP, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Awareness.  A community often underserved and under-reported, PrEPahHontoz gives a voice to the Native American/First Nations/Indigenous communities in the PrEP and HIV movement.  The mission of PrEPahHontoz is to promote awareness, sexual health education, and accessibility of PrEP efforts in more urban areas like NYC, many Two-Spirit individuals from Tribes across North America remain unaware of PrEP as an option for their HIV Prevention method arsenal.


Captivating audiences with her unique blend of Native American sign language, urban voguing, and tradition, PrEPahHontoz drives home HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention in a way that is not only effective, but personal.  Creating exciting performance art that Native and non-Native audiences alike can appreciate.  "As Indigenous people, storytelling is an important part of our culture.  Music is a way to convey stories and ideas in a fun engaging way." says the New York City resident, who is always cultivating innovative ways of honoring traditions in a modern world.


It's impossible not to stand in awe of her courage as PrEPahHontoz dismantles not only the stigma of HIV prevention, but also the stigma of this living with HIV.  "Take the Pill", not only speaks to prevention, but empowers HIV positive individuals to maintain a healthy "POZ life Positive" lifestyle.  "Silence perpetuates stigma and shame.  What better way to vanquish that darkness than with the light that only music can shed, "PrEPahHontoz says of her artistic medium.


In an age where individuals are inundated with agendas, messaging and propaganda, PrEPahHontoz has a simple theory on creating content that cuts through the disingenuous nonsense, "I truly believe in the healing power of music.  Where words fail, music speaks."  

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SONG LYRICS

VERSE 1:

VNight on the town (Take It!)

Gonna Party Down (Take It!)

College Gurl (Take it!)

Polyamorous World (Take it!)

Tall dark and handsome (Take it!)

Weekend in the Hamptons (Take it)

Suburban life (Take it)

In the hood all night (Take it)

PRE-HOOK:

All over turtle Island, the Rez or city life

We face this epidemic, its time to survive      

But now it’s after midnight, everyone’s having’ fun!

and you don’t need to worry, (pre-ven-tion) prevention is fun!

HOOK:

Monday

(Just Take the Pill)

Tuesday 

(Just Take the Pill)

Wednesday 

(Just Take the Pill)

Take the Pill, (Just Take the Pill)

Thursday

(Just Take the Pill)

Friday 

(Just Take the Pill)

Saturday and Sunday

Just take the pill, Just Take the pill


VERSE 2:

Take the Test! (Take IT!)

Your NEGATIVE (Take IT!)

RX Fill (Take IT!)

Little Blue Pill! (Take IT!)

Love yourself (Take it!)

Protect yourself (Take it!)

Got a lot to give (Take it!)

One life to live (Take It!)

PRE-HOOK:

All over turtle Island, the Rez or city life

We face this epidemic, its time to survive      

But now it’s after midnight, everyone’s having’ fun!

and you don’t need to worry, (pre-ven-tion) prevention is fun!

HOOK:

Monday

(Just Take the Pill)

Tuesday 

(Just Take the Pill)

Wednesday 

(Just Take the Pill)

Take the Pill, (Just Take the Pill)

Thursday

(Just Take the Pill)

Friday 

(Just Take the Pill)

Saturday and Sunday

Just take the pill, Just Take the pill

BREAK DOWN

We Work IT, Prevention

We Work IT!, Adherence

We work IT, We make it

just take it, Don’t Fake IT!

HOOK:

Monday

(Just Take the Pill)

Tuesday 

(Just Take the Pill)

Wednesday 

(Just Take the Pill)

Take the Pill, (Just Take the Pill)

Thursday

(Just Take the Pill)

Friday 

(Just Take the Pill)

Saturday and Sunday

Just take the pill, Just Take the pill

"take the pill" music video

Content includes multiple visual communications: Native Sign Language - an education about ancestral old style dating protocols, Contemporary Lakota Digital Ledger Art Media, Dancing Laser Light Show to music, 2018 Winter Count "Tipi Project Winter", Multiple Youtube scenic video stills, and PrEPahHontoz Photos.  Video produced by Tony Enos (Cherokee) and Sheldon Raymore (Sioux).

Check out the video for "Take The Pill."  Click play below and listen

Live Performance