When it came to a musical form of expression, it seemed natural for Malone to turn to hip-hop.
"African-Americans were sharing their culture and their ways. I thought it would be interesting for Native Americans to do that, too," said Malone, who has documented ancestry from the Oneida tribe.
"For me as a Native American, it was a way to channel my feelings and everything we go through as a culture. I also thought it would be an opportunity to give back to young Native people."