Representing the Diné Nation, Christopher Mike-Bidtah, also known as Def-i, hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA. He is a writer and touring artist who blends a variety of styles, including hip hop, spoken word and contemporary Native American acoustic.
Def-i has appeared on Eminem’s XM radio station Shade 45, Sway In The Morning, BBC News, National Public Radio (NPR), AJ+, Vans Warped Tour, RT America, PBS and a number of hip hop outlets.
Dedicated to hip hop education, Def-i is also an experienced youth workshop facilitator and an active community member. He has worked with college, high school, junior high and elementary school students, teaching creative writing, song recording, the art of beat-making and the fundamentals of hip hop culture. He also devotes his artistry to support environmental movements within the Indigenous community and most recently served as a US hip hop ambassador in Nigeria.
Years of hard work has cemented his name as a true representative of hip hop and a positive role model for Indigenous youth. Fans can now listen to Def-i’s newest album Desert Oceans, which dropped earlier this month. This LP is meant to represent the deserts of New Mexico and the beaches of Southern California, the homelands of Def-i and producer/artist collaborator Ariano.