Shawn Bernard, aka FEENIX, is the real deal. He lost both his parents at a young age and grew up on the streets of inner city Edmonton surrounded by drugs and prostitution. Having been in the rap game nearly 20 years, he began rhyming and rapping since he can remember and in 1992 founded a rap group that later evolved into a high-profile nationwide gang. After several incarcerations and a life of using & selling drugs, Shawn left the gang life after the drug death of his beloved sister. He now has a professional music career and his debut album, "Tha Real OG" was one of the three final nominees at the 2007 Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards. His much anticipated second album release "On Tha Rise" was also nominated in 2008. In 2009, Feenix won "Best Rap or Hip Hop Video" at The Canadian Aboriginal Music Awards in Hamilton, ON.
In 2007, Shawn starred in a National Film Board film about his life called “Walking Alone” which premiered at the 2007 Dreamspeakers Festival. Shawn also won the audience vote for favorite stage performer that same year at the "Fashion Rocks" Dreamspeakers Main Stage, Edmonton.On National Aboriginal Day of 2008, Shawn graduated as class valedictorian of the Aboriginal Family and Community Support Worker Program at Norquest College in Edmonton. When not performing or taking classes, Shawn is a family man that focuses on his music, promoting artists from all across Canada and doing positive lifestyle presentations.