Loren Sands is a Tlingit/Tshimsian from Angoon, Alaska and was given the name Halfsmoked by his Grandfather. His Grandfather gave him this name because he was his first grandson of not full Native blood, being half white, ¼ Tlingit, and ¼ Tshimsian. Loren has been making hip hop and R&B for over 9 years. Loren Raps about his culture and the positive influence it has had on his life. Loren’s music can be found on iTunes under the artist name Halfsmoked. Loren and his wife Lucille, who is originally from Teller, make music together. Together they represent AK Reign; their music production company.