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Mala Rodríguez R-E-S-P-E-C-T

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La Mala Rodríguez por Antonio García Rodríguez

Mala Rodríguez photo by Antonio García Rodríguez

Mala Rodríguez, the 29-year old female MC from Spain, with style and a couple of Latin Grammy nominations, stated in an interview for the Philadelphia Weekly, “I don’t sell sex. I’m a woman and one who’s conscious of power. I enjoy my sexuality and sensuality. It’s something natural and beautiful.”

The female rapper has launched a new project titled “Ojo con la Mala”, in which she collaborated with jazz composer Refree and the Original Jazz Orchestra Musician Workshop. She recently released a new video clip for her latest single titled “Tengo un trato”.

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Mala Rodríguez has conquered the mostly masculine terrain of the Spanish Hip Hop scene that boomed in Sevilla in the late 90s. Her strong femininity and the crude but smart social-critique in her lyrics gained her quick fame and the approval of Spain’s best hip hop producers, who gladly collaborated with her on her rise to the top. Her third album, “Malamarismo” (2007), won her several award nominations, including the Latin Grammy Awards for 2007 and 2008 and the MTV Europe Music Awards. She has collaborated with several artists including Julieta Venegas, Tego Calderon, Calle 13, and Vico C.

With her huge success, “La Mala” was able to break ground in the Spanish hip hop scene and paved the way for other female MCs. Arianna Puello, Nona, Shuga Wuga and BKC are other notable female artists in Spain, contemporary to La Mala.

About Sheyla Rivera

Sheyla Rivera has written 36 post in this blog.

Escritora, músico y gestora cultural. Nació en Puerto Rico en la década de los 80s, entre el campo y la urbe. Completó un bachillerato doble en Psicología y Sociología en la Universidad de Puerto Rico, recinto de Río Piedras, y cursó la maestría en Medios y Cultura Contemporánea de la Universidad del Sagrado Corazón. Se destaca en el manejo de organizaciones artísticas sin fines de lucro, cultura visual japonesa, estudios de género y teoría cultural.

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