Kendrick Lamar told us he got “royalty" inside in his DNA. At the 60th annual Grammys awards, Camila Cabello’s speech supporting Dreamers reminded us about the Cuban-Mexican royalty tattooed on her double helix. And for those who need a history lesson, this country was largely built on immigrant labor—forced and otherwise. Still, we know what 45 thinks about people of color, shit-hole countries, Dreamers, and immigrants.
TIDAL just launched a new original bi-weekly podcast video series, “Inside My DNA,” that showcases freewheeling conversations with artists, across genres, who are also products of immigrant households, and unpack the similarities and differences that inform and inspire every aspect of their careers and lives. Hosted by TIDAL culture and content editors, Jesús Triviño Alarcón and Adelle Platon, the series is slated to feature guests, including John Leguizamo and Lea Salonga.
Actress/singer Jessica Pimentel of the award-winning Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, stars in the premiere episode of the series. The Dominican American star discusses being the product of immigrants, unity in the face of adversity, and being an overall badass Latinx.
The first episode—“We’re Here!”—debuts with Pimentel dishing about unity in the face of adversity and being Dominican shapes everything that she does. “It made me proud of who I am. The food I eat. The music I grew up on—the traditions that we have. All the oogity boogity superstitions that we have, it all comes from there.”
Subscribers can check out the series here: TIDAL.com/InsideMyDNA
The Inside My DNA podcast is part of the growing TIDAL On Air podcast network, which includes a variety of series hosted by some of the most trusted and influential names in Latin music, hip-hop and comedy. From Luis Jimenez’s self-titled podcast to Angie Martinez and Miss Info’s “In Real Life” – TIDAL is at the pulse of music culture.
Check out the clip below and catch the full show with Pimentel on TIDAL. We'll expect to hear about the hustle, ambition and flow, inside their DNA—word to Kendrick.
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