Sound Check: Q & A with Chilean Rapper Anita Tijoux
By Grace Bastidas | 04/07/2010 - 12:30

Although Chilean rapper Anita Tijoux has been rhyming since the mid-90’s, stateside we’ve been missing out. Luckily for us, she’s finally making her U.S. debut! Her upcoming album, 1977 (out April 27; Nacional Records), named for the year of her birth, should bring listeners up to speed on her life story (she was born in France during Pinochet’s dictatorship) and her old-school lyrical style. I had a chance to catch up with Tijoux while she was in town for some shows in NYC and here’s what she had to say:

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Q&A with Immortal Technique
By smundhra | 08/13/2008 - 15:14

On a blazing hot August day in Jones Beach, New York, Peruvian-born, Harlem-raised rapper Immortal Technique finds himself in the middle of hip-hop history. As the only Latino rapper on the Rock the Bells Hip-Hop Festival's main stage line-up, which includes Nas, Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest and a half-dozen other legends, Immortal Technique (born Felipe Coronel), has a crowd of 10,000 fans—black, white, Latin and everything in between—out of their seats, finishing his lyrics, and answering his cries for revolution.

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