Ink Tone Swep Location Bogota, Colombia – Santiago, Chile – Lima, Peru
As Hip Hop continues its genre dominance as the most embraced musical culture in the world, Latin artists have emerged as perhaps the most prevalent ethnic group to next attempt mastery of the art form’s fundamentals after American Black’s successfully created, crafted, and commercialized it. From breakdancing and freestyling to battle-rapping and underground collaboration, touring, and commerce, the Spanish-dominant DJ’s and MC’s are only down to be the dopest.
Two of the realest reppin’ rap down south are Mexico’s Aczino – an extraordinary freestyle rapper noted for his histrionic heavy stage presence and layered lyricism – and DJ Atenea of Santiago, Chile, who is so prominent on her cities live show scene that nearly every major showcase features her on the 1’s and 2’s. Check ’em out. Get familiar.