[Hip Hop] The France Born Chilean Rapper Anita Tijoux Continues to Enjoy International Success with The Release of her of Album Vengo and Her new Music Video “Somos Sur” Featuring Shadia Mansour.
Ana or Anita Tijoux has an extensive history with Hip Hop and rap music. Today she is one of the biggest international name when it comes to Spanish Hip Hop. She has been on numerous tours across the globe rocking the stage with some of the biggest musical legends. Ana jumped started her long journey as a member of a Chilean group called Makiza, whom she released three albums with. The first release was Vida Salvaje in 1998, followed by Aerolíneas Makiza in 1999) and finally what would be Makiza’s last album Casino Royale released in 2005.
Then in 2007 Anita started her career as a solo artist, or as she likes to put it; her not so solo career. She views herself as being the lead vocalists of a full band. Since 2007 Anita has been working non-stop with an impressive list of collaboration with artists like Julieta Venegas, Control Machete, Ritmo Machine, Los tetas and many more. Today she has four solo full length albums. Her solo debut album was Kaos in 2007, followed by 1977 in 2009, and the Latin Grammy nominated La Bala of 2011. Her 4th and current album which was recently released is titled Vengo.
Her new video and single “Somos Sur” feature the talented and beautiful Shadia Mansour, a British-born Palestinian singer and MC who sings and raps in Arabic and English. Much of her music focuses on Middle East politics. I think it was the year 2008 or 2009 when I was first made aware of her, when Public Enemy producer and studio DJ, Johnny “Juice” Rosado mentioned her to me.
“Somos Sur” Featuring Shadia Mansour