Rapper, activist, and member of Cuban rap duo Los Aldeanos, known as “El B”, launches his career as a solo artist. He kicks off 2015 with his first performance this Sunday March 15th at the legendary Calle Ocho festival in Miami, FL on the Bahamas, Cooper Tires & Ferry Express stage (17th Ave. South Stage) at 3:45 PM EST.
Following this event, “El B” will head to Austin, TX to perform two shows at SXSW (South by South West), one of the most prestigious culture and music conferences & festivals in the U.S. Both performances will take place Wednesday, March 18th: Audio Common House Party at 2 PM CST (Brass House Tavern 115 San Jacinto Blvd.) and Half Step Stage at 10:55 PM CST (75 Â½ Rainey Street).
His debut at SXSW has sparked great interest being that “El B”, as a member of Los Aldeanos, achieved a massive impact with the group becoming one of the most innovative and explosive artists in Hip-Hop in addition to garnering a loyal fan base and millions of views of their videos.
With a musical trajectory spanning over a decade, awards from their native Cuba, international recognition, and constant tours, Los Aldeanos earned the prestige of being one of the leaders of Latin Hip Hop within the last decade.
“El B” has an explosive style; his lyrics and flow are innovative and direct. His freestyle technique is flawless and he is very respected for his ability to battle, speak against the current government of Cuba, and talk about other socio-political issues.
About El B
El B (Bian Oscar RodrÃguezÂ Gala) a member of Los Aldeanos, a rap duo from Cuba, has undoubtedly become a cutting edge leader of Latin American Hip Hop in the last decade. Born and raised in Cuba, El B’s music and themes transgress the borders of his native country. His outspoken, uncompromising, and unique voice has spread messages of hope and unity on a global level against all odds, even against those who tried to suppress him.
With a career spanning from Censurado, his first album with Los Aldeanos in 2003, followed by their second album, Poesia Esposada, a year later, El B has been recognized as a revolutionary figure critical of bureaucratic regimes, corruption, and all the ills of society while at the same time reinforcing universal human values. Mi Filosofia, released in 2006, was El B’s first solo album, where he declared against the Cuban regime that his revolutionary music was here to stay.
The following year Los Aldeanos joined together with 43 other artists and collaborated on the album La Comision Depuradora (The Purging Commission). This large collaboration drew much attention as it was the first time many of these Cuban born rappers on the album had the opportunity to release their music to the public. In 2008, El B’s double album, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, gained much significant international exposure. His lyrics represented two alter egos: deep human emotions versus aggressive ideas.
His talents and accomplishments have not gone unnoticed, as he is considered a pure artist among his peers. In both 2007 and 2008, El B participated in and won Redbull’s Batalla de Los Galos of Cuba, a free styling rap championship. Through the power of the internet, El B has become and international rap sensation with over 40 million views on Youtube alone.
Currently, El B is living in Miami, Florida releasing solo projects with total creative freedom on the emergent indie label, ZenStar Productions. He is collaborating with numerous artists such as MLKMAN, Danay Suarez, Eptos Uno, and Stephen Marley to name a few.Â