Catalina Maria Johnson

International radio broadcaster, bilingual cultural journalist, music curator

This month’s Beat Latino celebrates the poetry in hip hop! Just in time for Poetry Month–April–this month’s Beat Latino shares poet/hip hop artists rhymes from Cuba to Chile to Spain to Puerto Rico and beyond. The selection is wonderful set of tunes that seamlessly unite word, melody, rhythm and rhyme — enjoy!

TitleArtistAlbumLabelYearLength
Alien CardEphnikoEl Blues del Inmigrante.1193441 Records DK201902:31
DEFINEOlmecaDEFINE.Olmeca201904:50
PreludioInterminableRebirth Renacer.762575 Records DK2018:45
Me voyIbeyiAsh.XL Recordings201703:07
ShockAna TijouxLa Bala.Nacional Records201203:30
Tlahuiliz LightXiuhtezcatl MartinezBreak free.Xiuhtezcatl Martinez201802:24
La sombraResidente feat. BombinoResidente.Sony Music Latin201704:05
Yo aprendíDanay SuárezPolvo de la humedad.Brownswood Recordings201103:13
Linaje OriginariosHijos IndígenasHijos Indígenas.Hijos Indígenas201703:34
Diciembre del 95Mabiland1995.Alaz Home records201803:34
Yo soy Ayotzinapa RapEmanuel Ortega NavaEmanuel Ortega Nava.201702:58
Y va a caerRebel DiazY va a caer.Rebel Diaz201804:16
Lengua UniversalKinto SolLengua Universal.Virus Enterprises Llc201804:37
Los VerbosLosPetitFellasLos Verbos.Independiente201805:32
LevitatingXenia Rubinos, Sammus, Olga BellLevitating.Xenia Rubinos, Sammus & Olga Bell201703:27

Feature photo: Mabiland by Catalina Maria Johnson