I’m not a huge hip hop head but I am a huge fan of musica with a message. In the case of Rebel Diaz and the street single “Soy Rebelde” off their long anticipated debut album Radical Dilemma, the message is that struggle against the status quo has a history that needs to be continued.
True to the group’s bilingual form, the song samples a late 60s spanish pop ballad, “Soy Rebelde, porque el mundo me hecho asi..” (I’m a Rebel, because the world has made me this way…”).
Produced by G1 of Rebel Diaz. Performed by G1 and RodStarz of Rebel Diaz.
Directed, edited and filmed by internationally acclaimed liberation photographer Pocho1, the video’s documentary style follows Rebel Diaz’s recent tours throughout Europe and Latin America, as well as images of their community arts work in the South Bronx and beyond.