Yes, she’s queer. Yes, she’s a woman. Yes, she’s Mexican. Yes, she’s a rapper. And yes, she’s the fucking bomb. Niña Dioz breaks barriers and shut down any kind of stereotypes. As Mexico’s first openly queer rapper, Niña Dioz jumped into the predominantly male Hip-Hop scene and conquered her place in it.
“Nina Dioz is Mexico’s answer to M.I.A. or Lady Sovereign“LA Times
The first time Carla Reyna rapped on stage was in the early 2000s when the 18-year-old Reyna discovered the ingenious yet unruly underground hip-hop scene in her hometown of Monterrey, Mexico. After her performance, a woman approached and asked why the set was so short. The woman begged her to make more, saying it was the first time she’d seen a female rapper command the male-dominated stage. Since then Niña Dioz, has built a gutsy repertoire of boastful, tough-talking rhymes that also tackle political injustice and gender inequality and wants to motivate people to taking action and fighting against hate-fueled mentalities.
“When I started in the scene … you were either doing a specific type of hip-hop or you were not real. I was always experimenting with different sounds and beats, so people always had something to say, like I was not hip-hop enough.”
Her lyrics are entirely in Spanish, but even non-Spanish speakers can revel in the intensity of her voice and the dance-inducing rhythms. With „Tambalea“ she wrote a dauntless feminist anthem, she recorded it with the groundbreaking Colombian artist Lido Pimienta and the Tijuana-born singer-songwriter Ceci Bastida.
„I decided that if I want things to change, I have to be part of that change. I can’t just cross my arms and expect someone to do it for me.“Niña Dioz on National Public Radio
about her last Album ‚Reyna‘ – https://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/nina-dioz-reyna/