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Friday, March 14 • 1:00am - 1:30am
Mala Rodriguez

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MALA RODRÍGUEZ. BIOGRAPHY María Rodríguez was born on February 13, 1978 in Cadiz. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to Seville, where she grew up surrounded by art, music and dancing. It wasn’t long before little María stood out from the rest because of her artistic skills. She finds it hard to put an exact date for the start of her career because she was born an artist. Between 1991 and 1993, she showed interest in R’n’B and disciplines linked to Soul, Blues and the emerging Hip Hop music. This was an intense period for María. It was then that she started writing and rapping lyrics over musical bases and instruments. She met neighborhood bands and artists and discovered a personal dimension that would mark her forever. In 1996, after traipsing the streets with her rhymes, she set foot on a stage and this was how her musical career began. In 1997, she made a rough cut with a neighborhood friend. In 1999 began her musical activity. She recorded “A Jierro” and “Toma la Traca” with Sr. Tcee. She later recorded “Yo marco el minuto” with Dive Dibosso and “Tambalea”. María was already the talk of the town. Concerts, collaborations and months of frenetic activity. In 1999 Mala started working on “Lujo Ibérico”, an LP that saw the light in October 2000 and sold more than 50,000 copies (Gold Record). In 2003 María presented “Alevosía”, an evolutionary record mixed in New York that opened a new phase in María’s career and also won her a Gold Record. In 2006 she published a maxi called "Por la noche", which included three versions of the same theme, including an instrumental version produced by Supernafamacho. La Mala sang the first version solo and it was featured in the OST of “Yo soy la Juani”. The second version featured Capaz (of Hablando en plata), Toteking and Juaninacka. The third version included Meko and Arianna Puello. The maxi reached number one in the lists in a matter of days. Its video became one of the most seen musical videos in recent years. Malamarismo will be in stores on April 30, 2007. This is without a doubt the most complete work of Mala Rodríguez. Malamarismo is María in her purest state, in her best artistic and personal moment yet. Mala Rodríguez has been recently awarded as “Best Promising Artist” at “MTV LATINOAMÉRICA AWARDS” which gala took place last October 18th at the Palacio de los Deportes in México D.F. Mala Rodríguez is also nominated at the “Latin Grammy” as “Best urban album” for “Malarismo” DISCOGRAPHY "A jierro / Toma la traca" Maxi (Zona Bruta, 1999) "Yo marco el minuto / Tambalea" Maxi (Yo Gano, 2000) "Lujo ibérico" LP (Yo Gano/Superego-Universal, 2000) "Alevosía" LP (Universal, 2003) "Por la noche" CD Single (2006) COLLABORATIONS La Gota que Colma. "Mordiendo el micro" (1998) SFDK. "Siempre fuertes" (1999) Violadores del verso. "Genios" (1999) La alta escuela. "En pie de vuelo" (1999) Jota Mayúscula. "Hombre negro soltero busca" (2000) Ygriega. "XXL" (2000) Jota Mayúscula. "Una vida xtra" (2004) R de Rumba. "R de Rumba" (2004) Full Nelson. "Confía en mí" (2005) Akon. "Locked Up (re-edition)" (2005) Vico C. "Desahogo" (2005) Kultama. "Nacional e importación" (2006) Antonio Carmona. "Vengo venenoso" (2006)
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Friday March 14, 2008 1:00am - 1:30am
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