Gabriel San Roman
SALVAJES SPREAD SANTA ANA HIP-HOP CULTURE WITH SAVAGE SKILL
Rapper IllNes Infection hovers over a glowing MPC while mapping out Pro Tools soundwaves on a computer screen. A new song blasting police brutality by his group Salvajes echoes throughout the narrow, brick-walled room inside Santa Ana’s El Centro Cultural de México. Joesé Gloria walks in, sporting a beanie and thick-rimmed black glasses. The two sit at a table, ready to talk about the ethos of Salvajes and how it mirrors their volunteer work at the community space.
“El Centro really shaped our politics and our consciousness,” Gloria explains. “But at the same time, we want to expose this hip-hop movement to a new generation.”
Read more on my latest OC Weekly Locals Only feature available on newsstands tomorrow but online now: http://www.ocweekly.com/music/salvajes-spread-santa-ana-hip-hop-culture