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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

Afro-Cuban Rap Legends Obsesion Talk Race, Gender and Hip-Hop at UCLA

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

In a rare cultural exchange, veteran Cuban rap duo Obsesion visited UCLA as the university's week-long artists-in-residence. Magia Lopez Cabrera (Magia MC) and Alexey Rodriguez (...el tipo este...) form one of the most well-respected and longest-running hip-hop groups on the island having celebrated their 20th anniversary last summer. They masterfully mix Afro-Cuban percussion rhythms, jazz and socially conscious rhymes in their infectious brew (think A Tribe Called Quest meets Buena Vista Social Club).

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Heard Mentality Blog post:

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