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Hi Angelica Maria, welcome to LA Music Review! Tell us a little bit about you and your music.
My name is Maria Sanchez and I represent Angélica Maria,
an L.A based poet and musician.
We have just released “Una Rosa Del Concreto” ft. Neto Reyno (“A Rose From The Concrete”). The R&B conscious hip hop single was inspired by the poem by Tupac Shakur.
As a Tedx Speaker, Los Angeles raised poet & singer Angelica Maria has been featured for her poetry and music on platforms such as Facebook, Puma, the Mujerista and more. With a long established career as a poet, in the past year she has released two singles that have been played on Aire Libre Mexico’s most dynamic radio station. Una Rosa Del Concreto is only her 4th release, and her unique background as a poet gives voice to her work as a musician, blending meaningful lyrics to R&B and Hip Hop sounds.
Congrats on the release! What was your inspiration when you were writing this project?
Released on July 1, 2022. The song is inspired by Tupac Shakur and his poem “A Rose From the Concrete”. It is meant to be an homage to both L.A and Mexico, in a song that celebrates all of us that have transformed the struggle into something beautiful.
What is your vision for this song?
The vision for this song was to include artists and people in the video who have transformed their pain into art.
This can be seen with the featured rapper Neto Reyno from Mexico who comes from one of the worst neighborhoods in Mexico and now has amassed a giant following for his work as an artist, as well as Angélica Maria who came from a low income neighborhood in The San Fernando Valley and now presents poetry around the United States and Latino America.
We want all of the people to hear themselves in the lyrics “I am that rose that grew from the concrete, and no one could stop me”.
Start streaming “Una Rosa Del Concreto” right here:
What is your favorite part of this body of work?
Our favorite part of this work is all the people that have been impacted by the release so far, highlighting narratives of people that do not always get celebrated. Getting to combine the inspiring narratives of L.A and Mexico was truly special.
Anything else we should know about it? Upcoming events?
Although the song was released this month, we are looking to promote it for Latinx Heritage month from September through October. Angelica is currently booked at St.Xavier College in Chicago and Yale University in Connecticut to present the piece for students during the last week of September.
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