Miami, FL (June 13, 2016) – El B premieres the single and lyric video for the powerful track “Emigrante” (Emigrant) on VEVO. “Emigrante” is the final single before the June 24 release of his highly anticipated album, Luz.
This one goes to the ones who sacrificed and arrived,
to Mariel, the ’90s, this new exodus
and to my brothers, devoured by sharks,
under pressure from an island governed by murderers and thugs;
They call us traitors as they betray us
and force a nation to emigrate to be able to live like people;
I’m not a politician nor candidate for the crown,
I’m just a Cuban who neither forgets nor forgives.
His hard-hitting, heart-wrenching words describe what this contemporary urban poet continues to see with his own eyes, paired in this lyric video with real life historic and recent, contemporary images of those displaced by tyranny:
A cutting edge leader of Latin American Hip hop for the last decade, El B was born and raised in Cuba, but his music and subject matter transgress the borders of his native country. His outspoken, uncompromising, and unique voice has spread messages of hope and unity on a global level against all odds, even against those who tried to suppress him. With a career spanning from Censurado, his first album with Los Aldeanos in 2003, El B has been recognized as a revolutionary figure critical of bureaucratic regimes, corruption, and all the ills of society while at the same time believing in, and serving as a powerful advocate, for universal human values.Currently, El B is living in Miami, Florida releasing solo projects with total creative freedom as a partner in emergent indie label, ZenStar Productions.
“Emigrante” available on iTunes: