Mala Rodríguez is the baseball bat-wielding voice of Latin Hip Hop. The multipleLatin GRAMMY-winning, Barcelona-based artist has earned unanimous praise for hersocially-minded lyrics and her sexually unabashed on-stage persona.
Always breaking barriers, Mala Rodriguez was the first (and only) female artist to win both BestUrban Album and Best Urban Song at the Latin GRAMMYS. Her extensive cataloguehas garnered her a multitude of fans, including Barack Obama, who featured Mala inhis Summer Spotify playlist. Mala Rodriguez has toured globally and has collaborated with a rangeof artists that include Romeo Santos, Nelly Furtado, Calle 13, Ibeyi, and Tego Calderon amongothers. Recent featurings this summer have gone Platinum.
Her latest single, “Contigo” (feat. StyloG) has quickly received millions of views, and Billboard callsit “a sensual reggaeton-meets-dancehall jam for lovers.” Mala marked her return in 2018 with thefeminist anthem “Gitanas.” Pitchfork said of the track: Her voice is bold and unflinching, when sheboldly asks “Quien me protege?” (“Who protects me?”) you can almost feel the ground quakebeneath her feet. Mala already knows the answer to her question. Without missing a beat, she criesout, “Yo!” (“Me!”), daring anyone to doubt her. NPR recently named one of her singles as one of the“200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women.”