Xiuhtezcatl | music

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The First Single is Here

One Day - the first single off of my debut Hip Hop Album, Break Free is now available on SoundCloud, Youtube, and BandCamp!

 

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One Day
Written by: Xiuhtezcatl and Isa
Production: Xiuhtezcatl and Richard Vagner
Mix and Master: Brian Hardin    
Artwork: Maliktrips


XIUHTEZCATL PERFORMING WITH NAHKO BEAR, RED ROCKS 09.15.17

XIUHTEZCATL PERFORMING WITH NAHKO BEAR, RED ROCKS 09.15.17

Xiuhtezcatl's Music

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Xiuhtezcatl is a multifaceted recording artist: bilingual rapper, songwriter, producer, and composer.

He has performed on stages across the globe using his art as a tool for resistance and a medium to communicate his story.

Using his music to reflect the world around him, Xiuhtezcatl writes to bring people together, inspire his generation, and change the face of hip hop. 

Bringing the movement to the masses through the music I make. This is my resistance.”
— Xiuhtezcatl
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Collaborating and performing with a diverse array of influential artists has offered an amazing platform from which Xiuhtezcatl’s musical prowess has evolved. Since releasing the album Generation RYSE with Earth Guardians in 2014, his signature style has emerged as he refined his skills onstage and on the mic.

Xiuhtezcatl is working with a team of world-class producers and instrumentalists - including multi gold record producer Brian Hardin - to release his debut hip hop record Break Free. Here, X begins to tell his stories from the frontlines of oppression and injustice.

The record is going to change the way the world sees me, and it’s going to change the way that I’ve told my story to the world.”
— Xiuhtezcatl, Interview with Rolling Stone

Break Free

Preparing for an early 2018 release, Xiuhtezcatl sees Break Free making waves. As a young indigenous person of color, Xiuhtezcatl is showing his generation the power of using our passions to tell our stories and create change. 

From rapping at protests without a sound system before his voice dropped to performing at the Standing Rock encampment with Immortal Technique and Nahko, Xiuhtezcatl is waking people up with his art. His message reminds the world that hip hop has always been a voice for the oppressed and a tool for liberation. 
 

Xiuhtezcatl | Quick Facts

  • At 17, Xiuhtezcatl has performed at Red Rocks Amphitheatre twice
     
  • He has worked and collaborated with world class musicians and producers: stic.man of dead prez, Chali 2na and Jurassic 5, Nahko, Trevor Hall, Raury, Ozomatli, Flobots, Tru, Rising Appalachia, Chance the Rapper and more
     
  • Xiuhtezcatl has brought hip hop to TedX, Bioneers and the United Nations
     
  • He’s a lead plaintiff in the YouthvGov lawsuit against the US government for failing to protect our generations from the effects of climate change
     
  • Xiuhtezcatl’s story has been covered by countless major media outlets including Rolling StonePBSViceCNN, BuzzWorthy, NBC, Huffington Post, HBO, NatGeo, and many more including International media outlets
     
  • He’s appeared on The Daily ShowThe Nightly ShowBill Maher, and more
     
  • His first book We Rise hit shelves in September, and his second book is due for a late Fall 2017 release
     
  • Xiuhtezcatl has a TV show in the works
     
  • His first hip hop album Generation RYSE was released at the age of 14 with the Earth Guardians

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is a 17-year-old indigenous environmental activist in the midst of releasing his debut hip-hop album while suing the Trump administration for their inaction on climate change.

NEW ALBUM RELEASE 2017 | BREAK FREE

The people have spoken. Xiuhtezcatl's new album Break Free was more than 100% fully funded on Kickstarter by his goal!  Thanks to all who donated and helped spread the word on social media to set the music free!