Aid (rapper)

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Aid
Birth name Aida Alonso Iglesias
Also known as Aid
Born (1990-03-28) March 28, 1990 (age 27)
Origin Vigo, Galicia (Spain)
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer-songwriter
Years active 2003–present
Labels Aid
Website www.aidvigo.com

Aida Alonso Iglesias (born March 28, 1990),[1] known professionally as Aid or Aid Alonso, is a Spanish rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. She started her professional career in 2009 after receiving the Heineken Greenspace Award,[2] and her song Boogie Vigo was rated Latin Single Of The Week on iTunes.[3] In 2011, the song Apréndeo was considered the most listened to song in the Galician language on YouTube.[4]

Early life[edit]

Aid was born in Vigo, Spain. She started to record songs when she was 12 years old and a friend of hers discovered her recordings and decided to upload them to a music website. The recordings became viral and had more than 100,000 downloads.[5]

Career[edit]

In 2007, Aid released Aqui Teneis,[6] a self-released solo album.[7] On October 22, 2008, she won the Heineken Greenspace festival contest in Valencia (Spain). Aid was the first rap artist and youngest one winning the contest, and she performed with Lagartija Nick and Enrique Morente in the main concert of the festival.[8][9] On February 9, 2009, Aid released her debut album Jugando.[10][11] On July 28, 2009, the song Boogie Vigo was rated as Latin Single of the Week on iTunes worldwide. On September 2009, she was Artist of the Month by Ones to Watch Myspace.[12] On June 11, 2009, she won the contest Márcate un Squares of Kellogs.

In 2011, Aid released the song Aprendeo.[13] The song has been rated the most listened song in Galician language in YouTube.[4]

In 2012, she released Rapoemas, a cd-book which adapted classics of Galician poetry like Rosalía de Castro, Álvaro Cunqueiro, Manuel Antonio and Curros Enríquez into rap music.[14][15]

In 2013, she released her album Hacer Lo Que Quiero.[16]

In 2014, Aid released Tierra de Sol, a single composed for the BBC representing Spain under the 1Xtra Radio freestyles.[17] On November 2014, she received the award Xeración Viguesa.[18]

Other works[edit]

Aid teaches about rap and lyrical composition in schools.[19]

She has worked as a radio host and board operator and has been collaborating as presenter in local TV.[20]

She graduated as an electrical engineer.[21]

In April 9th, 2016, she spoke at the TEDx event in California State University, Long Beach. [22][23]

Discography[edit]

  • Demo (2004)
  • Aqui Teneis (2007)
  • Jugando (2009)
  • Rapoemas (2012)
  • Hacer Lo Que Quiero (2013)

Featurings[edit]

  • Porta "Suben al cielo" (En Boca de Tantos, 2008)
  • EL Payo Malo "Escucha a la gente" (2009)
  • Efesio "Creer pour avancer" (2012)
  • Porta (rapper)|Porta "No tienes hueco" (Reset, 2012)
  • Ambkor "La luz" (Tren de Vuelta a Casa, 2014)
  • Mowlihawk, Reke, Tailon, Servando, RKing "No importa el color" (2014)
  • Dezzy Hollow "Disparando" (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aid. "Aid: Biography". Aid. 
  2. ^ Raul Serrador (2009). "Aid: Heineken Greenspace". Heineken Greenspace. Retrieved October 22, 2009. 
  3. ^ David Suárez (2009). "Aid: iTunes se rinde al Boogie Vigués". La Voz de Galicia. Retrieved August 5, 2009. 
  4. ^ a b TVG (2013). "O tema "Apréndeo" de AID, a canción en galego que máis medra en Youtube". Televisión de Galicia. Retrieved May 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ Nvivo (2009). "Aid: Nvivo". Nvivo. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  6. ^ Aid (2007). "Aid: Aqui Teneis". Aid. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  7. ^ "Aid". Aid. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  8. ^ "Aid Ganadora De La IV Edición Heineken Greenspace - VersosPerfectos". VersosPerfectos. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  9. ^ 15:52, Publicado por Un rincón apartado en. "Un rincón apartado: Heineken Greenspace 2008: Enrique Morente + Lagartija Nick + AID". Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  10. ^ hhgroups (2009). "Aid: Jugando". Faro de Vigo. Archived from the original on 9 March 2010. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  11. ^ Galicia, La Voz de. "La rapera viguesa Aíd ya está jugando con los ritmos". www.lavozdegalicia.es. Retrieved 2016-06-08. 
  12. ^ Faro de Vigo (2009). "Aid: Ones To Watch". Faro de Vigo. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  13. ^ CRTVG (2011). "Aid: Aprendeo". CRTVG. 
  14. ^ Aid, Editorial Galaxia (2012). "Aid: Rapoemas". Editorial Galaxia. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  15. ^ La Voz de Galicia (2012). "Aid: Rapoemas La Voz". La Voz de Galicia. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  16. ^ TVG (2013). "Entrevista á rapeira viguesa Aid". TVG. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  17. ^ BBC, Xtra Rdio1 (2014). "BBC: 1Xtra Rdio". BBC. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  18. ^ Atlántico Diario (2014). "David Gil y la cantante AID reciben el galardón 'Xeración Viguesa'". Atlántico Diario. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  19. ^ Lorena Bustabad (2009). "El rap de Rosalía de Castro". El Pais. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  20. ^ Localia, Aves Nocturnas (2010). "Aid: Aves Nocturnas". Localia. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  21. ^ Aid, AidVigo (2016). "Aid: Bio". Aid. Retrieved 25 December 2016. 
  22. ^ "2016". TEDxCSULB. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 
  23. ^ "TEDxCSULB | TED.com". www.ted.com. Retrieved 2016-12-28. 

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