Mestizo (rapper)

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Mestizo
Born (1981-03-06) March 6, 1981 (age 38)[1][2]
San Jose, California[3]
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresAlternative hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, producer
Years active2003–present
LabelsMachina Muerte, Galapagos4, Alpha Pup Records, Fake Four Inc.
Associated actsIsaiah Toothtaker, Mike Gao, Doseone, A7pha
Websitemestizo.bandcamp.com

Mestizo (born March 6, 1981[1][2]) is an American rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is a co-founder of Machina Muerte.[4]

Career[edit]

In 2004, Mestizo released his solo debut album, Life Like Movie, on Galapagos4.[5] In 2005, he released a collaborative album with Mike Gao, titled Blindfaith, on the label.[6]

In 2007, he released an album, Dream State.[7] It featured contributions from Julian Code, Murs, Qwel, and 2Mex.[8] He released two more solo albums, Elecholo in 2010[9] and De'Nir in 2012.[10]

He was featured on K-the-I???'s "Man or Machine" off of Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (2008)[11] and Sole and the Skyrider Band's "Vaya Con El Diablo" off of Hello Cruel World (2011).[12]

In 2014, Mestizo released a six-track EP, Underlord.[13] In 2015, he released a collaborative EP with Isaiah Toothtaker, titled Everybody's Enemy.[14]

Mestizo and Doseone have formed a group called A7pha. The duo released the self-titeld debut album, A7pha, on Anticon in 2017.[15][16]

He released a collaborative EP with The Heavy Twelves, titled Big Bad Death, on Fake Four Inc. in 2018.[17]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Life Like Movie (2004)
  • Blindfaith (2005) (with Mike Gao)
  • Dream State (2007)
  • Elecholo (2010)
  • Humansuit (2012) (with Isaiah Toothtaker)
  • De'Nir (2012)
  • Slocaine (2012) (with Uome)
  • A7pha (2017) (with Doseone, as A7pha)

EPs[edit]

  • Black Square EP (2007)
  • De'Nir EP (2012)
  • Underlord (2014)
  • Everybody's Enemy (2015) (with Isaiah Toothtaker)
  • Big Bad Death (2018) (with The Heavy Twelves)

Singles[edit]

  • "Baby Steps" (2004)

Guest appearances[edit]

  • Meaty Ogre - "Mutable End" from Leo vs. Pisces (2003)
  • Qwel & Maker - "The Network" from The Harvest (2004)
  • Offwhyte - "Rival Ritual" from Bow to the Sceptor (2004)
  • Qwel & Jackson Jones - "Fallout" from Dark Day (2005)
  • Denizen Kane - "Killa Killa" from Tree City Legends Vol. II: My Bootleg Life (2005)
  • 2Mex & Life Rexall - "Money in the Form of a Woman" from Money Symbol Martyrs (2006)
  • Joe Dub - "LA2theBay" from Pooretry (2007)
  • Robust - "Strictly Underground" from El Foto Grande (2007)
  • Offwhyte - "Solid State" from Mainstay (2007)
  • K-the-I??? - "Man or Machine" from Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (2008)
  • Isaiah Toothtaker - "What's Really Good?" from Murs 3:16 Presents (2008)
  • Ex Patriots - "30 Pieces of Silver" from Islands & Kingdoms (2010)
  • Isaiah Toothtaker - "I Gotcha" from Yiggy (2010)
  • Kap Kallous - "Forget Me Not" from The She EP (2011)
  • Rapewolf - "Stupid Posse Cut" from Stupidfaggotassundergroundrapsthatsuck (2011)
  • Gel Roc - "Tragic Poetry" from Beautiful Tragedy (2011)
  • Isaiah Toothtaker - "Self Control" from Illuminati Thug Mafia (2011)
  • Cadalack Ron - "Closed Doors" from Space Cadalack (2011)
  • Sole and the Skyrider Band - "Vaya Con El Diablo" from Hello Cruel World (2011)
  • Cadalack Ron + Briefcase - "Dead Horse" from Times Is Hard (2012)
  • Isaiah Toothtaker - "Remix" from Illmatic 2 (2013)
  • Sole - "The Trap" from No Wising Up No Settling Down (2013)
  • Cyesm - "Turnt" from Disciple (2013)
  • Tachyon Ghetto Blaster - "Steez" from TGB EP01 (2014)
  • Cyesm - "Lady Liberty" from Romance for Misfits (2016)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Mestizo (March 4, 2009). "going thru the airport security is the most outlandish process, you my bday is friday?!? a mutant gotta home". Twitter. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Mestizo (March 7, 2011). "@laurafama and @Werdemup made my 30th the best birthday possible. I couldn't have been blessed with better family. Love you 2 forever". Twitter. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  3. ^ Cobalt (2004). "Mestizo". Hip Hop Core. Retrieved August 29, 2018.
  4. ^ Muyskens, Luke (September 30, 2011). "Mestizo". UGSMAG. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  5. ^ Yuscavage, Christopher (2004). "MVRemix Reviews: Mestizo - LifeLikeMovie". MVRemix. Retrieved January 14, 2013.
  6. ^ Herman, Max (October 1, 2005). "Mestizo and Mike Gao Blindfaith". XLR8R. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  7. ^ Levin, Adam M. (April 8, 2008). "Mestizo :: Dream State :: Galapagos4 Music". RapReviews.com. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  8. ^ Rutledge, Bryant (October 15, 2007). "Mestizo "Disclaimer"". XLR8R. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  9. ^ Martins, Chris (August 16, 2010). "Exclusive: L.A. Rapper Mestizo Name-Checks Elliott Smith in Vid for 'Truth Be Told,' via Alpha Pup". LA Weekly. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  10. ^ Ellis, Matthew (June 21, 2012). "Mestizo: 'De'Nir' (EP) (Prefix Premiere)". Prefix. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  11. ^ Martin, Andrew (January 5, 2009). "K-the-I???: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow". PopMatters. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  12. ^ 319 (April 11, 2011). "Sole and the Skyrider Band – Hello Cruel World (New album ft. Lil B, Sage Francis, Ceschi, Noah23 and more)". UGSMAG. Retrieved January 12, 2013.
  13. ^ Ortiz, Edwin (March 26, 2014). "Premiere: Stream Mestizo's New EP "UNDERLORD"". Complex. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  14. ^ Gillespie, Blake (March 25, 2015). "Isaiah Toothtaker and Mestizo are Everybody's Enemy". Impose. Retrieved March 29, 2015.
  15. ^ Farah, Khalid (February 13, 2017). "Anticon Records Unveil A7pha". Speaker TV. Retrieved February 16, 2017.
  16. ^ Sutton, William (March 20, 2017). "A7PHA: A7PHA". PopMatters. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  17. ^ Eustice, Kyle (August 28, 2018). "#DXCLUSIVE: Mestizo & The Heavy Twelves Take Over Abandoned Train Yard In "Tunnel Vision" Video". HipHopDX. Retrieved August 29, 2018.

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