“Things have changed, and every now and then, an artist puts their account of life’s changes into play, all over phat beats. Molina is that artist. A culturist who balances his revolutionary politics with his ability to rap like no other, Molina is not your average ‘conscious artist’." – Westword
NEW EP RELEASE: "No Translation, No Comment"
Released December 22, 2013. Produced by DJ Icewater. Album art by Karma Leigh.
MOLINA SPEAKS at TEDX MILEHIGH 2013:
The Future and Hip-Hop:
Presented at TedX MileHigh at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House Denver, June 15, 2013
Build 2020 Live performance featuring Zay Rios on drums, Asia Fajardo-Wright on sax, Randy Runyan on trumpet, Josh Lee on violin, and DJ Cavem Moetavation.
“Though Build 2020 Manifesto draws on the conventions of political speeches and the rhetorical styles of authors like Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky, it also uses elements of hip-hop, techno and industrial music to make its point. There’s no rapping on the album, except, perhaps, in the Gil Scott-Heron sense.” – Denver Post RVRB
A PROLIFIC CAREER AS AN INDEPENDENT ARTIST:
As a professional independent artist Molina has released ten albums under different artist names, in addition to singles and features on other projects.
Intro to DJ Icewater’s retro 70s soul and protest mixtape Hard Times
“Molina may be the only MC in Denver who has transcended being boxed into any particular facet of the scene.” – Denver Post RVRB
Featured (2nd verse) alongside Cavem Moetavation, Panama Soweto, Tajai of Heiroglyphics and Speech of Arrested Development: “We Are Because They Were”
“Molina mirrors the bass with lyrical enjambment with imaginative, unconventional lyrical phrasing that give the track an uncommon musical flavor and passion appropriate for this flawless Miss Everything that he speaks of.” – Westword
“In ways much like Mos Def rapped on ‘Close Edge,’ Molina proves he is close to the streets, the revolutionaries, the hood and much more with his dedication to Colorado rap.” – Denver Post Reverb
“Colorado Hip-Hop Pt. 1”
“The duo of Molina & Diles create a perfect blend of hip-hop artistry with their newest release MileHighTimes, which brings you a skilled set of lyrics over classic hip-hop beats.” – Colorado Music Buzz
BOOKING: Contact Molina@MolinaSpeaks.Com