La Mala Rodríguez live in Houston

La Mala Rodríguez live in Houston

Spain's unrivaled queen of urban music will present a powerful show with verses flowing up from her gut and shot off her rapid-fire tongue in her U.S. debut tour.

La Mala Rodríguez won't leave any fans out with her provocative, demanding, sexy and powerfully-interpreted songs from her latest work and fourth album Dirty Ballerina as well as her greatest hits. After winning Best Hip Hop Album at the 2011 Premios de La Musica for Dirty Ballerina and a Latin Grammy for Best Urban Song for her first single No Pidas Perdón.

María Rodríguez was born in Jerez de la Frontera (Cádiz, Spain), but it was after moving to Seville that she took interest in R&B and hip-hop music, and in 1997 made her first demo tape at 18.

Two years later, María made her debut as “Mala Rodríguez” and forever changed the face of Spanish rap with her smash hit Yo Marco El Minuto by becoming the first female to gain respect in a male-dominated genre.

In 2000, Mala Rodriguez released her first album Lujo Ibérico, which was one of the highest-selling albums in Spanish hip-hop history, almost immediately reached Gold RIAA sales, proving that her success with Yo Marco El Minuto was no accident —her flamenco-rooted urban sound was here to stay. Mala Rodriguez, now known as La Mala, launched her second album Alevosía in 2003, which garnered interest overseas and also achieved Gold status. In the next two years, La Mala increased her international presence through collaborations with Akon (United States) and Vico C (Puerto Rico).

Before her watershed 2010, it was Malamarismo (2007) that initially transformed La Mala into a worldwide artist, gaining her audiences all across the Americas. This third album received glowing critical acclaim and several awards and nominations: MTV Latin America for Best New Artist, MTV Europe for Best Spanish Artist, Latin Grammy nomination for Best Urban Music Album and so on.

  • Music
  • Houston
  • Jun 29, 2012


Alafys Vip, 4343 Telephone Rd, Houston, TX 77087

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