Ana Tijoux – 1977 - 2009 Latin Hip Hop Pop Rap - Sealed LP

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Ana Tijoux – 1977


Label:    Nacional Records – none
Format:    Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Barcode: 743160837511
Country:    US
Released:    Nov 26, 2021
Genre:    Hip Hop, Latin


A1        Partir De Cero
A2        1977
A3        Sube
A4        Crisis De Un MC
A5        Problema De 2

B1        Mar Adentro
B2        Oulala
B3        Pie Izquierdo
B4        La Nueva Condena
B5        1977 (Instrumental)




Anamaría Tijoux Merino is a Chilean-French singer and musician. She became famous in Latin America as the MC of hip hop band Makiza during the late 1990s. In 2006, she crossed over to the mainstream of Latin pop after her collaboration with Mexican singer Julieta Venegas in the radio hit "Eres para mí". Tijoux has often been praised for "exploring sensitive matters devoid of violence."


"This is the second solo album by French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux. She has been rapping since the late nineties, first as part of the group Makiza, and then on her own. She is on the same label as Manu Chao and the Nortec Collective, and shares their global Latin sound. In fact, I kept being reminded of Manu Chao’s “Clandestino” as I was listening to “1977.” Both albums mix latin sounds with hip hop and European folk music, creating a sound that is both unique and familiar. 

The title track starts off with an orchestral flourish, before going into a beat that mixes spoken-word samples, strings, and acoustic guitar. It’s a very musical beat, referencing East Coast backpack rap but with a south of the border flair. Tijoux’s rapping is smooth and melodic, peeling off verses with grace and ease. Non-English rap can be tricky, but Tijoux makes it sound natural. Hardcore hip hop heads might be put off by the mix of sounds on the disc: there aren’t any real club bangers here, and it lacks the hard edge of street rap. I found “1977” to be a welcome departure from U.S. hip hop, an international take on an American art form. Tijoux seems more willing to experiment than an American producer would be, mixing together sounds and ideas that might not fly in the States.

There are several strong tracks on “1977”: “Obstaculo,” with it’s deliberate beat and ghostly horn samples; “Pie Izquierdo” with it’s deconstructed piano beat; “Humanidad” with it’s haunting synths and spoken word feel; and “La Nueva Condena” with it’s hard hitting beat." (Rap Reviews)

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