Hector Guerra doesn’t stay within the traditional urban Latin realm. With his roots as a founder of the Spanish hip-hop collective Pachamama Crew, Guerra decided to try his luck in Mexico. The Spanish-Bolivian MC and producer fuses rock, hip-hop, reggae, electronica and traditional Latin rhythms to create his own style. Currently residing in Mexico, Guerra joined the AHO Colectivo, a group of artists committed to defending the Cheran and Wirikuta indigenous territories. Members of the group include Rubén Albarrán (Café Tacvba) and Roco Pachucote (Maldita Vecindad / Sonidero Meztizo) among others.
Just in time before the new year rolls in, Guerra will release his second album as a soloist, Amor/Desde El Infierno. It won’t be an ordinary album, but a double album. The first part of the album is set to drop on December 4. The 12 tracks on Amor are filled with mixture of hip-hop, Andean music, dance hall, banda, reggae and cumbia. His first single, “What Up?,” is a preview of what’s to come as Guerra raps over traditional banda music from the Purépecha region of Michoacán.
Watch the “What Up” music video below: