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Juan Zarate SYP Comic Debut! Exclusive Featured Wisdoms 

Juan Zarate SYP Comic Debut!

Big Shout-out! to Watcha’s one and only Juan Zarate! He got to open up for Chingo Bling (@ChingoBling) this weekend having his first run at comedy be 5 sold out shows in a row. In the words of Juan Zarate “Stand Up is something new for me…But I love the shit already. I love music too. Both give me a rush. Looking forward to doing more this year. No time for bullshittin anymore.”  Juan Zarate is a founding member of Watcha Magazine and his column Junito’s Wisdom has shown his…

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Sozay The Mexican Hustla Featured Interviews 

Sozay The Mexican Hustla

  Texas is the hustlers capital. Blocks are filled with Street Vendors trying to one up for the dollar. From the border wars, to the dope game, to the rap game. It’s all a hustle. You think Texas rap you think UGK. Geto Boys. Scarface. Swishahouse. Dope House Records. You think Spm. Juan Gotti and Lucky Luciano. Screwed and Chopped. You think Chingo Bling. Time to think Luis Perez Sozay. Hailing from Fort Worth Texas, Sozay is racking up Rhymes and cash. You might forget Fort Worth with Houston, Dallas,…

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Maybe Exclusive Featured 

Maybe

Maybe I grew up in a mostly Latino and African American neighborhood because that was where my parents could pay rent. Maybe they could only pay rent there because my parents immigrated into this country with only a bag of clothes. Maybe they worked 16 hrs a day 7 days a week in ranches cutting cabbage. Maybe they worked 2 or 3 jobs, and yet it was barely enough to get by. Maybe there was a crack house on the corner that not only served the junkies within the blocks,…

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Lia Latina Turntablists in Chicago Exclusive Featured 

Lia Latina Turntablists in Chicago

Story by Kimberly Manzanares Turntablists in Chicago are not all that rare, but try finding a Latina turntablist in Chicago and you would have to look pretty hard. If ya’ll exist in abundance, I apologize profusely. Lia is my new hero for kicking ass and also for being a DJ—she even helps to teach the shorties!! I sat down with her for a couple minutes to ask about her skills and to learn some new vocab. Be sure to check out the links below for more info on some of the…

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Vital B-Girl from Sour Apples Crew Exclusive Featured 

Vital B-Girl from Sour Apples Crew

  Written by Kimberly Manzanares As a student, I have been interviewing people for different projects for a little over seven years. I think it’s one of the most important tasks of our generation. I believe in the power of the spoken word and when joined with the power of the pen, I believe that these histories are un-fucking-stoppable. I have a personal stake in these histories because these kinds of stories rarely make it into books or movies. Now that I am [almost] finished with the formalities of academia,…

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Exclusive “Seis 25” By Bocafloja ft. Edgaro Exclusive Featured 

Exclusive “Seis 25” By Bocafloja ft. Edgaro

Seis 25 is a radiography of colonialism translated into the language of affection; body and sexual politics. Gas-Lab, behind the music production, brings his jazz & soul-infused sound, executed unpredictably.Bocafloja is sharp in his narrative of a topic that is rarely is approached from a decolonial perspective, and this time collaborating with one of the icons of the Cuban hip hop movement: Edgaro, from the group Doble Filo.Seis 25 was filmed in New York and directed by Cambio. It is the first visual project from Lado B de Patologías del…

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