Rebel Diaz

Rebel Diaz

 New York City, New York, USA
BandHip HopLatin

Hip-Hop with a 21st century global impact. Bilingual flavor including elements of South American folk to Dirty South bounce, to Chicago house, to South Bronx boombap. Explosive live shows, poignant social commentary. 2 MCs and a DJ. International acclaim and visibility, massive local support.


Fronted by MC’s Rodstarz, MC/Producer G1, and backed by Producer/DJ Illanoiz, Rebel Diaz shows us the true global power of Hip-Hop. After first performing at an immigrant rights march in New York City in 2006 in front of a half million people, the bilingual crew has taken the international community by storm with their explosive live shows. With influences ranging from Dirty South bounce to South American folk, Rebel Diaz combines classic boom bap tradition with Hip-Hop’s global impact. The group’s versatility has allowed for them to share the stage with the likes of Common, Mos Def, and Public Enemy, while feeling right at home with acts like Rage Against the Machine and Calle 13. Recent tours in Europe and Latin America have only solidified their international appeal.

With roots in Chicago and now based in the South Bronx, NY, Rebel Diaz has also piqued the interest of the academic community with their poignant social commentary and energetic performances. They have spent the last 7 years visiting dozens of colleges and universities, facilitating workshops, speaking on panels, and performing at national conferences. Building on this growing network of positive young people in Hip Hop, the group opened a community arts center in the South Bronx in 2008, the Rebel Diaz Arts Collective.

On the heals of their critically acclaimed Otro Guerrillero mixtape series, and 2011's #Occupy The Airwaves mixtape, Rebel Diaz will soon be releasing their debut album, The Radical Dilemma.


#OccupyTheAirwaves Mixtape Vol. 1 (2011)
Warrior Wednesdayz (weekly new music series May-October 2011)
Otro Guerrillero Mixtape Vol. 2 (2008)
Otra Guerrillera Mixtape Vol. 1 (2006)