Jota Mayúscula, a benchmark of Spanish rap, dies

    Jota Mayúscula, producer, DJ and key figure of rap and hip-hop culture in Spain, has died on the night from Thursday to Friday. The death has been confirmed on Twitter by Radio 3, the RTVE station, where the artist had hosted El Rimadero since 1998, the benchmark program on current rap in Spanish.

    “We still can’t believe it. Our dear @jotamayuscula has left, Responsible for @ ElRimaderoR3 and for the video programs of @ Radio3Extra Habland. In 1997 CPV released their second LP, The saga continues 24/7 and in 1998 their third album, Great Plans After the separation of the group, and already converted into the producer and DJ of reference of rap in Spain, the four solo albums of Jota Mayúscula arrived: Hombre negro soltero searches (2000), Una vida xtra (2004), Camaleón (2006 ) and Champion Sound – Más Graves (2008), in which great figures from the Spanish scene collaborated such as Kase-O, Mala Rodríguez, El Langui, Mucho Muchacho, Morodo, Elphomega and, of course, their former colleagues in CPV.

    Fourteen years after the publication of their last studio album, Jota Mayúscula and the rest of the Club de los Poetas Violentos returned in May 2012 with Siempre, their last album published by Boa Music.

    His death has generated a wave of messages of condolences for his colleagues. “You made the way the rest of us walk. Thank you for giving so much to music,” Rayden has published. Even Pablo Iglesias has referred to Jota as a “pioneer of rap in Spain.” Without a doubt, a hidden figure for many who has built the foundations of urban music in this country.
    or with the needles and the newly released Jammin with Jotamayuscula, “he tweeted.

    Jesús Bibang González was one of the pioneers of rap in Spanish, forming at the beginning of the nineties together with Supernafamacho, El Meswy, Kamikaze, Mr. Rango, Paco King and Frank-T the group El Club de los Poetas Violentos (CPV) that in 1994 they published Madrid, zona bruta, an album of reference in the beginnings of hip-hop in Spain and that gave name to the record company with which he published his next works.

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