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Olmeca is a Hip-Hop artist, activist and scholar who has been featured on Noisey (Vice News), BBC London, NPR, Huffington Post, Democracy Now, CNN Latino amongst many others. His work has been featured on various documentaries including PBS “Independent Lens”, and “Two Americans,” a documentary about the immigration issues in Arizona. He writes music for tv shows including “Sons of Anarchy,” “CHANCE” on HULU, and new series, “The Mayans” on FX.

Olmeca grew up in the barrios of L.A. and Mexico, a reality that brewed his blending of music genres and cultural sensitivity. He has toured Canada, Latin America and Europe and has helped spawn a new trend of bilingual Hip-hop.

This, along with his social commentary and community efforts makes Olmeca a stand-alone artist in how he can intersect various identities and demographics. He is a university lecturer at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas as he tours providing guest lectures, residencies and keynotes in universities throughout the U.S. His capacity to bring various campus programs, offices and academic departments together is not only unique, but also necessary. His work has been noted by social justice dignitaries speaking alongside Dolores Huerta, Naomi Klein, Luis J.Rodriguez.