In case you missed it: Illustrator, muralist and art activist Robert TRES Trujillo posted this cartoon portrait of
fine bad ass female emcee Rocky Rivera on his blog today. When I saw it, I immediately stopped what I was doing to write this post, because it's possible you never heard of this particular California rhymer, and I thought you deserved a treat...
My first exposure to Rocky was in this video for Rent Money by her dope-as-folk labelmate Bambu (off his incredible album ...One Rifle Per Family, which I reviewed here), and after following her music for a little while, I can confirm that sis can spit. Here's a few gems TRES linked to in his post, for your consideration...
Every now and again, I hear some supposed expert talm' bout there's no good female emcees out there, or they have never heard a good Asian-American emcee. If you're among the poorly-informed masses, today's your lucky day, cause you're gonna kill two mythological birds with one stone up in this bia via Rocky's new EP, Nom De Guerre...
You're welcome. So anyways, go follow Rocky on Twitter, and tell her that dude at GhettoManga.com talked you into buying this joint on bandcamp. Well, click here and buy it first, then tell her. Because... honesty, nigga!
OH! And make sure you click here to check out more dope character designs and portraits by my dude TRES!
Samax Amen draws people, places and things for fun and profit. He is the artist of many great comics you never heard of like Herman Heed, Champion of Children, The Brother and The World As You Know It. He even writes and draws his own comics, like Dare: The Adventures of Darius Davidson, Spontaneous, and Manchild when he gets around to it. Because making comics is hard and stuff, he started GhettoManga as a blog in 2006 and as a print magazine in 2008.
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