Los Angeles-based emcees Olmeca (Acid Reign) and Bambu DePistola (Soul Assassins) have released a new video to their song "Can't Sleep". The track is featured on Olmeca's "Brown is Beautiful" LP. Olmeca is not only an emcee he is also a producer and community activist. He has organized confernces and events in Los Angeles, Arizona, and Chicago and is involved in organizing bi-national efforts with organizations and indigenous communities from Mexico.
Olmeca has toured Canada, Latin America and Europe and has helped spawn a new trend of bilingual Hip-hop. While everyday people respect his lyrical content, music connoisseurs value the production.
Olmeca has also been a panelist, facilitator and keynote speaker at universities, conferences, rallies and community spaces across the United States on issues of social justice, education, activism and cultural empowerment. Olmeca's work ethic has gained the respect of his peers in both the music scene and academic circles.
Bambu is a father, emcee and community organizer. Raised in Los Angeles, as a young boy he experienced a life that other rappers have glorified, but rarely experienced. As he navigated through a turbulent youth, Bambu turned around the destructive energy that surrounded him and poured it into making music. Bambu has been lauded by his fans and contemporaries for his lyrical storytelling abilities. Whether fictional or autobiographical, his vividly-detailed narratives are characterized by an honesty that is equal parts brutal, thought-provoking and liberating. With a catalog of music stretching the span of ten-years, the Los Angeles emcee has allowed his fans to witness the growth of a gracefully honest artist, who truly embodies the sentiment of the people.