Women are making their presence felt in the urban genre, breaking barriers and shutting down any kind of stereotypes. An example of this is Carla Reyna, known as Niña Dioz, who has earned the respect of her colleagues with her alternative rap style.
Niña Dioz’s purpose in music is to inspire others to be themselves no matter what color, race or religion they are. “Coming out as the first openly gay rapper in Mexico, in such a machista society, is something that makes me proud,” Niña Dioz told Billboard.
With her performances, she has earned respect, giving her the opportunity to collaborate with artists like Plastilina Mosh, MLKMN, Ximena Sariñana and Li Saumet of Bomba Estereo.
Just a week ago, the Mexican singer released her third studio album, Reyna, whose nine tracks display a woman with power, determination and a clear soul. Meet this week’s Billboard Latin Artist on the Rise:
Name: Niña Dioz
Age: 30 years old
Major Accomplishment: To book her own tours in Japan, Nepal, Spain, South America, and the States.
Recommended Song: “Tambalea” feat. Lido Pimienta & Ceci Bastida
What’s Next: Niña Dioz is currently promoting her album, Reyna, and in July she will perform at the Latin Alternative Music Conference.