Released: Jan 2008
Label: WM Spain
What are Arianna Puello's 13 reasons? Reasons to be angry, to rhyme, to make what might be her best album yet? This Dominican-born rapper lives in a Spain far off the tourist track, a Spain where street dramas play out against a backdrop of poverty and uncertainty, a world away from the country's official sheen. Puello is a reporter of these streets, using her lyrical eye and sharp tongue to expose, skewer and paint the occasional sympathetic picture. But she never forgets to give her reportage a good soundtrack; 13 Razones is as musically satisfying as it is lyrically challenging.