Every now and again we are lucky enough to witness movements in the arts. Whether it be film, music, or theatre. You can’t define it, but you know its happening. A wave of talent, a genre or material arrives and just creates a buzz making others want to follow. Think back to the mid-90’s when Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino ushered in a new school of independent film, or the early 2000’s when salsa music saw the likes of Marc Anthony, La India and Tito Nieves were making hits and folks jumping in the clubs. Well, it feels like we once again have a movement in our midst. With the likes of Latino artists such as J. Balvin, Nicky Jam and Miguel all killing it in their respective genres, the Latino crooner is alive and well. The latest artist looking to enter the fold is Messiah El Artista.
Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Harlem, Messiah came to New York City at the age of two, where he discovered his passion for music, and more specifically for Hip-Hop. Messiah’s current focus is to represent New York City, its Dominican roots and Latin culture, and shine light on the underground world of Spanish Hip-Hop and Trap.
Known as the “Spanish Remix King,” Messiah showcases a fusion of Hip-Hop, Trap and Reggae. Messiah got his initial props from his remixes of songs like “Hot Nigga” and “Commas.” He then teamed up with New York DJ Flipstar of New York’s Power 105 FM to release “It Was Time – Volume Two (Ya Era Tiempo).” It was then that his original work really started to catch on with such hits as, “Robinson Cano,” and “Grande Liga (Big League).” Since then he has worked and collaborated with various Latino and Reggaeton artists on songs, including J. Balvin, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee, J Alvarez and Farruko.