Gina Madrid formerly Raw-G, Born and raised in Guadalajara Mexico. She brings her own distinct cross-cultural, multi-lingual, politically charged Hip-Hop to the Bay Area music scene captivating audiences with her passionate and aggressive performances.
Gina Madrid left Mexico and moved to Oakland California in 1999, where she learned english by translating Hip-Hop lyrics from 2pac, The Fugees, and KRS-1.
Gina Madrid developed an engaging, insightful, social conscious flow that challenges our musical and gender preconceptions of Hip-Hop culture.
She has performed with artists such as Ghostface Killah, Mobb Deep, DJ Premier, KRS-One, Ozomatli, Royce Da 5’9, Ana Tijoux, La Mala, Natalia Lafourcade to name a few. She is definitely one the most exciting MC's to come out of Oakland California and an artist to keep an eye on. Her EP 'Esperanza' released July 14, 2015. This project contains collaborations with Gift Of Gab of Blackalicious, DJ Shadow, Lila Rose and other Bay Area artists.
"Her work as both an artist and promoter represents the social consciousness and raw heart of both Mexico and Oakland" Oakulture