“Pieces of Me” from Olmeca, the hip hop MC/Producer and activist that visited the Al Borde lounge a few years ago to share his views on the Arizona’s anti-immigrant acts, is being used in classrooms at the high school and university level as well as workshops on identity and culture
The EP is a culture clash piece with a message of prevalence and empowerment resulting from Olmeca’s freestyle.
In it, he introduces Irene Diaz, a 25-year-old musician with a soulful, jazzy voice that is equally familiar with both piano and guitar. Her musical influences range from artists such as Billy Holiday, Fiona Apple and Feist. She cites love as her greatest influence behind her songwriting and like Olmeca, she’s an Angelino native and part of the independent movement driven to reach a global magnitude.
The collaboration for “Pieces of Me” has been received as quality music with a message and as a prelude to what is yet to come for the activists.
“Pieces of Me” EP is available on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby, and other online retailers as well as for purchase at their shows.
“Pieces of Me” EP
1. Pieces of Me original version (Counter Culture album 2010)
2. Pieces of Me Instrumental
3. Pieces of Me Acapella
4. Pieces of Me Unplugged ft. Irene Diaz
5. Dead President Bonus track
“Pieces of Me Unplugged” by Olmeca featuring Irene Diaz