When she says SOTA, you say RICAN! Hip Hop artist, emcee and singer Maria Isa has been ripping up Twin Cities stages for a while now. Raised by Nuyorican parents on the West Side of St. Paul, but she is proud of her Minnesota upbringing. Her music is a combination of hip hop, Fania-inspired bugaloo, and Bomba laden rhythms. Her latest CD, Street Politics demonstrates her versatility and musical prowess as she sings and raps about political issues while having a great time. She considers her self to be an educator and an activist in addition to being a musician. Being the daughter of a Vietnam Veteran and human rights advocate inspired Maria to deliver a message about social justice and giving back to the community.