Environmental activist and hip hop artist Xiuhtezcatl Martinez is set to release his debut album, Break Free, early next year.
The hip hop album focuses on telling stories about global issues, standing up for what you believe in and what you want to protect.
The environment has a strong resonance for the 17-year-old rapper, who is the leader of Earth Guardians, an organisation of youth activists, artists and musicians stepping up as leaders.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez and 21 other young activists have filed a lawsuit against the United States government, claiming that the administration is not doing enough to protect the Earth’s atmosphere and young people’s future from the impacts of climate change.
The Earth Guardians youth director – who has already released the first single, One Day, from his forthcoming album – believes his message on global issues can be better communicated through music.
Xiuhtezcatl Martinez says he uses “hip hop as…
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