Long before Krishtine de Leon, the Hip-Hop journalist, won a Contributing Editor position on MTV's docu-series, "I'm From Rolling Stone", she was an MC by the name of EyeASage. Writing was her day job, penning articles for magazines such as Vapors, XXL, The Source and Rolling Stone.
But she also wrote raps in the very same Moleskine that housed her reporters notes, performing with her crew Rhapsodistas at college functions and community events. Her playful-yet-militant style of rapping expressed a message that was bigger than the limitations Hip-Hop placed on her gender, and for once, gave her freedom to speak outside an institutional voice.
In February of 2008, she released a mixtape with Mama Clothing called Married to the Hustle, and started performing up and down the West Coast.
Two years and 13 tracks later, EyeASage, now known as Rocky Rivera, has completed her self-titled debut album with production by 6Fingers, DexBeats, Nick James, Keelay & Zaire, CZA, and Fatgums, and is ready to, once again, enter the national spotlight.
Rocky Rivera is a call to arms for young ladies to take Hip Hop back, and also a testament that truth is universal, irregardless of gender.
The music is designed to move you and ready to be heard at a high volume.