Rocky Rivera (aka EyeASage) has release her solo debut album. Nearly two years in the making, her self-titled album dropped this week. Listen to the rich hip hop flavors on her tracks. Last year, she showed her skills in her music video MRSHMLO. You can also download a couple FREE tracks MRSHMLO Rmx by 6Fingers and Feelin’ My Shh for FREE. If you like what you hear, consider buying the album to support this indie artist by purchasing her album on .
BTW – If you’re in the San Francisco area tonite, drop by her album release party.
MRSHMLO by Rocky Rivera
Rocky Rivera aka EyeASage is a Pinay emcee born in Angeles City, Philippines, and raised in San Francisco. Her love affair with the spotlight began as a young Hip-Hop dancer in the early 90s, armed with a Salt N Pepa cassette tape and a recurring role as the youngest b-girl in the crew. As she grew older and the path of Hip-Hop took a more aggressive turn into Gangster Rap, she struggled to continue her love of music and still find a place for a young woman to be herself.
It wasn’t until she entered San Francisco State as a journalism undergrad that she began to appreciate Hip Hop again as an active participant, giving up the choreographed dance routines for a microphone and a chance to make up for lost time. She began learning about her culture through ethnic studies classes, organizing with the League of Filipino Students, and reclaiming her identity through her writing. While organizing, she met Irene Faye Duller aka Shorty Rocwell of the 8th Wonder crew, and along with fellow organizers Valerie Francisco (Sho Shock), Natasha Pineda (Sola), and Liezel Rivera (Zelstarrr), they formed the Rhapsodistas in 2004.
Growing weary of Hip-Hop’s direction, she decided to fill the void and make music that balanced her city upbringing with social commentary. She’s been featured on the Native Guns Stray Bullets Vol.2 Mixtape, Bambu’s I Scream Bars for the Children, Roscoe Umali’s I Love My DJs street album, and Hopie Spitshard’s “The Diamond Dame”. Her first mixtape, Married to the Hustle, was released on February 14, 2008, and she has released her solo debut album, Rocky Rivera. You can hear her music on her Myspace Music Page at www.myspace.com/eyeasagemuzikpage, watch her videos at www.youtube.com/eyeasage and keep up with her daily on www.guerillabusfare.com.