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Nilo Mc

Nilo MC aka "El Guajiro del Asfalto" is the pioneer of the Hip Hop movement in Cuba. With "El Puente", recorded in 1998, he was the first Cuban musician to combine Cuban Son with US-inspired Hip Hop. His first album "Guajiro Del Asfalto" features collaborations with top acts of traditional and contemporary Afro-Cuban music as La Vieja Trova Santiaguera and Orishas and was nominated for Best Hip Hop Album of the Year for the Latin Grammies in 2002. Performing regularly as MC and DJ, he currently lives between Germany and Spain, where he has played at every major festival and as support act for artists as acclaimed as Manu Chao.