Maria Isa

Born and raised in the Twin Cities to NuyoRican parents, emcee, singer, and songwriter Maria Isa is recognized for her dedication towards celebrating her cultural diversity through music and political activism. Read more about Maria Isa.

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Black Irish by Empire Status

Posted by: Maria Isa under Music, Holidays Updated: March 17, 2014 - 8:00 PM

After a long fulfilling week at SXSW with over a handful of showcases and being an original St. Pauly girl, I only feel right to post a song honoring St. Patty's Day.  Take a listen here to a song I was honored to collaborate on rappers/producers Muja Messiah and Bobby Raps for their Empire Status project.  The Empire Status album was influenced by the prohibition-era gangster drama Boardwalk Empire. 

While slamming your shots of Jameson and chasing it down with a tall glass of Guiness, enjoy and sing-a-long with the hook while you dance with the luck of the Irish, and ignore or participate in the crazy drunkeness happening all across American streets tonight. 

"We run boardwalks to whisky in Ireland..

Started a fire with what we're blazing call a fireman...

Hear the grand piano, pistols, baby doll....

The world is yours and you can have it all!"

Muja Messiah and Bobby Raps (Photography by Tony Nelson). 

Muja Messiah and Bobby Raps (Photography by Tony Nelson)

Empire Status album available now on itunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/empire-status-bobby-raps-muja/id715034375

Follow Muja Messiah and Bobby Raps on Twitter:

http://www.twitter.com/mujamessiah

http://www.twitter.com/bobbyraps

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