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.

Maria Isa is also profiled in a Twin Cities Public Television's mn original production. View the video.

Spreading Jazzmine Love at Hollywood's Xen Lounge

Posted by: Maria Isa under Art, Music, Hollywood, Culture, Society, 5th District, Minnesota congressional, Politics, Local Updated: February 25, 2014 - 8:54 PM

Maria Isa performs her song Jazzmine Love at Tisha Campbell's R&B showcase at North Hollywood's Xen Lounge.  Following up the Grammy weekend last month, Isa had the opportunity to perform right before platnum singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton and in front of diva-vocalist Faith Evans at the popular Studio City venue.  Isa is currently working on her upcoming album Valley of the Dolls off SotaRico and In The Groove Records with production by Andrew Bergen, Bobby Raps and Truthmaze.  Be on the look out for the first single Sabatoge to be released in March honoring Women's History Month.  

Isa will be performing in Minneapolis this Friday February 28th at Aria at Jeune Lune 105 North First Street for the Heart of the Party presented by CD5 -DFL hosted by State Senator Bobby Joe Champion with special guest including Congressman Keith Ellison and Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges.


Film-maker Adam Stanzak recaps Maria Isa at the Los Angeles X Games.

Posted by: Maria Isa Updated: January 2, 2014 - 5:24 AM

Film-maker and photographer Adam Stanzak recaps my showcase at the Los Angeles X Games' Ford Fiesta Stage.  Stanzak highlights one of my best moments of 2013 for the SotaRico crew.  This past August at the Staples Center I was able to present music off of my latest albums Latinization and The Latina Ritual Project in front of thousands attending the world-famous skateboard competition. 

I am super excited for an amazing 2014 and more artistic collaborations between SotaRico, Villa Rosa and Adam Stanzak in Los Angeles.  Shout out to So-Gnar, Street Factory, In The Groove, Brims and Tongues, Boricua Films, Young Mennace, Taylor Evans, Derek Potts, Adam, Kale and Fabio Rojas for making this memoriable opportunity possible.  Thanks to all the fans and supporters of the Pa'lante Starter!

Be sure to check out more of Adam Stanzak's work at

Happy New Years.  Feliz 2014 mi gente! 


Ford Fiesta Stage

Music Acts presented by So Gnar. 

Introduction Music Composed and Performed by Tambores Calientes.

Maria Isa Live Peformance of "Jazzmine Love" written by Maria Isa and produced by Mike the Martyr (BMI)

Releasing Latinization. Pesos + Roses = Street Luv

Posted by: Maria Isa under Music, Minnesota musicians Updated: May 8, 2013 - 7:37 PM

Last winter I was in the studio mastering my January release The Latina Ritual Project (SotaRico 2013).  It was then where I teamed up with In The Groove Music to put together "Latinization" an Urban Latino, Pop Fusion album fit for a sexy, classy action packed joyride around the globe with production by Young Mennace and Andrew Bergen.

My birthday was May 1st...blame it on my momma why I love to celebrate what I like to call MARIA ISA MAY with the release of my new album collaboration with Urban/Pop producer and songwriter Young Mennace titled "LATINIZATION"

with music off the album to be featured in this month's release of Fast and the Furious Xbox and PS3 Games.



Keep posted and hope ya digg it Twin Cities!




First Single and VIDEO off Latinization: 


"Street Luv" by Villa Rosa (Maria Isa and Muja Messiah) 


Directed by Kale Eickhof







Downtown Minneapolis' ARIA Says Hello to My Little Friend: 2013

Posted by: Maria Isa under Music, Concert news, Entertainment, Events Updated: December 27, 2012 - 1:49 AM
Aria presents 2013: The World Is Yours

Didn't quite make New Year's Eve plans to party in Miami this year with Lebron James either eh? Well the elegant downtown Minneapolis event center Aria (located in the historical warehouse district, kiddy-corner from Origami), is teaming up with hip-hop act Villa Rosa ( and the classic Oliver Stone movie "Scarface," to bring a little Miami heat to the frozen Twin Cities.  

Rumor in the streets is that Aria, the company occupying the building originally known as the Realty Warehouse Company (designed by the State Capitols' architect Cass Gilbert in 1899) will be transformed indoors into a replica of the famous 1983 Tony Montana mansion. 

Villa Rosa will be providing an extravagant soundtrack for the evening which will feature DJ Turtleneck, mixed with live musicians to set off a politically incorrect hip-hop, r &b, dance, and Latin Soul set to ring in 2013.  Villa Rosa celebrated and highlighted 2012 releasing their EP "Exotic Paraphernalia," at Rhymesayer Entertainment's 5th Annual Soundset Festival.  The duo plan on performing new material off of upcoming 2013 joint and solo projects featuring producers and rappers Mike the Martyr (Lake Street Store) and Bobby Raps (Audio Perm).  


Hip-Hop Duo Villa Rosa's Maria Isa and Muja Messiah (SotaRico/Black Corners)

Minneapolis Hip-Hop Duo Villa Rosa's Maria Isa and Muja Messiah (SotaRico/Black Corners).


General Admission Tickets are $50 presale and $75 at the door which includes hors d'oeuvres provided by Fabulous Catering.

VIP Tickets are $100 offering 4 balcony rooms featuring: crystal chandelier lighting, unique artwork, luxurious furniture, private bars, food, a champagne toast at midnight and a meet-greet with the artists.

Aria is offering 50% off of both limited VIP tickets and General Admission to The World is Yours bash with the mention of the Promo Code:  VillaRosa 

To purchase tickets and/or learn more about this event visit  



Aria is a historical warehouse showcasing theatre, art, and concerts Downtown Minneapolis

Aria is a historical warehouse showcasing theater, art, concerts and private events Downtown Minneapolis.


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