Ernesto Abalo

Also known as Menteroja (E. Abalo), Menteroja (Ernesto Abalo), Menteroja El Cientifico
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Discography of Menteroja:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Still Breathing / Ho Chi Minh Style 2 Audio 2003-10-25
2 Escaping The Artificial 13 Audio 2005 Menteroja
3 Class Rules Everything Around Me 6 Audio 2012-12-16 Menteroja
4 Yankilandia ​/​ Analogue Circuit 2 Audio 2013-11-30 Menteroja
5 Street Art & Street Science 12 Audio 2007

Even though he practically grew up with Hip-hop, he didn't start rapping until 1997 when a couple of kids in school asked him to join them jamming after school. After writing some rhymes and performing at some local shows, Hip-hop became a part of his soul. By then Ernesto had started to get interested in politics, and he thought that Hip-hop was a perfect way to deliver some thoughts. He took the name Menteroja (mente roja means red mind in Spanish) after getting kicked out of parties for talking politics.

In 2002 he released the demo CD "The Day" and in the summer of that same year he worked at a warehouse to get money for pressing his 12" "Rebellion Exercise/Indoor Metaphor". A year after that, the 7'th single "Still Breathing/Ho Chi Minh style" was released along with a music video for the latter track. This record was followed up by the debut album "Escaping from the artificial" and the music video for "What is to be done?" in 2005.

After getting awarded the Ingmar "Spingo" Nilsson grant in 2006 he started working on his new record - the EP named "Street Art & Street Science" which about to be dropped in association with Boiling Pandas in 2007.

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