2016 Latin GRAMMY Nominee as Best Urban Music Album for 'Luz,' El B (Bian Rodriguez), founding member of Los Aldeanos, the quintessential rap duo from Cuba, has risen to become a leader of Latin American hip-hop in the last decade. Born and raised in Cuba, El B’s music and themes transgress the borders of his native country. His outspoken, uncompromising, unique lyrics and voice have spread his message to a global audience.
With a career spanning from 'Censurado' (Censored), his first album with Los Aldeanos in 2003, followed by their second album, 'Poesia Esposada' (Handcuffed Poetry), El B has been recognized as a revolutionary figure. He is critical of bureaucratic regimes and corruption while at the same time reinforces universal human values. 'Mi Filosofia' (My Philosophy), released in 2006, was El B’s first solo album, followed by 'La Comision Depuradora' (The Purging Commission), a 43-artist collaborative album joining Los Aldeanos for its release. In 2008, El B’s double album, 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,' gained significant international acclaim.
Through the power of the Internet El B has become an international rap sensation with over 70 million views on YouTube alone. In 2015 he signed with Miami-based record label, Rock The Moon, releasing solo projects with total creative freedom under the emerging indie label, Zen Star Productions. He has collaborated with numerous artists and producers including MLKMAN, Danay Suarez, Epto Uno and Talib Kweli. After 5 released albums as a solo artist, 'Luz' (Light), released on June 24, 2016, with which he received a Latin GRAMMY nomination, launches his American debut and consecrates him as one of the pioneers of Latin American hip-hop in the U.S.