Dominican rapper and vocalist Messiah El Artista went from studying the likes of 50 Cent to being cosigned by him; from listening to trap music to leading its Spanish-language movement; from rocking Sean John to fronting it as the brand’s newest face.
Messiah is by definition already a story of success, and he’s only getting started. Even after selling out New York City’s Stage 48, releasing his 12-track opus Made in Europe and touring across The Pond while remaining entirely independent, Messiah has yet to record what we know to be a proper radio single.
Ahead of his South by Southwest debut in Austin, Texas, the Washington Heights representer gave VIBE Viva the inside scoop on all things Latin trap, crossing over, Drake comparisons and his greatest accomplishments yet, which now include being nominated for a Daytime Emmy. Not too shabby for a chico from around the way.