MY STORY

My music is both a tool for resistance, and a medium to tell my story. My dad taught me that all life is sacred. When I was a little boy, we would always talk about our responsibility to protect our land, our culture, our earth as indigenous people. These teachings are the foundation of the music I write and the things I fight for.

— Xiuhtezcatl

My Story

Redefining what mainstream hip-hop can look and sound like,

Xiuhtezcatl’s message and depth transcends his mere nineteen years on the planet, yet is still packed with all the hard-hitting grit that appeals today’s hip-hop fans. His rhyme scheme is raw and quick witted, influenced by a diverse range of artists like Anderson.Paak, Jaden and Earthgang. His thought provoking lyrics are anchored by the Indigenous roots of his father’s lineage and the social justice work of his mother. 

X is breaking onto the scene, not only as a musician, but also as an activist, fashion model, philanthropist and cross-cultural icon. Being bilingual and a skilled code switcher, he incorporates Spanish and English interchangeably into his music, which has become the outlet for representing his cultural heritage. Xiuhtezcatl has performed and collaborated with artists such as Bassnectar, Willow Smith and Jaden. In 2019 he performed for 350,000 people at the Friday’s for Future Strike in New York City. 

“Voice Runners”, Xiuhtezcatl’s new collaborative album with LA based artist Tru is a project which reflects his identity and struggles as a young Indigenous man growing up as a minority in mainstream America. X is committed to delivering music that has as much meaning as it has radio appeal.

Press

An impressive spokesman for a viewpoint the world needs to hear!
— BILL MCKIBBEN, 350.ORG

When Xiuhtezcatl takes the stage, people immediately stand in awe at his powerful message, then they inevitably start grooving to his amazing lyrics. This is the kind of young man we need to make changes in our world and he does it in an engaging and genuine manner.
— Ryan Van Duzer, Travel Channel

When Xiuhtezcatl takes the stage, people immediately stand in awe at his powerful message, then they inevitably start grooving to his amazing lyrics. This is the kind of young man we need to make changes in our world and he does it in an engaging and genuine manner.
— Ryan Van Duzer, Travel Channel

Xiuhtezcatl is a vital voice for our time. Combining art and creativity with passion, commitment, and clarity, he represents as well as models what it is to be the change our world and planet need. He speaks powerfully from and connects deeply with both the mind and the heart. I am in awe of who Xiuhtezcatl is and all he has already done at such a young age. No matter our age or background, we can all learn from him.
— Julia Butterfly Hill, Environmental Activist

Xiuhtezcatl is a vital voice for our time. Combining art and creativity with passion, commitment, and clarity, he represents as well as models what it is to be the change our world and planet need. He speaks powerfully from and connects deeply with both the mind and the heart. I am in awe of who Xiuhtezcatl is and all he has already done at such a young age. No matter our age or background, we can all learn from him.
— Julia Butterfly Hill, Environmental Activist

Hearing Xiuhtezcatl share his experiences as an environmental activist is a testament to the fact that young people are not the so-called future – they are the agents of change of today. Xiuhtezcatl speaks with immense conviction and his insights are an inspiration to all ages.
— UNICEF "Voice of Youth" Team

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