Bocafloja, born Aldo Villegas on July 12th, 1978, is an emcee/poet and activist in Mexico City. He started his musical career in the ’90s with groups Lifestyle (1996-1998), and Microphonk (1999). He branched out as a solo artist in 2000, and released a demo album in 2002. His debut album, “Pienso Luego Existo“, came out in 2003, which was followed by “Jazzyturno” (2004), “A Titulo Personal” (2005), “El Manuel de la Otredad” (2007), and “Existo: Matriz Preludio al Pienso” (2009).
He also founded the collective/organization QuilomboArte in 2005, which is a cultural movement that travels internationally, setting up shows and events to rally for youth liberation, using hip hop as an educational tool. Quilamobo‘s main focus revolves around four elements, which are decolonize, self-manage, transgress, and emancipate.