Valley of the Dolls

by Maria Isa

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MARIA ISA'S VALLEY OF THE DOLLS

Maria Isa's music has received much critical acclaim using her talent to create social change and labeling her as a woman proud of her Latina heritage. Her recent solo project Valley of the Dolls includes production led by Andrew Bergen and Bobby Raps where Isa expresses a mature sound of Latin Soul twisting R&B, Pop, heavy percussion and hip-hop lyricism. The 10 tracked album kick's off with the introduction Maruca (produced by Dan Comerchero) takes you on a joyride through a journey of love, dedication, and crossroads of activism with songs like Sabotage, Steve Jobs, Down For Whateva, Dulce along with the club hit Bobby Canavale produced by Doug Louiselle of the WHALE/S.

Performances on the album include Dante Pedro, Muja Messiah and Maria's mother human rights activist Elsa Vega-Perez.
Musician credits presents the groove of Camilo Molina (LP21, Eddie Palmieri Orchestra), Truthmaze, Trevor Peterson (Tickle Torture), Charles Miles, Drew Lerdal, Bomba Umoya and Onayemi.

Preview the project and her latest videos for Sabotage and Maruca at www.misotarico.com

Maria Isa has shared stages, showcased and performed alongside Slick Rick, Plena Libre, The Roots, Anthony Hamilton, Faith Evans, Dead Prez, Los Pleneros de La 21, Digable Planets, Atmosphere, Julio Voltio, Tego Calderon, Magos Herrera, Maria De Bargos, La India, Wu-tang Clan, Syles P, Bone Thugs in Harmony, Bomba Esterio, Medusa, Muja Messiah, The Coup, Pam the Funktress, AfriCaribe, Tato Brujo, Tambores Calientes, Lemon, Tiempo Libre, La Bruja,
Habana Harlem, Miguel Alegrin, Alice Russel, Bomba Esterio, Brother Ali, Roxanne Shante, Semisonic, La Roka and Paracumbe, to name a few.

Follow Maria Isa on Twitter @mariaisa and visit www.misotarico.com for more information.
Booking and Contact: sipitbookings@gmail.com
Artwork by SKE . Graphics by Luis Santiago Design.

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released September 12, 2014

All lyrics written and performed by Maria Isa.
Production by Andrew Bergen, Bobby Raps, Dan Comerchero, Drew Lerdal Doug Loussel
Musicians: Trevor Peterson, Truthmaze, Onayemi, Charles Miles, Drew Lerdal, Maria Isa, Bobby Raps, David Alvarez, Camilo Molina, Andrew Bergen, Luis Ortega and Rafael Gonzalez
Back up vocals on Palito De Ron by T. Rosario)

Guest artist: Muja Messiah, Dante Pedro, Elsa Vega Perez

In The Groove Records and SotaRico.

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Maria Isa Minneapolis, Minnesota

Born in Minnesota to NuyoRican parents (New York-Puerto Ricans), Maria Isa is a singer, songwriter, emcee, instructor and performing artist. She has released M.I. Split Personalities, Street Politics. Sip-it, Villa Rosa's Blue Diamond Island, Coquito, Villa Rosa's Exotic Paraphernalia, Latina Ritual Project, and Latinization. Get more info at www.misotarico.com ... more

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Track Name: Maruca
No le des mi nombre ni mi apellido.

Vamonos ya pa' otra planeta
bet you wanna smake it like a chancleta
Bori from the cold on the mic le meta
game is varsity with many letters
he a cute jibaro with a nice soul
met him the other night at the last show
he said mama come on lets bounce and roll
had a charming smile but i wasn't sold
call me Janet Jackson, I'm in control
Give him the news, Primer impacto
Maria likes them built, but he was flaco
like Navaja, tellin' me bout Africa like Bambata
dance floor spinning like the lambada
must have been the sangria, Santeria got me buzzed
goo goo gaga lady senorita with the roots
to takin you on a quest like Johnny for real
no funny, making moves like Sonny, Black Brown
Fist pound, violent pigs and siren sounds
we're strapped with the sounds from the tribal grounds
and snap when the names are mispronounced
Found is what I am, Lost nunca
If they ask you for my name tell them Maruca!

No le des mi nombre ni mi apellido.
Track Name: Sabotage
I need a hit from that Garcia Vega
I need a lift but I'll come back later

Build our goals so we can both can see how we can build together
lets build our goals so we can both can see how we can last forever

Don't let it lead to a sabotage, no
Don't let it lead to a sabotage, no
Don't let it lead to a broken heart,
Don't let it lead to a sabotage.

Doing what I gotta do to cake up
Gpen Vapors, bags full of make up
How easy one would think it'd be to pack up and break up
but the moments we survive is what places us on top
let me ride
let me ride
let me ride on top
and make it pop
pop pop for you
let me seduce you
i'll let you tap
tap tap it for me
and whisper you need me


Don't let it lead to a sabotage, no
Don't let it lead to a sabotage, no
Don't let it lead to a broken heart,
Don't let it lead to a sabotage.


I need a hit from that Garcia Vega
I need a lift but I'll come back later

Build our goals so we can both can see how we can build together
lets build our goals so we can both can see how we can last forever


Don't let it lead to a sabotage, no
Don't let it lead to a sabotage, no
Don't let it lead to a broken heart,
Don't let it lead to a sabotage.

Haters can hate
but they can't break us
living life to love smiling chasing paper
let me give you my all
open up my heart
give you my trust
cause there is no other one that has my heart on lock
let me ride
let me ride
let me ride on top
and make it pop pop
pop it for you
let me seduce you
i'll let you tap
tap tap it for me
and whisper you need me

Don't let it lead to a sabotage, no
Don't let it lead to a sabotage, no
Don't let it lead to a broken heart,
Don't let it lead to a sabotage.
Track Name: Steve Jobbs
La sangre llama y no lo puede negar
la historia de los esclavos no se puede olvidar
cada dia trabajamos
tiene que respetar

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
took all the jobs
locked up the mob
paid off the cops
poisoned the crops
and we're still dying from porkchops
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
career sabotage
burned down the mosque
set fires to the fire
raised up the cost
gentrified the block and put a whole foods in the bronx

The economy is a wrap
the ghetto is a trap
the president is black
and the mayor's smoking crack
even though the drug war's all about the poor
can't afford Tom Ford
can't ignore Rob Ford
record labels won't even pay for your tour
the devil wants more, the devil wants more
east 94 with my pedal to the floor
thinking about little Bebo
blood sugar 94
I know they gotta cure
but they wanna keep it
hidden secrets, i get it
I need it
I'm at the mall 30 mg of Adderral
Welcome to the Valley of the Dolls


Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
took all the jobs
locked up the mob
paid off the cops
poisoned the crops
and we're still dying from porkchops
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs
career sabotage
burned down the mosque
set fires to the fire
raised up the cost
gentrified the block and put a whole foods in the bronx

Step up to the drum
1 green cigarette
3 shots of rum
some say ya crazy if you speak in tongues
sign of the cross from the nun
but I can be healed by the stars and sun
yeah I can be healed by the stars and sun
Snoden on the run
hope he gotta gun
cause when po-po come
they poke a hole in the fun
Puerto Rican rum poured out for Big Pun
ruh pa pum pum
tucu taca tum tum
Phat blunt punctured hole in my lung
but wars being won by the songs that are sung
wars being won by the songs that are sung
said the war's being won by the songs that are sung!
Track Name: Palito De Ron
Dame un Palito de Ron