"Who will you find at the intersection of alternative Hip-Hop and artistic activism? Bay Area MC, Coco Peila. ”
- Jacinda Mia Perez, BUST Magazine
"Her versatile vocal abilities shine... Peila delivers challenging wordplay with the dexterity of an experienced battle rapper. She takes the rap industry to task, deconstructing the violent, misogynistic language to which rap fans have all grown accustomed."
- Nastia Voynovskaya, East Bay Express
The Bay Area's own Coco Peila is among the many hip-hop artists through history who've treated the subject of abortion with thoughtfulness and nuance instead of sloganeering.”
- Pendarvis Harshaw, KQED
"Coco Peila is one of the Hip Hop musicians in the new class that is creating the new Bay Area sound.”
- JR Valrey, San Francisco Bay View
Coco Peila is a U.S.-born, Bay Area bred, Hip Hop & Alt-R&B Afro Diaspora flex. The Brooklyn-based MC, songwriter, record producer, and vocalist developed her irresistible sound while working in artistic activism and anti-oppression facilitation as a teaching artist and cultural organizer and strategist.
In recent years she created an innovative program and framework called "Hip Hop & Climate Justice" while serving as Director of Hip Hop & Climate Justice at youth-driven climate org Youth Vs Apocalypse and was selected to be a part of Womens Earth Alliance's US Women Environmental Leaders cohort.
She's shared stages with artists and leaders Talib Kweli, The Pharcyde, Slum Village, Dead Prez, J Rocc, and President Obama amongst others. Her work and collaborations have been featured by The Kennedy Center, Stanford, Yale, The New Yorker, the Museum of African Diaspora, BUST Mag, and on Hip Hop historian Davey D's Artists To Watch lists.
In April 22' she launched a Hip Hop & Climate Justice initiative from her org BlackGold Movement as a part of a national call-to-action led by Climate Justice Alliance, New Economy Coalition, and Movement Generation. The WHOSE WORLD initiative includes the WHOSE WORLD single, two-cypher suite, and EP. #IAmJaneRoe, BGM's Hip Hop & Reproductive Justice initiative, launched in June.
Her EP CONFESSIONS OF A BLACK FEMINIST RAPPER pt 3 and single Above That(Black Joy) ft world-renowned legend Taj Mahal and Oakland's Ian Kelly are out now, PRESS PLAY🧨