THE HIP-HOP HOPE

Artist: Mariana "La Mariana" Moracén Saiz, 28

Hails from: Alamar, the giant housing project-laden exburb of Havana: "Cuban rap was practically born here."

Plays with: Leader of Mariana y la Makynaria.

New jam: "El Celoso"

Sound: Eclectic salsa-rap fusion.

Trademark: Her brand-new black BMW.

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