Mexica is a Nahuatl word describing the precolonial indigenous people of the Valley of Mexico. Aztecas is the proper term for the people who left Aztlan; Mexicas for the same people who (combined with the other ethnic groups) in 1325 founded the twin settlements of Tenochtitlan and Tlatelolco in the Basin of Mexico.
Collectively, these two main forces in the Basin of Mexico called themselves the Mexica. Owen & Juice ET Hugo are descendants of these powerful nations uniting once again with their Xicano (Unhyphenated American) counterparts Lolita & DMD as 2MX2.
The word Mexica is in the language we spoke before our ancestors were conquered; it is symbolic to taking back our story. The Mexica’s Owen Trujillo, Juice E.T. Hugo, Lolita & DMD are here to represent the dualistic reality of two ancient empires, two histories, two languages, and four individuals that share a message of unity through their music.
Understanding the challenges that need to be overcome when facing our modern day conquistadors who take many forms (corporations, the food industry, politics, etc.) is key to changing our future.It often seems that we are bystanders to a story that repeats itself, but we are living proof that we can change our future by learning from our past 2MX2 is the second coming of our ancestors who are here to rewrite their story through Rhythm And Poetry (RAP).
(Music by DMDTheProducer)
The symbol is a derivative of the “Ollin” found in the center of the Aztec calendar, which depicts Tonatiuh the sun god. We chose to remove the skin on our Ollin to point out that beneath the skin and culture we are all human, and that the sun is a symbol of what humanity is capable of. As the years went on we began to learn more about the “Ollin” coming to the realization that we did not chose this symbol but rather it chose us.
Ancestors in the present.
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