Vanessa "La Verduga" is a multi-faceted artist who brings a much needed feminine gravitas to the often male-dominated urban Latino genre. It would seem almost serendipitous for a woman whose last name means “executioner” to be the one cutting through.
Having originally been all about musical theatre, it was Vanessa’s mother who got her hooked on urban Latino music. Her own talent as a songwriter came to her as a surprise outpouring of lyrics in the form of spoken poetry and rap, which of course shouldn’t have astonished any Bronx girl who grew up with hip-hop in her heart.
These days she’s all about finding a groove and making you dance, with a sound that’s a fusion of Latin, Reggaeton, Moombahton and Bachata – think somewhere between J Balvin, Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Selena, Nicky Jam and J Lo.
She is creating a space with her sound and sending a message of empowerment with her lyrics. Her debut album Soy Mujer (I Am Woman) came out on May 14, 2017. With a production team including the likes of Grammy and Billboard award-winning producers DJ Napoles and Kenny O’Brien, we can expect big things from this captivating lady.