Real Name:
Ernesto Abalo
Even though he practically grew up with Hip-hop, he didn't start rapping until 1997 when a couple of kids in school asked him to join them jamming after school. After writing some rhymes and performing at some local shows, Hip-hop became a part of his soul. By then Ernesto had started to get interested in politics, and he thought that Hip-hop was a perfect way to deliver some thoughts. He took the name Menteroja (mente roja means red mind in Spanish) after getting kicked out of parties for talking politics.

In 2002 he released the demo CD "The Day" and in the summer of that same year he worked at a warehouse to get money for pressing his 12" "Rebellion Exercise/Indoor Metaphor". A year after that, the 7'th single "Still Breathing/Ho Chi Minh style" was released along with a music video for the latter track. This record was followed up by the debut album "Escaping from the artificial" and the music video for "What is to be done?" in 2005.

After getting awarded the Ingmar "Spingo" Nilsson grant in 2006 he started working on his new record - the EP named "Street Art & Street Science" which was released in association with Boiling Pandas in 2007.

Menteroja Discography Tracks


MROJA003 Menteroja Escaping From The Artificial(CD, Album) Menteroja MROJA003 Sweden 2005 Sell This Version
Menteroja & Johnik Menteroja & Johnik - Blind Vision (Album) Not On Label Sweden 2015 Sell This Version
Menteroja & Johnik Menteroja & Johnik - Boom Bap For The Fighting Subject (Album) Menteroja, Johnik, Fanstatic, Beatmakeriet Sweden 2016 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

none Menteroja Rebellion Exercise / Indoor Metaphor(12", Ltd) Not On Label (Menteroja Self-released) none Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
Mom001, Mroja002 Menteroja Still Breathing / Ho Chi Minh Style(7", Ltd) Mom's Recipe, Menteroja Mom001, Mroja002 Sweden 2003 Sell This Version
Menteroja Street Art & Street Science (EP) Menteroja Sweden 2007 Sell This Version
Menteroja Yankilandia ​/​ Analogue Circuit Menteroja Sweden 2013 Sell This Version
Menteroja & AK420 Menteroja & AK420 - Righteous Villains (EP) Amajin Records Germany 2016 Sell This Version


MZA005 Menteroja The Day(CDr) Matanza Productions MZA005 Sweden 2002 Sell This Version
Menteroja Class Rules Everything Around Me Menteroja Sweden 2012 Sell This Version

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