Who is Erika Isac, the trapper girl whose latest hit, “Macarena”, is the most discussed topic on the net these days

“Macarena”, the song by trapper Erika Isac, which draws attention to some of the problems faced by women in society, has generated waves of debate on social networks. Many of those who were quick to analyze the lyrics more by the vulgar language than by the message heard the artist for the first time.

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But who, in fact, is Erika Isac, a name not new to the music industry.

The 24-year-old Romanian is a singer, composer and dancer.

She entered the music industry at the age of 6, participating in a lot of competitions and music concerts, according to the artist's YouTube profile. In 2015, she became one of the most viral X Factor Romania contestants since the beginning of the show, with a cover of the song “Look At Me Now” by Chris Brown & Busta Rhymes. The audition went around the world and won a lot of fans from Brazil to Australia, the quoted source added.

At the beginning of 2018, Erika Isac started writing songs and working with many well-known artists from Romania. Her main genres are pop, pop-dance, trap, with many other influences.

The artist has had, so far, over 450 concerts throughout the country.

Erika Isac wants to reach the top line of Romanian artists and not only, it is also shown in the presentation on YouTube.

“If you don't have a vagina, you don't have the right to an opinion”

With his song “Macarena”, in which he says “If it wasn't for men, who would protect you?/protect us from whom?“, Erika Isac is not at the first feminist demonstration.

In “Tupeista”, the trapper says directly “If you don't have a vagina, you don't have the right to an opinion”according to Deutsche Welle.

Released in October 2023, the play dismantles clichés about women and applies them in visual metaphors to men.

Likewise in “Women,” featuring stretch-marked thighs and chunky pink sandals crushing plastic soldiers.

“With Erika Isac, a new generation of artists will cross the threshold and sing about the marginalization, violence and clichés applied to women, just as in the 1970s rap began to point the finger at American racism in its most severe forms”says Sabina Fati, in DW.