Underground femcee, Militant Protege, is a lyricist, guitarist and writer, currently under independent label Grand Poet Union. Interestingly, Militant Protege was originally in pursuit of becoming an E.R. doctor and part-time clinical laboratory scientist. In one song, she mentions that "viruses are man-made" and goes on to emphasize how they're specially designed to evade immunological surveillance mechanisms.
Upon hearing Militant Protege's music, many are surprised to learn of her experiences with bouts of homelessness, abuse, lockup, group homes as a child and the fact she was living on her own by age 17, without any family or financial help. She worked at a small seafood restaurant located in Galveston, Texas and used the little money she attained to pay the rent on her tiny duplex apartment.
Forced to grow into adulthood prematurely, her harsh experiences quickly formed her into a street smart Latina who demolished all odds against her. It has been clearly expressed through lyrics written by Militant Protege that she once suffered from extreme depression which stemmed from the loss of her friend who hanged himself while in jail. Her oldest brother is also serving a thirty-five year prison sentence at this time.
Militant Protege is the product of a Mexican father and White mother, but notes Spanish as being her preferred language of choice. A proud activist, she sheds light on her views of the Mexican border, labeling it an "inhumane ploy" with racism being an "under the surface" factor. When questioned specifically about her song "Freedom Of Speech," Militant Protege explains the topic of adversity like a poised, yet aggressive feminist from the 1960's.
With a steadily expanding following, Militant Protege states her lyrics are "not marketed to the lowest common denominator." In short meaning, the outspoken femcee refuses to "dumb down" her verbal abilities, as handfuls of today's rappers often do. Militant Protege lists Talib Kweli, Guru, Jean Grae, Lauryn Hill, Immortal Technique, Calle 13 and Tupac Shakur among her favorite & most innovative lyricists on the mic.