Date of Interview: 05/18/2009
© 2009 Clayton Perry
After two decades in the music business, Lisa Velez continues to show the world why she is the “Queen of Latin Hip-Hop.” Over the course of her career, she has sold more than 20 million records—serving as an inspiration to artists like Gloria Estefan, Shakira, Selena, and Jennifer Lopez.
On July 14, 2009, Lisa Velez will release her seventh album, Life ‘N Love, with Mass Appeal Entertainment. 22 years removed from Spanish Fly, “Lisa Lisa” still makes music that entices its listeners to move and groove from “Head to Toe.”
Upon the release of Life ‘N Love, Lisa Velez managed to squeeze some time out of her busy schedule and settle down for an interview with Clayton Perry — reflecting on Breakdancing, Jellybean Benitez, and the origin of her stage name, “Lisa Lisa.”