Ana Tijoux grew up in political exile in France during the Chilean civil war. Tijoux has stated that it is hip-hop that has given her a cultural identity, an identity that she would have lacked due to not growing up in her own country. “"Hip-hop is the land of the people that don't have a land" is a quote that explains her relationship to the hip-hop culture.
Tijoux has since 2007 built her solo career with lyrics about discrimination of minorities, violations of human rights and social inequalities. She has been nominated for the Grammy several times, and has featured in the soundtrack of many TV-series, most recently in the popular TV-series “Breaking bad”.