Xilam Balam is a St. Paul visual artist, lyricist, and producer. Primarily a painter, he works with a broad spectrum of mediums from airbrush to stone jewelry, clay, mosaic & hip hop. Born in San Antonio,Tejas, Balam's Xicano identity is at the center of all his art forms. He has spent the last 20 years studying Maya and Mexica glyphs and is individual in his stylized epigraphy drawings. Balam's music can be found with Rhymesayers Entertainment and Fifth Element Online as Los Nativos, and as Auddio Draggon with St. Paul veteren hip hop artist, Mr. Gene Poole. His current projects include an album with the contemporary mesoamerican clay flutes which he also creates and sells, Curandero with DJ Rico Simon Mendez, an upcoming album by Los Nativos, and developing a new screen-printed t-shirt line through Electric Machete Studios.