Mexican-American recording artist Rigo Luna was raised in Compton, CA, the infamous ghetto section of Los Angeles State that gave all of us popular gangsta rappers such as for example N.W.A, Glaciers Cube, DJ Quik, Dr. Dre, Compton’s Many Wanted as well as the past due Eric “Eazy-E” Wright (Snoop Dogg is certainly from neighboring Long Seaside simply south of Compton). But despite the fact that Rigo Luna continues to be inspired by hip-hop rhythmically, he hasn’t been a gangsta rapper. Luna is really a singer, and something of his solid points continues to be his capability to perform R&B convincingly in Spanish; the bilingual Luna hasn’t performed in Spanish solely, but he provides performed in Spanish thoroughly and has enticed attention within the Latin pop marketplace in addition to in the metropolitan contemporary marketplace. Luna’s R&B affects have included, amongst others, Bobby Dark brown, Michael Jackson, Prince, R. Kelly and Babyface. After carrying out as a single designer at musical features during his junior high/middle college and senior high school years, Luna continuing to sing as a adult. In 1994, Luna became a member of the Latin-flavored metropolitan contemporary/teenager pop vocal group Nu Taste, whose other users at that time had been Frank Pangelinan, Jacob Ceniceros and Anthony DaCosta. Nu Taste, which includes performed both in British and Spanish, documented a demonstration that included a cover of Journey’s “Open up Hands”; that demonstration found its method to Reprise Information exec Howie Klein, who authorized Nu Flavor once they offered an a cappella overall performance in his workplace. In 1997, Reprise released Nu Flavor’s self-titled debut recording, which included the strikes “Heaven” and “Nice Sexy Thing” (never to become puzzled with the Ohio Players’ 1975 strike). Reprise released Nu Flavor’s second recording, It’s On, in 1999, as well as the album’s singles included “Sprung,” “Gorgeous Woman” and “3 Small Terms.” It’s On ended up being Luna’s final recording using the group; in 2000, he remaining Nu Taste and returned to performing like a single designer. Luna was with out a record offer for quite some time, however in 2006, he was authorized by Common Music’s Latin-oriented label Machete Music–which released Luna’s self-titled debut single album that yr and find the Spanish-language sluggish jam “Nunca” (“By no means”) because the album’s lead solitary.