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Tego Calderón

Biography

Blessed in Santurce, Puerto Rico, in 1972 but raised in nearby Carolina and in Miami, FL, rapper Tego Calderón got the multicultural backbone he’d have to become a superstar within the genre-mixing globe of reggaeton. We were young with substantial Ismael Rivera supporters as parents shown the youthful Calderón to envelope-pushing Latin pop music, while his father’s like of jazz added just one more taste. Studying percussion established Calderón in relation to creating his very own style, one which blended the rhythmic noises of salsa, plena, dancehall, and hip-hop. Lyric-wise, he mixed hip ’60s slang with current slang and stories of barrio lifestyle. Calderón made a few appearances on various other Latin rappers’ albums prior to the Light Lion label agreed upon him. Issued in 2002, Un Abayarde became Calderón’s full-length debut. An instantaneous success, Un Abayarde marketed 50,000 copies during its initial month, and Calderón was today the official Latin music superstar. Time for Miami resulted in an increase within the dancehall taste of his music. This, coupled with Calderón’s outspoken point of view that salsa acquired become too commercial and too secure, made 2004’s Un Foe de los Guasíbiri a punchier, even more hectic, even more street-level affair. Using the reggaeton genre blowing up with NY City’s hip-hop tastemakers and growing its impact further and additional, Calderón soon discovered himself fielding gives from hip-hop makers while landing paths on several street-level mixtapes. His tone of voice finished up on remixes of Usher’s “Yeah,” Extra fat Joe’s “Low fat Back again,” and N.O.R.E.’s “Oye Mi Canto.” Seeking to increase beyond reggaeton, Calderón announced his 2006 launch The Underdog/Un Subestimado “a musical trip with the Afro-Caribbean tradition.” The recording kicked off his romantic relationship using the Warner Brothers imprint Atlantic.

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Full Name Tego Calderón
Profession Actor, Rapper, Singer-songwriter
Education Miami Beach Senior High School
Nationality American, Puerto Rican
Spouse Michelle Peterbauer
Children Malcolm X Calderón, Ebony Nairobi Calderón
Parents Pilar Rosario Parrilla, Esteban Calderón Ilarraza
Siblings Hilda Feliz Calderón Rosario
Awards Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Music Album
Music Songs Pa' Que Retozen, Metele Sazon, Punto y Aparte, Al Natural, Guasa Guasa, Dando Break, Cosa Buena, Cambumbo, El Que Sabe, Sabe, No Pasa de Moda, Los maté, ¿Cuál es el plan y eso?, Pastillita, Elegante de Boutique, Chillin', No quiere novio, Cuando Baila Reggaetón, Payaso, Mi Entierro, Sensacion del bloque, Llora, llora, PEGAITO A LA PARED, Quitarte to', Naki, Naki, Lleva y Trai, Desafio Mix, Ni fu, ni fa, Chango blanco, Lo hecho, hecho está, Bailo Como tu Quieras, Tradicional a lo bravo, ¿Cómo Me Llamo Yo?
Albums El Que Sabe, Sabe, El Abayarde Contra-Ataca, The Underdog/El Subestimado, El Enemy de los Guasíbiri, El Abayarde, The Original Gallo Del País - O.G. El Mixtape, White Lion Hits Version, Vol. 1
Nominations Latin Grammy Award for Best Urban Song, Latin Grammy Award for Record of the Year
Movies Fast Five, Fast & Furious, Illegal Tender, Los Bandoleros, Straight Outta Puerto Rico, Spiff TV: Vol. 1: Reggaeton Invasion, Reggaeton Video Hits: Vol. 1, Show: Reggaeton Edition, G-News: Season 2, Solo Under: Vol. 1, Reggaeton Super Videos


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Furious 6 2013 performer: "Bandoleros" - as Tego Calderón / writer: "Bandoleros" - as Tego Calderón
Grand Theft Auto IV: The Ballad of Gay Tony 2009 Video Game performer: "Llora, Llora"
Los Bandoleros 2009 Video short performer: "Bandoleros", "Bad Man" - as Tego Calderón / writer: "Bandoleros", "Bad Man" - as Tego Calderón
Fast & Furious 2009 performer: "You Slip, She Grip", "Bandoleros" - as Tego Calderón / writer: "Bandoleros" - as Tego Calderón / writer: "You Slip, She Grip"
Pride and Glory 2008 performer: "Julito Maraña"
Feel the Noise 2007 performer: "No Quiere Novio" / writer: "No Quiere Novio" - as Tegui Calderon Rosario
Bling: A Planet Rock 2007 Documentary performer: "Elegante de Boutique" / writer: "Elegante de Boutique"
Illegal Tender 2007 performer: "Por Mi Madre"
Tracks of Color 2007 Short "Bandoleros"
Crank 2006 performer: "Guasa Guasa" / writer: "Guasa Guasa"
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift 2006 performer: "Bandoleros" / writer: "Bandoleros"
After the Sunset 2004 performer: "Punkie"
White Chicks 2004 writer: "Latin Thugs"

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Fate of the Furious 2017 completed Leo
Fast Five 2011 Leo
Los Bandoleros 2009 Video short Tego Leo
Fast & Furious 2009 Tego
Illegal Tender 2007 Choco

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Fast & Furious: Getting the Gang Back Together 2009 Video documentary short special thanks
The Making of 'Illegal Tender' 2008 Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
La Gasolina: Reggaeton Explosion 2012 Documentary Himself
Fast & Furious: Shooting the Big Rig Heist 2009 Video documentary short Himself - 'Tego'
The Making of 'Illegal Tender' 2008 Video short Himself
Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton's Rough Road to Glory 2008 Video Himself
Bling: A Planet Rock 2007 Documentary Himself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007 TV Series Himself
BET Awards 2007 2007 TV Special Himself
My Block: Puerto Rico 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 2005 2005 TV Special Himself - Performer
Chosen few: El documental 2004 Video documentary Himself
Premio lo Nuestro a la música latina 2004 2004 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pa'lante con Cristina 2004 TV Series Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008 Imagen Award Imagen Foundation Awards Best Supporting Actor- Film Illegal Tender (2007)


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