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Tego Calderón

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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