Vakero Partners with
3/5/08 - LatinRapper.com news
signed an exclusive worldwide agreement with New York and
Dominican Republic based record label Jeremy Records’
recording artist, Vakero, the #1 Dominican Hip Hop artist and
leader of the Rap Dominicano movement. The deal encompasses
all of Vakero’s Recordings, Publishing, Digital/Mobile
Marketing and Merchandising. Jeremy Records President,
Francis Belliard, upon signing the deal said, “The influence
and popularity of Vakero is undeniable and what better place
to grow and prosper Vakero than with Sunflower Entertainment.”
“Vakero is the real deal. A global star in the making,” said
Jamar Chess, co-owner of Sunflower Entertainment, who was
responsible for the completion of the deal.
The Dominican Hip Hop movement is sweeping Latino communities
all over the East Coast, where over a million Dominicans live.
Vakero’s infectious tracks are heard at night on street
corners and from open car windows in New York City, Boston and
Providence. Major League Baseball stars, such as the New York
Mets’ José Reyes, the Boston Red Sox’s David Ortiz and New
York Yankees Robinson Cano and Melky Cabrera, have all been
using Vakero tracks as their “at-bat” songs.
Work on the follow-up album to the highly acclaimed “Pa Ke Te
Mate” has begun featuring production from longtime
collaborator Villano Sam, Salsero legend Joe Arroyo and
Sunflower Entertainment artist/producer Propheta.
Sunflower Entertainment’s plans for the new album entail an
aggressive digital and mobile promotion campaign along with
pursuing strategic fashion partnerships to expose Vakero
merchandise and branding to include clothing, footwear and
“We feel there is a vast potential for Vakero merchandise to
cross over to audiences all over the world,” said Juan Carlos
Barguil, co-owner of Sunflower Entertainment.
Riding off a successful Zurich, Switzerland club tour, Miguel
“Bombon” Taveras, Vakero’s E.U. representative, has booked
upcoming shows in Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona among other
large European cities to further Vakero’s worldwide presence.
The album “Pa Ke Te Mate” is currently available on iTunes and
all major Digital retailers. The singles “Se Partio El Lapiz”
and “Hasta Mañana Negra Linda” are currently being programmed
on mun2 and mtv3. There have been over 1.6 million views on
Youtube of Vakero music and promotional videos.
Sunflower on the web:
Vakero on Myspace: