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Tego Calderón nominated for a Latin Grammy for Best Urban Music Album

September 26, 2012 at 5:15 AM ET - / Digital Girl


Tego Calderon 2012

Four-time Grammy and Latin Grammy nominee Tego Calderón, urban Latin music's most iconic rapper, received his fifth nomination to date for the XIII edition of the Latin Grammys. His most recent release, the mixtape 'The Original Gallo del País - O.G. El Mixtape' (The Original Rooster of the Country - OG The Mixtape) was nominated for Best Urban Music Album.


"I'm honored that the mixtape, 'The Original Gallo del País - O.G. El Mixtape', has gotten so much support from my fans and media.

I didn't expect this mixtape to get nominated for a Latin Grammy. This nomination pushes me even more to release my next projects via Jiggiri Records: "La Prole: Con Respeto a Mis Mayores" (Family: With Respect to My Elders) (a folkloric album dedicated to my island Puerto Rico together with the group La Prole) and my upcoming commercial album "El Que Sabe Sabe" (He Who Knows, Knows). I'm confident they will be received with great enthusiasm," affirmed the rapper.

'The Original Gallo del País - O.G. El Mixtape', includes nine (9) songs and charted at the top of iTune's Latin and Urban charts, as well as positioning itself as one of the leading releases in digital sales. The video for the most recent single from the mixtape, "Robin Hood", has become viral sensation with over a million views on VEVO.

In addition to the nomination he received for his mixtape, Tego collaborated with Latin Grammy winners, Choc Quib Town, on their song "Calentura" (Fever) which is nominated for Record of the Year.

"I would like to congratulate Choc Quib Town on their nomination. We're both descendants from Africa; hence, I wish them nothing but success and encourage them to keep moving forward with their fists in the air", stated Tego Calderon.

The thirteenth edition of the Latin Grammy Awards will take place at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in the city of Las Vegas on November 15 and will be broadcasted on the Univision Network.

About Tego Calderon

He still maintains his title as one of the most respected and legendary rappers in the Urban Latin genre among critics and fans alike. With five studio albums to date ('El Abayarde', 'El Enemy De Los Guasibiri', 'The Underdog', 'Abayarde Contra-Ataca' and 'Original Gallo Del País'), the Puerto Rican rap star continues to be praised not only for his originality but for the realness in his lyrics. Tego's ability to fuse different musical rhythms has proven to be innovative.

Tego will be participating in the next Jiggiri Records release called "La Prole: Con Respeto a Mis Mayores" (The Family: With Respect to My Elders), an Afro-Antillean album which includes genres of music such as bomba and plena with lots of percussion. It will be released October 2, 2012. Tego's own commercial follow-up album "El Que Sabe Sabe" (He Who Knows, Knows) is due out March of 2013.

In addition to his projects as an author, entrepreneur and rapper, Tego Calderón has successfully launched a career as an actor, participating in several films and documentaries such as 'Illegal Tender', 'Los Bandoleros' and 'Fast & Furious' (4 and 5).

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