Tego Calderón nominated
for a Latin Grammy for Best Urban Music Album
September 26, 2012 at 5:15
ET - LatinRapper.com / Digital Girl
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
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