Tego Calderon Premieres
New Video "Robin Hood" on VEVO
September 9, 2012 at 10:35
ET - LatinRapper.com / Digital Girl
Street poet, Tego Calderón,
is back this month with a new and original video for the song
"Robin Hood." After the premiere of his heartfelt video
"El Sitio" (The Spot), urban Latin's most iconic rapper
launches another moving video for the song "Robin Hood". It is
the next chapter in a special series of music videos being
launched from the mixtape, 'El Original Gallo del País - O.G.
El Mixtape' (The Original Rooster of the Country - OG The
Mixtape), which was launched in June and continues to garner
praise among critics and fans alike.
Through this video series, Tego Calderón wants to show a
different side of Puerto Rico, the more authentic part of the
island. The location was in the very traditional area of
Piñones in the neighborhoods 'El Indio' (The Indian) and 'El
Chorro', which reflect the island's ancestry. The video was
directed by Kacho Santiago Lopez, cinematography done by 'Chago'
Benet, and produced by Tristana Robles for Zapatero Films.
Tego Calderón was very involved with the director in the
creation of the concept for "Robin Hood"and had the final
input for the recording, location and treatment of the video.
The video "Robin Hood" contains a preview of the song "Si Yo
Fuera Usted" (If I Were You), which belongs to the genre known
as "bomba", folkloric music native to his homeland Puerto
Rico. The video focuses on several sociopolitical and economic
themes such as the immigration of Dominicans to Puerto Rico.
'El Original Gallo del País - O.G. El Mixtape' includes nine
(9) songs and has become quite a marvel, charting 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 mixtape includes the
tracks: "Cierren" (Close It), "Robin Hood", "Sin Usted Que"
(Without You...What?), "Suerte" (Luck), "Se Ajuma" (She's
Tipsy), "Cosas Que Pasan" (Things That Happen), "El Sitio"
(The Spot), and two collaborations, one with Arcangel in "Hablan
de Mi" (They Talk About Me) and one with legendary Panamanian
singer, Kafu Banton, in "Like We (Ay Dios Mío)" (Like We -Oh
My God). This is the first record Tego has dropped since
'Contra-Ataca' (Counter Attack) which was released in 2008 and
is being released through his record label, Jiggiri Records.