World a Message with New Rap Video
August 9, 2012 at 8:35 PM
ET - LatinRapper.com news
Rhode Island rapper Temperamento has released a new video
that addresses faith in God, and the need for an awakening during times of difficulty
Born Christian Estremera Ramos, Temperamento has
been making an effort to spread a spiritual message to fans
that weren't always accustomed to his recent departure from
Puerto Rican by birth,
Temperamento spent the years 2005 to 2010 building a fan
base of Spanish rap enthusiasts. In 2010, however, the
artist was sentenced to 27 months in prison for armed robbery.
It was during his incarceration that Temperamento reflected on
his music career, and chose to embrace Christianity. Shortly
after his release from prison in 2011, the Providence rapper
began recording rap in Spanish with Christian messages.
message comes by way of the video "Mensaje Para el Mundo,"
which translates into English as "Message For the World." Hip
Hop producer WorlDdez, who is also Temperamento's cousin, was
responsible for the concept of the new song.
WorlDdez had become aware
that original fans of Temperamento's more hardcore sound had
become disappointed with the artist's shift towards
religious music. "Mensaje Para el Mundo" would
serve as an explanation of the change to those fans.
"Mensaje Para el Mundo"
addresses faith in Jesus, as well as the media, politics,
conspiracy theories, The Illuminati, and the concept of sin.
The message that the born-again rapper wanted most to express
with the new video was that it is time for people to wake up.
Temperamento had also hoped that the video would serve as an
admission of his own self-perceived imperfections.
"I myself sin, and I'm not
better then anyone," Temperamento explained to LatinRapper.com.
He further clarified "I wanted to set an example for those who
don't understand that a person like me is just trying my best
to live a better life, and that's what this purpose in life is
"Mensaje Para el Mundo" was
filmed by Proddk Media and Co, and directed by Sway Mendez.
Temperamento describes Mendez as a "big brother" with respect
to his music career, and that the director plays a significant
role in helping him with both personal and business decisions.
The new song is set to
appear on Temperamento's upcoming album titled Bajo Control.
While originally slated for an earlier 2012 release, Bajo
Control was postponed after Ramos chose to work with
Christian music producer Guary of the duo Guary & Cleyton.
When asked about the new release date for album, Temperamento
replied "I'm not in a rush, only God knows when its the right
time," before adding "When that time comes, the whole album
will be fully recorded and ready to go within a month."
Temperamento's shift from
secular to non-secular music hasn't been without the loss of
fan attention, however.
"Before I used to release a video and
get 100,000 views on Youtube in a month" stated Ramos, while
explaining that his Christian-themed videos may require a year
before they achieve an equal number of views.
Not to be discouraged,
Temperamento added "But when those 100,000 reach people now,
it will cause a million times more of an impact than my old
music. Music inspired by God is powerful, and touches people's
Watch the video for "Mensaje
Para el Mundo" below. Can't see the video on your phone?
Click Here to watch it on Youtube.