Wednesday, October 24, 2007
When Hip-Hop meets Reggaeton, Tego Calderón is chillin' at the intersection. The non-Spanish speaking audience may not understand his lyrics completely on remixes of Fat Joe's "Lean Back" and 50 Cent’s "P.I.M.P." but they are sure drawn to the voice. Making his worldwide debut with El Abayarde (his alias meaning a Puerto Rican insect similar to a fire ant) in 2002, Tego returns with El Abayarde Contra-Ataca (El Abayarde Counter Attacks). While his music covers the struggles of poverty and racism coupled by strong political beliefs, his life is dedicated to keepin' it 100% real.