The famous Puerto Rican composer and singer Tegui Calderón Rosario, better known as Tego Calderón, was born on the 1st of February in 1972 in Santurce (Puerto Rico).
Music style of Tego Calderón
In the course of time, he developed a very unique style for a rapper, which tuned him into one of the most popular singers in the reggaeton scene.
His compositions had such a great success mostly due to the influence of other rhythms, such as salsa and the music of Antilles. There is no doubt about it that this fiery mixture turned him into an idol adored by generations of Latinos. Besides, many consider his style to have some jazz sounds, the kind of music he has been exposed to ever since he was a kid, because his parents were ardent jazz fans.
Music content of Tego Calderón
Racism and street life are two major topics that dominate the content of Tego Calderón's songs. His African roots and his jail experience have had a great impact on him, filling his countless songs with these topics in order to warn young people of dangers of living on the streets.
Life and music debuts
Tego Calderóns life resembles a trip, because his family moved a lot. When he was little, they moved to Río Grande, Puerto Rico, where he spent his childhood. At that time his parents sent him to music lessons, through which he developed his first ambitions in this direction. Later they moved to the United States and lived near Carolina and in Miami.
As a young adult, Tego Calderón had to do different jobs to be able to support himself, but despite it all, music has always accompanied his life. Tego was still pretty young as he completed his percussion studies and created his own rhythmic style, which combined salsa, dancehall, and Hip-Hop. At that time, as he had already developed his own style - a combination of contemporary jargon with the one of the 60's spiced with his own stories from his neighborhood, he became a drummer of Escolquer Band.
His music interests changed slightly as he came to Miami in 1988. There he discovered rap and began getting active in this direction.
Beginning of his career
Recording for the "Crazy Boricua 2" album was noted as the beginning of his professional career. Then he took some time off until rapper Eddie Dee helped him to get back into the music scene. This collaboration resulted in songs that appeared on "El terrorista de la lírica" and "Boricuas NY".
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