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Vico C

He is known as "el Filósofo", a philosopher of rap and one of the pioneers of reggaeton, whose career started in the mid 80's.

Origin of the name Vico C

Puerto Rican Armando Lozada Cruz was born on the 8th of September in 1971 in New York, but grew up in Puerta Tierra in San Juan (Puerto Rico). That is where his stage name Vico C comes from, a name which he gave himself to honor his neighbor Doña Vica. "C" stands for his last name "Cruz".

Music debuts of Vico C

Vico C began his career as a rapper in 1984. At the beginning, he taped his first music efforts and then sold them to his friends and family. He earned 20 US dollars from his first production, which he distributed that way.

Singer's first success

His record "La Recta Final" brought him his first success in 1989, making him popular on an international level. Rap was very popular at that time in Puerto Rico. From that on, he was often on tour through all of America.

Further success: 1992

In 1992 Vico C could chalk up further success with his two new songs "Saboréalo" and "María", two singles that were awarded gold and platinum record, accordingly.

Hard times: 1994

In 1994 Vico C, "El Filósofo", had a car accident on his tour through Dominican Republic, and, as a result, had to spend a long time in the hospital. At the same time, there were rumors alleging his drug abuse.

In 1994 he established his own record company and promoted such musicians as Fransheska and Liza M.

A little later, as he avowed himself a Christian and was rechristened, he decided to take some time off.

He was the first Latin musician, who was invited to "MTV Music Awards" and received 7 awards there.

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Vico C - Reggaeton-singers

1989 La recta final
1990 Misión: La cima
1991 Hispanic Soul
1992 Traigo La Bomba
1992 Maria (Single)
1993 Saborealo (Single)


1994 Dos Tiempos Bajo Un Mismo Tono
1994 Vico-C - Greatest Hits
1995 Humolandia(Single)
1995 Con poder
1997 Aquel que había muerto
1999 Historia
1999 Historia, Vol. 2
2000 Serie 2000
2000 Serie Platino: 20 Exitos
2001 Vivo
2002 Emboscada
2002 Juntos
2004 En honor a la verdad
2003 15 Canciones Favoritas
2004 The Best of Vico C: Ultimate Collection
2004 The Files: Greatest Hits
2005 Desahogo
2006 El Filosofo del Rap Flows y Liricas
2006 El Encuentro (en directo)