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.
About Tego Calderón
He still maintains his title as one of the most respected and legendary rappers in the Urban Latin genre among critics and fans alike. With five studio albums to date ('El Abayarde', 'El Enemy De Los Guasibiri', 'The Underdog', 'Abayarde Contra-Ataca' and 'Original Gallo Del País'), the Puerto Rican rap star continues to be praised not only for his originality but for the realness in his lyrics. Tego's ability to fuse different musical rhythms has proven to be innovative.
Tego will be participating in the next Jiggiri Records release called "La Prole: Con Respeto a Mis Mayores" (The Family: With Respect to My Elders), a folkloric "bomba" album that will be released October 2, 2012. Tego's own commercial follow-up album "El Que Sabe Sabe" (He Who Knows, Knows) is due out March of 2013.
In addition to his projects as an author, entrepreneur and rapper, Tego Calderón has successfully launched a career as an actor, participating in several films and documentaries such as 'Illegal Tender', 'Los Bandoleros' and 'Fast & Furious' (4 and 5). The numbers of his social networks are staggering with over 1 million fans on Facebook and nearly 250 thousand followers on Twitter.