Hector Guerra Releases First Single from his Second Solo Album
Dropping December 4
November 18, 2012 at 11:05
AM ET - LatinRapper.com/Elena Rodrigo
Known as one of the most
significant representatives of the new school of urban Latin
music in Spain, Hector Guerra, Spanish-Bolivian MC and
producer, officially released "What Up" in the U.S. today.
This is the first single of his new album as a soloist that
will be released in this country on December 4.
Hector Guerra is an artist that has surprised his audience,
especially in Mexico, the country he currently resides in, and
where he has quickly positioned himself as one of the
songwriters of the new music style. "Outside of rock, outside
of hip hop, reggae and outside of pop and electronic music,
but at the same time inside of all those genres and styles",
as Hector himself explains.
As a founding member of Pachamama Crew, one of the world's
strongest Spanish-speaking musical collectives, where he has
been identified from the beginning as one of the most
prominent Spanish MCs, Hector Guerra decided to travel to
Mexico in 2011 to broaden his horizon. He quickly positioned
himself very successfully on the music scene with his first EP
as a soloist, called "El 3er Amanecer".
A few months later, Hector
Guerra became part of the AHO Colectivo, consisting among
others of Rubén Albarrán (Café Tacvba) and Roco Pachucote (Maldita
Vecindad / Sonidero Meztizo), a group of artists devoted to
defending the Cheran and Wirikuta indigenous territories. This
group has presented an album containing 10 tracks ("Estacion
Wirikuta") that became #1 in iTunes sales.
"What Up" is the first single of what will be Hector Guerra's
double album. It is a festive and at the same time political
track that mixes Hector's rap with traditional banda music
from the Purépecha region of Michoacán. The video was recorded
at Playa Ventura in Mexico's state of Guerrero with the
participation of local people.
The first part of the
future double album, called "Amor", contains 12 tracks that
mix hip hop with Andean music, dance hall, traditional banda
sounds, reggae and cumbia. It is a collection of distinctive
songs and rhythms from this new artist which will be released
on December 4.