Tego Calderon Unveils New
Video "El Sitio" (The Spot) on VEVO
August 9, 2012 at 2:25 PM
ET - LatinRapper.com / Digital Girl
Tego Calderón, one of the
most respected rappers within the Latin urban genre, premieres
the video for his new single "El Sitio" (The Spot). The single
is part of the mixtape, 'El Original Gallo del País - O.G. El
Mixtape' (The Original Rooster of the Country - O.G. The
Mixtape), released last June which has garnered a remarkable
amount of accolades.
The video was directed by Alexis Bousquet and was recorded in
Santurce (Puerto Rico), which is a very special place for Tego
Calderón. Both the song and video pay homage to Tego's daily
life and the people who inhabit this magical corner of Puerto
Rico. Not only is it home to many people, but "El Sitio" (The
Spot) is also where many of Tego's stories, regarding his
career and life, sprung from. Besides being his creative
refuge, "El Sitio" (The Spot) is home to his recording studio.
The buzz about "El Sitio" (The Spot) began several months ago
when copies of the single were handed out to the spectators of
the Puerto Rican Day Parade, which is held every year in the
streets of New York. This was documented and can be seen on
Tego Calderón's official website (www.tegocalderon.com).
'The Original Gallo del País - O.G. El Mixtape' includes nine
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 he discovered from his trips and tours
throughout Latin America, has proven to be innovative.
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.