Tego Caldeon releases highly-anticipated new album,
Written by Nelson Ortiz, Hispanicsurf.com
August 29, 2006 -- Reggaeton
superstar, Tego Calderón of Puerto Rico released his new album today named
"The Underdog/El Subestimado" on Atlantic/Jiggiri records.
"The Underdog" is his second album and his first under the new deal with
Calderón, who is considered one of the pioneers of Reggaeton,
is not limiting his latest release to only reggae beats with Spanish lyrics.
This album will have a variety of rhythms and styles that will hopefully take
his music to new heights. From '70s-style funk to blues and a return to
straight-up salsa, "The Underdog/El Subestimado" could turn into a new
era in Latin music.
Calderón describes his release as "a musical journey
through the Afro-Caribbean culture." It showcases poetry from the heart and is a
unique fusion of elements taken from traditional bomba Puertorriqueña, Jamaican
reggae, blues, Cuban rumba, and New York salsa.
"THE UNDERDOG/EL SUBESTIMADO"
contains 22 tracks plus one bonus track and features collaborations with such
artists as Buju Banton, Eddie Dee & Voltio, Yandel, Chyno Nyno, Don Omar, and
legendary salsa singer Oscar D'León. The album also features the work of
producers DJ Nelson, Danny Fornaris, DJ Nesty, Naldo, DJ Joe, Echo & Diesel,
Cookee, Major League, Salaam Remi, Erick Figueroa, Daniel Cruz & Eduardo Lobo,
and Troyton Rami. All the songs on the album were co-written by Calderón, with
the exception of "Chango Blanco," written by Luis López Cabán. Featured in the
album is a special booklet with bilingual track-by-track commentary by
award-winning Puerto Rican author and professor Mayra Santos-Febres.
exception of an occasional English chorus, this album is entirely in Spanish.
"We purposefully had little English," says Calderon. "Even though we had
pressure from Atlantic to include Anglo artists, it wasn't what I wanted to
bring, and they respected that."
The first single for the Latin market will be "Los Maté," produced by DJ
Nesty & Naldo which is currently getting a lot of airplay.
"THE UNDERDOG / EL SUBESTIMADO"
1. ¿Como Me Llamo Yo?
2. Los Maté
3. Mardi Gras
4. Slo Mo'
5. Pon La Cara
6. Payaso - Interlude
7. Payaso featuring Eddie Dee & Voltio
9. Llora, Llora featuring Oscar De León
10. Chillin' featuring Don Omar
11. Veo, Veo
12. Oh Dios
14. Son Dos Alas - Interlude
15. Chango Blanco
16. A Mi Papá
17. Cuando Baila Reggaetón featuring Yandel
18. Bureo, Bureo
19. Por qué - Interlude
20. Llévatelo Todo
21. Bad Man featuring Buju Banton
22. Mil Cosas