Tego Calderón is dando break with new music…
The 42-year-old Puerto Rican rapper and reggaetón pioneer has released “Dando Break,” the first single long-awaited new album, El Que Sabe, Sabe, which is set for release in early 2015.
Calderón stays true to his musical roots on the new track, combining slow jamming rhythms with his intense street-talking delivery. The track serves as a reminder of how tight the urban tropical fusion genre was with hip-hop when it came out of the projects of San Juan.
El Que Sabe, Sabe is Calderón’s first major studio album in eight years. Despite his long absence from recording music, Calderón has continued to perform and record, as well as appear in the Fast and Furious movies.
He was nominated for a 2012 Latin Grammy for The Original Gallo Del País, a “mixtape” released by his own Jiggiri Records. (The marketing plan involved handing copies of the album out at New York’s Puerto Rican Day Parade.) He gave a boost to the young reggaetón duo Plan B by appearing on the 2013 song “Zapitito Roto,” which landed on the Billboard Latin charts.
El Que Sabe Sabe will be released by Siente Music, a Venevision label distributed by Universal.
“I keep on producing, writing new songs and enjoying the process in addition to be debuting with a new record company,” Calderón said in a press release from the label. “So I’m ready to keep contributing to the development of the genre, with lyrics that in addition to make people dance, have a message they can identify with.”