Free Tempo by Tempo on Apple Music

17 Songs

EDITORS’ NOTES

Even his imprisonment wasn't going to hold down Puerto Rican rapper Tempo. His Spanish lyrics are tough and defiant throughout Free Tempo, with "Mantenlo Gangster" proclaiming his ties to the underworld and "Corran Por Sus Vidas" threatening revenge on those who set him up. Musically, the album takes in everything from sampled sirens on "25 de Septiembre" to orchestration on "Porque Soy Tempo." On the English title track, Fat Joe and Barrington Levy call for Tempo's freedom to an easy, head-nodding groove.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Even his imprisonment wasn't going to hold down Puerto Rican rapper Tempo. His Spanish lyrics are tough and defiant throughout Free Tempo, with "Mantenlo Gangster" proclaiming his ties to the underworld and "Corran Por Sus Vidas" threatening revenge on those who set him up. Musically, the album takes in everything from sampled sirens on "25 de Septiembre" to orchestration on "Porque Soy Tempo." On the English title track, Fat Joe and Barrington Levy call for Tempo's freedom to an easy, head-nodding groove.

TITLE TIME
6:08
3:52
4:22
5:52
4:20
4:23
4:46
2:53
0:45
4:42
4:42
3:29
3:51
3:33
4:20
5:21
3:31

About Tempo

Puerto Rican rapper Tempo debuted live in 1989. After that first opportunity to express himself on-stage, the decision to pursue a music career became a reality. In 1994, Tempo joined a group of local performers known as El Escuadron del Panico (the Panic Squadron) and teamed up with DJ Joe to make his first record. Later, he made contributions to DJ Frank's Time to Kill and El Mexicano's Entre El Bien y El Mal.

Tempo became one of the first artists signed up to the Puerto Rican independent label Buddha Productions, issuing Game Over in 1999, produced by DJ Playero, and New Game a year later. Sony Discos released his first international compilation, titled Exitos. ~ Drago Bonacich

  • ORIGIN
    Ponce, Puerto Rico
  • FORMED
    Nov 25, 1979

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