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Sound Cartagena talks Style and Background [Interview]

div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”a href=”” imageanchor=”1″ style=”clear: left; cssfloat: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;”img border=”0″ height=”320″ s5=”true” src=”” width=”212″ //a/divBy The Hip Hop Writerbr /Hip Hop Vibe Staff Writerbr /br /Hip hop is forever evolving and Sound Cartagena is representing this change with his music. The rapper comes from hip hop’s birthplace, New York City. Carrying the swagger of the empire city with him, Sound Cartagena is focused on changing the /br /Sound Cartagena was born in hip hop, so he has a natural love for the music. But, his style is different because his father often played Salsa music, which is in him. For over a decade, Sound Cartagena has been rapping and /br /Outside of hip hop, Sound Cartagena is also a drummer for a rock band based in New York. He is from the melting pot and he represents the blending of the cultures in his lifestyle. Being exposed to so much has led Sound Cartagena to become the artist he /br /Read the interview between Sound Cartagena and Hip Hop Vibe /br /strongHow long have you been rapping?/strongbr /Almost all my life, I havenbsp;been performingnbsp;for as long asnbsp;I can remember,nbsp;true /br /strongHow long have you been recording music?/strongbr /My 1st recorded record was in 1989 Salsa Kid Groupbr /br /strongDo you feel any pressure from being a New York rapper?/strong br /Not At ALL!br /br /strongAre you doing anything to separate yourself from other Spanish rappers in the game?/strongbr /Yes, I am representing who I am, anbsp;bi-lingual artist (Spanglish Rapper) andnbsp;mixing my Salsa roots with todays hip /br /strongHave you ever received any comparisons to Fat Joe?/strongbr /All the time because we have the same last name. I never met my cousinsnbsp;and they all live in The Bronx. There is anbsp;strong possibility thatnbsp;we might be related. My grandfather’s name is Don Domingo Cartagenanbsp;and he still lives in the /br /strongAre you currently signed to a label?/strong br /I’ve been signed before (MCA, Universal Writer Records, SimplyMusic etc.), but now I have my own label, CallejonMusic, that means: StreetMusic,nbsp;and we are under Konvict Muzik/Bad /br /strongHow long have you been working with Yung Gwap?/strong br /Gwap!? That is my dude! I think it’s been about a year or so, maybe more. Shoutout to the G.M.B CashBoiz Denver, CO Nos FuiMOOO!!br /br /strongWho else have you been working with?/strong br /I have worked with them all, Red Cafe Shakedown, Fabolous, Paul Cainnbsp;and Don Dilly, StreetFam/SLK StuddaGang, Konvict Muzik, Akon,nbsp;and T-Pain etc., D’Mingo Ramosnbsp;and Manolo Guatauba University WhiteLion, Young Money Tour, T-Wayne Tour, oh man I can keep goingnbsp;and /br /strongWhen is your next mixtape coming out?/strong br /Well next mixtape is titled emToday’z Salsa/em coming next month. br /br /strongDo you plan to release an album soon?/strongRight now, I’m working on my LIVE album with my new band, SPANGLISHCARTA Y SU ORQUESTA a href=”” /br /strongCan you name some of the producers you have been working with?/strong br /EmpireState Reek amp; Sosa, DJ Pistolero, D’Mingo Ramos, ERK Trax-IT-Ryte, andnbsp;that’s just a few. I did music with almost all the best producersnbsp;and musicians out here in /br /strongWhat makes your movement different from other movements in hip hop?/strong br /There is no other movement like mine, I am Spanglish hip hop. I amnbsp;bringing a new genre to the game mixing hip hop with what I call Sazon… CARTA!!!br /br /strongWhat will make fans and critics accept you as one of the greatest of all-time when it is all said and done? /strongbr /I’m being myself, I never imitated I always stood by what I donbsp;and who I am. Musically spirituallynbsp;and lyrically ON IT!!!.. Carta! nos FuiMOOOO!!!div class=”blogger-post-footer”div class=”separator” style=”clear: both; text-align: center;”
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