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MultiViral
     

MultiViral

by Calle 13
 

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Kicking off their career with hungry and hedonistic club hits, Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13 have been blowing up expectations with each successive album, but MultiViral ups the ante. Here the political commentary and the genre-jumping which came to the forefront on 2010's

Overview

Kicking off their career with hungry and hedonistic club hits, Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13 have been blowing up expectations with each successive album, but MultiViral ups the ante. Here the political commentary and the genre-jumping which came to the forefront on 2010's Entren Los Que Quieran remains in place, but there's a sense of earned artistic freedom throughout the album, one that allows the group to slowly stroll up to "El Aguante," the album's first hook-filled cut, which doesn't arrive 'til the track counter reads "4." Early on in the Calle 13 discography, that would have felt like drudgery, but now, lead singer Residente is more compelling and in command, excelling on free-form songs like "Respira el Momento." With topics like Yo Soy 132, Julian Assange, and money-hungry gangsta rappers all fueling his ire, it's amazing the album doesn't fall apart because of weight, or come off like a dry civics class. Thanks to Residente's wit, and producer/step brother Visitante's brilliant backing tracks, the album holds tight and excites like few others and winds up an excellent entry point into the band's work, even if it isn't the easiest introduction. Silvio Rodríguez, Tom Morello, John Leguizamo, and Eduardo Galeano all lend a hand, making the guest list as diverse and deep as the album itself.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/22/2014
Label:
Sony U.S. Latin
UPC:
0888430580626
catalogNumber:
305806
Rank:
16551

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Performance Credits

Calle 13   Primary Artist
Silvio Rodríguez   Coros,Letra
Michael Brauer   Mezcla
Francisco Jimenez   Violin
David Betancourt   Violin
Rich Costey   Mezcla
DJ Craze   scratching
John Blais   Mezcla
John Leguizamo   Letra
Juan Pablo Diaz   Vocals
Arnaldo Figueroa   Violin
Gabriel Acevedo   Cello
Edgar Abraham   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Harry Almodovar   Cello
Rodney Barreto   Bateria
José Daniel DeJesús   Cello
Eduardo Galeano   Letra
René Pérez   Coros,Letra
Eduardo Cabra   Piano,Ukulele,Vocals,Melodica,Sintetizador
Ismael Cancel   Vocals,Bateria
Kamilya Jubran   Coros,Letra
Ileana Colón   Arpa
Ileana Cabra   Vocals,Coros
Alexis Velázquez   Violin
Maria Santiago   Viola
Diana Fuentes   Vocals,Coros
Edgar Marrero   Viola
Gabriel Cabra   Vocals
Biga Ranx   Coros,Letra
Frances Colòn   Oboe
José David Pérez   Bateria
Yajaira O'Neill   Violin
Vernon Foster   Coros
Juan Botta   Vocals
Ioana María   Coros

Technical Credits

Silvio Rodríguez   Composer
John Leguizamo   Composer
Eduardo Galeano   Composer
René Pérez   Composer
Eduardo Cabra   Composer
Kamilya Jubran   Composer
Biga Ranx   Composer

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