The best decision I ever made was to utilize my Facebook Fan Page to really just read / listen to what many of you find everyday…collectively you have been a driving force for the last few months of posts, for that I thank you!
Today I am posting a video of an artist named Yeyo from Cupey Puerto Rico who posted this poem on youtube talking about his love for Puerto Rico…mejor dicho, Borinquen…I normally do not post a lot of stuff in Spanish but this piece is really beautiful. I connect with this piece on so many levels…so as usual I am sharing it with you.
Special thanks to my long time friend Jessie Miro for putting me on to this.
The Urban Jibaro
Who is Yeyo?
Born in Cupey, Puerto Rico of Cuban Father and Puerto Rican mother, the MC, writer and producer popularly known as Yeyo, is setting his mark in the world while creating the very best of Latin hip hop. His innate talent for creating rhymes was discovered at the age of 9 when he started writing poetry. At 13 years old, he bought his first set of turntables and quickly started making mix tapes. That's when the vision of blending his words with beats gave birth to the passion for rapping. Since then, he's been doing music. His poems are inspired and derived from his experiences growing up in the turbulent streets of Cupey, PR. Yeyo was the founder and one of three members of one of the first Puerto Rican hip hop groups The Shanghai Assassinz. In 1999, he made history with the production and release of the groups first single Viequez. The song was inspired and dedicated to the struggle that existed between Puerto Rico and the US Navy over military controlled land.