The Album’s First Video “Como Yo” Has Also Just Been Released
“Fuego Emerges as Trap en Español's Phoenix and Claims a Long Overdue Moment in the Spotlight on 'Libre: Fireboy Forever.' Miguel “Fuego” Duran, the Dominican rapper currently situated on the razor edge of Latin trap’s incursion into the commercial mainstream, was born in Washington D.C., the cradle of the so-called free world. Perhaps it was due to growing up Latino in this global headquarters of realpolitik hypocrisy that throughout his career, he has found ways of flexing and bending industry rules when it comes to what artists in certain genres are able to accomplish… Now Fuego’s in the middle of a new adventure: top-shelf… you will love this album… with songs that range from the darkly paranoid to the pointedly sexual…Libre: Fireboy Forever is a somewhat like a slightly darker incarnation of J Balvin’s Energía… Throughout, some of the most exciting Latino producers have left presents. The stealthy beat on “Gold Rush,” brought to you by Eminem and Lil Wayne collaborator DVLP, is understated and delicious, a deservedly rich tapestry for Fuego’s famously slight rasp… Fuego’s been surfing 2018’s hybridity of Latino genres and Spanglish lyric work since back before Bad Bunny, since before Anuel AA could legally get into R-rated movies….It’s no controversy to say that he has earned this moment” - REMEZCLA
As the sound of Latin Urban music is surging across the globe, with fans and other musicians worldwide looking to connect with the growing movement, one of the genre’s true pioneers of Latin Trap has returned to the forefront, sharing a new collection of authenticity. Miguel “Fuego” Duran, has always been ahead of the Latin music curve. The up-from-the streets Dominican-American native of Washington, DC began his career creating and popularizing his own fusion of Caribbean mambo and U.S. urban sounds as an early innovator of reggaeton. He sound evolved further and faster as one of the first Latin Urban artists to mesh his community’s life experiences and cultural rhythms with the growing Trap sound – helping introduce the distinctive sound of Latin Trap now exploding across the global pop landscape.
Following his critically-acclaimed independent release of Fireboy Forever II, extensive collaborations with Rick Ross, J Balvin, Farruko, Zion & Lennox, Pitbull, Juanes, Dillion Francis and more, and the TV show “Atlanta’s” recent reverential show closing use Cuando Suena El Bling, Fuego continued his prolific songwriting while also strengthening his own support team. This has included signing to visionary Latin Music management team Lionfish Entertainment, and a new major label relationship with Transcend.ent / Universal Latin –the imprint of groundbreaking Eminem and Lil Wayne producer DVLP, which has just released Fuego’s eagerly-awaited next chapter “LIBRE: Fireboy Forever”. With production work from DVLP, SKY, Steve Lean and Luyo, this new album will again establish a benchmark for all those turning toward Latin Trap, with standout tracks such as “Flex,” “Fireboy Live,” “Gold Rush,” and video track "Como Yo."
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