DOMINICAN HIP-HOP ARTIST RETURNS TO NATIVE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR VIDEO FEATURING FANS
The connection between MOZART LA PARA and his fans in the Dominican Republic runs deep. In his new self-titled “Ahi Viene Mozart” (Here Comes Mozart) video, the beloved hip-hop artist returns to his roots, showing both the grit of neighborhoods similar to where he grew up and the happiness and pride among fellow Dominicans. Part rap, part freestyle, the new single is all MOZART at his rhyming best and features many of his fans, whom he affectionately refers to as "Mozaristas".
The video directed by Eliott Muscat shot in the streets of Gualey - a Dominican Republic neighborhood - after dark with MOZART wearing shades and gold-chains, singing about how he’s always pimping (looking cool). People dance in the streets under lighting provided by car lights, light poles, and a fire stick. About midway through the video, MOZART stands atop a car parked in the middle of the street surrounded by his many adoring fans who break into song, singing the refrain a capella. The big smile on the artist’s face conveys that this is a moment he relishes.
“Ahi Viene Mozart” is a follow-up to the prolific artist’s “La Vida Es Asi,” which was also shot in the Dominican Republic, at La Victoria National Penitentiary in Santo Domingo, one of the worst prisons in the Dominican Republic. “La Vida Es Asi,” which has racked up more than 1 million views in the three weeks since its release, showcases another fellow Dominican, Shaddy, an imprisoned rapper who has gone viral in the Dominican Republic.
Known for his uplifting messages, MOZART recently performed at Caminantes Por La Vida, an annual event aimed at raising awareness among Dominican people about cancer prevention and fighting the disease. During his performance, the crowd broke into song while he danced onstage. A chance to meet him during rehearsals brought a young fan to tears.
Streaming of MOZART LA PARA’s songs continues to climb. His single “Mujeres,” featuring Justin Quiles, has more than 54 million views on YouTube and more than 52 million streams on Spotify; his previous single “Bárbaro” has more 12.5 million YouTube views.