Nelson González Jr.…a new vision…2001


Nelson's desire to sing by  improvisation was inspired by the musical style of Trios and Trovadores, and art form among many that he was exposed to since early childhood. This traditional art form known for its expression of spontaneously inspired lyrics stood next to the Afro-cuban and salsa rhythms of his father's masterful musicianship. It's tempo and rhythm proved too slow and Nelson quickly recognized a semblance between the style of the trovador and Rap. It would serve to create a freeform style of "musica de protesta" through the venue of hip-hop. Nelson blends his many island influences into a new vision of vocal improvisation. The yearning is to bring a different message to youth using Biblical proverbs to guide his interpretation of current events.

  In Nelson's own words:

"The body of my work is a reflection upon the decisions of daily life that can be found to be the same as the decisions that humanity faced more than 2000 years ago…and to bring the Omega as the end of a cycle in the circle of Life."

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Rap Credits: A.K.A. "YANKEEMAN"

Title Recording Group Contribution Label
1990 (Various) Playero Underground Rap:
1994 Hit Single "Funeral" Playero Underground Rap,Composition
1995

Single "Manos en la Masa" from Ragamotion

Rap,Composition
Single "Mas Verdadero"  DJ Joe 5 Rap, Composition Green Records
2000 Single "Temeroso" Macabees

Rap,  Live Performance

BM Records
2000 "Tragedy" Black Rose Cartel
"A La Que Me Lo Pidas Se Lo Doy" K7
2001 "Supernatural" Rock Fabulous
2001 TKA
2001 Johnny Salgado
2003 Mi Bandera Nemesis Yankee Rapper Latinflava

Latin Credits

Live Performance World Tour La India Background Vocals
Live Performance World Tour Manny Oquendo and Conjunto Libre Background Vocals
Live Performance World Tour and Recording Conga Kings: Carlos Patato Valdez, Giovanni Hildago and Candido Camero Background Vocals
1997 Live Performance World Tour (Dissar Records)

Nelson Gonzalez Sr. and Son Mundano

Lead and Background Vocals

Nelson has also won numerous local awards and has served as teacher for dancing in various genres including Folkloric, Modern Jazz, Salsa, and Hip Hop. He was a member of the national groups Ballet Juvenil de Puerto Rico and National Folkloric Ballet, and served as Choreographer for Rumba y Bembe, a youth Performing Group.

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