Puerto Rican reggaeton star Hector Bambino “El Father” is putting the finishing touches on his Roc La Familia debut, Roc La Familia & Hector Bambino ‘El Father’ Present Los Rompe Discotekas.
The album, due June 20, will be the first release under Def Jam’s new Roc La Familia imprint.
Notable guest appearances include Don Omar, Wisin Y Yandel, Fat Joe, Memphis Bleek, Alexis Y Fido, YOMO and Freeway.
The first single “Here We Go Yo” features a special appearance from rap icon and Def jam president Jay-Z.
“Hector Bambino represents the ideal behind Roc La Familia,” Jay-Z stated. “Hector blends genres and brings real stories and messages to the listener. His huge following and his passion for the music made us immediately realize that this is the right first release for Roc La Familia and we are in business with the right artist.”
Born in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Bambino has been a leader in the reggaeton movement since his teens.
He was recently honored with a 2006 Latin Billboard Award in the new category of “Reggaeton Song of the Year,” for his featured appearance on the song “Mayor Que Yo” by Baby Ranks.
Noreaga, one-half of the rap duo Capone-N-Noreaga, is also scheduled to drop his Roc La Familia debut N.O.R.E. Y La Familia…Ya Tu Sabe, on July 18.