J. Peguero may have left
Brooklyn for Miami, but Brooklyn hasn’t left him.
“I have not been forgiven for leaving Brooklyn yet,” laughs the
Florida-based artist, who left the city that produced some of his heroes,
like Jay-Z and Biggie Smalls, when he was 17.
Yet years later, the Dominican Republic-born J. Peguero still
considers himself “a hardcore New Yorker,” and in his music you can hear
the influences of his hometown, where he first learned to freestyle in
It wasn’t until he relocated to Miami
though, that he realized music was his true calling.
And as J. Peguero began hitting the studio and laying
down tracks, it was as if he was built to make music, and all the evidence
you need is on the first mix tape, “This Thing On? Vol. 1”, which dropped
in September 2009.
Led by the smash “Blackberry Baby”, J.
Peguero’s first recorded work signals the start of a new era in popular
music, one where great songs co-exist with great beats and wordplay,
something that isn’t always a guarantee these days.
J. Peguero is well on his way to reaching that goal, and while the
“This Thing On? Vol. 1” mix tape was an impressive introduction, J. Peguero
promises that the follow up “This Thing On? Vol. 2” will be even greater!
Not to mention his official debut album in late 2011 that will set the bar
even higher as he delivers even more diverse sounds to the listening
All the way from the D.R. to BK to MIA
and back again, J. Peguero is here to stay!
to MIA and back again, J Peguero is here to stay!