Puerto Rican-born rapper Vico C will receive a special award for his career at the fourth edition of the Tu Música Urbano Awards.
“El Filósofo del Rap” will be recognized as a “pillar figure of the urban movement in Puerto Rico”, where the history of rap “bears his signature”. This was reported by the organizers of the awards, which are delivered on June 15, according to EFE.
With a career spanning almost four decades, Vico C catapulted hip hop and rap onto the local scene. Many of the stars of the so-called old and new schools of urban music recognize him as a teacher.
"This tribute that Premios Tu Música Urbano pays to Vico C for his consistent career is just a sample of what we owe him as a precursor of the movement we celebrate today," said Soraya Sánchez, producer of the awards, in a statement.
"Thanks to his music and his talent, he opened the doors of the urban genre with the song 'Bomba Para Afincar' when the direction that this music of which he is a pioneer would take was unthinkable," he added.
Vico C will also take the stage at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum of Puerto Rico to present his latest hit live, “ask your dad about me“. The song marks the rapper's return to music after 14 years of silence.
Other artists who will perform during the awards gala, broadcast by the Telemundo network, are Anuel, Yandel, Arcángel, Alvarito, Ryan Castro and Redimi2.
The nominations are led by Rauw Alejandro, with 12, including Artist of the Year; Feid, with mentions in 11 categories; and Bad Bunny with 10.