MC Ceja

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MC Ceja
Birth name Alberto Mendoza Nieves
Born February 15, 1978
Origin Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Genres Reggaeton
Occupation(s) Composer, Singer
Years active 1990–present
Labels Get Low Records, LLC.
Associated acts Daddy Yankee, Lito & Polaco, Guelo Star, Getto & Gastam

MC Ceja (born February 15, 1978) as Alberto Mendoza Nieves in Arecibo, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican rap artist. He is also known as El Cejón due to his heavy eyebrows.

Biography[edit]

MC Ceja was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, but he was raised both in Brooklyn, NY and Puerto Rico alongside his younger brother and sister. His brother, called "Cejita," died in a car accident in 2006. When Alberto was 13 years old, he started performing in talent shows and local parties. He also started composing songs which made fun of teachers and classmates.

His breakthrough came when he met reggaeton producer, DJ Eric, over the telephone, and by playing one of his songs he was able to grab DJ Eric's attention. Back in the day when recordings were made on underground cassettes, Ceja released a song called "Dame Ese Blunt." From then on Ceja started to appear in productions such as Hip Hop Reggae Mix, Street Style 1, Street Style 2. He was also a major part in DJ Eric Industry Volumes 3, 4, 5 which produced lots of memorable songs from MC Ceja like, "Jingle, Jangle" "So Good," "No Paciencia," "Mueve Tu Figura de Campeona (Shalalalong)."

Luz Solar[edit]

In 1996, Ceja launched his first solo album called Luz Solar, selling over fifty thousand copies. "Confusión" was part of this production and was number 1 in the charts for at least 10 weeks. He also released a video for this song, which lasted about 11 weeks.

During his time collaborating with DJ Eric, MC Ceja met Lito & Polaco and Polaco. These later form the group known as Los Tres Mosqueteros. In addition, whilst recording with DJ Eric a lyrical war started between them and the group from The Noise, which had artists such as Baby Rasta & Gringo and Bebe. This war went on for a couple of years and was not resolved until only a couple of years ago.

Todo Ha Cambiado[edit]

In 1998, before the release of the collaborated album Los Tres Mosqueteros, Ceja was able to produce another solo album called Todo Ha Cambiado, producing another hit single "The Breaks (Te Invito al Party)". Los 3 Mosqueteros was released with collaborations from MC Ceja, and Lito & Polaco. Producing one hit song together with a video release, called "Chicas Interesadas." Shortly after the release of Todo Ha Cambiado problems arise within the players from DJ Eric Industry causing them to split and start a war among themselves. This after having worked together for some odd years. Reasons for their spilt have always been rumored and non-factual. They have recently got back together.

Boricua's State Of Mind[edit]

Upon his release, he went back into the studio with DJ Eric and produced his third solo album, Boricua's State of Mind, which was released in 2001, with the single "Desnúdate" featuring Wisin & Yandel.

Luz Solar 2[edit]

MC Ceja released in 2008 his new album called Luz Solar 2, more than 11 years after Luz Solar

Mr. Conflicto (The Mixtape)[edit]

MC Ceja 2010 launches its new album with the help of producer Dj 38.

Como Antes[edit]

In 2013 MC Ceja released "Como Antes", with collaborations with Ivy Queen, Voltio, Guelo Star and more.

Collaborations[edit]

He composed some more songs for collaborations such as La Conspiración Vol. 1, The Company and La Conspiración Vol 2, with hits such as "Yeah, Yeah" and "Dile a El". Ceja also demonstrated his rough style hip-hop in Daddy Yankee’s El Cartel II. MC Ceja has had the opportunity to record with well-known artists such as Tempo, Ivy Queen, Kamekazi, Big Boy, Baby Rasta, Special Ed, BF Yaviah, Getto & Gastam, among others. Ceja also appeared in various artist compilations such as Majestic, La Mision 1 – 3, DJ Frank: Time to Kill with the song "No Has Oido", Da Cream, Warriors 2, Wise Da' Gansta, Dream Team, and The Sopranos.

In 2003, Ceja moves to the United States taking some time off his career, and dedicating to his newborn son and a daughter. In 2005, his most recent collaborations include featurings with Cuban Link in Buddha’s Family 2]: Desde la Prison. Ceja appeared in this production with three songs, among them his single, "Mr. Conflicto".

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Los Hits De Kan Sun Vol. 1 (2003)
  • Kan Sun-(Unreleased) (2006)
  • Mi Flow (Hosted by DJ Demo) (2006)
  • The King Is Back (2008)
  • Mr. Conflicto (Hosted by DJ 38) (2010)

Collaborations[edit]

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