Tempo (rapper)

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Birth name David Sánchez Badillo
Also known as Tempo
El Narco Hampón
El Rey del Área Sur[citation needed]
El Rey de la Perla del Sur[citation needed]
El General
Born (1977-09-25) September 25, 1977 (age 37)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Genres Hip hop, Rap
Occupation(s) Rapper, Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–present
Labels Free Tempo LLC
Sony BMG
Buddha's Productions
El Cartel Records
Associated acts Arcángel, Daddy Yankee, Baby Rasta & Gringo, Wisin & Yandel, Jowell & Randy, Getto & Gastam, MC Ceja, Mexicano 777
Website yosoytempo.com

David Sánchez Badillo (born September 25, 1977), better known as Tempo, is a Puerto Rican rapper and songwriter.[1]


David Sanchez Badillo, better known as Tempo, was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico in 1977. Tempo studied in the Escuela Libre de Música Juan Morel Campos of the municipality.[dubious ] At the age of five years moved to upstate New York with his family for a period of four years.

He returned to Puerto Rico and at the age of 11 began to write his first rap lyrics. He began his career by participating in talent shows.

He joined the group El Escuadron del Panico in 1994, and began recording solo, becoming one of the first artists signed by Buddha Productions in the late 1990s.[1]

Under the label, Buddha's Productions, his albums Game Over (1999) and New Game (2000) became certified gold. He acted as co-producer on the album Buddha's Family, which received a gold record certification.

His album Éxitos (2002) is a compilation released by Sony, comprising mainly old material but also featuring new songs.

In 2002, he was jailed for 24 years for drug trafficking, and has now been reduced to 12 years. Tempo was released From jail in October of 2013.[2] Even when locked up has not stopped in his career as a singer. Tempo already launched various topics from there among them are "September 25", "Desde la prisión," which was recorded in collaboration with Daddy Yankee, Tempo intro victory, "Impresióname" by Jowell & Randy, "Porque soy Tempo" among others.

These songs are a new CD called Victory, which launched in early June 2009. In his name the most prominent singers of reggaeton and rap created the Tempo Free campaign, which is dedicated to collecting signatures to reduce or eliminate the sentence was imposed. This campaign was created by his family and more singers who supported such as Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderón, Héctor El Father, Wisin & Yandel Don Omar and others.



  1. ^ a b Bonacich, Drago "Tempo Biography", Allmusic, retrieved 2010-12-12
  2. ^ "Reggaeton Star Tempo Jailed 24 Years", RRRMusic.com, retrieved 2010-12-12

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