The urban genre dresses in mourning after the death of one of the greatest professionals of Latin rap. Although Ángel Luis Rodríguez, named by his friends and fans as Maestro YEK, led a life of difficulties and controversies, he knew how to leave a positive mark among his relatives and those who knew him.
The performer with street style or street style he was one of the pioneer rappers of the movement Hip hop in Spanish in Latin America. One of the most memorable productions to date is ‘El Abayarde’ by the singer and composer, Tego Calderón. YEK produced most of the album originally released in 2002 through White Lion Records. Upon learning the tragic news, Tegui Calderón Rosario or Tego spoke immediately through his stories on Instagram “Puñeta RIP, my brother @maestroyekoficial”.
According to preliminary information, Ángel Rodríguez was handling a weapon with which he allegedly shot himself in the head and was taken to an emergency room on the night of August 11 of this year to a hospital located in the city of Miami, United States. The rapper who gained fame for creating great productions not only musicals, but even acting, has died at the age of 45.
So far, no further details have been released about how the accident that ended the life of the musician, producer and actor, born in Puerto Rico, would have occurred.
His biggest hit and the reason why music greats have been speaking out is because he traced a path of success thanks to his versatility. So much so that she played a great role in the movie ´Neighborhood talent, released on August 13, 2008 and the first soundtrack of one of the kings of reggaeton, Daddy Yankee. There he played the character of Jayko.
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There were innumerable collaborations such as the occasion in which he appeared in the series of Nicky Jam The winner and countless projects led by the Teacher. Now, the award-winning producer and bilingual (Spanish and English) rapper is being honored by friends, who like him carry a job that can be stressful and sometimes difficult to deal with.
Followers on the different digital platforms and artists such as J Balvin give rise to the assumption that the event could have been due to problems related to mental health. In two of his Instagram stories and with a black background, the Colombian singer and world figure published before his more than 52.7 million followers: “Meditation” and “Rest in peace” along with a photograph, also to black and white of Puerto Rican singer.
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Although international figures such as Balvin have recently offered their condolences, one of the first to react to what happened was Benny Benni, a Puerto Rican reggaeton musician and composer, who also wrote a dedication on Instagram for the death of his colleague.
”May you rest in peace!! @maestroyekoficial today I’m going to listen to your album the movie!! In my top 5 rap album!! a fucking!! and real rap album!! producer!! singer!! actor!! composer!! arranger!! art in person!! and one of the most loved in Chile. They woke me up with the news!! … rest in peace!! , added the also Puerto Rican rapper
This is unfortunate news for the urban genre. Teacher He lived up to his name by having innumerable friends and colleagues within the music industry who reflected, even after his death, the great appreciation they had for one of the legends of rap and hiphop in Puerto Rico.