About Gordo Brega: Rap has consistently revolutionized through poetic prose that is both articulate and insightfully real. Eric Irrizary, who goes by the moniker Gordo Brega, successfully melds these two characteristics, consequently espousing a brand of rap that fuses the best aspects of English and Spanish. This blend, contingent on the responses Brega has aroused within the D.C. Metropolitan, Miami, Los Angeles, New York areas portends a new era in hip hop in which Gordo Brega will subsequently monopolize. Brega was born Eric Irrazary in the Bronx, New York. As a Dominican American with a grasp of Spanish far surpassing his knowledge of English in his formative years, Brega initially had a barrier impeding his assimilation into rap culture. This changed when Gordo first came across the lyrical stylings of another Bronx native, Big Pun. In Pun, Brega had a positive example of a Hispanic rapper who fused the best cultural aspects of being Latino and American. Emboldened by this, Gordo came to the conclusion that he too had the potential to put his imprint on rap, which in turn would be facilitated by his cultural uniqueness. Brega honed his technique under the alias Alah Durden when he released his first mixtape “Street Code” in 2001, after he relocated to Washington D.C. In 2003 Brega started his label DTO Records (Determined To Takeover Records) along with Kwabena Nkrumah as a means by which his musical vision could be propagandized within the larger community. In the proceeding years Brega produced a litany of well received mixtapes which include Step Your Game Up Vol. 1 and 2, A Lo Fuke Vols. 1 and 2, Spanglish 101, The Sneak Preview, The King Of Spanglish Hip-Hop and Can’t Knock La Brega. Through this perpetual proliferation of solid music, Gordo Brega has laid the foundation for a career on a trajectory to reshape the landscape of rap. This combined with raps inner yearning to propagate “fresh” music ensures Brega a future place along with rap’s elite.