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K1: Letting the Slang Out In the New CD Titled Ya Llego El Tiempo (The Time Has Come)

K1 is the new sensation in Latin/Rap/Hip-Hop music, fusing rhythms and cultures in their music as much as in their looks and performances. Originally from Illinois, the band has the boy-next-door appeal and a powerful musical formula that mixes Hip-Hop, R&B, Rap, Vallenato, Salsa and Reggaeton. Their style transcends the usual thump-thump of pop songs to deliver what is not only the new sound of Mexican-American mainstream music but the entire Latino culture. Kingz One is the new name for a group of young and passionate performers who had their first taste of fame and popularity as members of million-selling, award-winning Kumbia Kings. The existing members of Kingz One helped that group rise to the top.

K1’s following throughout the United States remains consistent, with packed performances, incessant screams from adoring fans, and mass hysteria reserved for true musical phenomenons. This was the the case during their autograph sessions and performances in Texas, Florida, Pheonix, California and many other places including Mexico City. Their sizzling hot single, "A Que Te Pongo (I Bet I’ll Make You)”, followed a flowing pattern throughout the US, Mexico, and Puerto Rico becoming oblivious to national borders and languages, and behaved like a spontaneous international hit.

The first album, Nuestro Turno, was released on February 10, 2004 and showed great acceptance at retail, with fans briskly snapping it up. The band has now resurfaced in 2008, after a four year hiatus, to bring the Kumbia music to the fans.

Ya Llego El Tiempo (The Time Has Come) is the title of K1’s new CD and includes 10 original songs penned by the band members. The rhythms go from the party-essential “Con La Musica” and “Ya Que Entraron” to the beautifully crafted “Baby Ya”. K1 have begun to pave a new road for themselves and demonstrate their capabilities. Their extensive music talent and knowledge has been learned throughout years of determination and incredible breakthrough work that will, without a doubt, turn the music industry on its head.

Alexandro “Alex” Ramirez, keyboard player, writer, choreographer, producer, and creator of the infamous ‘birdcall’, states, “The doors opened for us at OLE music in 2004, in whom we found incredible experience and the direction we needed to forge a great career. We must not forget our family of musical influences, including our mother, Maria Luisa G. Ramirez, and all of our cousins and relatives. Our message is, if something comes from your heart nothing can hold you back!”.

Rolando “Roy” Ramirez, also known as “Slim Spigga”, adds, “I play percussion, sing lead/back-up vocals and rap. My uncles, Gavino and Tony Guerrero are two of our biggest musical influences. They were the lead singers of one of the seminal and most important bands in Tejano music, La Sombra".

Slim and his brother Alex were born in Aurora, Illinois, and have resided in Texas since 1988. He emphasizes, “they say I’m crazy when on stage entertaining our fans, but I really don’t care”. Slim Spigga rapped on the mega-hit A" Que Te Pongo (I Bet I’ll Make You)" and has lived up to that message in K1’s new CD. He has also rapped in other collaborations such as the Kumbia Kings multi-platinum hit “Shhh!” and “Soy Asi” from the ever-popular Alica Villareal and Grupo Limite. His voice and slang are the staple of K1 music. He states, “Our music has always been for our people, for fans to celebrate and dance to Reggaeton, Urbana,Regional Mexican, Tejano, and Latin Kumbia style music”.

They are young, Latin, handsome, humble, talented, responsible and devoted to the art of music. It is truly their turn to share the richness of their cultural and musical flavor with the world. The album will mark a new chapter in Latin music and offer a fresh new look at the tantalizing and promising future that awaits K1. The Dallas Morning News claims, “they are the new Kingz on the block”.
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    06/09/18 06:09:19
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