Puerto Rican rapper Tempo completes his parole and prepares world tour

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By LatAm Reports Editorial Team

He was initially sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison for drug trafficking, but after a third appeal where he pleaded guilty, the sentence was reduced to 15 years, of which he served 11 years and six months.

Puerto Rican rapper Tempo announced that he is preparing a world tour at the end of a long period of 22 years of imprisonment and probation for drug trafficking.

“I’ve been waiting a long time for this moment. I am very grateful for the support of my family, my followers, colleagues and for God’s mercy,” the singer said in a statement.

This is not only the end of a stage for Tempo, but also “the beginning of a new chapter in his life and career” in which he is determined to “demonstrate his worth and dedication through his music,” according to the note.

He was initially sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison for drug trafficking, but after a third appeal where he pleaded guilty, the sentence was reduced to 15 years, of which he served 11 years and six months.

The “Free Tempo” movement, through which thousands of signatures were collected to call for its release, also helped this reduction, in addition to the support of prominent figures in urban music and followers.

During his time behind bars, he dedicated himself to music and released “Free Tempo” in 2009, an album that featured collaborations by renowned artists such as Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderón, Archangel, Hector el Father and Wisin and Yandel.

Tempo was released from prison in 2014 but has so far been on probation, which implies numerous restrictions as restrictions on travel abroad.

After being released, he offered a concert at the Coliseum in Puerto Rico and, in 2018, released his fourth studio album, “Back to the game.”

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in El Salvador