Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in Harlem, Messiah came to New York City at the age of two, where he discovered his Urban swag, his passion for music, and more specifically for Hip-Hop. Today, NYC is the place that claims him as the “Spanish Remix King,” which has established Messiah international recognition. Messiah’s current focus is to represent his city (NYC), Dominican roots and Latin culture, and shine a light on the underground world of Spanish Hip-Hop that has been under-rated for years.
Coming from a family of musicians, Messiah has been surrounded by Latin and American/Spanish Hip-Hop music his whole life. He grew up listening to artists of both worlds, submerged in the worlds of Latin romantic icons, José José, Sandro and Rafael, as well as those of Biggie and Jay Z. At the age of 11, Messiah wrote his first Hip-Hop lyrics/track, which erupted his songwriter skills. During that time and at an early age, he discovered the meaning of “Messiah” and became intrigued to become the “Messiah of Music.” In his teen years, you would see him walking the streets of Harlem rhyming lyrics to groups of friends and neighbors, and singing to girls after school.
Messiah made his entrance into the music scene at 17 years old, where he started by promoting his CDs and mixtapes in New York City. In High School, he would record music in a neighbor’s basement. At this time, he met Tali, a Spanish Hip-Hop lyricist like him and someone who came from the same world he represented. Having immediate chemistry, Messiah and Tali became a Spanish Hip-Hop duo. Together, they recorded and released the single “Las Vocales”, which put them on the Latin Billboard charts and became a number one hit in Paraguay and Bolivia. In addition to that, the single got them endorsements from top media such as Primer Impacto, Univision, HTV and many more.
His collaborative Spanish mixtape titled “It Was Time - Volume One (Ya Era Tiempo)” with Power 105’s DJ Flipstar, as well as his track “Si Ta Bien”, the Spanish version of “Yeah Ok”, by DJ Self, helped Messiah to achieve viral status. “Si Ta Bien” got millions of views on YouTube within days and became a number one club anthem in NYC and the East Coast. Soon, Messiah wrote his original song “Tu Protagonista,” which showcased his soft-tone voice as a singer and earned him a spot on Colombia’s top ten charts, where he joined Romeo Santos as the only two Dominicans on the chart.
Messiah then gained additional recognition from his remixes of “Hot Nigga” and “Commas.” Again, he teamed up with DJ Flipstar to release “It Was Time - Volume Two (Ya Era Tiempo),” where all of his original songs became international and cross-market hits such as “Tamo Lindo” ft Tali, “Como Lo Capo,” “Robinson Cano,” “Grande Liga,” etc.
Today, Messiah is known to be constantly selling out shows in the East Coast and establishing a loyal fan base in the West Coast, Latin America, Europe and the Caribbean. He is the first Latino rapper from New York to sell out Stage 48, play Madison Square Garden three consecutive times in a year and sell out 16 shows in four European countries (Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Holland).
Still an independent artist, Messiah has received offers from some of the biggest American record labels and has captured the attention of major artists in both Latin/Hip-Hop markets such as 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, and many more. He has worked and collaborated with various Latino and Reggaeton artists on songs, including J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee, J Alvarez, Jory Boy, Mozart La Para and Farruko.
In 2016, Messiah released his first full-length studio album “Made in Europe,”, which was recorded during his most recent European tour, and contains the songs "Sueno Mojado", "Joder Tio", "Young Messi", among others.