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MC Ceja
Birth name Alberto Mendoza Nieves
Born March 15, 1978 (1978-03-15) (age 31)
Origin Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Genres Reggaeton, Hip-Hop, Rap
Occupations composer, singer
Years active 1990–present
Labels Get Low Records, Inc.

MC Ceja (born February 15, 1978 as Alberto Mendoza Nieves in Arecibo, Puerto Rico) is a Puerto Rican reggaeton and rap artist. He is also known as El Cejón due to his heavy eyebrows.

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Biography

MC Ceja was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, but he was raised both in Brooklyn, NY and Puerto Rico alongside his younger brother and sister. His brother, called "Cejita," died in a car accident in 2006. When Alberto was 13 years old, he started performing in talent shows and local parties. He also started composing songs which made fun of teachers and classmates.

His breakthrough came when he met reggaeton producer, DJ Eric, over the telephone, and by playing one of his songs he was able to grab DJ Eric's attention. Back in the day when recordings were made on underground cassettes, Ceja released a song called "Dame Ese Blunt." From then on Ceja started to appear in productions such as Hip Hop Reggae Mix, Street Style 1, Street Style 2. He was also a major part in DJ Eric Industry Volumes 3, 4, 5 which produced lots of memorable songs from MC Ceja like, "Jingle, Jangle" "So Good," "No Paciencia," "Mueve Tu Figura de Campeona (Shalalalong)."

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Luz Solar

In 1997, Ceja launched his first solo album called Luz Solar, selling over fifty thousand copies. "Confusión" was part of this production and was number 1 in the charts for at least 10 weeks. He also released a video for this song, which lasted about 11 weeks.

During his time collaborating with DJ Eric, MC Ceja met Lito MC Cassidy and Polaco. These later form the group known as Los Tres Mosqueteros. In addition, whilst recording with DJ Eric a lyrical war started between them and the group from The Noise, which had artists such as Baby Rasta y Gringo and Bebe. This war went on for a couple of years and was not resolved until only a couple of years ago.

Todo Ha Cambiado

In 1998, before the release of the collaborated album Los Tres Mosqueteros, Ceja was able to produce another solo album called Todo Ha Cambiado, producing another hit single "The Breaks (Te Invito al Party)". Los Tres Mosqueteros was released with collaborations from MC Ceja, and Lito y Polaco. Producing one hit song together with a video release, called "Chicas Interesadas." Shortly after the release of Todo Ha Cambiado problems arise within the players from DJ Eric Industry causing them to split and start a war among themselves. This after having worked together for some odd years. Reasons for their spilt have always been rumored and non-factual. They have recently got back together.

Boricua's State Of Mind

Upon his release, he went back into the studio with DJ Eric and produced his third solo album, Boricua's State of Mind, which was released in 2001, with the single "Desnúdate" featuring Wisin y Yandel.

He composed some more songs for collaborations such as La Conspiración Vol. 1, The Company and La Conspiración Vol 2, with hits such as "Yeah, Yeah" and "Dile a El". Ceja also demonstrated his rough style hip-hop in Daddy Yankee’s El Cartel II. MC Ceja has had the opportunity to record with well-known artists such as Tempo, Ivy Queen, Kamekazi, Big Boy, Baby Rasta, Special Ed, BF Yaviah, Ghetto and Gastam, among others. Ceja also appeared in various artist compilations such as Majestic, La Mision 1 – 3, DJ Frank: Time to Kill with the song "No Has Oido", Da Cream, Warriors 2, Wise Da Gansta, Dream Team, and The Sopranos.

In 2003, Ceja moves to the United States taking some time of his career, and dedicating to his newborn son and a daughter. In 2005, his most recent collaborations include featurings with Cuban Link in Buddha’s Family 2: Desde la Prison. Ceja appeared in this production with three songs, among them his single, "Mr. Conflicto".

MC Ceja did a diss track against Don Omar, after Don Omar said in a song called "9/11/06" that Polaco's (from Lito y Polaco), lyrics are worst than MC Ceja.

Luz Solar 2

MC Ceja released in 2008 his new album called Luz Solar 2, more than 10 years after Luz Solar

Discography

Albums

  • Luz Solar (1997)
  • Todo Ha Cambiado (1998)
  • Boricua's State of Mind (2001)
  • Luz Solar 2 (2008)
  • The King Is Back Mixtape (2008)
  • The Story Teller Mixtape (2009)

Singles

  • "Confusión"
  • "The Breaks (Te Invito al Party)"
  • "Desnúdate" (featuring Wisin y Yandel)
  • "Mr. Conflicto"
  • "Good Good (Remix)" (featuring Don Chezina)
  • "No Paciencia"
  • "Nigga What What"
  • "Abrete Cesamo"
  • "Balas Locas" (featuring NOTTY & Polaco)
  • "Bienvenidos A Mi Mundo Remix (Featuring Nova&Jory,Polaco,Cosculluela,Guelo Star,Franco El Gorila,Zion,Eloy,Syko)

Collaborations

  • Hip Hop Reggae Mix
  • Street Style 1
  • Street Style 2
  • DJ Eric Industry, Vol. 1
  • DJ Eric Industry, Vol. 2
  • DJ Eric Industry, Vol. 3
  • DJ Eric Industry, Vol. 4: The Return
  • DJ Eric Industry, Vol. 5: Coming to Attack
  • Los Tres Mosqueteros
  • DJ Eric Industry, Vol. 6: All Stars
  • La Conspiración, Vol. 1
  • La Conspiración, Vol. 2
  • El Cartel II
  • Da Cream
  • Warriors 2

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