hey guys! it's me CARAMELO! let me fill you guys in on who i am and how i began on the music scene. i was born in Brooklyn, New York to two wonderful parents of Puerto Rican descent. my hobbies include singing, songwriting, making people laugh, and spending time with my wife, daughter and family. i had originally began in the music business as part of a latin-house group called "The Loco Boyz". while in the group, i found a new love and that love was for Freestyle. i grew up as a fan of such great Freestyle artists such as TKA, George Lamond, Coro, Noel, Cynthia, and Johnny O, just to name a few! after realizing that i was the only musically serious and inclined member of the group, i decided that it was time for me to begin my voyage into the wonderful world of Freestyle!
i began my voyage in the late 1990s, when i met the talented producer- Freddy "the Edit" Rivera. together, with his talents as a producer and my talents as an artist and songwriter, we created the track- "You Make Me Want To Cry". the song was written by yours truly, Rafael "CARAMELO" Ramos, and initially appeared on East coast Record's Freestyle Dance Planet Volume 2 (Hot Productions cd#33196-2). it also appeared on "The Ultimate Freestyle Mix vol.#4"-also on Hot Productions. the cd never got much promotion, and thus, the opportunity to blossom. currently, the track is featured on the cd-Freestyle's New Generation- as part of a two cd set that has been released entitled, "Bad Boy Joe's The Best of Freestyle Megamix vol.3 (cd#wip367).
the cd-Freestyle's New Generation- was created with the intention of allowing aspiring new school Freestyle artists the opportunity to be exposed to new and old Freestyle fans alike. Soon after creating - "You Make Me Want To Cry", i began to write a second track entitled, "Love Is What You Need", and with the assistance of producer Freddy "the Edit" Rivera, brought the track to life. the track appeared on A.V.P. (Another Valentin Production) Record's Freestyle volume #5 (Hot Productions cd#33260-2). the track entitled, "You're the Love of My Life" (produced by Artie Rodriguez) is featured on Bad Boy Joe's The Best of Freestyle Megamix vol.#5 (Freestyle's New Generation vol.#3-disc two). stay tuned because there is more Freestyle music to come. i hope that everyone enjoys the cd that i have put together myself as an independent artist!
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thank you all for the support!