Héctor Delgado Román, better known as Héctor "El Father" has called it quits.
He's reportedly planning on giving his bling to charity & retiring from Reggeaton after finishing his contractual obligations with his label Roc La Familia.
Apparently he's planning on devoting his life to God and promoting a positive message, after a shooting earlier this year where members of his security allegedly bit a fan who Hector had refused to give an autograph.
From the Associated Press:
...a Puerto Rican woman seeking an autograph from Delgado was grabbed and apparently bitten by someone in his entourage and several shots were fired. Delgado was acquitted of several criminal charges filed against him in the incident.
Is must be tough for Delgado if he truly desires to be a Christian leader. While that *may* truly be his goal, since he is still going to have to perform his old material based on "violence" and "womanizing" (Source: AP) through an International tour and promotion of his most recent album "Juicio Final" set for release. That sounds like quite a conflict. Maybe the timing of his announcement was a little too early, or maybe he'll choose only more appropriate songs on his tour? Not likely if his boss Jay-Z has anything to say about it.
My way now is to serve Christ in spirit and truth
So it remains to be seen if Delgado is following the Floyd Mayweather Jr. marketing plan, a boxer notorious for retiring only to build up excitement and interest for his return to risk his undefeated record and claim to the title of pound for pound king. Other notables of this plan include Puerto Rico's own resident and national brother-in-law, Oscar de la Hoya as well as the grisly veteran Bernard Hopkins.
Is Delgado following Mayweather's marketing plan, or Jesus' marketing plan? We shall see.
If he does, it will be an impressive demonstration of moral virtue, albeit arriving a little later in life. You see this man is called "el Father" for a reason. Not only did he gain recognition and status in Reggaeton in 2003 when he won a Billboard Latin Music Award for rap album of the year, collaborate with superstar Jay-Z & Emilio Estefan; but he also came before Tego Calderón, Don Omar, and Wisin & Yandel, and even the more mainstream Daddy Yankee in selling out a "massive" concert in Puerto Rico.
If his announcement was for publicity, then he's doing great in that department. Here we are blogging about him, creating links to his content, and see news stories fly all over the web. He may be laughing all the way to the bling store. Héctor "El Bambino" has definitely grown up.
Is this the death of Hector El Father or a new beginning?