Ahead of his upcoming show at El Coliseo de Puerto Rico on October 5, urbano star El Alfa visited La Mega 106.9 FM’s studios for an interview with Jorge Pabón, a.k.a. Molusco, on his show Los Reyes de la Punta, where he showed nothing but love for Boricua artists, going as far as confessing that they have supported him more than fellow Dominican artists.
Startled by the fact that all of the confirmed guests for his El Coliseo show are Puerto Rican, Molusco asked him if he felt more support and respect from artists from la Isla del Encanto than from the D.R., to which he replied: “It’s true. All the artists from Puerto Rico love me a lot. I mean, they give me their contacts, they help me grow. I’m not going to lie.”
He mentions five Boricua artists who have helped him as an artist by pointing him in the right direction, specifically citing advice from Farruko and Tito El Bambino. He also clarified: “I owe my artistic career to the Dominican Republic, but my music has reached other places thanks to what Puerto Rican artists have done with me.”
He attributes the lack of solidarity among artists in his home country to a cultural issue. “You know why us Dominican artists haven’t been [known] worldwide in years? Because of the culture,” he explained. “If someone is doing well, the media finds the way to even harm them, instead of supporting them.”
El Alfa has reached international recognition in his 10-year career with his explosive dembow tracks, amassing tremendous success with “La Romana,” his collaboration with Bad Bunny on the Boricua’s debut album X 100pre, as well as his own productions such as “Suave,” “Jalapeño,” and “PA PA PA.” He just dropped two collaborations: “Que Calor,” with Major Lazer and J Balvin, and “Imagínate,” with Tito El Bambino and Pitbull.
Check out the interview below.