Francisco Peguero was born in Dorchester, MA, which immediately infused him with the hip hop culture of his urban surroundings. As a first generation Dominican American, growing up to the sounds of Salsa, Fran was instilled with the gift of storytelling and skillfully challenging the listener's thoughts through music; inevitably birthing the lyricist, poet and emcee "Fran-P".
"Music has a lot of power- you can change a thought with a sentence, start a whole movement with a 16, and build a whole culture with an album." - Fran-P
Currently working on his third, highly anticipated project, "Pancho", Fran is perfecting the concept of "higher definition". With the idea that music is revolutionary, inspired by his favorites Hector Lavoe and Ruben Blades, Fran wants to bring the listener to a state of "higher learning and understanding".
Prior to his soon to be released Pancho, Fran's personal biography includes his mixtape "Mutation" released July 2013, "Greyscale", released February 2011, and "Enter The Mind" in 2008. Fran began seriously rapping in college after house party freestyles got him noticed amongst his peers. With a team of family and friends behind him, Fran released personal projects along with pairing up in groups such as MOAS (Men of All Seasons), The High Life, and his recent live Jazz band, Dassit.
Until Pancho is released, Fran decided to release a mixtape, after he heard the beat tape "Evolution" by The Arcitype. Fran rhymes over the "Evolution" beat tape, as is, for "Mutation" which gives the listener a taste of his growth since "Greyscale" and some new flavor from his travels, including a more southern flow in "From Texas With Love", a track inspired by his travels to SXSW and Houston.
"Greyscale" is Fran-P's most prominent project, which includes classics "Music Feeds My Soul", "Mercury", and the Dillaludes. Within the album, Fran covers deep topics including social issues, but also keeps it upbeat and light on other tracks for a truly balanced listen. The ultimate message, being, nothing is neither black or white, but there are many shades of grey.
Fran-P's classic approach to hip hop, versatility with art, and his hunger to has given him the opportunity to work with some of the best in the Boston hip hop community. Artists he has collaborated with include Moe Pope, Termanology, The Arcitype, Greyscale, Esh The Monoloth, and more. He has also worked with organizations such as Major Look Boston, Annie Mulz, "Beats, Rhymes and Life" on UNregularradio.com
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As an artist, Fran-P's goal is to leave a legacy behind, of more than money and fame. In a heavily saturated hip hop culture, he shines with his social and self awareness and will continue to refresh the ears of the culture.
"Why not make things that challenge people and make them think? I want to let people know it's cool to think deep, it's ok to question yourself."