Exclusive: Tony Dize On 'Prometo Olvidarte,' Faith, & His First Kiss

What keeps you going to continue in your career?

I’ll keep doing what fans ask of me. I don’t have an ego. I sing about what people are living through. I’m living my life of fatherhood. I love my kids and I love being with my kids. I just want to watch them grow up. My mind is on my children, my heart with God.

Do you remember your first kiss?

I remember singing a Jerry Rivera song to the girl in the 5th grade; I was extremely shy so I’d express everything by singing. I would get them to fall for me by singing. Now I’m in love with my daughters and I don’t need anything else. But yeah I was extremely shy.

How do you react when people recognize you?

I always go and greet them. I never forget where the Lord took me. That’s why I’m always with my brother, El Lobo. All that’s around us we know comes from God and we’re here to control what we have. And we always stay together, he’s my brother, and he’s by my side always writing songs. We keep our feet firmly planted on the ground.

Do you remember your first show?
My first show was in my little town Coamo, Puerto Rico, where I felt a bit weird that the people were screaming because I was one of their neighbors. But it was beautiful. And now the world keeps supporting what we create and it feels like those people are creating the songs alongside us. But it’s beautiful that it’s all returned in all levels.

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Jesus Trivino,

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jesús Triviño Alarcón began his professional journalism career at Vibe. At 25, he became editor-in-chief of Fuego, the first national English language Latino men’s magazine, and served as senior editor for Scratch, a magazine dedicated to hip-hop producers and DJs. Since then he has guided the editorial direction for MyNuvoTV.com, the online component of the Latino lifestyle cable network, and BET.com's music shows and specials including 106 & Park. Additionally, he has written and reported for the NY Daily News, SLAM, The Source, XXL, Inked, SOHH.com, People.com, Essence.com, and many more. In his 16-year career he’s interviewed countless celebrities including Bruno Mars, Carmelo Anthony, Demi Lovato, Marc Anthony, Rosario Dawson, Willie Colón, Jay-Z, Nas, Jessica Alba, John Leguizamo, 50 Cent, Kanye West, among others. Today, as Latina’s Entertainment Director he’s constantly thinking WWJD—What Would Juanes Do? Follow him on Instagram @JesusTalks and Twitter @JesusTalkz.

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