LOVE & LIFE
First single released November 13th 2021. Initially created in 2010 with an acoustic guitar, a broken heart and some bad lyrics. This song evolved into a song about moving forward in life. It is about appreciating the past while taking permission to move forward, even for bigger and better things. It’s about not letting the past hold you back so that you can celebrate love and life as it happens. While it may have stemmed from a relationship that wasn’t meant to be, it has really come to represent all the moments that come and go.
Holy Mofongo! It’s Deived Motherfungerz.
He was born in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on November 13, 1986 to Aida Moreno and David Hernandez. During his childhood and teens, he was very into sports (basketball, tae kwon do) and his main passion, music. He used to spend a lot of time at his Grandfather’s house in Corozal, up in the mountains and with his other grandfather in Bayamon. He had a number of aunts and uncles around most of the time. He was close to his family. Though his parents separated when he was 9 years old, he continued to spend time with both of them up until he lost his father when he was 15. At 14 years of age he started studying music theory and specializing in the bass guitar at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico. His dad used to be very involved in his hobbies, with both music and basketball. In fact, part of the time his dad was on the coaching team while Deived played for Bayamon Vaqueros. His parents also introduced Deived to different music genres and songs outside of typical Puerto Rican music, including English and Spanish pop rock, like the Beatles, Hector Lavoe, Shakira, Tony Croato and Pablo Milanes. This spurred his curiosity in the genre, leading him to discover some of his favorite bands like Blink 182, the Killers, Mana and Rush to name a few. He even spent time taking bass guitar lessons from Ricky Rodriguez, who would eventually end up playing as a regular in the Saturday Night Live band.
On December 28th, 2001, Deived lost his father, which inspired him to pick up and move forward with his passions in life and support his family in any way he could. In remembrance of his dad, he bought his favorite bass guitar, a Fender Jazz Bass. Along with playing his bass guitar, Deived spent off hours working hard since he was 16 years old. He has been a cashier in a supermarket and a candy shop where he could eat free candy, while at the same time playing in bands. He was making music and touring with Red Tiger and La Manzana de Adan. Every weekend he was either on a stage or in the studio. After high school, he started studying Computer Science at the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, but never stopped playing music.