Tito Rey on Being a Voice for the Voiceless: “Nobody’s Illegal”
By LA Stories Staff Los Angeles
PUBLISHED 4:45 PM ET Sep. 14, 2020
LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez profiles Chilean born singer-songwriter, Tito Rey.
At the age of 12, Rey stopped his father from killing his mother. It was the kind of traumatic experience that would break most people, but Rey credits music with helping him cope and ultimately saving his life.
Years later, Jennifer Lopez discovered him on her talent competition show, ¡Q’Viva! The Chosen.
That opportunity brought him to the United States, where he was determined to pursue his American dream. He faced countless setbacks and, at one point, even became undocumented. Rey never gave up.
He worked odd jobs to make ends meet, fell in love, got married, and qualified for a green card. Now, he’s finally building his music career while becoming a voice for the voiceless.