El General was once known as the one of the fathers of "Reggae en Español."
Now, the Panamanian singer, who became a 90's icon with hits such as "Muevelo Muevelo," "Rica y apretadita," and "Te Ves Buena," blames Satan himself for his catchy songs.
In a recent interview on the TV show Reporte Semanal, the 47-year-old former singer, whose real name is Edgardo Franco, revealed he was influenced by “malas compañías, at 19-years-old that convinced him to stop singing in church and record music with sinful lyrics. El General also admitted he often turned to alcohol to get the devil’s words out of his head. “The lyrics [of my songs] caused conflict with my conscience,” he said, according to Remezcla, “But I had some drinks and recorded them. Those songs played on all the radio stations. That was a trophy for Satan.”
Franco, who announced his retirement from music in 2004 for God, is now a devout Jehovah’s witness, who travels around his home country to evangelize. "Thanks to the brothers who showed me with the Bible how far I had gone and that I had betrayed Jehovah," he added about his life away from the spotlight.
Satan or not, you can't deny his music was awfully addicting.