This lively collection of Latin rap, hip hop, and Reggaeton exposes a lighter, more fun side of rap. With catch latin melodies and boisterous vocals, you find yourself sucked in from the very first song. A smashing Latin club CD!
Hip hop has taken over the South American streets having early appareances in the 90´s in countries like Venezuela, Colombia, and Argentina. Nowadays the latin hip hop is considered as some of the best and most important for their lyrics and flow in their songs and freestyles.
Reggaeton is a form of urban music that became popular with Latin American youth in the early 1990s. After its mainstream exposure in 2004, it spread to North American, European and Asian audiences. Originating in Panama, reggaeton blends West-Indian music influences of reggae and dancehall with those of Latin America, such as bomba, plena, salsa, merengue, latin pop, cumbia and bachata as well as that of hip hop, contemporary R&B, and electronica. However, reggaeton is also combined with rapping or singing in Spanish.
While it takes influences from hip hop and Jamaican dancehall, reggaeton has its own specific beat and rhythm, whereas Latino hip hop is simply hip hop recorded by artists of Latino descent. The specific rhythm that characterizes reggaeton is referred to as "Dem Bow." The name is a reference to the title of the dancehall song by Shabba Ranks that first popularized the beat in the early 1990s. Reggaeton's origins represents a hybrid of many different musical genres and influences from various Puerto Rico countries in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States.
Latin rap (as well as its subgenre of Chicano rap) has thrived along the West Coast, Southwest and Midwestern states with little promotion due to the large Latino populations of those regions.
In recent years the term "Urban Regional" was coined to refer to Spanish rap performed over beats infused with the sounds and melodies from popular Mexican music styles such as Banda, Cumbia, Norteno and others.
The song “El Mero Mero” from this album was featured in "Not Forgotten" (Anchor Bay Ent.).