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Further Proof That Daddy Yankee Sucks

Further Proof That Daddy Yankee Sucks

A few years ago I brought you all the news that no-talent reggaeton dipshit Daddy Yankee was supporting Republican corpse John McCain in the presidential...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 26, 2011

Brand new funk

Evan Hanson and Brendon Bjorness-Murano, better known as lyricist 90Sevan and beatminer/composer Low B, teamed up just seven months ago to form Broken Ground.
Broken Ground launch their Sneak Attack
By CHRIS CONTI  |  November 27, 2009

The doctor is in

Saturday night in late January and the Channel Center in Southie is having a gathering. Dr. Claw and Miss Thang, "State of Emergency Promo Mix" (mp3) DPP, "Amative Entanglement" (mp3)
Claw’s Boston takeover, DPP’s fractal affinity
By DAVID DAY  |  February 13, 2007

Cuban gold

Since riding a crunked-up reggae riddim to popular acclaim with the 2004 single “Culo,” Miami rapper Pitbull has been angling for club dominance.
Pitbull takes the boat to the bank
By WAYNE MARSHALL  |  January 17, 2007

Top 20 of 2006

Unsexy men, terrible lyrics, season finales, SuicideGirls, sex, MySpace, and sneakers. The stories you clicked on most in '06.'s 20 most popular stories of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 29, 2006

Reyes Brothers

Mellow Man Ace, who had the first hit Latin hip-hop single in 1989 (“Mentirosa”), and Sen Dog, of the seminal group Cypress Hill, are actual brothers.
Ghetto Therapy | Lightyears
By MATTHEW GASTEIER  |  December 04, 2006


Moving in stereo

Boston is home to too few public art spaces, and precious few get any national attention. DJ Rugged One, "Interlude" (mp3 via MySpace)
Music-video gurus Lumen Eclipse, plus hip-hop news
By DAVID DAY  |  November 20, 2006

Dear iPod listener

I can hear you all the way over here.
A few things for the next five years
By CAMILLE DODERO  |  October 30, 2006

Número uno

Tego Calderón’s debut album, 2003’s El abayarde , caught the ears of both the reggaetón street and the critical elite. The rise of reggaeton: From Daddy Yankee to Tego Calderón, and beyond. By Wayne Marshall
Tego Calderón hits a reggaetón peak
By WAYNE MARSHALL  |  October 20, 2006

On the racks: August 29, 2006

. . . plus Method Man, Motorhead, and Pete Yorn
Tego Calderon, Bob Dylan, Ray LaMontagne . . .
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 30, 2006


When in 2002 Francisco "Luny" Saldana and Victor “Tunes” Cabrera left their jobs at a Harvard University cafeteria to make music full-time as Luny Tunes, the word “reggaetón” meant nothing to most English speakers. Listen to five Luny Tunes classics
The rise and triumph of Luny Tunes
By SIMON W. VOZICK-LEVINSON  |  July 25, 2006


Indie rock en Español

If Shakira singing with Mana in a reggaeton remix is your idea of the Latin-American music scene, check out the nomad Clandestino party ? this Friday at All Asia in Cambridge ? and listen carefully.
The Clandestino rock in Spanish party
By ANA RIVAS  |  July 12, 2006

Mix matters

In recent years, our random cultural generator has produced a new breed of DJ, blog-fueled crews who brazenly mix R&B with post-rock and reggaeton with pop punk as they host parties in cities from Seattle to Atlanta and cultivate their audience on-li
The secret success of Certified Bananas
By DAVID DAY  |  May 15, 2006

Tortas out the trunk

The video for Chingo Bling’s “Walk like Cleto” opens in a dank basement full of scantily dressed chicas wrapping packages in butcher paper, drug-cartel style.
Chingo Bling, ‘Tamale Kingpin’
By JULIANNE SHEPHERD  |  May 02, 2006

Ghetto superstar

"Special Guest DJ.” Too often, the term is a misnomer.
Alan Manzi in the club, plus DJ Hectik’s reggaeton revolution
By DAVID DAY  |  March 20, 2006

Fruity loops

It used to be, come the first week of the month, you could count on a new Certified Bananas MP3 mixtape showing up on-line, clocking hits of the day (reggaeton, rap, dancehall) alongside the Providence DJ duo’s inimitable blends and remixes.
Certified Bananas and Disorganised Crew at Enormous Room
By ELISABETH DONNELLY  |  February 21, 2006

Catch up: Baile & Sebastian, reggaeton, Unreggaeton, and more

1. A belated welcome to the new-look OTD. In case we didn't mention it before, that sweet logo is by...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 22, 2006

The rise of reggaeton

That beat you’ve been hearing — the steady boom-ch-boom-chick  rattling the trunks of passing cars and moving masses in the club — isn’t just another fleeting hip-hop trend.
From Daddy Yankee to Tego Calderón, and beyond
By WAYNE MARSHALL  |  January 19, 2006
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Recommended Reggaeton

Essential releases by Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderon, Ivy Queen, and more.
CD Guide
By WAYNE MARSHALL  |  January 18, 2006