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“Loud” Podcast Tells the History of Reggaetón Including its Afro-Latin Origins

Virginia Isaad
Growing up on the brink of Reggaetón’s commercial rise, the heavy baseline and quick Spanglish rhymes were the soundtrack to the countless winters in Nueva York and humid summers in the Dominican Republic. Despite me being far too young to...
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5 Facts About the Very Black History and Origin of Reggaeton

Virginia Isaad
From Bad Bunny reigning the 2020 Billboard charts to J Balvin’s countless Reggaeton-infused pop collaborations, the new era of reggaeton has penetrated the sound waves of popular music on an international scale. While in recent years Reggaeton made itself a...
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Happy Birthday Daddy Yankee: 30 Billboard Top 10 Hits by The Big Boss

V. Alexandra de F. Szoenyi
Daddy Yankee is arguably the king of reggaetón. The Puerto Rican native, born Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez, has played a significant role in the rise of reggaetón going mainstream. The genre is now dominating Latin music airways and sweeping award...
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Daddy Yankee and J Balvin Call Out Latin Grammys For Shutting Out Reggaeton Artists

Araceli Cruz
The nominations for the 20th annual Latin Grammy Awards were announced yesterday and everyone is not too pleased. Spanish artists Alejandro Sanz and Rosalía lead with the most nominations and there’s been some push back from several other “urbano” artists,...
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The ‘Despacito’ Snub Proves the Grammys Aren’t Changing With the Times

Irina Gonzalez
At last night’s Grammy Awards, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee took the stage to sing their 2017 hit “Despacito” (yes, the Spanish-language version without Justin Bieber) and the crowd was thrilled, dancing and singing along the entire time. We also...