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Reggaeton (also spelled Regueton or with an accent) is a Latin style of music. Reggaeton is Panamanian, but has grown to be more associated with "Boricuas" (Puerto Ricans), some claiming the genre as their own. It is characterized by a certain beat called "dem bow", which is a traditional Carribean beat but was first popularized by dancehall musician Shabba Ranks's song with a title of the same name. An example of the beat can be heard on that song or simply defined as A-A-B (or ch-ch-bass) or B-B-A (bass, bass, ch). Its influences include Hip hop, techno and Reggae dancehall, and touches of merengue, salsa, bachata, bolero and other Latin music can be featured. Unlike reggae, it does not use "riddims", instrumentals created by producers who can be used by any artists, most of the time, but exceptions can be made, such as Deejay Sasha and Ivy Queen's "Dat Sexy Body", which uses the Bookshelf Riddim originating from Reggae dancehall artist Beenie Man.

After Raggamuffin (dancehall) deejays from Panama including El General and Black Apache experimented with the same beat, they began "toasting" over it (a kind of Jamaican-style rapping which occurs when talking, rhyming, or singing is done over a beat) in Spanish. It further transformed with the likes of Don Chezina, Vico C, Las Guanabanas, DJ Blass, DJ Playero, and other Puerto ricans and Dominicans who discovered this then-emerging genre, and began rapping instead of toasting.

Singles from the next millenium broke Reggaeton into the mainstream music scene, such as Panamanian rapper Lorna's "Papi Chulo (Te Traigo el Mmm)" and half- Puerto Rican N.O.R.E. (also known Noreaga)'s "Oye Mi Canto" (featuring Nina sky, Daddy Yankee, and Gemstar and Big Mato).

Finally, Daddy Yankee's tremendously successful song "Gasolina" (written by Eddie Dee and produced by Luny Tunes) reached #1 in the United States Latin music charts, and then gained huge acclaim in Colombia, Mexico, Italy, France, the UK, and Germany.

At various stages, Reggaeton has been known as "Musica underground", "Dembow", "Spanish dancehall", or "Reggae en espanol", but was then finally known as its current name in the early 2000s.

Related genres similar to reggaeton include Salsaton, Merenhouse, Bachateo, and Bhangraton. Reggaeton is like, but not synonymous to, Latin rap. This is because Latin rap defines any rap recorded by artists of Hispanic or Spanish-speaking descent who rap in either Spanish, English or both, where reggaeton has specific influences and is mainly classified by the previously stated Dembow beat.

Today, Reggaeton has gained popularity and is being much experimented with throughout Latin America, especially in countries like Peru, Colombia, Venezuela, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately, it is one of the most plagiarized genres in the music industry.

Some prominent reggaeton artists and producers or artists that have experimented with the genre (not listed in sequence of importance) include Daddy Yankee, Wisin and Yandel, Tego Calderon, Calle 13, Bimbo, Nicky Jam, Luny Tunes, Don Omar, Eliel, Pescozada, El Chombo, Ariel, Casper, DJ Playero, Don Miguelo, Kartier, Tony Dize, El Rubiote, Franco "El Gorilla", El Sensei, Rafy Mercenario, Rakim y Ken-y, Cheka, Yomo, Naldo, Lito y Polaco, Zion y Lennox, Voltio, Hector El Father, Tito El Bambino, Trebol Clan, Ingco Crew, Baby Rasta, Gringo, Arcangel, Tainy, Plan B, Alexis y Fido, John Eric, El General, Lorna, Killer Ranks, Wise, Big Boy, Eddie Dee, Angel y Khriz, Tony Dize, Johnny Prez, Fulanito, Gem star and Big Mato, Vico C, Ivy Queen, Tony Touch, Don Chezina, El General, D'Mingo, Heavy Clan, DJ Pollo, Magnate and Valentino, Baby Ranks, Sasha, Speedy, La Sista, and others.
Reggaeton can be heard on songs such as:

"Gasolina"
"Chulin Culin Chunfly"
"Dile"
"Oye Mi Canto"
"Quiero Bailar"
"Papi Chulo"
"Rakata"
"Dat Sexy Body"
"Reggaeton Latino"
"Papi te Quiero"
"Cuando Baila Reggaeton"
"Que Se Tiren"
"Pa' Que Retozen"
"Para Mi Barrio (Reggaeton Mix)"
"Con Rabia"
"A Que No a Treves"
"Tra Tra Tra"
"Lo Que Paso Paso"
"Dejala Volar"
"Caramelo"
"Ella no te quiere"
"Cuerpo a Cuerpo"
"Ponte de Pie"
"Eso Ehh...!"
"Verme"
"El Telefono"

Keep in mind that these are only some of the songs that give a good example.

Some albums that mostly feature reggaeton include:

Daddy Yankee's "Barrio Fino" (or the live version, Barrio Fino en Directo")
Don Omar's "The Last Don"
Ivy Queen's "Diva"
Don Chezina's "Reggaeton Revolucion"
Luny Tunes's "King of the Beats", "Mas Flow: The Beginning", "Mas Flow 2", "Mas Flow 2.5", and "Mas Flow: Los Benjamins", which feature other reggaeton artists
Heavy Clan's "Cuerpo a Cuerpo"
Hector El Father's "The Bad Boy"
Tito el Bambino's "Top of the Line"
Rakim and Ken-y's "Masterpiece"
Wisin and Yandel's "Pa'l Mundo", and "Wisin y Yandel Presentan: Los Vaqueros"
Andy Montanez's "Salsaton: Salsa con Reggaeton"
Alexis and Fido's "The Pitbulls"
Voltio's self titled album, "Voltio"
Baby Rasta y Gringo's "Sentenciados"

Some (only some) Reggaeton compilations are:

"Sangre Nueva (Special Edition)"
"Los Rompe Discotekas"
"Gargolas-The Next Generation"
"Abusando del Genero"
"Reggaeton Hitmakers"
"Reggaeton Fury"
"Chosen Few: El Documental"
"100% Dominicano: La Nueva Sangre del Reggaeton"
"Dancehall Reggaespanol" (shows a more primitive form of Reggaeton)

Some Reggaeton record labels are:
Machete Music
Buddha's Family
Pina Records
Sangre Nueva Music
El Cartel Records
RB Entertainmet
Alex Music
Tommy Boy Entertainment
Don Ricardo Garcia international
by Gringostyle January 05, 2007
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A music genre from South America.
Usually all reggaeton songs sound exactly the same having the same beat, rhythm and tempo and being its lyrics all about the same subjects.
People who sings or produces it usually lacks of music talent using it as an excuse for calling theirself talented musicians.
In order to become a Reggaeton performer all you have to do is to use the same background music from the already existing songs belonging to this genre and incorporate some lyrics which contain words as "mami", "papi", "ay" and other terms related to sexual topics.
Reggaeton is manufactured music for it is all the same and you couldn't tell the difference between tracks of a CD.
Reggaeton song
Tego Calderon - Ven Mamita
by Rossana March 25, 2006
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1)Spanish for "Un-listenable."
2)Officially the worst music ever created. The Music gods should put a curse of locusts and frogs on whatever country invented it. Bob Marley spins in his grave as we speak because they used the word "Reggae" to name such a horrible genre of music.
1) "I would rather listen to a cat being butt raped with a shard of broken glass than listen to reggaeton"

2) "Listening to reggaeton makes me want to burn things"
by Joe Friday July 05, 2005
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South American genre of music which consists of a repetitive beat, annoying vocals and primitive, simple lyrics in some sort of spanglish (it has nothing to do with Spanish).
Comparar a cualquier cantante de reggaeton con Mozart es como comparar un trozo de madera con un Stradivarius.
by Namakemono March 15, 2006
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Spanish Music that CAME FROM, WAS ORIGINATED IN PANAMA but greedy ass PUERTO FREAKINS stole it and claimed it as theirs. Those fucking hating ass biters.
Puerto Freakin: Oh yea, reggaeton is ours
Panamanian: Hell Fucking No, it came from Panama but yall lame asses stole it and claimed it as yours, u fucking bitch ass jockers
by PanamanianMamii August 07, 2008
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FOR ALL You ASSHOLES THAT DONT APPRECIATE SEXY DACNING MUSIC!

reggaeton is the best music ever for dancing. mostly listened to by hispanics. so all yu white people tlking trash about reggaeton. BESA MI KULO (: muchas gracias. ahor, DALE MAS GASOLINA!!!!!!!!!

and no , its not all the same. its just danced the same. if yu dont like it . then simply dont listen to it.
Gasolina - Daddy yankee

Dale Pal Piso - Watussi , Jowell

Reggaeton ♥ ♥ ♥
by Bellaca Lokis February 01, 2011
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Puerto Rican / Panamanian spin-off of reggae music, being these two countries the main hubs of mass production / distribution of Reggaeton. It borrows a lot of graphical / sound cues from gangsta rap and mixes them down with percussive, abrasive variations of dancehall reggae. Melodies are usually minimal, there is a liberal use of samples from pop tunes and sound effects (siren, etc) and drum machines rather than analog percussions are used.

Reggaeton's lyrics usually are in the same ground as those of gangsta rap: Mentions of women -often in a sexual/misogynist sense- drugs, gangs, sex and double entendres abound, yet youngster-oriented radio stations in Puerto Rico and Central America somehow get away with it, broadcasting Reggaeton practically 24/7, given its big popularity across kids in the area.
Three things you will usually find together in my hometown: Ricers, gangsters and Reggaeton.
by DaMotha March 26, 2005
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- Stupid ignorant gringo who doesn't speak spanish: Reggaeton is a music that is only about degrading women, and promotes the use of drugs and alcohol. And all the songs are retarded .For example, Daddy Yankee has a retarded song and all he says is "I want gasoline" wtf is that supossed to mean

- Me: Yah,its probably true in some cases, but have u ever heard of DJ Playero? The Noise? Vico C? La Industria? Have u bothered in doing some research u dumb shit. And btw, when he says "Gasolina" he means sex, u idiot.
- I wont put a definition. Just get some of the DJ Playero's productions : Playero 40 and 41. And Vico C old stuff. Those are good examples of good Reggaeton. And please at least learn how to speak spanish before talking trash about reggaeton. Do yourself a favor and don't look like and idiot trying to make fun of something you don't even understand.
by DominiKan March 25, 2006
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