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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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The best music on the planet!
A combination of Hip-Hop, Rap, Reggae, That makes you want to dance(perrear).

El Reggaeton es mi vida/ Reggaeton is my life.
These are some of the best "reggaetoneros":
Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel, Alexis y Fido, (Pit Bull?) Calle 13, Tego Calderon, and Jowell & Randy!
by FReDo (The oFFiCiaL) April 14, 2008
 
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reggaeton is the most popular type of latino music out there right now. its origins are in Puerto Rico, which has the most reggaeton artists. reggaeton is often associated with el perreo because of the heart racing/club type of music that typically goes with it. reggaeton was formed by the mix of raggae carribean music with a strong Puerto Rican flavor mixed in. definitely the best music out there for latin youth these days.
"ey, fat joe made a new reggaeton cut se llama "mas maiz"

"yea homez i heard it its tha shit man 4 reel cuz."
by mzlatinnnagurl April 09, 2007
 
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The worst genre of music ever known to man. Most likely a marketing ploy by the Zionists to generate the feeling that spics are cool in order to keep the border open to them. Another symptom of the disese of Latin/beaner/spic immigration.
Those spics over there are blasting their shitty reggaeton (ragGAYton) music. Divershitty sure is great, isn't it?
by Soup2DeezNutz October 25, 2007
 
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The best form of music in the world.
Reggaeton is fun to listen to.
by Master C January 31, 2007
 
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one of the most catchy genres ive ever heard of it rocks!! im from puerto rico and this is quickly becoming one of the best genres in the island.
"yo se que a ti te gusta el pop rock latino pero es que el reggaeton se te mete por los intestinos por debajo de la farda como un submarino y te saca lo de indio taino"

any way people who dont like it its because there mom tells them its wrong.
by krystian January 10, 2006
 
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iz a spanish version of reggae its da hottest type of music these days especially within the latinos.mostly known by artists like daddy yankee and don omar
i got all da newest reggaetton songz !!!
by drlizzy02 March 01, 2005
 
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is just a cheap rip off of Reggae, the Jamiacan national music. Reggaeton is a prime example of what happens when black people do latino drugs!
Reggae but Spanish insteasd of Patwah
by TeaBaggin 101 May 17, 2005