Most people discard the genre based on that fact alone. And that's just silly, seeing as the ever-popular bubble-gum pop has the same boom-boom-tap beat. Which, when you think about it, sounds pretty similar to the Reggaeton beat. And for you ravers out there who also balk at this genre: Drum-N-Bass? Trance? Happy Hardcore? Boom-hiss Boom-hiss. HULLO! Trance is just as repetitive in it's beats as Reggaeton. I listen to techno, and that beat in every song I realized actually helps me appreciate the music AND slip into the trance the music was designed to make me. Reggaeton's beat does the EXACT. SAME. THING.
Next: Lyrics. Yes, some of them are sexist and crude. But let's face it, this is America, we can't even listen to Christina Aguilera's "Dirrty" without getting our panties in a twist. Also, Ludacris, anyone? Yeah, his stuff's pretty nasty, too. But you guys still listen to him! Oh yeah, Ying Yang Twins, Lil' John, all those idiots rap about fucking drunk girls brains out, regardless, "Get Low" is still played at every high school dance without fail. It's really easy to say that rap is sexist and crass and inappropriate. But it isn't completely. Usher, LL Cool-J, Ne-yo, P.Diddy all sing or rap about love or just clubbing and having a good time. Reggaeton's exactly the same. Just because Reggaeton's banner boy Daddy Yankee has a dirty mouth, don't dismiss the genre. Some of these guys (and girls like Ivy Queen) have good voices and nice lyrics.
So before you condemn Reggaeton, look up these artists:
Rakim y Ken-y
Hector El Father
Rakim y Ken-y
Hector El Father
It came from the spanish reggae, wich is not bad, the lyrics talk about women and sex, obviously, but also the kind of relations that this people from central America have. There is one artist that made this music popular, his name is Edgardo A. Franco but he is known as "El General", he sings in a very unique way and has been the most imitated artist in this genre. But he's not part of this reggaeton thing. Reggaeton is annoying and I consider it is music for ignorants.
Reggaeton is a retarded form of music that only ignorant Latino people such as gangbangers, uneducated school drop-outs, or Hispanic Criminals listen too. Those kind of people don't like Metal, Classical, Jazz, or anything else; only there cheaply made repeatative synthesized beat with awful rap lyrics in Spanish. Of course, they might always lie and say they like all kinds of music to not sound too ignorant...
But to be honest, other forms of music that do not get any recognition such as Melodic Death Metal will always be superior compare to Reggaeton!!! That should actually be called Horribleton. Peace...
Looney Toons (maricon bastards)
Reggaeton shit is fucking nigger music in Spanish!
What the fuck is the matter with all you Black puppet Spics? And to all you future gay mother-fuckers that are gonna talk shit against the truth, go fuck yourselves!
But anyway... it is a type of music where:
1. Every song has the same beat
2. Every artist sounds the same
3. Every song is about the same thing: Women
Seriously, just listen to ONE reggaeton song and you've heard every single song in the universe. There is absolutely nothing that makes one song any different from another except for the lyrics themselves, which don't even matter because every artist basically sounds the same - uses the same vocal style and uses the same subject matter. It has even less variety than rap, which is sad indeed.
Is usually played at dance parties to get all the people to dance, which is mostly the only reason why it's popular - because it's dance music. You really can't use reggaeton for anything else other than dancing, because if you actually LISTEN to it, trust me - you're not gonna find anything new.
Do not associate Puerto Rico with Reggaeton though. In this island there is also a constant battle with this shit, and not every young person here cares for it. We also listen to other music that is a great part of the culture, from salsa and merengue, to bomba and plena.
From a 22 year old Puerto Rican from the mother fucking island..... FUCK REGGAETON. period.
me gusta el reggaeton
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.
"Chulin Culin Chunfly"
"Oye Mi Canto"
"Dat Sexy Body"
"Papi te Quiero"
"Cuando Baila Reggaeton"
"Que Se Tiren"
"Pa' Que Retozen"
"Para Mi Barrio (Reggaeton Mix)"
"A Que No a Treves"
"Tra Tra Tra"
"Lo Que Paso Paso"
"Ella no te quiere"
"Cuerpo a Cuerpo"
"Ponte de Pie"
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"
"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:
Sangre Nueva Music
El Cartel Records
Tommy Boy Entertainment
Don Ricardo Garcia international