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Reggaeton is the combonation between latin hip-hop and jamaican reggae, and thats where it gets its name from because its sounded more like reggae then hip-hop back then when it first started. After reggaeton became more popular in Panama and Puerto Rico it started to take its own sound and a comonly used base line called "Dembow" took place. After dembow started Reggaeton producers and artist started intergrating different hispanic genres into reggaeton such as Salsa Merrengue bachata ect....Reggae and Reggaeton now sound in no way alike. Reggaeton like in every genre has its mixture of singers and rappers, and the topics that they sing and rap about are like every other genre.


It is now being targeted by every one as vulgar and "trash" because like Rap, Rock, when it first started, is the hot new genre that the younge people listen to and related to.


The only difference between Reggaeton, Hip-Hop, Rock, Salsa and every other genre is the type of rythem and beat it has, Because they all have singers and rappers and some genres even have people who just scream out words that rhyme. Every genre has songs degrating women, every genre has songs about money, sex, drugs, life ect.....
Sex related songs:
Reggaeton: "Noche De Sexo" (Night of Sex) by Wisin y Yandel ft. Aventura

Hip-Hop: "Lollipop" by 50 Cent & Lil Kim

Rock: "Lets put the x in sex" by Kiss
ect......

Derogatory to Women:

Reggaeton: "Guata Gata" by Guatauba ft Plan B

Hip-Hop: "Shake That Ass" by Mystical

Rock: "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones
ect...
by Someguy856 December 22, 2008
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The only music gayer than rap. Puerto Rican faggots listen to it when they are driving through Orlando with seven of their family members packed into their shitty twenty year old Honda Accords with stupid looking five foot tall spoilers.

They think it makes them look cool and sets them apart as a distinct American subculture. In reality everyone who is not Puerto Rican thinks they are fucking retarded lazy ass holes who come to the states with an entitlement mentality, and expect Americans to change in order to accomodate them instead of assimilating into the mainstream American culture.
Steve, "My neighbors kept me up all night last night sitting on their porch, drinking Coronas, and listening to reggaeton."

Rick, "Why didn't you do anything about it?"

Steve, "I called the Sheriff's Office but the deputy was a puerto rican who only got his job because of affirmative action, so he just went over there and said hi to his cousins."
by emeffer September 03, 2009
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Commonly considered noise, Reggaeton's reputation is off to a bad start here in the States. Close-minded english-speaking people with maybe two years' worth of high school spanish under their belt are quick to reject this new genre. Reggaeton evolved from both Reggae and Jamaican Dancehall music. So, it's a dancing genre, like the waltz or salsa or tango. Because it's a dancing genre, the beat is the same tap-tap-bass in almost every song.

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:

Zion
Rakim y Ken-y
Don Omar
Hector El Father
Baby Rasta.
So before you condemn Reggaeton, look up these artists:

Zion
Rakim y Ken-y
Don Omar
Hector El Father
Baby Rasta.
by Gracious April 26, 2007
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Most untalented piece of shit music EVER created, It's not even Reggae in the first place! has spread like a virus among many countries in Latin America and some parts of the US also, Not very different from Rap, in fact It's pretty much the same thing : No real instruments, Horny/Retarded lyrics, and some annoying beat on the background.
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latinlover

Fuck off! Reggaeton sucks amigo :)
Sincerely : A spic with good tastes.
by Ashlek May 04, 2005
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A whole genre of music that consists of one single beat, reggaeton is a first of its kind. Reggaeton is probably the only genre of "music" that contains "songs" that can only be distinguished from each other by the lyrics (when they can be understood). "Songs" consist mainly of the universal reggaeton beat, an angry puerto rican yelling about something, and an annoying air horn sound.

Note: This music genre will be short lived, so get as much as you can now. I predict that this fad will end in 4 - 5 months (which is not soon enough).
All of those $9.99 Reggaeton CD's that only people with no taste in music buy.
by X The Eliminator September 18, 2005
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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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- 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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