The Death of Reggaeton

“They stab it with their steely knives, but they just can’t kill the beast.” — Jean-Paul Sartre

You’ll recall that several months ago (way back in March), in a post on this site, I wondered whether or not reggaeton might eventually come to replace hip-hop. After all, if the Clear Channels of the world (i.e. the people who run hip-hop) replaced rock stations with reggaeton stations, and the reggaeton stations are beating out hip-hop stations in the ratings, what’s there to suggest that the TIs won’t replace the hip-hop stations as well?

As it turns out, I may have been worrying a bit too soon. In the best news I’ve heard since the BGM gave me a gift certificate to Applebees for Christmas, it seems that reggaeton is losing steam. Big time. Word to Peter Gabriel. It ain’t dead yet, but the hype is beginning to fade. Radio stations that dropped modern rock and easy listening formats in favor of reggaeton are beginning to see their ratings plummet. A few of them have already dropped reggaeton in favor of salsa music. While I’d much rather hear Air Supply than whoever it is that makes salsa music, this should still be viewed as a step in the right direction.

The problem with reggaeton, it seems, is that there are only five reggaeton songs, and none of them are particularly worth listening to. Hispanics, who are a very proud people (hence the flags on their cars and what have you), were willing to patronize these artists for quite some time out of a sense of racial pride, but even they have a limit. Also, even at the rate that hispanics tend to procreate, it’s going to be difficult for the genre to experience any significant growth unless it expands outside the hispanic community. Black people don’t like “Rompe.” White people don’t like “Rompe.” And there aren’t too many reggaeton songs that aren’t “Rompe.”

Rompe, rompe, rompe!

That said, it’d be naive of us to think that we’re out of the woods just yet when it comes to “latin” music in general. According to the oft-quoted statistic, which may or may not have been invented by Pat Buchanan, the United States will be fifty percent Mexican by 2050. Reggaeton might end up going the way of rap-rock just by virtue of the fact that it sucks; but unless we put up a fence or something, we should probably get used to hearing some form of awful hispanic music. In fact, there may very well be a day when the hip-hop community looks back fondly on the brief period in which reggaeton ruled the airwaves.

In other words, we really do need a fence!

  • 50 Cent

    Yes Reggaeton, another form of hip-hop that is destryoing the black community. Reggaeton and Southern hip-hop need to be banned from the good ol U.S.

    • http://here daphiny

      well im black and i love reggaeton and i think they just need more songs! yeah thats what ppl said about rap but look what happen! im not saying reggaeton will take over rap but it is good music!

    • vargas

      hey fucker go back to africa cock suker

      • hip hop king

        Why don’t you be a good taco and go clean my pool asshole

  • Belize

    As much as i hate to admit, that rompe shit was wack as fuckkkkkkkkkkkkkk……..soo ur right, it does need to expand from the hispanic fence but here’s the QUESTION…
    “wont that make it water down like hiphop now?”…
    people said the same shit about rap i.e. not commercial enough…FUCK that bol I definately dont want to hear the reggaton version of Laffy Taffy(imagine that!)….keep it hood, after all reggaeton still goes platinum without us airwaves!

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >people said the same shit about rap i.e. not commercial enough…FUCK that bol

    And then hip-hop became more commercial, and then it became the phenomenon that it is today.

    If reggaeton wants to stay on the radio, it needs songs that people like. And not just Puerto Rican people.

  • ROX ONE

    I think raygaytone gets a lot of burn in the clubs also..

  • http://www.myspace.com/klepone Klep One

    Not for nothing…Spanish people don’t like “easy listening rock”, Black people don’t like “easy listening rock” (or at least the ones I know of), Spanish people dont like “Country western” and Black people don’t like “Country western” (or again at least the ones I know of). Etc Etc Etc with Whites, Blacks and Hispanics in whichever way you want to mix it up.

    So does that mean that b/c a certain race dma doesnt particularly like one genre of music that it’ll fade away? You’re clearly ruling out the millions of fans who DO like the music in order to back up your own opinion because thats what matters to you the most while you’re typing your incorrect ‘facts’ out.

    I myself being Hispanic do not particularly listen nor like Reggaeton music but ignoring the fact that it is liked by (yes as much as you’d like to believe its not) people OTHER than hispanics (again…at least the ones I know) is just stupid. It’s one thing to say “Okay this shit is wack, why is it still around” and a whole other thing to say “Okay this shit is wack, I don’t like it so no one likes it, why is it still around” which is basically what you’re saying.

    A person dies a baby is born, the cycle of life. Same can be said for every one genre of music radio station to the next that switches programing. Its called change. The world needs it to survive. Maybe the “awful spanish music” will change and maybe it wont…Hopefully it does. But saying no one likes it because you don’t is pure ignorance.

    …But then again, I forget what I’m getting into when I click on that Bol Blog hyperlink.

  • Danja29

    Good! This Reggaeton shit is an insult to every form of music it combines. Sucks. So hopefully, they continue to run that one beat they’ve been usin’ forever into the ground until everybody realizes how shitty it is… and it dies a horrible death.

    • leila

      Damn that music sucks so bad. I hate it. all you hear is dum chee, dum chee, dum chee! that what it sounds like. same beat every time. its horrible. its like a horrible version of jamaican reggae spoken in spanish. its so loud, and they seem like they are yelling all the time. i cant wait till it phases out. absolute thumbs down.

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    I just read something over on AllHip-Hop saying that Jay-Z has a reggaeton artist coming out soon. I think if they get someone who can make true songs, and no rompe shit, it might grow larger than you’d think.

  • UnFaded Disciple

    I agree with you Bol…if people don’t actually join into this…

    the death of it will come very soon…hoping sooner thna later

  • suckitmarshall

    Reggaeton sucked. It will always suck. Noreaga is a fool for gambling his career on it. But fuck it, who cares, it has about as much to do with rap as Dancehall….

    Let’s get to the real question: Where is the Mexican Eminem? There’s gotta be a vato in East LA that can rap his ass off in english and spanish. Where is he? Why haven’t Cypress Hill found this artist and gotten their Fat Joe/Big Pun on? Frost was dope. “La Raza” classic. But there’s gotta be a dude out there that can spit, and has mad credibility. (before you say it, Aztek is not that dude)

  • Belize

    Bol,like i said, u must want the reggaeton version of LAFFY TAFFY-not happenin Po…latinos got too much pride to see this artform destroyed…”And then hip-hop became more commercial, and then it became the phenomenon that it is today.” NOO NOO NOO bol, reggaeton is huge everywhere-thats y they all go platinum worldwide, they dont need US spins, only if they want the fame,but the money’s in the bag PYYMP, do ur research bol.

    by the way i cosign KHAL-sum other than that rompe crap and it’ll be huge

  • DC Kid

    Man, reggaetons aiight. I cant hate cause I’m hispanic and I can relate to it more but I feel like it bumps. The only reason why someone other then a hispanic would say it sucks is cause they don’t understand what their saying. That don’t mean it suck it just means look into it. When you’re in the club and they put on that reggaeton track , you cant tell me that the mood dont change. Girls get freaky to it, niggaz grind to it and that shit makes you move. Reggaeton aint garbage I’ll tell you that but they do need to change some things up. The beats get repetitive as far as the snare n kick pattern but they been getting people involved. R.Kelly, Cypress Hill w/ Tego Calderon, LL Cool J. They trying to expand shit, they just need to do something about that beat. If Jay Z markets that reggaeton artist right, then he’ll be alright. It sux, but reggaeton will probably be in that same catgory as dancehall. People just can’t relate to it. That shit will never die, it’ll just be underground.

  • DEE

    I just think that Reggaeton is an extension of hip-hop. i mean its like another city/region getting the spotlight.
    ————
    Puerto Rico is havin a little shine, will it last? NO
    It will not become more popular than right now—and it will probably steadily decline in sales next year & the next etc.

    –On another note, hip-hop sales are goin down in general, and i think rap sales will continue to decline slightly and then level off.

    —White people buy most the CD’s, and when they dont buy, record companies don’t distribute the records.

    Country music is the only consistantly mega million dollar music whites buy.

  • BlackBoy

    them reggaeton beats all suck. that’s why raggaeton sucks balls… not b/c we can’t understand it.

  • Dats BS!

    Yo this ni66a is twisted or on some other sh*t, reggaeton has been around for years, its not a new thing. The difference is that it just hit the states including the english speakin folks. I believe that its not a new wave its here to stay i mean just take a look at it g-unit, terror squad, bme click all these ni66as are collaborating wit reggaeton artists cause they know dats where the money is. sit back and take and watch…its rising and it will continue to rise!

  • http://ww.bridgezmag.com Charlie

    I can give it to you that you had some good points; I want to clear up some things. As a 2nd generation Latino in the industry I can tell you that there was a lack of good music that came around this first quarter but who has put out good music in the mainstream rap game?…the same people who have been doing it for years. So what Yankee has 3 songs on rotation, so does 50 cent, so does busta….. Yada yada. Give it time, a lot of good artist are dropping within these next two months. Have you been to a megaton in New York City where Madison square garden gets sold out every time there is a reggaeton show? Nassau Coliseum? Why would Gunit jump on rompe track? Why would Interscope sign a Daddy Yankee? Atlantic a Tego Calderon? TVT a Pitbull? The list goes on. For the record reggaeton artist are killing mainstram rap artist…While rap artist are doing show for 10-20 thousand, reggaeton artist are killing them at over 100,000 easy 2-3 TIMES A WEEK! You tell me when was the last time we heard of 50 cent performing in nyc at that price? Go back and get your facts together, do some more research and lets get another posting from you.

    PS If Africa was in the same place as Mexico would it be wrong if they tried to come over and try to live a normal healthy life? Choose your words correctly. Get at me chump!

    • The Mixa

      You know that sounds really good… then there’s the reality.
      The reality, every genre has stars that can fill seats… you’ve named a few, because there are only a [b]few[/b] that can.(just like in the rap game)
      You can’t even use ‘the money’ as a base for your reasoning… you don’t know how it’s being broken down to the artist’s. You can at least get an idea of how much guys like 50 Cent or Jay Z are grossing, just pick up a Forbes.
      Even though the dollar is crap now, I gaurantee… the currency that some of these artist’s are getting paid in… is hot trash outside the region.

      Why would interscope sign Daddy Yankee?! Easy… to milk his audience, exploit him, and drop him in a year or two. ‘Time’ is the measure of success… not these get quick schemes and temporary fixes… let’s hear the success story, after being in the game for 10,15,20 years. Let’s see how long it takes, before you get ‘caught up’… then we shall talk of success and insight.
      You should know how these labels work by now. This year you’re buying the cars, next year you’re selling them.

      (I won’t even get into that ignorant ish regarding if Africa was across the border bs, check and see who was the 2nd President of Mexico… and bring real discussion to table. The LAPD handed a serious “reality check” a few months back to the Mexican population here in Cali… it wasn’t African’s shooting rubber bullets at men,women,and kids(some of that was “brown on brown”… believe that!! )

  • e

    Reggaeton does have some good lyricists like Calle 13, Dyablo, Tego Calderon there just not as evolved as rap’s top lyricists like talib, common, or em. But there way better than stuff like mike jone or tony yayo. Plus rappers like mos def, the game, and nas have come out with spanish songs. Nas did a song with Daddy yankee, Game did one with Tego, and Mos did a freestyle on bobbito and stretch

  • rellmo84

    You now i got love for my brown brothers and sisters,hell im half rican myself,but this reggaeton shit sucks plain and simple.I didnt get it when it came out and i dont get it now.

  • 50 Cent

    Yo but on the real, can you make one thread about 50 Cent being a bitch when you get the chance? You made one about Lupe and Bub B and all the southern fools. And now you’re talking about Reaggeton, how about a 50 Cent quit yer bitchin soon? I heard he doesn’t like you Bol!

  • TD

    If you ask me theres only 2 reggaeton artists worth listening to… Don Omar & Tego Calderon. Unlike all the others they actually have variety in their sound.

  • postman

    no, witness the death of bol.

  • http://www.myspace.com/lone_Nigerian lone Nigerian

    I think there are only like 3 or 4 reggaeton beats and they just recycle’em

  • Flakker

    One of the best posts ever, because it’s absolutely true.

  • latin king

    reggeton has always been around since the 80s now if the syupid white and black cock suckas dont like it so what its not made for them.then niggas is selling outside the us,now hip hop is dead and i hope it can be saved…and if it wasnt for the south hip hop wouldnt be doing shit……

  • latin king

    bol one more thing you rather listen to air supply damn your lame your a uncle tom,love sucking the white boys dick,do us a favor spit the cum out and have some pride man damn you suck……………

  • allnice

    Nah, son, reggaeton had a nice lil run, but it’s over man. Dancehall and reggae still get a lot more love than reggaeton does, and that is what reggaeton music has to compete with. In the clubs, hip hop will run all night, reggae will dominate the dance portion, and reggaeton will just get thrown in there with reggae and dancehall. Maybe if reggaeton had more songs, but there are only like 4-5 that get any spins. No disrespect to hispanics, but only yall like it. Sorry, but the party is over.

  • DJ Lucky Luke

    Yo, it’s the fault of Daddy Yankee for real. Out of all the Reggaeton artists, he’s the most commercial. Everyone gives him the credit for bridging the gap between hip-hop and reggaeton and therefore he’s the posterboy of Reggaeton music. If you want to hear some Reggaeton that doesn’t suck, cop Tego Calderon’s “El Abayarde.” This is a classic CD that successfully strays from the stereotypical reggaeton beats, repetitive drums, etc. Real Reggaetoneros don’t feel Daddy Yankee. Ask around…

  • Trujillo

    Daddy Yankee is mainstream, but Tego really runs the reggaeton shit. and for the moron who posted earlier askin wheres the mexican em… nigga dont talk bout what you dont know, reggaeton isnt from mexico, theres no MEXICAN em in reggaeton, and em isnt the best either! you some suburban white boy thinkin you know shit, shut the fuck up

  • Demi

    I’m not a fan of reggaeton–but this post is borderline rasict. And not in a funny-Paul-Mooney-sort-of-way. Shit’s offensive. I’d expect more respect from XXL.

  • Alex Kobashi

    YES YES YES YES Finally i am not the only one that thinks that this reggaeton music crap sucks. i hate it so much, this piece of crap makes no godman sense. its not even real music its just some stupid beat continuing over and over again. I have nothing against spanish music because im latin and i listen to cumbia, salsa and Metal music. But this piece of crap music has got to go. when are people going to realize that this piece of crap music has no real meaning, no positive message other than preganant and cheat on your gurl, and that its not real music. They took out K-Rock for this crap. i would love to see the day when Zack Wylde or the boys from Slipknot come to manhattan and especially the bronx and blast some real music in the streets. all i have to say is F*ck Reggaton.

  • Alex Kobashi

    Daddy Yankee wishes that he can be DMX or Public Enemy. the guy sucks and so does his music genre.

  • TINA!!

    DAMM I DUN NOE Y YALL IZ HATIN CUZ REGGEATON IZ DA SHYT AN WILL ALWAiiz B. I THINK DAT DA BLACKS AN WHITES R JUS MADD CUZ YALL DUN UNDERSTAND, YEAA AN DA BEATS R REALL SICK SO I THINK DAT YALL SUD STOP FUCKIN HATIN CUZ UR SHYT CAN B REALL WACK LIKE WHO GIVES A SHYT BOUT UR CRAP.. SO STOP HATIN BITCHEZ!!!!

  • XmalcolmX

    Quit this wack-a$$ bitchin – o ima ma$h out pon all y’all a$$es…aint no rule says anybody gotta like any kind music, if it’s dope – it’s dope…

    period.

  • XmalcolmX

    No comment? Y’all been played good…

  • Jannelie

    Well let me start off by telling you that i understand everyone is entitled to thier opinions butttt dont fill this website w/ bullsh**t facts that you dont even know.Reggaeton has been around for a really long time and just because yo dum a$$e$ just discovered it dont mean it’s new to the game if there is something that is killing reggaeton it is being influenced by hip hop and becoming a big fat sell out . reggaeton should just stay within the latino community because of course there’s no way that ya’ll are gonna understand the meaning of the songs if the only f***ckin spanish you know is rompe

  • Shortylightskin

    Jannelie, u tryna tell me that hip hop messed up reggaeton!! I think ur right it shouldve stayed in the latin community. I didnt know shit about it til somma my latino homies at work started talkin bout it.So me and my homeboy went to a club called Ernesto’s, we the only Hiphop headz in the place ,we was laughing, every fukkin song sounds the same! Didn’t even like the NORE joint,and i luv that nigga (sorry Nore, u still my nigga). Naw just aint feelin’ reggaeton.

  • HellaOG

    Wha the fuck yo?

  • http://yahoo.com NORTH PHILLY GIRL 100% PUERTO RICAN

    TO THE PEOPLE OR THE PERSON WHO WROTE THIS ARTICLE AND TO EVERYONE THAT RESPONDED. REGGAETON IS COMING UP AND YA’LL REALLY SCARED ITS NOT THAT IT SUCKS ITS JUST THAT YA’LL DONT KNOW NOTHING ABOUT IT. SO YA’LL CANT JUDGE SOMETHING U KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. AND IM NOT TALKING JUST BECAUSE IM PUERTO RICAN IM TALKING BECAUSE YA’LL REALLY REALLY HATING, OH AND FOR THE ONES WHO DONT KNOW DADDY YANKEE ISNT THE ONLY REGGAETON RAPPER, OK THERES MORE AND EVEN BETTER. AND I DONT MEAN TO BE RACIST BUT BLACK PPL HAVE HIP HOP RAP WHAT EVER AND WHITE PPL HAVE ROCK AND GOTHIC(THAT I HAPPEN TO LIKE TOO)AND US LATIN PPL HAVE OUR MUSIC TOO. TO EACH ITS OWN SO ITS NOT WHAT WE LIKE AND WHAT WE DONT LIKE IT HAS TO DO WITH OUR HERITAGE AND OUR ETHNICITY. AND FOR MY IGNORANT SIDE REGGAETON IS THE SHIT. YA’LL JUST BEING CORNEY ABOUT IT. COME TO NORTH PHILLY WIT THAT BULLSHIT YA’LL WONT SURVIVE AND TO THE IDIOT THAT WROTE THIS ARTICLE I SUGGEST U GET UR FACTS RIGHT BITCH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Julio

    Wow, those are racist comments and a half if you ask me. Just because you’re not feeling a certain genre of music, doesn’t give you the right to smash the music and the people who created it. If you don’t like it, say just that.

    But to sit there and say stuff like, “…and the way we hispanics tend to procreate” where you coming from? Black folks tend to have the oversized families stuck on welfare, not Spics, which is how I tend to believe you refer to us.

    And don’t sit there slamming Salsa either, that happens to be the pride and joy of the Puerto Rican music.

    If you want to go artist for artist in each genre, reggaeton and rap, we can. Hip hop has maybe a handful of real talented, living, artists. Nas, Jay-Z, Eminem, and hmm, I think thats it.

    Remember, album sales doesn’t translate as talent, that just shows how fickle and nearsighted the hip hop fanbase really is.

    Lastly, “Rompe,rompe, rompe…” is a hot party track, but that repetative chorus is no different for garbage like, “Lean wit it, rock wit it” or that trash by Young Joc “Its goin down.” XXL, please realize that you have a half way racist writing for your magazine, with no open mind towards other music types. And speaking for the entire hispanic, especially Puerto Ricans, we demand some kind of apology from the mag, that column was straight dirty!

  • Alfred

    white power……bring Garth brookes and the dixie chics yeahhh screw all other music

  • http://mixtapekings.com krs-one

    I agree with Julio on many points. Bol, your comments are premature, judging and racist. I’m just glad you posted it for the world to see so one of us readers can take initiative and slap a hearty law suit against yourself and the company you represent. At the very least, we might be able to get a public apology. You’re a fool. I really cannot speculate much on this matter other than comment on my own experiences with the reggaeton movement. This is about as trendy as house music once was. But just like house music, one can only hear so much of the informed composition of the beats. Although I have not heard much else other than what they play in the airwaves…I hate to say it but it is not music that will appeal to the masses. It will not fade away because of all of the large fan base it might appeal to, but I just don’t get the sense of strength and solidarity to support this genre in the US the way hip hop was back in the 80s.

  • jose martinez

    man you’s a hater dude! reggaeton is the shit but you listen to one wack ass daddy yankee song and you think reggaeton is wack? come on dude you can’t go off one crappy song when theres hundreds of classic songs,and i’m not saying daddy yankees wack but shit you get a deal and try not letting the machine take control homey. money is a motha fucka and puerto rico ain’t exactly balling with money b so give it time if it ain’t right and you think rompe is all
    the boricuas got then shit you just a part time writer and a full time hater so stay up lawtown baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/samtraxxx Traxx

    I think reggeaton is like the latin version of techno, just like techno it will never die, but it wont be mainstream like it is right now, but it will always be in the club circuit like techno still is right now.. and just so you all know the laffy taffy reggeaton remix just came out, but it’s not the same reggeaton u hear right now it’s different, its goes back n forth from snap to reggaeton.. check it out http://www.myspace.com/samtraxx

  • #1Bob Marley fan

    To: NORTH PHILLY GIRL 100% PUERTO RICAN

    I’ll tell you one thing. The only group of people that should not be scared of the coming of reggaeton are the jamaicans cuz quite frankly if it wasn’t for them latino reggaeton wouldn’t be no where. All jamaicans need to do is wave a jamaican flag in a reggaeton party and ya’ll latinos will know. If anyone should be scared it should be the latinos cuz the jamaicans might come up with a whole new form of music that will make reggaeton look like shit. All my jamaicans stand up.
    We’re Jammin
    I Want To Jam it With You
    Holy Man Zion

  • ching

    north philly aint hard, been there.

  • snowman

    i think some Reggaeton artist need to come up and blast thier sh!t i hate rompe and tired of fu$king daddy yankee dats a homo name anyway don omar is comin up Reggaeton wont take hip hop? rap over ether ya need to stop trippin yall just dont understand our music…..Im down wit rap all day and hip hop but Reggaeton needs to step their game up and put some new music all they put is rompe holla at cha boy……bitch

  • mbking

    Tupac and Biggie Smallz must be rollin in their graves about all of this reggaeton which when you think about was created by black people with spanish words to it, taking over hip hop. Hip hop is one of the greatest music ever created. Think about it. Tupac, Biggie, LL Cool J, Eazy E, Dr Dre. Naw man hip hop aint bein taken over by reggaeton. Even dirty south is better than reggaeton.At least dirty south rap has more variety in beats than boring reggaeton does. Trust me yall hip hop ain’t in no danger over bein takin over by reggaeton. And i have to agree with Bob Marley Fan. Latinos should be concerned about the rise of reggaeton. Cuz if it gets to point that jamaicans get outraged on this reggaeton exposure its gonna mean trouble for the latinos. I really want jamaican people to create something that will blow reggaetyon completly off the map and send it back to puerto rico. Hopefully if this happens the latinos wont take it as their own. Any way i love all that jamaicans have done for this world musically and i hope that the latinos respect the jamaican culture. Cuz if it were not for the jamaicans, ya’ll latinos wouldn”t be makin no noise at all.

  • nigger

    what i think is that puerto ricans are being to goody with their reggeton shit the beat sucks and daddy yankee songs are old specially the gasolina song

  • puerto rican boy

    you guyz are all jelous of our cool beat and our awsome daddy jankee he is so hot!

  • crazyboy

    fu@K hip hop that shit been dead in the water for a quite some time. rap kats nervous that they need to get real jobs instead of depending and same topic shit music.

  • Giangaby..Haciendo Ruido Fam

    yo man! for somebody to claim to hate this music so much u do spend a lot of time n ink talking n writing about it… So let me get this straight u hate it but love to talk about it,..hum! that means that u just can’t stay away from it…or perhaps son u r just a hater or hyprocrit, n why u always have to dip ur arguments into some racist bullshit specially w hispanic, r u from nyc? look around n open ur eyes we all go throught the same strugle n we all try to find a way to survived….wack or not Daddy yankee still make 10 times the money that u made in one article. Do u eat Pu#%*y probably dont ha! well i do n u dont see me writing articles about every one who doesn’t….son u r a drama queen…but that all good if thats the way u want to earn ur beans…but dont hunt the other who r trying to get theirs.

  • mbking

    Its not your beat puerto rican boy, AND HOW CAN A BE JEALOUS IF I’M JAMAICAN ASSHOLE

  • Dro

    I have met before some ignorant people, but this guy that wrote this article beat them all by a long shot. Blacks and Whites can’t understand that reggaeton is here to stay like it or not. We had all of you jumping to our beat and everybody want to speak spanish so my man relax and watch latinos take over. Latinos will be the biggest population of this country in a couple of years. So if you dont agree jump of a bridge.

  • mbking

    Shut the fuck up dro. If your countries are so good and rich with culture then why even come to america in the first place. I don’t care what anyone says. Reggaeton is a rip off off of my peoples music reggae. It can never beat reggae cuz reggae is the best. This shit is really startin to piss me off for real. I really want my people to respond to this piece of garbage called reggaeton. Ya’ll really need to take the name reggae off reggaeton and call it ton or somthin else. Who cares if ya’ll gonna be the largest group of people here. It’s cuz of how many fuckin babies ya’ll have anyway. That’s why there’s an increase in hispanics in this country. All i’m sayin is reggae is makin the black community look bad. Yeah latinos helped with the movement of hip hop but look who blew it up. Please pay attention to this, every latino everywhere that is visiting this forum i’m even gonna write this in capital letters so every one can realize and i don’t care if you get pissed off ” IF IT WERE NOT FOR JAMAICANS, HIP HOP WOULD NOT EVEN EXIST” REMEMBER THAT JAMAICANS CAME TO THE BRONX AND INTRODUCED THE MUSIC TO AMERICAN BLACKS AND LATINOS, SORT OF LIKE REGGAETON WITH JAMAICANS AND PAMAMINIANS. I hOPE SOME ONE RESPONDS WITH SOME LATINO RESPONDS WITH A COMMENT LIKE YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND OUR MUSIC , OR IT’S A LATINO MOVEMENT AND NOBODY HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH IT CUZ I WILL WRITE TWO PAGES FULL OF SHIT THAT YOU ALL DONT WANNA READ AND I’LL GET SOME OF MY JAMAICAN AND BLACK FRIENDS THAT HATE REGGAETON TO HELP AND WRITE WITH ME. PLEASE TEST MY PATEINCE. YALL ARE GONNA GET SICK OF ME IF I SEE AN IGNORANT COMMENT.

  • http://poundbypound Edwin

    To tell you the truth..reggaeton is coming up hard real hard and very few people can try to hold it down. It’s a way to tell a story and make people listen..I would want poeple to listen to Tego Songs and tell me what’s going on in his storys…It’s real..When yah get back to me asking or telling what he is saying…I will proudly tell you the true information…

    Yours Pound for Pound
    Upcomging Senator…”Forreal”

  • SIN

    I think this article was boderline racist foreal. I happen to be Rican, and so called Reggaton as its called now has been around for a minute. I actaully use to be a fan, but that shit is real commerical and un creative now. What happened to Tony Touch he was like one of the first DJ’s over here that was spinning spanish reggae. Back then it was different and didnt have that same damn beat on every song. To be real I think Reggaton will die down in the next few years and something else will take its place. Same as Cumbias took over Tejano music. Tejano music dont even exist any more. Remember Selena? that was Tejano. I think the same will happen to Reggaton eventually. The lack of variety and repedativnes will bring a down fall to reggaton. Please people stop claiming to be Puerto Rican. Seems like ever hispanic person wants to be Rican. Get ovet it and rep where you from.Much respect to the Jamicans cuz with out them there would be non of this. Kool Herc is the father of this and all hip hop heads know that. Reggaton is a spin off of dance hall. All my other latino bros and sis, dont be so quick to say fuck you and you dont understand. Give some respect where its due. Reggaton is going down the same path that this bull shit that they are tryin to pass of as “hip hop”. Rapping about bull shit wearing 300 lbs of jewlry and white tess. Theres no way you can be a reggaton fan and not like hip hop.

    Shouts out to Tego, Don Omar, Orisha’s,and all our people in Cuba keeping Hip Hop alive.

  • http://www.myspace.com/most_hat3d SwiiFtY

    I really don’t know wat Bol is talkiing about… riight now reggeaton is really biig and some people hate it just because they don’t understand what us latinos are sayiing. And not only that, if you go to the club and see giirls danciing to reggaeon shaking theiir ass you know you’ll liike it. No but on a serious note, this was a very racist article.

  • http://DBNDKSAINTS.NET DABOONDOCK SAINTS

    YOU PEOPLE LOVE TO BASH AND HATE ON LATINOS WHEN THEY MAKE POWER MOVES BUT THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THAT MANY OF THESE RAPPERS TODAY ARE AIANT MAKIN GOOD MUSIC .THE SOUTH HAS TAKEN OVER WHAT SHAME. IM PUERTO RICAN FROM NEW YORK BEEN AROUND SINCE THE WHOLE HIP HOP $HIT STARTED .. AND I KNOW COOL HERC STARTED THIS SHIT RIGHT HEAR BUT YOU KNOW WHAT PUERTO RICANS HELP BUILT THIS CULTURE ,BREAK DANCING GRAFFITTI ,LENGENDARY D.J’S INFACT THE DJ FROM COLD KRUSH WAS PUERTO RICAN. PRINCE MARKY FROM FAT BOYS IS TOO DMC IS DOMINACAN BENZINO FOUNDER OF SOURCE MAGAZINE PUERTO RICAN.THE LIST OF PUERTO RICANS INVOLVEMENT IN HIP HOP GOES ON .JUST WATCH BEAT STREET A$$HOLES THE THE MAIN STAR WAS RAMON ..I NOT TRYING TO SAY WE STARTED THIS CULTURE BUT WE HELPED BUILD IT …ONLY NEW YORKERS KNOW THAT ..AND MY COMMENT ON REGGAETON YEAHH ITS THE SAME BEAT OVER AND OVER ,IM TRYING TO CHANGE THAT BEFORE IT GOES OUT LIKE HOUSE MUSIC ..BUT ITS HOT ..CHECK ME OUT AT DBNKSAINTS.NET HOLLA

  • http://www.fuckyou.com The Mexican Jay Z aka Big Rubio

    I am the Mexican Jay z let me kick you a freestyle…
    Bol You suck, you suck mad DICK
    If u saw me on the street youd probably call me a SPICK
    U just a racist who gets NO CHICKS
    U want controversy to get NO-TICED im a shark you just a GOLDFISH
    you aint no blood and U AINT NO CRIP
    hatin on my people the HIS-PA-NICS
    only knows one language since ur IG-NO-RANT
    Mad as hell, cuz u can’t understand SPA-NISH
    You’ve been seen in gay clubs blowing KISS-ES
    All ur article showed was hate and DISS-ES
    If u go to latin America youd end up sleeping with the FISH-ES
    If u ever got married you’d be the MISSIS
    Fuck with Latinos you gettin STITCH-ES
    He’s a mediocre writer that’s what THIS-IS
    Fuckin with latinos that’s bad BIZ-NESS
    Go one on one to see who the BITCH-IS
    Talk to Daddy Yankee he’ll show what RICH IS…16 Bars Nigga Im FIN-ISHED..
    Don’t believe im Mexican next Freestyle’s in… SPAN-ISH
    COURTESY OF BIG RUBIO

  • Luis

    for everyone on here just remember…ROCK WAS JUST AS SCARED WHEN RAP CAME OUT…TO ALL MY LATINOS THEY ARE SCARED… the same thing happened with hip-hop (WHICH MIGHT I ADD PUERTO RICANS ALSO CREATED ALONG WITH THE BLACKS). white america was getting sacred that there was a black man on t.v. showing his guns and with half naked women… WELL BLACK PEOPLE GET SCARED AND INTIMIDATED AS WELL AS WHITES… BLACKS AND WHITES DONT WANT THE US TO BE HALF HISPANIC BY THE YEAR 2050…AND SINCE THE RAP INDUSTRY HAD BEEN BYPASSING HISPANICS LARGE ROLE IN THE CREATION AN EVOLUTION OF HIP-HOP (COULD NEVER FIGURE IT OUT)… SO NATURALLY WE WOULD PUT OUR OWN TWIST AND MAKE THE LYRICS IN SPANISH SO BLACK PEOPLE COULDNT GET ALL THE CREDIT THIS TIME… (SMART HUH) NOW WE FINALLY SEE LATIN FACES AND FLAGS SO WE CAN BE INSPIRED… AND NOW EVERYONE WANTS TO SHIT ON REGGAETON… RAP USES REPETITIVE DRUMS… SHIT RAPPERS NOT ONLY DO THAT BUT THEY COPY ALOT OF OLD SCHOOL R&B BEATS DOWN TO A FUCKING KEY… SO DONT GIMME THIS SHIT ABOUT IT ONLY BEING OVER ONE BEAT… IF PEOPLE WOULD ACTUALLY TAKE THE TIME TO LISTEN TO MORE THEN GASOLINA AND CULO( WHICH ARE ABOUT 3 YRS OLD NOW) THEY WOULD SEE THEY DO HAVE MORE THEN ONE BEAT THEY ARE USING… POINT IS RAP AND ROCK ARE INTIMIDATED… THATS WHY THEY ALL HATE REGGAETON… IT IS NOT ON A DECLINE GO TO A HISPANIC COMMUNITY AND ALL THE CONCERTS THAT GO ON THERE ARE SOLD OUT… SO MESSAGE TO ALL THE LATINOS KEEP BANGING THE REGGAETON LOUD AS HELL KEEP BANGING THE SALSA… KEEP WAVING YOUR FLAGS… WE HAVE ARRIVED IN THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY AND WE CAN ONLY GO HIGHER… THE BEATS ARE MELODIC IT MAKES THE WOMEN DANCE… SOUNDS GOOD TO ME…

  • http://ttodb05 T-MAN

    Ya I think black folk like white are scared to see hispanics blaring it out but I also think if hispanics want to make a bigger impact like black rappers they need to stop always rapping in spanish meaning it wont sell to da rest of america. And I like to see some mexicans taking da mike instead of these puerto ricans. And to da mexican jay-z keep it going never give up brown pride 4ife

  • Tito~C

    Whether it “dies” or not in the U.S. it will not matter because it is and always will have a huge loyal fan-base in the Carribean. From Panama to DR to PR Reggaeton won’t die because Americans (from the U.S.) stop listening to it. Reggaeton will stay because it was made by/for/appreciated/and understanded only by Hispanics.

    And unless you’re Puerto Rican or Dominican you can’t say you understand Reggaeton because it uses Puerto Rican slang that is often criticized for its “mutilation of the Spanish language”

    And just to restate, Reggaeton wasn’t made for the United States. The only reason why it seems to go by the wayside in the states is because Rap/Hip-Hop got ahold of it.

  • DEMY

    NORTH PHILLY GIRL 100% PUERTO RICAN
    thank u soo much for that comment…thats a real opinion right here..ya’ll shuld really stop the haite on reggaeton..im white but i LOVE reggaeton to me its the best music out there i even produce it so FOR ALLLLLLL OF YALL that dont kno shit bout it just SHUT up and try to listen to it before giving ur opinion!

  • DEMY

    OMG OMG SORRY TO POST AGAIN BUT THE FUCKIN DUMBASS THAT WROTE THAT ARTICLE HAHAHAHAHA OMG U REALLY DONNNNT KNOW SHIT MAN ONLY 5 SONGS????? WTF IS WRONG WITH U DAMN U REALLLLLLLLLLY DO N-O-T KNOW SHIT ABOUT IT AND U HAVE THE “BALLS” TO POST SUCH A THING WOW…GET KILLED YO!

  • smith

    I’m sick and tired of this now. Reggaeton is garbage. The only good reggaeton song is rompe remix. And that’s cuz buck and loyd banks was on it. Anyway why does everyboby hate on black people. i mean anytime the black man creates somthin other races gotta hate on us.Look hip hop was invented and developed by blacks. Period no if ands or butts. I know that the latinos had the dancin and stuff but, it had roots on black music hip hop rap. its all about roots people if there are no roots a tree cannot grow. It’s like saying that someone planned a sky scraper project. Yeah you need builders to actually build the skyscraper but the real cretor of the project was the archetiect. Black people are archetitects yall. Hip hop, reggae, rock and roll, r and b and the list can go on. Latinos really need to ask themselves if reggaeton is better than reggae . Imean if you listen to a reggae cd and a reggaeton cd, the reggae cd has more variety in sound and feel. Can you really compare rompe to jammin. And another thing that bites me is the reggaeton beat. How can latinos say that it is there beat when jamacians creted it. Come on people lets be real. The dembow is defining feature in reggaeton music. With out the dembow there is no reggaeton bottom line no questions asked.

  • BRONX SEDGWICK AVE. BLACK MUSIC.

    YO HIPHOP WAS CREATED IN A BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD ON SEDGWICK AVE. BY KOOL HERC AND COKE LA ROCK,CLARK KENT, TIMMY TIM. & the creators of BBOY (BREAK DANCING) THE NIGGA TWINZ KEITH n KEVIN ..there were other black dancers too.THEN THERE WAS AFRIKA BAMBATTA & the ORIGINAL SHAKA ZULU KINGS & QUEENS( Bboys who added the new style) all BLACK PEOPLE ..this is before zulu nation was formed , DJ MEAN GENE, GRANDMASTER FLASH, GRAND WIZARD THEODORE , DJ HOLLYWOOD, DJ PETE JONES, EDDIE CHEEBA, DJ AJ …FROM (1972-1976) HIPHOP BEEN AROUND YEARS BEFORE ( LATINOS AND WHITES ..HISPANICS WAS INTO SALSA there own culture ,the first LATINOS IN HIPHOP WAS : DJ DISCO WIZ,DJ CHARLIE CHASE , RUBY DEE, WHIPPER WHIP…THEN LATIN BBOYS..WHO LEARNED THE DANCE FROM BLACK KIDS (EL MORENOS)..ALSO WHITES WERE LEARNING ABOUT HIPHOP THE SINGER BLONDIE & heavy in to tagging and grafitti..IT WAS ALL BLACK IMAGINATION.

  • BRONX SEDGWICK AVE. ORIGINAL

    YO HIPHOP CREATED ON SEDGWICK AVE. A ” BLACK” NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE EARLY 70′s BY KOOL HERC & COKE LA ROCK , CLARK KENT, TIMMY TIMM & (the creaters of BBOY breakdancing) THE NIGGA TWINZ KEITH AND KEVIN and some other black dancers ..all BLACK MEN, then AFRIKA BAMBATTA & THE ORIGINAL SHAKA ZULU KINGS & QUEENS ex black spades gang (they took hiphop and bboying to next level) BEFORE IT BECAME ZULU NATION . also DJ MEAN GENE ,GRANDMASTER FLASH ,AND GRAND WIZARD THEODORE ,DJ AJ ,DJ HOLLYWOOD,DJ PETE JONES,EDDIE CHEEBA ..ALL BLACK PEOPLE,( 1972 – 1976) HIPHOP BEEN AROUND YEARS BEFORE LATINOS & WHITES LEARNED ABOUT OUR CULTURE FROM US ! THE FIRST LATINOS WERE : DJ DISCO WIZ , DJ CHARLIE CHASE, RUBY DEE , WHIPPER WHIP. & WHITES TOO: BLONDIE THE SINGER & SOME GRAFITTI WRITERS. never forget u gave contributions BUT WE CREATEDIT BLACK IMAGINATION

  • BRONX SEDGWICK AVE. ORIGINAL

    REGGAETON WAS CREATED BY (BLACK PANAMAINIANS) AND JAMAICANS WHO VISITED PANAMA WORKING ON THE CANAL. the country is full of black people ” EL GENERAL “the dance hall artist who was accepted by jamaicans IS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL who STARTED THIS MUSIC IN SPANISH. NOW YOU GOT IMITATIONS NO IMAGINATION ! and its not reggae your copying its dancehall….lol

  • Black music rip off

    black people we create and BRING BACK OUR OWN MUSIC , BLACK OLD SCHOOL MUSIC : slave songs , gospel , blues , R&B , ragtime , jazz, rock & roll ,Soul , funk , disco, HIPHOP/RAP , house music , real Reggae ,ska , dance hall , soca , calypso ,soca , and compa (haiti) ALL( BLACK MUSIC ) …ANYTHING ELSE IS A COPY OR BITE. know your history black people LET THEM KNOW WHO STARTED THIS BABY !!! OUR IMAGINATION …PLEASE NO MORE IMITATIONS ..SHAMELESS ..ALL DOCUMENTED FACTS

  • Black music rip off

    this aint new this is black culture& music This did not start with hiphop , our parents and grandparents been doing this before we were born ..im in my 30′s ..hiphop recycle black culture from old school and keeps it new.. rappin was here before hiphop the only thing new in hiphop is scratchin and cuttin …to all those who don’t know anything about blacks. graffiti been around for ever by all people ….find out what your people created not copyied or contributed too….CREATED / INVENTED …..

  • JAMAICAN RUDEBOY !

    Before bob marley did reggae and before the dreadlocks …he was a R&B , soul singer his group was called the waillers until haile selassie came and brought african knowledge of self….all real black music is one love. Respect !

  • JAMAICAN RUDEBOY !

    ricans love to lie and they even start to believe there own lies remember we are in the future everything is recorded and dated ,thanks brother on the history of spanish reggae panama is a black latino of african descent dominated hispanic country – not I got some black in me bullsht and yes jamaicans did migrate there true respect respect to panama what does reggaeton in p.r. mean reggae-Stolen !! culuture stealers .

  • Raquel

    Shout out to my Latino peoples doing their thing! I’m not Puerto Rican or Dominican, but I can still relate to the reggaeton lyrics. We Latinos are a lot more similar than different and I don’t care what your country of origin, I’m still proud and I hold my head up high. Latinos were part of the Hip-Hop movement, but just never given proper credit. The guy who wrote this article was more racist than anything I’ve seen written from a white person in a long time, which is really sad to me because we shouldn’t be hating on each other like that. We go through a lot of the same things that blacks go through. Do you think when the cops stop us they differentiate between us? I don’t think so. I don’t see Reggaeton’s popularity wavering at all. It gave us Latinos something to proudly wave our flags and hold our heads up and represent! What I read is fear which translates into ignorance. But, you know how we do. We just turn up the salsa or reggaeton and keep it movin’!

    Mexicana, Brown & Proud but love all my Latino peoples!!!

  • Black is beautiful

    Proper credict my ass. If you really contributed to the hip hop movement then how come the first wave of hip hop stars where black and not hispanic. What about rock n roll that black people created but never got any credict for it. Black folk been through a lot more than hispanics have been through and some latino people that i know can side with me from this side. Black people have done so much fo the world and nobody wants to admit it cuz of the color of our skin. They don’t want to admit that we are the foundation for many cultures. Back to hip hop, i can just explain in a few ords why hip hop is black music. The god father of hip hop herc is black. The greatest mc of all time tupac is black. The foundation for reggaeton is jamaicans. And the list can keep on goin. Latinos ya’ll just don’t want to give credict where credict is due. Ya’ll just mad, envious and jealous that ya’ll didn’t create this master piece called hip hop. Black people are the best we love bein black despite what anyone thinks. By the way did anyone see the BET Awards the other night. The whole show was pretty much fire except for daman wayans but he wasnt so bad either. So many beautiful black women where in the house i could hardly contain myself. Beyonce was fire with jay z, Busta ripped it up, Chris Brown was tight, Kelly Rowland was flawless , probably in the top ten most beautiful black women list right now. Black people stand up. We know we are the best. One more thing i almost forgot, If you wanna talk about latinos waving their flags and stuff, all jamaican people need to do is wave a jamaican flag at a reggaeton party and the latinos will realize who really started this thing right here.

  • Elaine

    I agree with Raquel, whoever wrote this article sounds pretty racist. I’m black, and I love reggaeton. I think those who hate reggaeton only heard one side of reggaeton. There are true reggaeton artists like Tego Calderon (who is afro-puerto rican)who can flow better than most of the so-called hip hop/rap artists of today. Even Daddy Yankee, who is considered to be horrible by most reggaeton haters, has songs OTHER than “Rompe” and “Gasolina”, that are absolutely excellent. While this writer is talking about the demise of reggaeton, what about the demise of hip hop and rap in general? I can only name a couple of artists in the game currently that is even worth listening to. With that said, I think if any of you were listening, most reggaetoneros give tons of credit to Jamaica and Panama for forming the basis of reggaeton. I know this because I’ve heard the history from the artists themselves over a million times!
    However, more important than the history and the “who should give credit to whom” nonsense, I’m sorely disappointed in many of my African-American brother and sisters who would down Latinos and their culture. Whites have been doing that to us for decades and now we are doing it to the people whom have supported and appreciated OUR music and other facets of our culture for years? Is it so hard for us to TRY to appreciate other cultures? No one is asking anyone to like reggaeton, but we should at least respect it and the artists. I think Blacks and Latinos need to join together and forget this “we’re better than ya’ll, we suffered more than you” attitude, so that we can help each other combat the many forces that are trying to put us down.

  • UNITED BLACKS AGAINST CULTURE STEALERS

    HOW CAN YOU BE PROUD OF COPYING OFF OF OTHER PEOPLE…AND THEN MAKE A BIG THING ABOUT IT LIKE ITS COOL..AND SUPPORT IT. YOU ARE REALLY LOST AS A PEOPLE. THATS WHY BLACKS MAKE THE BEST MUSIC WE CONCENTRATE ON OUR CULTURE AND MAKE IT HOT …IF ITS NOT TRUE THEN WHY DO EVERYBODY LISTEN TO OUR MUSIC AND MAKE FAKE VERSIONS OF IT INSTEAD OF TOTALY STARTING SOME NEW MUSIC …WITH OUT TAKING FROM US.

  • UNITED BLACKS AGAINST CULTURE STEALERS

    REGGAETON IS SPANISH REGGAE CREATED BY BLACK – PANAMAINIANS , WHEN BLACK – JAMICANS CAME TO WORK ON THE PANAMA CANAL YEARS AGO.. NOW GO LOOK UP WHEN THE CANAL WAS BUILT LOL ! THIS MUSIC HAS BEEN AROUND WAAAAAAAAAAAY BEFORE PUERTO RICANS HAD A CLUE TO STEAL THE IDEA. THE DANCEHALL MC ” EL GENERAL ” FROM PANAMA MADE IT POPULAR AGAIN LIKE 92″ WICH WAS PRODUCED BY JAMAICANS CERTIFIED ORIGINAL…WHAT BLACK MUSIC ARTIST SHOULD DO IS GET ALL THAT LATIN MONEY OUT THERE BY EVERY TIME A SPANISH SINGER ASK TO DO A RECORD WITH THEM TO GET BLACK CREDIBLITY …IS DO IT AND GET ANOTHER MILLION LATIN FANS WHO WILL MAKE THEM RICH FOR COPYING OUR MUSIC.

  • Elaine

    I think people are taking this too seriously and quite personally. Why? It’s music! It’s suppose to be a form of enjoyment. There are so many genres in the world today that have derived from other, already existing genres, correct me if I’m wrong. So what’s the problem? Remember, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and believe me, the reggaetoneros know where reggaeton comes from. Just because they are not getting on their hands and knees and kissing the Jamaicans’ feets, it does not mean that the reggaetoneros don’t appreciate the genre’s true originators. Daddy Yankee himself has said in many interviews that the Puerto Ricans love reggae and hip hop. They just wanted to make a version of those genres so they could relate to it better. To me, on a smaller scale, it’s just like how we in the South (or those in California) adapted hip hop/rap to our (or their) own experiences and culture, even though that genre was born in New York. I guess I just think of reggaeton as more “culture appreciation” than “culture stealing”.

  • UNITED BLACKS AGAINST CULTURE STEALERS

    oh you dont know anything about black music…the reason its called black music is to let people know its our MUSIC ..seperate from others.. to many people stole from us our IDEAs & money wise during heavy racial times and even now ! we dont want clones of ourselves its boring variety is alwys better …if it was original spanish music i would appreciate it more !!!!!!!!! like salsa & meregue but its not and when BLACKS CREATE MUSIC NO MATTER WHERE IT IS NORTH SOUTH EAST OR WEST ITS BLACK MUSIC WE CREATE IT FOR OTHER BLACKS TO ENJOY..WE VIBE ON OUR OWN MUSIC TO UPLIFT US ..BUT OTHER PEOPLE ENOY IT TOO …I LIKE KARATE BUT IM NOT GOING TO MAKE A BLACK VERSION OF IT OR GO DRESSING LIKE JAPANESE PEOPLE AND TALK LIKE JAPANESE THATS OBSESSIVE ..DADDY YANKEE ACTS LIKE A MORENO BLACK GUY INSTEAD OF CARRYING ON LATIN TRADITION LIKE TITO PUENTE ..imitation is a form of flattery who ever said that must have been white …they constantly steal other people shit ..im not white BLACK PEOPLE SAY..imitation means no imagination ..start quoting that.

  • Elaine

    Excuse me, apparently you don’t know about black music or about music making in general because when any musician creates music, they make it for EVERYONE to enjoy. I didn’t think there is a rule that states that only a certain ethnicity of the artist(s) should enjoy his or her music. We wouldn’t have as many genres or subgenres right now if we had that kind of thinking. In fact, some genres form due to the mixing of different cultures. Salsa, merengue, bomba and plena have African and Spanish roots. Also, if you haven’t notice, other racial groups and nationalities have created genres from “black music” for decades. Also, speaking on the originality of music, hip hop artists have been sampling from old school hits for years. So how is reggaeton any different? And why should it be different because they are Latinos? I say, let the people who like reggaeton enjoy it! There’s room for it with all the other genres, and it is not a threat to hip-hop! Goodness, have we forgotten MLK Jr.’s dream already?! Can’t all ethnic groups enjoy each others culture without some type of drama?!

  • joe

    No, this is stealing period. I mean when you think about it black people has a right to every culture because all cultures have roots in african culture and black people’s ancestors are african. Enjoying culture is different taking it and creating something from it and making it it their’s is a completly differnt thing and is goin a bit to far. Quite frankly the whole damn world has gone to far cuz everything is from africa.

  • Elaine

    Again, I still don’t see it as stealing. No one owns a particular genre. Musical artists have forever been inspired by someone/something or a particular genre and then put their own unique spin to it. Plus, it’s not like reggaeton will totally overtake hip hop/rap. There’s room for both. Yes, black music has inspired people of other etnicities to create music similar to it, but what should we do? Should we say, “sorry, only blacks are allowed to create this type of music”? That’s absurd. If that was the case, we wouldn’t have such a great variety of music as we do today. Actually, that’s why I like reggaeton; it’s a different spin of the hip hop/rap that I have listened and grooved to. Plus, it’s not like blacks stay just with “black” music. We can (AND HAVE!) explore other avenues of music, too.

  • joe

    Still wrong. Black people are the basis for every poular culture in america today. When ever we looked to create new music we would look to our own culture. Gospel, funk, jazz, blues, rock n roll, rap, dancehall, reggae, dub, ska, and music like that we looked at our culture as inspiration. I don’t think hip hop was created by looking at japanese culture, or latin culture. Jamaicans looked to their african ancestors to create their music. Ska, reggae, dancehall. That’s how black folk operate. Reggaeton artists know even though they don’t show it look to rap artists and jamaican artists for inspiration for their music.

  • REALLY REAL !!

    mr. joe knows his shit elaine let it go your a lost puppy, and elaine dear you must never played dave chapelles game ” i know black peoples ” when your in the music industry there is a division in the record company called black music department!!!!! and this is JUNE BLACK MUSIC MONTH ,..elaine the radio stations before they were called urban radio stations they were called BLACK RADIO STATIONS..elaine dont debate with black people on there culture….is like debating with chinese on kung fu……all music of america is based off black music except country and classic opera .

  • UNITED BLACKS AGAINST CULTURE STEALERS

    this chick is saying anything to justify her people ” dick ridin ” have some shame elaine ..tell your people to be original ….black people when we create its either original or we look to our own forms of music , like old school or jazz or soul funk , we don’t look to other people and steal there culture …everybody copys but your people is obsessive , like they never had they own culture that’s got to hurt & shame your grandparents and legends of spanish music…

  • Raquel

    I don’t think that reggaeton is an attempt to *steal* from anyone else. If anything, I think it’s the highest form of flattery. The reality is that you cannot contain anything within one group of people for so long before it transforms into other things. I think that this is called *progress*. You may not like the way that it sounds, but there are many people who do and what is the crime? I don’t see the big deal and I really don’t understand why there is even a us versus them debate on this. I think we should appreciate what influences we have each brought to it instead of picking each other apart. I cannot imagine a culture without black or latino or any other cultures, for that matter. We all bring something unique and beautiful and we should not try to pull anyone from off the top of the mountain during their moment. One Love.

  • XXL is Racist

    I would just like to express my opinion of this article…..bigoted. What does referrences about putting a fence tell me about your writer….He must obviously be a Native American. Since they are the only real Americans. I mean there is no way your ancestors came on a slave ship, or docked at New York, or any one of the other ways immigrants (which all Americans are) made it here. That is my opinion about your references, and lack of respect for unbiased journalism.

    As far as your complete disregard for talent and hard work…Regardless of your opinion, which I consider this article to be just a lame opinion, Reggaeton is still an artistic expression. If you did your research like a decent writer does you would know that Reggaeton is just taking off, and the only thing hindering it is the fact that it is still in an infancy stage.

    There is a lack of Reggaeton artists, but there is not a single hint of lack of demand by other genre’s looking to cross over into this new genre. You should do more research Uncle Tom. Good Luck in your effort as a writer to break your chains….

  • XXL is Racist

    By the way…To the United Black whatever else is in that weak as name…How about you go and find out why “Black Music” made it out of the Ghetto….It is white people that made black music in any form what it is today…Watch the movie Ray since you probably read the same way you write, and listen carefully to who they were really targeting…Do a search for “Album Sales Rap/R&B by Demographics” and you will see that all the funding for “Black Music” comes from WHITE PEOPLE. You are a moron, and I cant believe that I am even writing this, but I am sure I speak for all intelligent people who are reading this garbage from you and XXL. Peace

  • Diana

    I feel that because since reggaeton is not in english, people want to know what they are saying. Sorry but Reggaeton is going to be the biggest thing in American Culture whether people like it or not. Every one had always something to say about salsa or something that has to do with hispanic music. Another thing Puerto Ricans are mixed of indian , blacks and spanish. In Loiza, Puerto Rico they still have the african american pride in them. If you listen or translate Tego Calderon’s lyrics then probably people wont be talking about the death of Reggaeton. Imagine what people were saying about when hip hop started. Reggaeton is a mix of latin reggae, salsa and hip hop. Latin reggae was born in Panama but it became a huge thing in Puerto Rico and now it exploded. so get it through you heads! Blacks made music ok but who are the hottest producers now! Luney Tune are one of the hottest producers now. SO DONJ’T SAY THAT WE COPY OFF OF YA BECAUSE YOU DONT KNOW WHERE OR HOW REGGAETON STARTED. RESEARCH YOUR MUSIC HISTORY AND THEN TALK!

  • chitown

    It don’t matter who funded it, even though i don’t know where you got your info about whites funding black music from, the bottom line is that if the music wasn’t good, there would be no point in funding it. Every time black folk creates somthin everybody wants to create somthin new from it and call it their own. Just cuz ” white folk paid for it” You just don’t wnt to admit that black people are some of the most creative people in this world today.

  • PROJECT

    AGAIN THIS NIGGA SHOWIN HOW FUCKING DUMB HE IS….XXL MAG SHOULD FIRE THIS FUCKING ASSHOLE…I SWEAR MAN….JUST SHUT THA FUCK UP PLEASE…STOP DOING ARTICLES AND BLOGS AND AND….JUST STOP DOING ALL THE FAGGET SHIT U DO MANE..WAIT TILL I SEE U IN DA STREET…

  • Elaine

    “UNITED BLACKS AGAINST CULTURE STEALERS”, Joe, and “Really Real” read this carefully because this is the last time I’m going to state this. I’m BLACK, and, YES, I do like reggaeton. This is not surprising, since I grew up listening to all kinds of music, from classical to 70′s soul & funk. I’ve studied the history of many musical genres, so, yes, I know where reggaeton, and other genres (especially jazz) come from. So, yes, I’m well aware of the African (American) influences in the many musical genre. However, I don’t think anyone should use this fact as a way to justify their hatred towards a music genre or a race. If you don’t like reggaeton, that’s fine, because we all aren’t going to like the same thing. I was raise to appreciate my African American heritage, while also respecting others. Is that such a hard thing to do? I think not! So bottom line, if you’re a true music lover, the only thing that should matter is how you like the music. I mean, if we went by your logic, we wouldn’t be able to enjoy most music genres. BTW, no one is saying all reggaeton is good; just like there is only a FEW excellent hip hop artists in the game, the same goes for reggaeton.

    As a final note: to those who are making those borderline or out right racist comments and then say you believe in being proud of your African American culture, you really need to go back and studying speeches and books of Martin Luther King Jr. and other important black civil rights leaders. It’s one thing to have black pride, but if you can’t truly respect other cultures, what progress have we really made?

    And Joe, you are so wrapped up in trying to prove me wrong that you stated what I already said in previous comments. I never denied the african roots of many cultures & music genres.

    As a final, final note: Just in case your thinking it, just because I’m a huge Daddy Yankee, Tego, or Ivy fan, it doesn’t make me any less black than any of you. You don’t know me, and what makes me “black” is not the stereotypes that many use to define ones heritage.

  • BLACK FOR REAL IN & OUT

    ELAINE YOU CAN LIKE WHAT EVER YOU WANT KNOW BODY SAID ALL BLACK PEOPLE GOT GOOD TASTE OR AN EAR FOR REAL MUSIC ….LOL.IM A TRADITIONAL DOWN HOME BLACK PERSON WITH ROOTS IN THE SOUTH & EAST WHERE BLACK MUSIC WAS BORN …IM NOT OF THE NEW TYPE BLACKS THAT YOUR OBVIOUSLY FROM AMERICA’S NEGRO MELTING POT ..LOSE YOUR IDENTITY IN THE BIG AMERICAN WAY WITH WHITE ON TOP…AND EVERTHING ELSE MIXED..NO WAY DARLING I LOVE MY PEOPLE MY CULTURE AND MY AFRICAN ANCESTORS ..AND MY FAMILY…I STUDIED MALCOLM X , MARCUS GARVEY , NAT TURNER , TOUSSAINT FROM HAITI , BLACK PANTHERS , TUPAC , MOORS , MAUMAU , ZULU, ASHANTI WARRIORS , HARRIET TUBMAN , THATS WHO I STUDIED I RESPECT DR KING , BUT IM NOT TURNING THE OTHER CHEEK. BLACK HAS BEEN GULLABLE SINCE EGYPT AND WE ALWAYS GET SUCKERD IN THE END , ITS TIME TOO STAND UP. LIKE JEWS -ITALIANS- SPANISH- JAPANESE ETC. LETS GET A CHAIR AT THAT TABLE ..AND STICK TOGETHER …PUT THAT IN YOUR PEACE PIPE AND SMOKE IT OVER …SISTA

  • eXiz10

    well i dont think reggaeton “perreo” music will die…i live in sweden and those song are playing everywhere…not only here in sweden but i heard it in spain and turkey and germany…if it dies in U.S it will still exist

  • Elaine

    LMAO, I’m probably shouldn’t be laughing at that comment about all blacks not all being able to have good taste, but I’m still laughing over that. I still don’t see what’s wrong with reggaeton, but of course, being that I live in Louisiana, I was bombarded with Southern rap, which I grew to like . . . but that’s another argument. But I respect your opinion, but I have many family members who think like you, BLACK FOR REAL IN & OUT. But my momma never raise me to be that way, and she faced racism first hand during the Civil Rights Era (and still faces it today). She’s incredible because she used to tell me stories so that I know exactly what’s out there in terms of racism, but she also stressed the fact that not everyone is like that, because remember during slavery and the civil rights movement there were people of other races that did help us. I’ve studied the same history that you did, but I still believe that we can respect/appreciate other cultures while respect/appreciate ours. I don’t blame you for feeling like blacks are always “suckered in the end”, but I think the solution is to turn to a higher power for guidance, not segregating from others.

    Anyway, my position about reggaeton still hasn’t changed. I was wondering, do you guys not like reggaeton because you feel like you can’t relate to it since it’s in Spanish? I guess I should let ya’ll know that I have studied the Spanish language and Latin culture for many years so maybe that’s why I can feel the music. I guess that’s not really a reason becuase not all Latinos like reggaeton . . .

  • PROJECT

    NAW THIS GUY THAT WROTE THIS ARTICLE IS A FUCKING FAGGET!!…FUCK THAT NIGGA WAIT….JUSS WAIT TILL I SEE THIS NIGGA IN DA STREETS…I DONT CARE WHO HES WITH…

  • BLACK FOR REAL IN & OUT

    I GOT NO PROBLEM WITH REAL SPANISH MUSIC LIKE SALSA AND MERENGUE , BICHATA , BLOREO AND THE TANGO AND ALL THAT LATIN …ITS ORIGINAL AND ITS LIVE INSTRUMENTS OF LATIN MUSIC THATS COOL….BUT THE PRESENT DAY BITING MUST STOP , THAT COPYCAT SHIT GOTTA GO . ALL RACES MUST BRING SOMETHING TO THE TABLE , NOT JUST BRING WHAT EVER BLACK PEOPLE IS DOING , THATS WHAT MAKE CULTURES COOL AND DIFFERENT …NOT CLONING EVERYTHING GREY IS BORING WE NEED COLORS DIFFERENT COLORS ….I LOVE ASIAN CULTURE BUT TRUST ME , IM NOT GOING TO MAKE A BLACK VERSION OF ANYTHING ASIAN AND IDOLIZE THEM. YES AND IN HISTORY THERE WHERE LOTS OF NON BLACKS THAT HELPED ….LIKE MY MAN ” JOHN BROWN ” WHO HELPED THE SLAVES ..AND OTHERS TRUST ME , IM ONLY ABOUT ORIGINALITY…

  • BLACK FOR REAL IN & OUT

    ONCE AGAIN IT WAS ALL COPIED OR STOLEN FROM BLACK-PANAMAINIANS afro latinos(who spoke the spanish language )& JAMAICANS who moved to panama WHO CREATED SPANISH REGGAE …SHOUTS TO ” EL GENERAL ” AND ALL AFRO CARRIBEANS…..they took the music from afro-latinos and the ….white latinos/hispanics there playing our own music & rythms back to us in a different language all around the world …come on !!

  • Elaine

    I hear you, BLACK FOR REAL IN & OUT, because I like originality too. You don’t know how pissed I get when I hear current hip hop and r&b artists BLATANTLY ripping off music from REAL musicians like Stevie Wonder, EW&F, Parliament/Funkadelic, and etc. I definitely consider that stealing. Should we excuse them because they are black who are stealing from other black musicians? I think not! Stealing is stealing. I do realize some reggaeton songs rip off hip hop songs directly (WHICH IS STEALING), but other reggaeton songs are unique, especially songs by Calle 13 and Tego Calderon. You also have to realize that the music of El General and ‘em is different from the reggaeton of today. Even the reggaeton of the 90′s sounds different from today. Try listening to Daddy Yankee songs when he was with Playero and compare them to his current songs.

  • Elaine

    I think it’s a little late to be talking about other races participating in “black music”. I mean there are white, latino, jewish, and even asian rappers or r&b artists. I remember someone saying that they like japanese culture, but they wouldn’t want to “copy” it to make it his own. Well, no one is stopping you. Hip hop and reggaeton is huge in Japan, and I’m sure there are Japanese hip hop artists. In today’s world, you see more blending of music than ever. If I was talented, I would try to blend old school soul music with latin influences. These days music artists are constantly blending or borrowing music they like and put their own flair to it.

  • latino massacre

    hey yo mexican Jay Z mann daz right what u did…..all ya black n white haterzzz up there go 2 hell bitches……..dont fuck with latinozz ….ill fuck u up…..yall black n white haterzz dont got chance on latinozzz

  • latino massacre

    bitches……yall got a problem with latinozz…yall jus hatin cause yall cant get da shit we do…..fuck haterzzz….latinoz r da shit…..FUCK BLACK N WHIT people

  • KILLER BLACK

    yeah well your right theres always gonna be people who take and borrow from others … ill stick with my peoples music its better and straight funky when its our imagination…i dont like it diluted ,to each his own in the future people will be known for there originality……..im not one of those we are the world types , until everythings equal for everybody, right now everything is not equal for blacks and africans we need to hold on to whats ours…as whole people , black people thats wealthy or accepted are ok with there comfortability …but the majority of black people who still go through the struggle has to keep letting people know that we created all ot things or invented certain things give us our respect do just like everybody else…people take but dont admit where they take it from……majority of the things blacks created were from poor backwoods or cotton feilds . and streets in poor black areas…..and the people who enjoy it or benefit from it are not black !! so like i said i will keep it original and factual.

  • A REAL BLACK PERSON

    watch out for the new black people there our down fall.. they dont carry pride or our devoution to each other…like other people.

  • Julio

    Honestly, a lot of the comments being made here are rediculous.

    So now rap music and the hip hop culture are for black people and black people alone. Like it was stated by other sane minded individuals, that really discredits a lot of the work of the whole civil rights movement. Also, that discredits the work of one of the best artists to ever pen a hot 16… Big Pun. Nobody can say he didn’t make a significant impact on the rap genre.

    Second, Puerto Ricans didn’t steal from Jamaican Dancehall. The took the basic beat, flipped it, and made it different. If you compare Dancehall to Reggaeton, they are two completly different forms of musical expression. Call it a sample, thats what Kanye and every other producer calls it. And Reggaeton is a fusion of multiple music forms, be it Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Rap, Dancehall…its got something for everybody. And Black people hate it so much, somebody tell Jay-Z he should stay away from it. He did just sign Hector “El Father” and did a record with him. A record that included Memphis Bleek, Freeway, and not to mention “El Presidente” S. Carter. Three significant Rap artists on a Reggaeton album. Not to mention Beeny Man on Don Omar’s album, “King of Kings” (good song)

    Oh Diana, not to be an ass, but Luny Tunes are both Dominican. They moved to Puerto Rico from New York I think. But regardless, they are two of the hottest producers, and they come from the Reggaeton genre.

    As far as El General, he wasn’t a reggaeton artist, he did reggae/dancehall…as stated before, different from reggaeton.

    And why does everbody hate Daddy Yankee? Listen to all of his music, then judge him. He makes great music, and puts out his commercial tracks, no different than 50 Cent. Its just that everybody hates the man making the most money.

    Look, Im not asking everybody to fall deeply in love with the music of the Puerto Rican and Latino youth, but don’t discredit an entire race and ethinc group because you dislike the music.

    In the end, I love both Rap (or black only music, based on what some say on here) and Reggaeton, and I give big ups and love to all music genres that helped inspire and create the music that I love. And more love to those who help push it forward, and support it. I look forward to more fusion between Rap, Reggae, and Reggaeton. Like Baskin Robins, 31 flavors, so you got to like something.

  • Rasta Man

    Look Julio I see where you a come from but you wrong man. I’m from jamaica and hip hop was in Jamaica before it got to America. The godfather of hip hop is a black jamaican and the greatest mc of all time is Tupac not Big Pun. Not sayin he didn’t make an impact but black folk been doin fine by themselves. That’s why Motown was so sucessful. Back to hip hop. Yeah it was started in jamaica and brought to new york. It didn’t start in Mexico, Dominican Republic or panama it was started in Jamaica. A black nation. Not a spanish nation or an asian nation a black one. And on to dancehall and reggaeton. Dancehall is way better. I’d rather listen to sean paul temperature than daddy yankee rompe ( even the remix) with banks and buck on it. And if you say that ricans didn’t steal from jamaica explain the dembow beat. A JAMAICAN beat made known by a JAMAICAN dancehall artist Shabba Ranks. The beat that is so danceable and people think it is a latino beat is a jamaican beat. And no body knows this except for jamaicans and latinos. Just don’t want to admit it. And some of those latin infleuences are directly from africa like the salsa. And just like Bob Marley’s reggae classic buffalo soilder ” Driven from the mainland to the heart of the carribean ” Jamaicans are really africans from orgins soooooooooooooooooooo. Where does that leave latinos with this reggaeton shit?

  • Rasta Man

    Latino Massacre all i’m gonna say is that you full of shit. That shit that can’t even even come out of the damn anus. That’s what you full of.

  • Ricky

    Rasta did make a valuable point. If the god father of hip hop and greatest rapper of all time are both black, then rap music is a black thing.

  • Julio

    First off Rasta Man, I never said Pun was the greatest, but that he is ONE of the best. Biggy, Pac, Nas, and Jigga will always be in the forefront of the list of the best MC’s, without a doubt.

    I understand and appreciate that the dembow came from and originated in Jamaica. And I love and respect Jamaica for creating the basis of what we, Puerto Ricans, took (if you will) and made a variation of. Now for your information, most Puerto Ricans are from the same African descent…ie. Loiza, PR. (Home of Tego Calderon). We just got mixed in with the native Tainos and spaniards as well as African slaves, sooooooooooo, the whole arguement is knocked out of the park.

    Next up, since rap, reggae, salsa, rock, disco, and every other type of music is based in black roots, and its all black music, that means that nobody else is allowed to listen to it? Because of the shade of my skin and my ethnic background, I cant listen to some old Mobb Deep, or Biggie albums. Because Im not black enough, I have to live a life without music? Come on people, I give credit where its due, but to say black music is ONLY for BLACK people is rediculous.

    Not to be racist, because Im not, since black slaves picked cotton, I cant wear an Ecko or Sean John Tee shirt? Well then black people cant drink cool-aid because native Puerto Ricans slaves were used to harvest in the sugar cane fields! Blacks cant eat fried chicken from KFC or Popeye’s because the recepies were made by whites! Do you see how rediculous your arguements are?!?

    Like I said, I love what the Jamaicans did when they created something that my people could use and adapt to our personal tastes, and still pay homage to those who helped spurr the movement of our Reggaeton music.

    To be the group of people who fought for their civil rights, blacks are THE most racist group of people ( if we go by the statements made by those on this site.)

  • Julio

    And just to continue on with the subject of things that others cant be a part of, lets go to religion. Im pretty sure all have their beliefs…

    Christianity – based on a Jewish messiah, and was intended for the Jewish people. So where do we fit in the picture? How can we believe in something and claim a God who was intended for the Jews???

    Rasta – based from the belief that Haile Selassie I, the former emperor of ETHIOPIA! Therefor, how is it that Jamaican island claims that as one of the major religions?

    So, we can continue with the same stupid arguements, or just agree to disagree. Some of us like Reggaeton, some dont. Will it ever take over rap music? No, its just a new variation and mixture of rap and reggae, an addition to the hip hop culture. Did we take the Jamaican dembow? Yes, we took a form of music that moved us, and made a variation of it that spoke on the everyday issues of our people.
    I mean, Puerto Ricans couldnt understand what the hell Jamaicans were saying, so they had to make their own version. I still cant figure out half of the lyrics, but I still appreciate the music, and know where mine came from.

  • Elaine

    I want to refer to the person who commented that the majority of blacks are still stuggling, and etc. Blacks aren’t the only ones stuggling! Latinos are stuggling, too; and not just in the U.S, but throughout South & Central America and in the Caribbean. That’s why I don’t see what’s all the animosity towards Latinos is about; most of them go through the same stuggles as we do. If we really pay attention, we should see that we have more similarities than differences, which is why they could relate to hip hop & reggae!

  • Rasta Man

    Okay Julio let me set the record straight. I’m not tryin 2 be a racist or anything like that. I’m just mand that my people don’t get the recognition it deserves. As a jamaican i’m happy 2 see that the reggae music and culture is going around world wide. It really is good for jamaica in a way cuz it exposes the culture of jamaica. I sound this way cuz of the fact that nobody knows where this music comes from. People think that cuz reggaeton is in spanish that no one else had anything withit. I mean i was at a party the other night. And reggaeton and dancehall was played. When the reggaeton played the place went crazy. I think one of the first reggaeton songs was rompe remix. Everybody was dancin including some of my jamaican friends cuz we can relate to the beat and we understand the importance of the beat in the music. Of course it was the dembow beat. And when they danced some spanish people were looking at them like what the hell are you doin. They were doin the dances like the latin community does and stuff. Jamaicans been doin those kind of dances in jamaica to the dembow and everything. The latin people at the party were lookin at my people like we were dumb and shit. When the dancehall music played the place went crazy the same like reggaeton. Songs like i’m still in love with you boy, temperature, we be burnin and the list goes on. The latinos were doin the jamaican dances to those songs and my people didn’t say a word to them. Of course the dancehall was played before the reggaeton cuz if it was the other way around my people would let them know somthin but nothin went down. What i’m tryin 2 say is that jamaicans are happy that our culture is spreading but credict is not not being given where its due. By the way some of the things you said are not accurate. Also some are not finishing the history. For one most of those people in Loiza from what i’ve heard are true africans not mixed with Tanio blood or anything like dat. Second i never said that black music was just for blacks to listen 2. I said that a lot of popular music has roots in black african culture. The fried chicken one is my favorite one. You said that the recipes come from white people. Okay what about the soulfood dishes that black people created. Fried chicken, chicklens, black eyed peas. And christianity. You sort of went deep into the subject bringing in christianity. But God has no colors, races or ethinic backrounds. He just sees one people under his covenent. And rastafarianism okay i feel you on that. But like i said Jamaicans are africans stolen and brought to the islands. You should have known that Julio. After all the island of jamaica used to be home to the Tanio indians. The tanio are originally decendants from venesula. Learn your history man. But i aint tryin 2 be racist. I just want my people to feel apprecited for what we have done for the world.

  • latinking585

    Fuck you. Death to all race and let the Spics rule you dick suckers.Fuck it to be racist niggers will always be belowed us Spics just like 2pac a stuip nigger who was killed by god.Thats latinos will always be great in anything that we do. Just to remember Big Pun has dominate hip hop.
    So put a fence up i say put a niggers back in chains.

    Spics 4 life

  • Julio

    Ok rasta man, the comments about black music not being for anyone but blacks wasnt for you, it was for the other ignorant bastards like Ricky and all the others that say its strickly for blacks.

    As far as other Latinos lookin at you and your Jamaican people like fools for dancing “our” music, isnt the sentiment of all latin people. Thats just more ignorance by my people like latino masacre up there with stupid ass off the wall comments like “fuck blacks and whites” that latins are all that matters, because views like that are rediculous as well.

    If you come down here to the Orlando area clubs, the rap, reggae, dancehall, and reggaeton are all played together…everybody enjoys it, nobody says nothing to nobody. Its a beautiful thing, and thats what I want to see from everybody.

    Look, like it or not reggaeton is good music, when fused with reggae, like Rupee ft. Daddy Yankee, Don Omar ft Beenie Man, Sean Paul and Daddy Yankee again, etc etc. it only gets better, because it adds another fold and facet to the music. And vice versa for Reggae.

    And Jesus was a Jew, bro…believe it or not. Colonel Sanders from KFC was a white dude…but i think you got the point I was trying to make…right?

    As far as chitlins go, PR natives eat it too, “cuajito” we call it…but thats besides the point. Just thought Id add that in.

    But look, the basis of my entire argument is…

    1. If you dont like reggaeton, then dont listen to it. But dont bash Puerto Ricans and hispanics because you disagree with the music. The Puerto Rican youth suffered enough prosecution over the music by the government, we dont need it from racist fags like this writer from XXL.

    2. All the stupid comments coming from both sides saying “fuck spicks” and “fuck niggas” and blah blah blah needs to stop. All ethnic people are being oppressed by society, and we really dont need it from one another.

    3. Learn to appreciate each others music. Also all latinos who dont know where reggaeton comes from need to do some research, and pay homage to the reggae and rap OGs like Bob Marley, Rakim, Run DMC, etc. who helped inspire the reggaeton OGs like Vico C, DJ Playero, Plan B, and others.

    To Rasta Man, look one thing that I can appreciate is that you brought some knowledge to the table. Like I said, I give credit where its due.

    Lastly, Byron Crawford has got to go. His comments were border line racist, his knowledge on the subject of reggaeton music is limited, therefore he has no reason to even write about it. His opinions are un-valid, unnecessary, and unwanted. Kill this mans career.

  • Rasta Man

    I knew that Jesus was a jew and that the kfc guy was white. I was saying that fried chicken in general was made popular by black slaves in slavery times. But I’m glad that the heat is cleared up between us. I actually like a little reggaeton. My favorite is Tego Calderon. I don’t know but it’s somthin about him flow ya know. I think the afro connects him to the african american community a lot. Just so latinos know the a lot of the african american community is backing up the latin community in thier rise to significance in this country. The immagration debate reminds me of the civil rights movement so much. But the african american community and the jamaican community supports the latino community cuz we’ve been in your position before so we know what it’s like. All i have to say is don’t let there be a tupac biggie thing in reggaeton. Take it as a lesson. You can’t take someone’s life over music. Best of luck to the latinos. Nuff love mon, Nuff love.

  • Rasta Man

    Latin King 85. You best not be talkin bout Tupac like that not only in the african american community, but the whole hip hop community as a whole. Now the entire world. Tupac was THE GREATEST MC OF ALL TIME. No one else can compare. And 2 talk about Pac like that is like askin a black man 2 shoot you to death.

  • NO MORE BITING !!!!

    WHY ARE ALL PUERTORICANS NOW TRYING TO CLAIM ” LOIZA ” , WHERE TEGO IS FROM , BEFORE EVERYBODY WAS FROM SANJUAN …NOW EVERBODY WANTS TO BE WERE THE AFRICAN SLAVES ARE FROM ? HAHAHAA …HAS SOME SHAME , IF YOU DONT LOOK LIKE TEGO OR ROBERTO CLEMENTE YOUR NOT AFRO – LATINO , GIVE IT UP ….ALL THAT WE GOT BLACK IN US BULLSHT HAS TO STOP , ITS EITHER YOUR BLACK OR YOUR NOT ..THERE IS NO WHITE OR TAN WHITE NATIVE AFRICAN TRIBES IN AFRICA….STOP COPYING BLACK MUSIC PLAIN AND SIMPLE !!!

  • NO MORE BITING !!!!

    WHITE LATINOS & WHITE MIXED LATINOS DESCENDANTS OF SPAIN THAT LIVE IN PUERTORICO AND CUBA AND ARGENTINA , ETC.ARE NOT TAKING OVER BLACK MUSIC IN THIS COUNTRY AND THERES …….LA VIVA AFRICANO ” IN ALL COUNTRIES…BLACK IMAGINATION ..ALL DAY.

  • Shaq

    Okay, i really don’t have a problem with reggaeton or anything. I don’t really like it but i don’t bash on latinos for it. My problem is like rasta man said no body giving thr roots of the music any credict. As we should all know by now reggaeton is a mixture of jamaican reggae/dancehall, hip hop as well as latin music such as plena, bomba and stuff like that. Now every one should know that hip hop was really created in jamaican culture. I know that the latinos are saying that hip hop was created along side with them and black people. While that might be true there is more to hip than the nyc and california influences in hip hop. Jamaica is the true foundation that hip hop stands on. Jamaica is the birth place of de jeeying. People like Kool Herc are the godfathers of the hip hop movement. Music like dub and raggamuffin were what hip hop was made out of. Jamaicans were the innovaters of rapping over beats and flowing with lyrics. Now tell me where the latinos were when this was going on? They did not have anything to do with the dub and raggamffin culture that was going on in jamaica. DJ Herc then came 2 the US and brought the culture 2 New York and the NYC people took the culture then ran with it. Black americans and latino americans. This is why you see many more black hip hop artists than latino artists cuz jamaican people are black and black people can relate to jamaicans more in this aspect of culture than latinos. Remember that hip hop could have never started if it wasn’t for the jamaicans foundation of the movement. No on 2 reggae/dancehall. Sprung off of african influences in rastafari culture. We don’t really need a half page summary of the fact that latinos had nothing to do with the jamaican reggae dancehall culture now do we? The latin infleuences are the latinos only real contribution to the reggaeton movement. Even though music like salsa and bomba i think have roots in african culture as well. In no way shape or form am I saying that this music is only for black people i’m just saying that latinos need to start seeing that africans,m jamaicans had A LOT to do with the roots of the reggaeton music and that credict needs to start being given where its due. Not to mention like rasta man that the dembow is 100 percent a jamaican beat and if that is what makes reggaeton so good then jamaicans really had somthing 2 do with reggaeton. I’m serious if I see someone say somthin that we are just jealous of their beat or that we are getting 2 much credict i will scream like hell.

  • REAL BLACK MUSIC

    THEY GONE HAVE TO STEAL ANOTHER BEAT FROM JAMAICANS AND PANAMA, THEY DONT HAVE NO IMAGINATION IT DIED WITH TITO PUENTE , WILLIE COLON, HECTOR LAVOE………….THERE WANNABEE MORENO BLACKS …..PURE GARBAGE …..

  • Black Beauty

    What’s up with this hating and debating? I’m black and I have no problem with reggaeton I respect it just like I respect any other kind of music. Music is the world language. There’s no need to argue. How’s that stealing? And yes Hip-Hop was created by US blacks, but other people of different races wanted to create their own version. So what’s wrong with that?

  • VIP

    Do you see black people wanting to create their own version of salsa or heavy metal or japanese music. Blackanese music? I don’t think so. If we did people would say that we copied teir music/culture. You know its true.

  • B.J.

    man, I can’t believe how much different genres of music are becoming the dividends between races. I have to say that I don’t follow any stereotypes when it comes to different genres of music, because I love reggaeton. and guess what, I’m 100% African-American male, 17. I love everything from Alexis Y Fido to Baby Ranks to Aldo Ranks to Baby Rasta to Daddy Yankee to Don Omar To Calle 13, Big Mato, N.O.R.E., Cheka, and there’s more where that came from. In fact, my favorite song is “El Tiburon” by Alexis Y Fido. Sure, sometimes I can’t exactly translate word for word what they’re saying, but hey, who cares? I love it, the beat, the crunk, the attitude, the style, everything about Reggaeton I enjoy. So, as far as expanding across the United States, I’m all for it and hope that soon lots of people from my race as well as others learn to appreciate the great genre of Reggaeton.

  • REAL BLACK MUSIC

    WHAT VIP SAID IS DEAD RIGHT ..ITS STRICTLY ABOUT ORIGINALITY , AMERICA’S GOT PEOPLE IN A NEW FRAME OF MIND NOT TO BE ORIGINAL , COPY COPY COPY , CLONE CLONE CLONE , BOOT LEG EVERYTHING BURN EVERYTHING , KNOCK OFF VERSIONS OF EVERYTHING …THATS NOT THE BLACK WAY OR AFRICAN WAY …LIFE NEEDS VARIETY..BLACKS VIBE OFF EACH OTHER ..BEFORE THERE WAS REGGAE IN JAMAICA ” BOB MARLEY WAS IN THE GROUP CALLED THE WAILERS ..MOTOWN TYPE SOUL MUSIC STYLE SINGING > WHEN BIG HERC CAME TO WESTSIDE OF THE BRONX HE USE A JAMAICAN STYLE OF DEEJAYING ON BLACK AMERICAN MUSIC : FUNK SOUL R&B …ALL BLACK MUSIC RELATES TO EACH OTHER..BLACKS LISTEN TO OTHER PEOPLES MUSIC….BUT WE LOVE OUR OWN ..OTHER PEOPLE CREATE NEW MUSIC OFF OF OUR MUSIC…WE GET TIRED OF IT SOME TIMES ..WE WANT TO HEAR WHAT OTHER PEOPLE GOT TO OFFER INSTEAD OF TAKING OR COPYING BORROWING FROM US …START FRESH FROM THERE OWN CULTURE AND ORIGINALITY…

  • B.J.

    I gotta say, to whatever asshole started this petition (and my I ad with an extremely ignorant title), reggaeton, whether you like it or not, IS HERE TO STAY!!!

  • http://www.not4u.com whywastetime

    Its quite simple. Anything with a drum has African roots, and anything with horns has European roots, and anything with strings has Asian roots. Latinos are decendants of either europeans (spain), africans, asians, or indigenous tribes (majority killed off). And yes we all stem from AFRICAN ROOTS if you want to take it back to the beginning.

  • TRUTH HURTS

    THE AFRICAN DRUM IS THE BASE AND BACK BONE OF OF BLACK MUSIC….AND ITS COPYCAT CLONE BITERS …….. AND FAKE VERSIONS OF BLACK MUSIC …BOW DOWN BITERS ..YOU WILL ALWAYS BE KNOWN AS NON-ORIGINAL , CULTURE STEALERS ONCE WE ALL GET OFFLINE AND GET BACK TO THE REAL WORLD..THATS WHAT PEOPLE WILL HAVE IN THE BACK OF THERE MINDS WHEN THEY LOOK AT YA.

  • Yessir.

    He’s right. Living in Queens, I haven’t been hearing reggaeton now as much as I was last Summer, thank God.

    Anyway, this Byron Crawford guy is the best columnist ever. First his southern (c)rap article, then the two reggaeton articles.

    /me echos http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=1529, http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=767 & http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=855

    Byron, keep up the great work.

  • atl

    You know what’s funny, if black people or jamaican people were 2 do the same thing with music like salsa and turn it into their own big genre, all the spanish people will think that we are stealing their music. With reggaeton spanish folk think that it is their music forgeting about the dembow, the dancehall riddim and elements like that are not theirs. Not even hip hop is their’s. Hip Hop is a jamaican rooted form of music. Some how i became American, then latino are now it is all over the world. So is rock, r and b and so on. Do you see any asian people tryin to do country music or salsa. To my knowledge no. But they do reggae, ska and everything that jamaicans do. Put that in your pipe and smokey.

  • IronLionZion

    Okay, here’s the thing. Reggaeton is in the spotlight right now, but as long as hip hop is there it can never be bigger than it. It probably can’t even match up with it. Hip Hop’s legacy is branded in american culture and that can never and I repeat never can be changed. Also jamaican dancehall will not allow reggaton to overshadow their creation anyway. If you ask me, they are the ones who can, make or break reggaeton. It goes much deeper than it being a latino movement. I know that it’s an urban movement by the latinos but the jamaicans really gave it to them. I know that there are latin influences in reggaeton like plena, bomba and salsa but with out the dembow, and dancehall riddims what do you have. Back to what I was saying though. I think that the reggaeton community needs the hip hop community more than the hip hop community needs reggaeton. In case no one knows by now. Hip Hop has been running almost 30 years now without the latin help. When I say that I say that in terms of the magnitude of help. African Americans have put a lot more work into hip hop than the latinos according to my research. Did anybody know that hip hop was really started in jamaica anyway. A black nation. I aint bein a racist i’m just givng facts. I also don’t think that the rise in latino population will affect the impact of black hip hop music. We are used to being low in numbers and still making the biggest impacts in american and international culture. We just good like that black people. Look at Jamaica. Such a small nation that has impacted the world through it’s music. Hip Hop and reggaeton are spreading through the entire world. All of the continents across the world. And the roots of it is on a very small island. If you ask me I think that Jamaica is one of the most important countries in the world as far as the culture influence factor goes. So I leave the black hip hop community with this, let the latinos do what they do with reggaeton. They are in the process of doing what we have done already. It should be easiar for them because they’ve learned what to do and what not to do from our community. If we worry about this too much then we won’t be able to continue the impact that we have been making for many years now. To the black jamaican community, I know that hip hop and reggae was started in your land and I know the truth about reggaeton. You don’t worry about it because the latin community can talk all they want about how this is going to be the most dominate music in the world and how they are proud of themselves and stuff, but they know deep down inside where the music comes from. And at times they are going to have to look to you for the inspiration to make reggaeton bigger than it is now. Like I said the real success of reggaeton rests in your hands. You can make it or break it. The latinos probably don’t know what I mean. Those are the people who don’t know where hip hop and reggaeton comes from. Can’t forget about Panama either but reggae had to go to Panama even. With all this said good luck to the reggaeton community and don’t forget where this music’s roots are in. One love.
    BOB MARLEY IS ONE OF THE BEST THINGS TO HAPPEN IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND.
    WE’RE JAMMIN
    I WANT TO JAM IT WITH YOU
    NO ONE CAN COMPARE.

  • Biggie Smallz

    Okay this is my problem. This really has been gettin on my nerves. I aint tryin to be racist or anything like that so please don’t get pissed off. Cuz this applies to black americans too. Why are latinos complaining that they never got the right credict for hip hop. Then they blame it on the black hip hop community. What did black people do wrong. Did we steal something from you. No we didn’t. If the latinos didn’t get the credict then whose fault is that. It could have been easily the latino runnin the show or runnin it with us but it didn’t happen that way. Now they are tryin to get credict with this reggaeton thing. Which sucks anyway. But look here the ones that really should get credict for reggaeton and hip hop is not latinos and black americans. It is jamaicans PERIOD, I DON’T CARE WHAT NO ONE SAYS HIP HOP WAS A JAMAICAN CREATION THAT CAME TO NEW YORK WITH A JAMAICAN DJ KOOL HERC AND BECAME POPULAR WITH BLACKS THEN LATINOS. Daddy Yankee talkin bout how latinos were part of hip hop and that they just didn’t get the right credict for it. He also says that they are TAKIN IT BACK BUT THE LATINOS ARE HAPPY TO SHARE IT. WHAT TYPE OF BULL SHIT IS THAT. WHAT ABOUT THE JAMAICAN CREDICT IN THIS. REGGAETON HAS TWO MUSIC TYPES IN ITS MUSIC HIP HOP AND REGGAE THAT WAS CREATED BY GUESS WHO JAMAICAN PEOPLE YA’LL. Let me tell latinos somthin else. If the jamaicans didn’t go to Panama to help with their canal Reggaeton would never be possible cause Jamaica would see to it that it remains in Jamaica. To my understanding it was strictly jamaican dancehall that latinos enjoyed and translated into spanish. This was even before the spanish influenences were included into the what JAMAICAN DANCEHALL. Oh ya’ll not ready for me today. How dare any latino say that it is a latino form of music just cause its sung in spanish. Does r and b turn into spanish r and b because the lyrics are sung in spanish and nothing else changes. Oh yeah that was taken by latinos too. Just like jazz, rock and roll. Mn I could go on for a good hour on this. I don’t see any black salsa, black plena, black bomba. Come on people. And that’s another thing too. People misunderstand what black people mean when they say black culture. My man in the other forum put it simple and clear. You can’t say that Tego Calderon and Kanye West are the same people. Just cause Tego is black. He is a black latino. When we say black we mean Black American/ African American. You can’t put the two in the same catagory, disguse it and make it seem like latinos are black too. You use the color of you skin to sneak your way into the black culture. I mean black american culture. Man ya’ll not ready for this right hear cuz you can’t stand to hear the truth. Now back to reggaeton itself. It sucks and tries to copy what blacks and black jamaicans made. It will pass over in a couple of years maximum and if it dosent for some reason I say jamaicans and black people team up to kill it. R and B, Hip Hop, Reggae, Dancehall, Rock and Roll, Funk should combine and just kill reggaeton. Besides when you have a legend like Bob Marley in your culture and you put reggaeton any where near his legacy, his legacy will just kill it. I know that reggae and reggaeton are different, but excuse me I don’t think reggaetonn would exist or be makin any noise with out Bob Marley. Latino best respect Bob Marley’s legacy and the jamaican culture in general. I would like Daddy Yankee to walk through the streets of Jamaica and talk to the people. That would be interesting to see. But i’m leavin now. This honestly feels good to get out. Black people and Jamaicans stand up.

  • Presto

    Aiight!Here it is raw-and intelligent!I grew up around mostly blacks and a few whites with hip hop at its finest moments.Now I live in Florida,where the population is more diverse.I think that allllll reggaeton beats suck like da RED LIGHT district.True I only understand a tiny fraction of whats being said(That being due to the context clues in da videos)Im a little more open minded about things than most of my peers so I give it the respect that its due as an art form.Unfortunately since the initial motivation and purpose of “Hip Hop” was lost about 10 years ago,the fat cats are gonna play whats keepin the bottom line fat …but the airwaves wack!I aint hispanic and I dont encourage any form of segregation and prejudice,but as more genres emerge into the industry I see more degrees of seperation from Real HIP HOP!So Im wit the majority in saying that I would much rather it all fall than it take over an entire generation of young listeners.Its time for art to come back to the game instead of fame running thangs!

  • New York 4 Life Man

    Ok. This is what it is. Latinos copied blacks when they made reggaeton. This is how I know. Reggae is the base for reggaeton period. I don’t care what anyone says. Latinos deny it all you want. But as you know reggae was made from ska music. Ska music was created by new orleans r and b as well as other jamaican influences. As we all know r and b was created by african americans looking to the real roots of the music is africans. Pure blood africans. Not africans of latin decent, black africans. Now I know what people are thinking how can jamaicans talk about people stealing their culture, notice i didn’t put quotation marks around their. You can’t say that because r and b which inpspired reggae is african rooted music. As we all know, Jamaicans ancestors are african. It’s not like rico where the indians, mixed with the black and european. The majority of jamaicans at least from what i’ve been told are rooted in africa. That is why Jamaica has close ties with africa. Jamaica is like what alaska is to america. Rastfarianism and everything. You see any Afro Latin countries taht practice rastafarianism like jamaica does. So that is how you prove that reggaeton is copied by blacks. Also don’t forget that hip hop was inspired by reggae. Man, this is good stuff.

  • willian 15

    there is no such thing as a reggaeton beat its nothing but a carbon copy of dembow beat pattern all they do is mix salsa samples and the earliest reggaeton was using jamaican dancehall riddims and transfering songs into spanish maicol y manuel done it winchester yankee(daddy yankee done it!

    playero mix cds’s any real person that listen to both reggae and reggaeton can listtn to the melody of the songs and see that it was re done by reggaeton artist in the 90′s

    to whoever said reggaeton been out in the 80′s stock smoking that colombian cocaine for real

    spanish reggae is not reggaeton those are west indians

  • nys blue dot

    man alot of you are sounding like a bunch of biggits haten on reggaeton haten on puerto ricans and hispanics in general theres all types of music trance,country,gospel,rap,rock diffrent people like diffrent music YOU dont have to buy it or listen to it so stop taken blows at latinos man the fck up let it ride n stop bitchn already

  • New York 4 Life Man

    I aint hatin on reggaeton cuz I know that if it wasn’t for african americans and jamaican especially, that this music would not have been possible. I just wanna see people acknowledge the roots that all. Jamaican roots reggae made hip hop and reggaeton. I just want jamaicans to get some more respect. It’s like ya’ll spit in they damn faces sometimes when I see ya’ll documentarys and stuff. The chosen few get on my damn nerves. It’s time for the bullshit to stop.

  • Rocker

    I hate ever kind of Gangster Music, Rap, Whatever, But People like that shit so they shouldn’t ban it. But reggaeton is a different story, If everything up there is true I hope they ban it. I’m Mexican and I’m not racist but if those things are true than that Reggaeton Muzic should be banned. I’m mean we don’t want 50% Mexican in this Country. They by They I mean We already have a Country.

  • http://fatjoe standing

    LOL this is very interesting to see this blogs about all this look ya saying that rap is a black thing and ya seem to not be happy with intruders or people that embraced it look man if we all going to be technical about all this then look tacos came from mexico so only latinos should eat it, hamburgers came from germany so only white people should eat it and basketball was created by some white guy in a school so now only white people should play since they invented it and fuck them other sport stealing people, na yo it ain’t like that people shouldn’t be putting boundaries on inventions because if is like that then people would be just stuck on certain things look this is how it goes things are invented then are modernized by others or stay traditionaly like hockey lol hockey but i hope ya got my point in here aight one to everybody in here not mad at people for saying their own opinoin but somebody had to step up in here and i chosed to do that peace.

  • http://XXLmag.com Rick ross mexican

    Reggeaton is noting but dick suckers. don omar suck daddy yankee gasolia last night the Game diss Daddy yankee like u did to 50 Cent. FUCK REGGEATON

  • http://XXLmag.com white boy

    fuck reggeaton and lil jon suck balls for doing remixs with Daddy Yankee. Daddy Yankee think he is ganster but u are a waskster Bitch . Yes The Game have to diss daddy yankee if he want to stand up for rap an the black people,FUCK REGGEATON

  • maserati girl

    i gatta say, for all you people freakin about all these other styles of music ruining hiphop, you don’t needa worry. with people like you around, hiphop ain’t never gonna die. so lets keep the new music comin while lovin hiphop. variety ain’t such a bad thing. LA RAZA

  • willian 15

    reggaeton is garbage one thing i want t say is how are some of the people on this board being racist or taken shots at hispanics in general when yall aint even a real fucking racist i been to south america and the word latino or hispanic dont come out f peoles mouths these words do

    mullato, negro, triguena, blanco, white moreno, morisco etc.

  • willian 15

    reggae music is black music
    rap/ hip hop is black music no matter what you say….
    jazz is black music embrased by all americans in the early 1900′s derived from ragtime music from blacks in america in the 1880′s
    funk is black music
    blues is black music which been around before jazz.
    rythm and blues R&B

    music created by black people in the caribbean is black music/ their nationality.

    many people say that one type of people who invents should not be the only people who cannot do but if others do they cant claim the music as theirs no matter what even if they add their elements to it.

    spanish reggae comes from jamaican-panamanians which comes from jamaica respect ones culture.

  • willian 15

    maserati girl Says:

    August 14th, 2006 at 12:21 am
    i gatta say, for all you people freakin about all these other styles of music ruining hiphop, you don’t needa worry. with people like you around, hiphop ain’t never gonna die. so lets keep the new music comin while lovin hiphop. variety ain’t such a bad thing. LA RAZA

    ^^^^ of course hip hop is never gonna die its american music black music first no country embraces another music over their own country oh wait puerto ricans do that with reggaeton.

    lets see what else they stole salsa music from the afro-cubans they also copied cubans doing latin jazz which was formed by dizzy gillespie(african american)

  • willian 15

    Elaine Says:

    July 11th, 2006 at 12:39 pm
    I want to refer to the person who commented that the majority of blacks are still stuggling, and etc. Blacks aren’t the only ones stuggling! Latinos are stuggling, too; and not just in the U.S, but throughout South & Central America and in the Caribbean. That’s why I don’t see what’s all the animosity towards Latinos is about; most of them go through the same stuggles as we do. If we really pay attention, we should see that we have more similarities than differences, which is why they could relate to hip hop & reggae!

    ^^^^^reply to elaine from willian 15
    those people in south, central america and the caribbean arent latinos there is no latino ethnic goup down there the people who suffer the most in latin america is blacks by the hands and minds of spanish whites, meztizos, and some mullatos, people from spanish speaking countries living in america go thru the same struggle maybe so but back in your home countries who are the ones being oppress blacks thu out the spanish speaking world and amerindians in many parts of latin america

    non black people from latin america have no similarites with american blacks the only people from latin america that has similarities with american blacks are afro-latinos they are going thru a struggle like we did in america in the past and somewhat now its better to live in america as a black person than in any latin american spanish speaking country any day so to all you hispanics learn the difference between race, ethnicity and what race you are in latin america and what people are oppressed by whom

  • Daisy

    Why is everybody picking on Daddy Yankee? He’s not the only one out there. There’s plenty more like Tego Calderon, Baby ranks, Ivy queen, Wisin Y Yandel and many more. I do believe that some people NO ENTIENDEN LAS PALABRAS and that’s why they don’t like reggaeton and can’t relate to it. Personaly, reggaeton is basically my favorite type of music. I can dance to it, or just hang out while enjoying a beat by Hector Y Tito. I do understand that some people don’t like reggaeton, but you don’t have to trash it. I also happen to like bands like Relient K and Senses Fail, so you can’t call me “racist” to just one type of music. Think about this, you’re in the club, and heavy metal/goth (not that there’s anything wrong with it, because I do like some songs)comes on. You’ll have the occasional headbangers, and moshpitters, but besides that, you won’t see many people moving to that type of beat. Now put on some reggaeton and I can almost guarantee that nearly all the people in that place will be moving. Even if reggaeton does die out with hypocrites who follow trends them drop them, true fans will hold onto those foot tapping beats. Say what you will, but you’ll alway see reggaeton on my iPod, computer, and inside my stereo. This style of music means a lot to me, and just because I won’t hear it on the radio as often as I used to, that doesn’t mean i’ll turn my back on it.

  • Daisy

    ¡Toda mi gente, si ustedes son orgullosos siendo latinos, parense!

  • Daisy

    Why is everybody picking on Daddy Yankee? He’s not the only guy out there making reggaeton music. You’ve also got Wisin Y Yandel, Baby Ranks, Ivy Queen, and so many more. I love reggaeton, whether i’m dancing to the beat, or just hanging out, tapping my foot to a song by Tego or Don Omar. I also happen to like bands like Senses Fail, and Relient K, so you can’t say i’m “racist” to just one type of music, because i’m not. Think of this, you’re in the club and heavy metal/goth (not that there’s anything wrong with it because I do like some songs) comes on. Aside from the occasional headbangers and moshpitters, you won’t be seeing too much movement. Now put on a reggaeton beat, and I can almost guarantee you that nearly every body in that place will be moving this way and that. Even if I won’t hear it on the radio as much as I used to, doesn’t mean that i’ll drop it like the hypocrites who follow trends and then abandon them when another comes along. I do believe that some people don’t like reggaeton PORQUE NO ENTIENDEN LAS PALABRAS, and can’t relate to it. That’s fine by me, but that doesn’t mean you have to trash it. In my house, you’ll hear reggaeton on my iPod, computer, and stereo. I fell in love with it the first time I heard it, and will continue to hold on to it no matter what people say and think about it.

  • Tony

    Yo this is about latin hip hop more than reggaeton. I was readin an interview with I forgot who, but he was complaining about how black people act like we were rapping by ourselves and there were no latin rappers given credit and shit. He is tired of latin hip hop bein brushed under the rug and shit. I’m just laughin my ass off tryin to think about how i was goin to respond to this so here goes. I think that the reason why latin hip hop isn’t takin seriously by the black community or african american community is because the latin community did not do anything to make or break hip hop’s success. Not like rappers, Jay Z, Nas, Tupac, Biggie Smallz, Snoop Dogg and Rakim helped. Those are a few names that helped make hip hop as big as it is today. Big Pun was good too, but I don’t think he was as good as Biggie or Rakim. Especially Biggie. Just listen to songs like Big Poppa and Warning. Big Pun is probably the biggest latin rapper of all time. People say that he was the greatest lyricist. I don’t think he was the greatest but he was up there. But keep in mind that you can write rap songs but might not be able to rap them like they write them. Not that was Pun but just givin examples. Now like I was sayin latinos did not do anything to make or break hip hop. When you talk about people like DJ Kool Herc who was the father of hip hop in general and Sugar Hill gang who had the first hip hop single ever then you are talking about important people here. I think that people like these are overlooked and the latinos are over looked. You gonna talk about Big Pun more than Herc, that makes no sense. Pac and Dr Dre, Little Brother. This is why when you talk about hip hop, you don’t hear latinos mentioned that much. What they did was more for their community in essence for than for hip hop. Now you wanna talk about reggaeton which I think tries to imitate jamaican culture and hip hop american culture. By the way which were both created by jamaicans. That’s a whole other topic but to keep it nice and short. Latinos didn’t make hip hop, african americans did not make hip hop, Jamaicans made hip hop end of story. It just so happened that african americans tagged along because they felt a connection with the jamaican community, then the latin community started being inspired to make their versions. But yeah reggaeton is really jamaican music mixed in with latin music that has alot of african influence any way. I say that cause I notice alot of afro latinos that don’t wanna admit their roots until it comes to afro latino music and hip hop. Just my observation. Jamaicans are proud of their african roots more tha afro latinos do, so that’s probably another reason why afro latinos are overlooked in hip hop also. Man I could go on for hours. But basically what i’m sayin is that hip hop was really made by african americans and jamaicans. Latinos just added stuff that was nice and stuff but hip hop could have still been succesful with out it. If black folks could make r and b, jazz, motown, reggae, dancehall, blues and whatever else successful by themselves, they can do it with hip hop as well and we walready have so sorry latinos, good luck with reggaeton, dancehall and reggae is big right now and that’s some good competition for your asses. Just think about it, why would you all do reggaeton if dancehall and hip hop(both jamaican created ) wasn’t good. Dembow, riddims, rapping( or toasting in jamaican language.) Man i’m out of here for now man. Y’all have a good night or day whatever fuckin time zone ya’ll in!!!!!!!

  • albert

    who ever wrote this article IM sorry but I gotta get totally stupid with it .. Ur a fuckin idiot .. rompe is one song .. theres tons of reggaeton songs alot of great music .. ur stupid sarcasm about hispanics an thier flags what have u is pretty stupid .. u oviously know nothin about music if your goin to say that white people dont like reggaeton black people dont like reggaeton .. where do you live .. the article seems pretty biased an somewhat intolerant .. ur a fuckin moron for posting this just had to say that .. because u speak like u know what your talking about but u mislead everyone who reads this bullshit ..

  • willian15

    jamaicans did not start hip hop lol

    kool herc is jamaican yes and he brought that toasting style of talking which can be found in the earliest of earliest african american music called chatting.

    african american influenced reggae music the thing why african americans dont get credit for the toasting style is cause music in america was constantly changing and evolving.

    Traditional African American toasting

    Toasting has been part of African American urban tradition since Reconstruction as part of a verbal art tradition, dating back to the griots of Africa. African American stories usually lauds the exploits of the clever and not entirely law-abiding trickster hero (not always human) who uses his wits to defeat his opponents.

    Toasters continue the oral tradition by recounting the legends and myths of the community in venues ranging from street corner gatherings, bars, and community centers, to libraries and college campuses. As with oral traditions in general, and with other African American art forms as the blues, toasting uses a mixture of repetition and improvisation.

    There are many versions of the most well known toasts, often conflicting in detail. Historically, the toast is very male- oriented, and many toasts contain profane or sexual language, although more family-oriented versions also exist.

    Well known toasts include “Shine and the Titanic”, “Dolemite”, “Stack O Lee”, and “Signifyin’ Monkey”. Toasters currently performing include Christopher Wilkinson and Arthur Pfister, both of New Orleans, Louisiana.

    Jamaican toasting
    In the late 1960s and early 1970s strain of Jamaican music called DJ Toasting was developed. DJ’s working for producers would play the latest hits on traveling sound systems at parties and add their “toasts” or vocals to the music. These “toasts” consisted of boastful commentaries, chants, half-sung rhymes, rhythmic chants, squeals, screams, and rhymed storytelling. [1]

    Osbourne Ruddock (aka King Tubby) was a Jamaican sound recording engineer who created vocal-less rhythm backing tracks that were used by DJs doing “toasting” by creating one-off vinyl discs (also known as dub plates) of songs without the vocals and adding echo and sound effects.

    Late 1960s toasting DJs included U-Roy and Dennis Alcapone, the latter known for mixing gangster talk with humor in his toasting. In the early 1970s, toasting DJs included I-Roy (his nickname is an homage to U-Roy) and Dillinger, the latter known for his humorous toasting style. In the late 1970s, Trinity became a popular toasting DJ.

    The 1980s saw the first DJ Toasting duo, Michigan & Smiley, and the development of toasting outside of Jamaica. In England, Pato Banton explored his Caribbean roots humorous and political toasting [1] and Ranking Roger of the “Second Wave” or Two-Tone ska revival band The Beat from the 1980s did Jamaican toasting over music that blended ska, pop, and some punk influences.

    The rhythmic rhyming of vocals in Jamaican DJ toasting influenced the development of rapping in African-American hip-hop [2] and the development of the Dancehall style.

  • willian15

    Scat singing also similiar to toasting

    is vocalizing either wordlessly or with nonsense words and syllables as employed by jazz singers who create the equivalent of an instrumental solo using only the voice. Thus it is a type of voice instrumental.

    While the use of nonsense syllables in singing long predates scat, scat singing is distinguished by the fact that rather than using the sounds to exactly reproduce the melodic line, improvisations are made with the melody and rhythm, much as in other jazz improvisations.

    Another form of jazz singing, vocalese, is closely related, but uses lyrics rather than nonsense syllables. Often, rather than improvising melodies, practitioners of vocalese sing lyrics to improvisations by instrumental performers.

  • jamrock

    Well that’s true but I don’t think that that toasting was really hip hop toasting. It was more like poetry to express how they feel about the times they were living in. Jamaican toasting was more solid. When I say solid I mean that the american hip hop culture was more influenced by jamaican toasting. Why did the hip hop movement start when a jamaican came to new york and started his style of toasting. He was more relatable to the streets more than the toasting back then was. Besides most popular music forms come from africa any way. And jamaicans are direct decendants of africa from slavery at least most of them are. They love africa more than african americans do so I would say that jamaicans created hip hop. Reggae music was influenced by american r and b another african music style but I think that we had more direct african influence in our music. Rastafarianism made reggae what it is today. But the american influence was there. All I can say is no matter who created what One love One heart let’s get together and feel alright. Except for crap like reggaeton. If you gonna borrow some other people’s music then make it sound good, not bad. But no hate though. I love latinos the same. One love people.

  • willian 15

    to jam rock you many be correct of one thing about jamaicans loving africa more than african americans do this could be due to a fact that 0ver 90% of jamaica is black its not like any of those spanish speaking islands where most blacks try to pass off as mullatos or even say they are not african but african americans love africa as much as JA’S hence the name african americans we have alot of ignorant ppl in the american ethnic group(african american) or some who do not want to be described as that black music is black music i listen to it all whether american negro or west indian music is all love we all have that conection the black connection 360 degrees also for some that dont know slaves were often ported forfm the caribbean to the american mainland being traded and so forth

    overall jamrock i agree with over 95% of the things you spoke of

  • jamrock

    what’s the 5 percent you didn’t agreew with. I’m interested. Really.

  • gio

    ive been listening to reggaeton ever since it started and its been hot evry single year. i think reggaeton its just begginig with alot of new artist coming our in the industry of it. put on a reggaeton song in a club and i garuantee you that youll dance to it. that shit is fire. and one more thing. a reggaeton beat is more hard to make than a hip hop beat cause hip hop beats ara just bunch of samples with a kick and a snare in the background. in a reggaeton beat, you have to have lots of creativitie. and i know this because i make reggaeton beat. so for all yall hating mothafuckas, take the truth that reggaeton is taking over…..

  • gio

    i wanna see a hip hop producer try to make a reggaeton beat.

  • jamrock

    Hey yo Gio i’m a jamaican and all I have to say is, as long as dancehall and reggae is being made by us, ya’ll can’t take over shit. We took over in the early 2000′s and we can do it again. Just consider it as, we are taking a break, while for you this is the only real big urban movement ya’ll have. Amd it’s at the expense of african americans and jamaicans. Look at it this way. Ya’ll talk about how every one wants to be a a latino and that your culture is so dominent and dat you a take over the world with your music, but look, number one every thing that you are all going through and all the acomplishments you have made have been already made by african americans and jamaicans. We have been enjoying big mainstream for a long time, ya’ll just babies in the shit. Ya’ll act like ya’ll know everything when you don’t. African americans payed many prices in america to get hip hop to mainsstream status and now it is all over the world. Latinos talk about how african americans don’t give credit to the latino contribution in hip hop. But ya’ll didn’t do anything to make or break hip hop. What ya’ll did was nice but hip hop could have done without it. I mean if african americans can do motown ( which us jamaicans loved) then they could do hip hop as well. Second of all ya’ll act liuke ya’ll discovered reggae music. Guess what reggae has been done way before reggaeton came along. To my knowledge reggaeton didn’t even start until jamaican reggae recordings were sung over in spanish by El general. It was roots reggae. Not no mixed in with latin influence bullshit. Pure jamaican roots rasta reggae. Then reggaeton was created from the inspiration of the jamaican recordings. I don’t matter what ya’ll say about how us as jamaicans talk about how you stole our music without giving credit which is true. You say that you addes your own twist to the music and made it a ” latin thing. Let me ask you all a question, If someone steals a car and it is just the origianl car, with no additions or revisions. If the person dat stole the car added tv’s, put on a fresh layer of paint, put in a new sound system and everything like pimp my ride, is it still your car or is it the real owners car. Sme with dancehall/ reggaeton. You guys put additions and mixed stuff with our music, but it is not your music, it is our jamaican music. 3rd, I see all of your people like Don Omar, Daddy Yankee and Ivy Queen talk about all of your big achievements, all the records you’ve sold, the stadiums you’ve sold out and all of that shit. Guess what it’s all been done before. Look at Sean Paul who sold over 6 million dutty rock albums. Look at Usher that sold 15 million albums world wide. Look at Bob Marley that have probably made as much money by himself than all the artists of reggaeton has. Look at Jay Z, who sold out the garden in NYC for his farewell concert a couple years in a day. It’s all been done by african americans and jamaicans before, and if you think that you are going to stop us now just because of this ” latin music” called reggaeton, then you are mistakin big time. African americans and jamaicans don’t have to be scared of reggaeton becuase if the latin music was so good then they would explore other genres and make a big ass genre actin like it’s theirs and shit. If they didn’t need dancehallor hip hop then they wouldn’t use it into a gig genre like reggaeton is. I’m done now man. Latinos need to realize what this is man. Black people ( jamaicans and african americans) aint goin no damn where. We is here to stay. So don’t be tryin to threatin us with this we takin over shit, cuz we will shut your asses up in a second. I’m done wit this man.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=1529 1/2Blackman

    Man fuck reggaeton, it’s bootleg rap and reggae. I’m 1/2 black 1/2 white, but I look pretty much full black so Imma place my self on the black side. Everbody wanna copy what we do. Rap and reggae are original genres. every reggaeton song sounds the same, and they all can’t rap. without rap music yall spics wouldn’t try to dress like us, or talk like us. I really can’t figure out how latinos talk with black accents, get the fuck outta here, stick to speaking spanish I thought yall were proud of being latino. The hip hop culture made yall try to dress like us and act like us. Yall don’t what yall wanna be. Fake thugz fake everythang. If yall wanna diss us and say that we scared, then stop using the word nigga yall spics, stop trying to talk black and stop braiding yall hair, gettin dreads, gettin fades, or gettin edges, stick wit slickin’ yall hair back like it was just a few years ago. We’re black and proud, so why do yall say yall brown and proud or have latino pride when yall tryin to be like us, bullshit!!! Rap culture 4 life fuck reggaeton yall will never perform at any award shows out of skill (like three 6 mafia in front of rich ass white people at the oscars, and won 2), just in Miami like last years VMA’s because yall crawlin all around in that city, you weak ass latino bitches. Go listen to some real music like Pac, Biggie, Nas, Rakim, KRS One, Pastor Troy and DSGB, Three-6, Luni Coleone, Royce Da 5’9″, Poster Boy, 40 Cal and the rest of Dipset (except 4 santana cause he went pop), Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Juve, BG, Turk, Cassidy, Yukmouth, Hollow Tip, Damu, and other real ass niggaz/rappers out there, even white boy’s (like Em) are betters rappers than latino “rappers”. Also Suge Knight cause he’s tha realest nigga out there cause everyone’s scared of him, plus he my idol cause he’s always 1 step ahead of the game no matter what yall say or think. Holla 2 Death Row records, and all their artists for keepin it underground, gangsta, and most importantly real, I’ll join yall crew in a couple of years. Spics just be happy yall are in America after crossin rivers and jumpin over fences. Black Power 4 life. Rap is 4 ever, and not for a couple years in the US.

  • Pantoja

    first of all how can it be racist if you dont like reggaton if there are black people in reggeaton?? they first thing that gives nuyoricans away is that they think puerto rico is full of light skinned people… some of yall fucking nuyoricans make me so fuckin mad you dont know nothing about your island puerto rico is like 25% – 30% black africans like tego calderon so how can you say that “black people have their hip hop” study the fucking history of puerto rico…I live in rio piedras, PR and reggeaton is loosing steam, mainly because of the sellout daddy yankee….reggeaton is alot realer that he portrays it…tempo, don omar, tego those are the real niggas..not fucking rompe..hahah

  • WILLIAN 15

    first of all how can it be racist if you dont like reggaton if there are black people in reggeaton?? they first thing that gives nuyoricans away is that they think puerto rico is full of light skinned people… some of yall fucking nuyoricans make me so fuckin mad you dont know nothing about your island puerto rico is like 25% – 30% black africans like tego calderon so how can you say that “black people have their hip hop” study the fucking history of puerto rico

    IN RESPONSE TO PETOJA

    WHAT YOU SAID IS REAL BUT LETS FACE THE AVG AMERICAN THINK ALL PUERTO RICANS LOOK LIKE DADY YANKEE AND IF THERE ARE DARK ONES THEY CAME FROM THE DOMINICAN REP LIVING IN PUERTO RICO!

    I MEAN THE MAJORITY OF PRS ARE EITHER SPANISH OR MORISCO THEN MULLATO THEN BLACK, BLACKS HAVE A REPRESENTION OF A SMALL % OF THE ISLAND ITS LIKE THAT IN ALL SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRIES BLACKS ATTHE BOTTOM.

    YES ALOT OF PRS WAVE AND PRAISE THE FLAG OF PUERTO RICO AND DONT KNOW THERE ARE BLACKS IN PUERTO RICO OR HOW THE FALG OF PUERTO RICO STARTED HENCE CUBA!!

  • WILLIAN 15

    TO 1/2Blackman come on theres no need to use ethnic—>

    slurs(spics)

  • WILLIAN 15

    jamrock Says:

    August 24th, 2006 at 5:39 pm
    what’s the 5 percent you didn’t agreew with. I’m interested. Really.

    reply

    well regarding the african thing in the UK african nationals and yardies clash for some stupid reason and yardies would call some african nationals what white people would call all african descent people(blacks) spear chuckers! not saying all but many do. and i dont really know what started this clash

  • jovertime

    wow that is really deep. so you hate all latin music. hip hop (which as far as quality goes has hit its lowest point in history) is the best music we got left. we need fences around our borders, but if they go up our economy would fall on its face…this all makes so much sense. so like if we had mad african music playing (like konono 1 to sunny ade to fela) would that be considered shit. or maybe like since ah whatever. this hood bullshit super urban i am a fuckin slave to the mighty dollar shit has to stop or the bush clan ass crew is gonna have us (as a collective whole) bent over and every generation after us (not that there will be many) completely fucked up and dead and full of disease.

    Wake up..read a book, turn off the tv, throw your magazines out, ignore advertising, look inside yourself and stare in the mirror for 5 minutes and say to yourself “after millions of people have died am i doing anything to even give one bit of thanks to this gift of life” instead of looking outside seeking acceptance, trying to be cool and all that other bullshit. The hood is prison, fuck your mind is imprisoned.

    free up yourself.. like Mr. Music said back in the day “come deal with something righteous in the city of bredren” get over yourselves. evolve…..This world makes me sick to my stomach…..small minded people should not be allowed to watch tv anymore….we are just simple animals that eat shit and sleep like every other one and if we all died the world is gonna keep spinning.

    Think about what really matters…..throw your cell phone out and use a pay phone turn off your computer write a letter use your brain. ….a few years back that was the norm….now we can’t speak any fuckin languages, music sucks, people are becoming dumber, the have not’s are still that where as they could be the have not yet’s and the rich are gonna bury us all in our own sweat and blood. Hi 5 world. wake the fuck up.

    frustrated. help yourself. charity starts at home. all the knowledge in the universe is completely useless unless it is applied. marinate. evolve. something.

  • jovertime

    wow that is really deep. so you hate all latin music. hip hop (which as far as quality goes has hit its lowest point in history) is the best music we got left. we need fences around our borders, but if they go up our economy would fall on its face…this all makes so much sense. so like if we had mad african music playing (like konono 1 to sunny ade to fela) would that be considered shit. or maybe like since ah whatever. this hood bullshit super urban i am a fuckin slave to the mighty dollar shit has to stop or the bush clan ass crew is gonna have us (as a collective whole) bent over and every generation after us (not that there will be many) completely fucked up and dead and full of disease.

    Wake up..read a book, turn off the tv, throw your magazines out, ignore advertising, look inside yourself and stare in the mirror for 5 minutes and say to yourself “after millions of people have died am i doing anything to even give one bit of thanks to this gift of life” instead of looking outside seeking acceptance, trying to be cool and all that other bullshit. The hood is prison, fuck your mind is imprisoned.

    free up yourself.. like Mr. Music said back in the day “come deal with something righteous in the city of bredren” get over yourselves. evolve…..This world makes me sick to my stomach…..small minded people should not be allowed to watch tv anymore….we are just simple animals that eat shit and sleep like every other one and if we all died the world is gonna keep spinning.

    Think about what really matters…..throw your cell phone out and use a pay phone turn off your computer write a letter use your brain. ….a few years back that was the norm….now we can’t speak any fuckin languages, music sucks, people are becoming dumber, the have not’s are still that where as they could be the have not yet’s and the rich are gonna bury us all in our own sweat and blood. Hi 5 world. wake the fuck up.

    frustrated. help yourself. charity starts at home. all the knowledge in the universe is completely useless unless it is applied. marinate. evolve. something.

    another note….

    reggaeton yes in the arly 90′s late 80′s was the same riddims that dancehall used…just in spanish the shit was hard….but just as dancehall got infected by the bling bling big money bullshit so did reggaeton. (go around the world and find one music that is played everywhere) reggae wins ding ding ding…either way it has influenced music (in a modern sense more than anything else) but as we notice reggae grew out of ska/rocksteady which was a slight variation of R&B coming from the US. a little (roots twist) came later after rastafarianism formed. so blah blah…..it all comes from the east……minus some really old school stuff from south and central america that has had a lesser effect on modern pop music.

    People are absurd today and it is a problem in the de-evolution of man. Everything had a really righteous, positive vibe (whether it be get back to your roots, be strong, learn from our mistakes, or simply to have a good time) but people (mainly those in power at record labels to the government) got you all pimped out. You think they would play that shit on the radio or people would have made it (yes there are still some real musicians and people trying to spread a message) if there was not money. money is a way out. get it through music…why work really hard for it and struggle. play the lotto.

    pimped pimped pimped. dollars and sense. POWER. get as crazy and as excited as you want about race, where this came from that came from. It all comes from ancient civilizations. not sure how many. point being everything can be traced back to a very few places.

    no reason to argue about this…yes the singjays like u-roy, i-roy, big youth all them era cats were “rapping” before the US oh well. doesn’t matter. nobody owns any of this. when you die you die. why quarrel over trivial information. Hate should die….life is too short…go give your mom a hug or some shit. kiss your daughter.

    we keep going like this we are all dead as dirt shit dead. worthless. we all die and the world keeps going around and around and around….maybe if everyone gets into the fight…we can blow this thing up totally…

    yeah let us keep arguing about race, music, this that….when we don’t even know what success means to us, what love means, our great grand parents names….but we do know the name to fifty websites. entire histories were told by word of mouth and still are today in some places….handed down passed on…you think if we still did that we would argue about this bullshit.

    NO. live in peace….fight the program that you have been running on for so long…change it, live free in your mind the rest will come into place. YOU CAN”T BUY TIME.

    community service done for the day.

  • jovertime

    wow i just read 1/2 black man comment. that was really impressive but don’t put KRS one and Rakim in with Young jeezy and whoever the hell else you named. There is a difference between FOUNDATION of a music and people who just make what is considered “music” not that i hate them or no shit….but differentiate. suge well that is a whole different story, POWER that is his thing music is a tool, he is more street (which certain aspects of his game I respect) three Six winning vma’s or oscars…those things are bullshit awards they are not from the people…they are voted on by a bunch of whack ass people…they have nothing to do with real opinion….and fences and rivers and all that shit about latinos…okay 1/2 black whatever full black…read a book my dude….I am white but may i suggest you read this book i read on my own free time when i was like 15 it is called ROOTS- by alex haley…it might help you out a bit. or something about nat turner…fuck i don’t care something….alpo/rich porter/az read about that….then convert what the dollar was worth then and convert to what it is now and tell me who was hustlin and doing it$$$$$. yeah but that fences shit. i would rather not come if it was over a river getting shot at or a boat…just let me live out my days wherever. but no reason to hate either way. you might not have been born. what then nothing to bitch and complain about or HATE on. LIFE AIN”T FAIR. but the only life you see is through your own eyes and everyone else is a secondary character. someday i hope you grow. easy. over.

  • ONE LAST THING

    really think about this….it will save you many breathes and words and time (hich you can not buy ever)

    ORGINALITY IS DEAD…..RECYCLING IS WHAT WE ARE DOING THESE DAYS.

    everything has been done people accept it. and everyone on here has less ownership in any of that shit…in fact pawns is a good word sheep. you buy the bullshit and then fight over it. who wins. THEY DO THEY DO.

    KEEP THE NEGATIVE SHIT TO YOURSELF.

  • y2j

    Well at least the reggae music has more originality than reggaeton. Reggaeton sounds like garbage. Reggae is real music with real instruments. And american r and b is rooted in african music. And jamaicans are aficans in essance so. You would have to say that jamaicans were inspired by themselves. Almost maybe. Any way I love jamaican reggae and reggaeton can’t hold a stick to it.

  • Chris

    “If it wasn’t for Dancehall Reggae, Reggaeton wouldn’t be Reggaeton at all.”
    This is a quote from a famous reggaeton dj in florida. Enough said mon.

  • Chris

    I’m just windering how the reggaeton thing would be if people like Bob Marley was still alive. Bob wouldve been 60 or 61. Tosh would be in his 50′s. So that aint too old for big records and shit. Let’s raise them up from the dead ya’ll. This reggaeton thing would cease to exist.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=1529 1/2Blackman

    To Jovertime, as a matter of fact, I have read Roots by Alex Haley, and my comment has nothing to do with hating or even rascism, it’s just truth my nigga and if you knew anything about the hip hop culture, then you would realize where I’m coming from along with many other blacks. I’m just doing the same other latinos said about blacks if you actually wanted to read some other comments other than just mine. don’t get me wrong, I respect your comments because they were filled with your knowledge you learned in life. They are also just as important as anybody elses. What got me heated was the fact that some other comments that were said that we “niggers” belong on fields, ships, and in chains, just like our ancestors were in, just like in the book named Roots that you brought up. Also before you go out and put down any other rapper that I mentioned, do yourself a favor and first listen to them before criticizing them, that’s why you insulted them in the first place, because you’ve either never heard of them or maybe because you’ve never heard their music. Some that were mentioned are really deep, real, and make music for the love of it, and not for the money. Without those rappers selling their souls to the rap industry in result of money and fame, others just like to stay true to life and most importantly to themeselves. That’s when the rap game and also the game of life comes to reality and people ask themselves who am I really? And if the answer isn’t your real self, then you aren’t the true individual the God has made you to be. And to end my thoughts, my point in this is that life is full of different individuals with different skin colors, and different ways of thoughts/thinking, so if you observed these ways carefully then you can see the difference between me, you and every other person who wrote down their own respectful thoughts on this very controversial topic. So since you told me to grow up, I shall then say to you to that you should grow up and open your eyes because you might just then see a view from another person’s standpoint and then realize that we are all different human beings. So if you want to actually read something that a lot of people have read themselves like Roots by Alex Haley, then read The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Alex Haley then maybe you can read one of the most underated books of all time, that writes about a man who grew up with a different point of view than you might have had back in those days as a white man, and what view he eventually ended on. Open your mind son.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=1529 1/2Blackman

    2 Chris and Y2J, coincedence? Anyway I give yall props, yall know exactly what yall talking bout.

  • t-mac

    reggaeton is gon be here for a very long time idk where dis false info is comin from but you have big rap names like jay-z signin reggaeton names like hector”el bambino” to roc la familia n busta n 50 are doin remixs wit reggaeton names…its also gettin alot of spins in da clubz so dont get to happy cuz its gon be around for a long long time

  • P3

    That is the only reason why reggaeton will stay big. That is if people like jay z and diddy keep on investing in this bullshit. They just tryin to find somthin else to do. THey don’t need reggaeton, african americans don’t need it. Hell reggaeton needs us more than we need them. African americans have been holdin down for years. The latinos sat back and watched us. Hell they studied us man. They saw what we did right, our mistakes our rising and fall and rising and fall over and over and over again. When they gathered all they needed to know, now they come out and it’s like nothin. All cuz afican americans went through what we went through. We opened the damn doors. I don’t care what any latino says. It’s been that way from day one. Everyone has been after our shit for centuries now. They see what we have going on and they are attracted to it, so they invade the shit and take it over. They take over and they try to make us feel inferior cuz we essentially let them take over. But african americans have been proud of who we are and what we have done for decades now. You notice all of a sudden you see the reggaeton thing and now it’s like throw your l’s up. What type of bull shit is that. Before black people had anything we have been damn proud of who we are. Fuck man. Shit pisses me off for real. It’s like we aint do nothin for the advancement of not just latinos but all minorities in general. Reggaeton sucks, and always will. Listen to real jamaican roots reggae. Now that’s the shit. People like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh. Real soul shit. Everything from romance, history, party, cicil rights you name it. Damian Marley and Sean Paul cool too. Damn reggae dancehall is better than reggaeton. Damn they made reggaeton. If the latinos would just use more jamaican roots reggae music in ” their’ music then maybe you can say it’s good. And that’s another thing. Don’t you latinos even think about your jamaican history in the music. Hell reggae came into latin america before reggaeton could even start. Ya’ll just don’t show no respect. Jamaicans show respect to their influences like James Brown and Stveie Wonder as well as their african influence. Why can’t you latinos do the same wit your throw your l’s up asses.

  • nubian brother

    pinche mayates. go marry a white woman. you’re cleansing yourselves, pendejos. don’t worry about reggaeton. worry about your own deteriorating culture. reggaeton does suck by the way, only b/c it’s imitating black culture and it’s money hungry glorification. teach your children to work and contribute to society and not to become rappers and pro athletes. pendejos.

  • Blake

    I was just listening to jamaican roots reggae. Just now Bob Marley. I almost forgot that reggaeton even existed. Smile Jamaica sounds so good. In case you wonder what it sounds like it is called Smile Jamaica and it’s from Bob Marley. Download it and get some real good music in your system. This music make you move and feel good. Despite what anyone says reggae is very danceable if you know how to dance to it. I was at a party the other night and they played a good 15 minutes of reggaeton and people were dancin. Jamaicans too. They can dance to reggaeton so good because they created the fuckin beat. But anyway then they played some reggae and dancehall later on in the night, every one almost forgot about the reggaeton not too far from when the reggae played. What i’m tryin to say is that reggae and dancehall is too good for reggaeton and reggaeton needs to show respect to jamaica or go somewhere and leave us alone.

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  • JJ

    Jamaicans and african americans don’t have to be jealuous of nothin. We’ve been where latinos are at now and have exceded beyond measure in those areas. Main stream, world wide icons. Come on people. Black people are the best in almost anything you throw at us. Music, sports, fashion, looks, comedy, you name it. We don’t have to worry about shit. I’m proud to be black or african american and latinos need to realize. We aint tryin to diss or be racist, but ya’ll need to watch yourselfs before your tounges get cut.

  • WeSLeY_FloW

    You see, this is the problem, a lot of ya’ll niggas don’t want’ to open up to new sound, then again a lot of ya’ll don’t have any taste when it comes to muzik.. We have “rappers” nowadays talking bout’ “laffy taffy” and shit and ya’ll dissin’ the future? Anyways I tend to disagree with Byron on this shit and look it up, ya’ll find out that the statistic’s in favor of thiz new movement. When you got a couple of the greatest rappers ( Jay Z )and some of the hottes Producers ( The Neptunes )backing it’s only a matter of time ti’ll it pick’s up. Whit thiz I’m out and ONE MORE THING… Let a nigga know what them ho’s up in the club be shakin’ to… Nuff’ said Bitch!!

  • Natty Dread

    Jamaicans stand up!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Al CAl

    DAmn you bunch of racist sons of bitches. before i liked reggaeton i loved rap jay-z, 50 cent, and all those other rappers. But after a while all they talked about was sex,drugs,sex,and then more drugs. it gets boring after a few years. Daddy Yankee isnt the only reggaeton artist wat about tego calderon, hector el father, zion y lenox, Wisin Y Yandel and others. reggaeton didnt just come out is been around for a long time only since its been in the U.S. has it been selling big. Also just cuz black people dont like it dont mean the rest of the world dont like it. I mean white people as long as they think their the coolest will buy anything.

  • Natty Dread

    Well everything gets boring after a while. The only reason why hip hop is suffering is because the south is talkin about hos, cars, jewelry and all that bull shit. At least when the east and west was ruling you would hear more real stuff. Since I am originally from Jersey I have to represent New York. Over here on the east you have real lyrists like Nas, Jay Z, Biggie Smalls, Mase, Rakim, LL Cool J and Big Pun. Then you have good rappers like Busta Rhymes. What I’m sayin is New York has a balance that the south don’t have. We got the party shit, then we got the real shit. For example Jay Z. A good party track from Jay Z is I Just Wanna Love You. But even that song still has some truth to it. Then you have a song like Allure and Song Cry. THat is real hip hop. Nas with songs like Life Is A Bitch. That is real hip hop. Now the south has shit like Money Maker from Luda, Sippin on Syrup by 3 6 Mafia and Morris Brown from Outcast. Now don’t get me wrong those songs are nice but they can’t beat this New York flava. Real hip hop. It’s like what Busta Rhymes said in New York Shit. ” If you want the truth take a New York trip.”

  • Shadow

    if it aint NY made it aint ish!..but if you have complaints then i suggest ya find a way to terminate all the contracts running around, because everything is starting to sound the same to me!..wether its southern or northern its the same ish!!

  • http://www.ihateblack.com Lionize

    This article deff came out of a NIGGERs mouth! ya black biotches (Slaves) just jelouse that our Reggaeton has made it way popular than yo corny ass pieace of so called “Jamaican Reggae” JAJAJAJA… ya don’t have the mind/Ability to make a hot Reggae beat like us Puertoricans do.

    Go Back to slavery.

  • http://www.ihateblack.com Lionize

    Face it NIGGAS… Reggaeton sells more than jamaican reggae!! *lol* u hear spanish reggaeton through the whole world in every disco. JEJEJE

    PUERTO RICANS STAND UP!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.ihateblack.com Lionize

    oh one mo thang…

    Us Pricans are way sexiar then any nigga.

    JEJEJEJE

  • White men

    YOU FUNNY! I AM A WHITE MALE AND I LOVE REGGAETON MORE THAN ANYTHING NOW!! ALL ME FEMALE WHITE FRIENDS LOVE DANCING REGGAETON AT THE CLUBS BOY! I DUNNO WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, BUT YOU SURE SMOKING SOME GOOD WEED!

  • KingJamaicaMON

    yo i luv reggaeton ma self. i ain’t haten’ fo sho!

  • Cuban Link

    co-sign with the first guy who posted

  • jamacinbirdman

    reggaeton-cool to dance to in a club, but listening to it anywhere else it gets old. sounds like everyone’s just copying the same distorted beat, over, and over, and over, and over. besides the bad a$$ lyrics, it’s all the same… atleast rap is switch’n it up all the time. reggaeton only hurts the image of all of us south of the US-of-A. peace.

  • http://none Big Ben NEW YORK CITY

    I read this and i say to my self. “dam another moreno getting mad at the fact that reggeaton has taken over. who wants to listen to todays “hip hop”? hip hop died way back in 1998. it ain the same anymore. even old school cats like my self (mid 30′s) prefer to listen to old school hip hop, todays reggeaton, than crunk or anybody talking about cars women and to put it in a street way “crap” that dipset shit, 50 cent, game thats all wack to me. i often hear there wakness on the radio an dim like “what did he say”? it’s all garbage.
    im a proud puertorican and i love the fact that these guys who are doing this reggeaton are guys of my age who grew up listening to salsa music back in the 80′s (another thing u cant stand)
    so u knwo what im glad this music is straight killing your wak ass hip hop of today which gives such a dumb message. and i honestl think u have something againts puertoricans, and hispanics as well. but i can guarantee that if u were at a club, and some reggeaton came on and some puertorican mami came up to you and started rubbing her ass on you, you would dance along. c’mon i kow how morenos are……stop frontin!!!

  • that kid

    i wont lie reggaeton its not like it was before its fading out, that beat is tiring and daddy yankee, and these other mainstream artists f***ed it up with their gay ass vocals makin it sound more gayer and weak than ever.
    voltio and tego are the real n*ggas that are not mainstream but i beleive reggaeton can be looked at differently if someone comes to there senses. but i listen to the underground reggaeton more gangsta ya dont know about that. hip hop is dead too many f***ing mainstream shit especially the south which so f***in wack and talk about nonsense. go to the classics now thats real hip hop.

  • Jamrock

    What the fuck that bitch talkin bout. Lionize. Do you know what you are saying. Don’t be talkin shit about us jamaicans. We made reggaeton. Yes I said it. Without us there would be no reggaeton or hip hop. Don’t get pissed off because you know its true. Even your reggaeton artists say that without jamaican dancehall reggae, there would be no reggaeton. And before you start talkin smack about real roots reggae, keep in find that that was the foundation of ” your music” Reggae is just like a rasta’s gospel music. When they refer to jah a lot. It’s religion. Something that is important and valuable to them at least. Don’t spit in our faces. If you didn’t have our music, you would have nothing. Fuck reggaeton,fuck latinos. ( at least the ones who talk shit about jamaican culture and music.) You have taken a gift from us and turned it into a piece of shit. You can’t out do us jamaicans because we came up with the original shit. I would like to see a competition between Sean Paul and Daddy Yankee and see who would really get the party started. None off ya’ll latinos can fuck with our legends in reggae. Peter Tosh and Bob Marley in particular. And jamaican women are hot too. Come to a jamaican dancehall reggae club and see some hot jamaican women and tell me if you you can still stay in your seat. We do it better because we did it first and ya’ll just tryin to fuck with us because there aint a fuckin thing you can do to erase our influence in your music. It’s interesting because there hasn’t been any latino music that has hit it as big as reggaeton amd reggaeton was started by jamaicans. Latinos saw what the hell we were doin and changed it into their ” own”. Piece of bull shit. Latinos sit down, jamaicans stand up. We rule the caribbean music scene and you know it. We were the first ones to really make it big in a global way in the islands. Ya’ll can’t touch Super Cat, Sean Paul, the whole damn Marley family, Peter Tosh and the list goes on. Fuck ya’ll and Lion you can go suck a latin dick for all I care. Us jamaicans do de original ting and we a hit de ting strong. Bow down bitch. Don’t get it twisted. We gave birth to all of this reggae shit and that aint never and I mean never gonna change. Not for latinos, not for asians no one. JAMAICANS TAND UP, DON’T GIVE UP THE FIGHT!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sanaa

    “Us jamaicans do de original ting and we a hit de ting strong. Bow down bitch. Don’t get it twisted. We gave birth to all of this reggae shit and that aint never and I mean never gonna change”

    Uhhh, reggae has most of its roots in Ska, a WHITE BRITISH MUSICAL FORM… sooooo, BRITS STAND UP and JAMAICANS SIT DOWN…. your version of “tings” is what is causing people to ban your form of music from venues around the globe, not to mention all the masculine looking Jamaican women who aren’t a step behind knuckle-dragging and smelling like bad fish. Representing U.K., your former owner… where is Jamaica NOW? Poor like dirt and to be truthful, I would rather listen to Salsa or something else with more class, than that island crap honestly. You seem to be arguing about who’s got less holes in their shoes than the other! Save it, please. I maybe in the UK, but I am a TRUE ETHIOPIAN from ETHIOPIA, not some wannabe…. think back in JA history when the “rastas” visited HRM Haile Selassie, only to be turned away as some kooks.

    You are all out to lunch.

    Sanaa

  • Tracy

    Uhhh, reggae has most of its roots in Ska, a WHITE BRITISH MUSICAL FORM… sooooo, BRITS STAND UP and JAMAICANS SIT DOWN…. your version of “tings” is what is causing people to ban your form of music from venues around the globe, not to mention all the masculine looking Jamaican women who aren’t a step behind knuckle-dragging and smelling like bad fish. Representing U.K., your former owner… where is Jamaica NOW? Poor like dirt and to be truthful, I would rather listen to Salsa or something else with more class, than that island crap honestly. You seem to be arguing about who’s got less holes in their shoes than the other! Save it, please. I maybe in the UK, but I am a TRUE ETHIOPIAN from ETHIOPIA, not some wannabe…. think back in JA history when the “rastas” visited HRM Haile Selassie, only to be turned away as some kooks.

    You are all out to lunch.

    Sanaa

    How dumb are you. Ska has roots in Mento. Mento is a stictly jamaican musical form. As well as rythm and blues, and calypso. All having roots in african music. Jamaicans are in essence african so, shut the fuck up. I represent for jamaican people even though I’m american. Ya’ll latinos just mad cuz ya’ll didn’t come up with the shit and you wish you did.

  • bol

    im gay and stupid. im a racist cracker

  • http://none.com Hermes

    I myself being Dominican and african american can say we are not taking hip hop out the souther lafffy taffy wack shiiiit is doint that by itself. I hpe it expands but ou gotta put out quality like Don Omar and Tego that menas getting over our light skin dark skin complex that afro americans had in the 80′s remeber lisa bonet, el debarge, al b, etc Rompe isnt a great song but Otra noche by don omar is just like laffy taffy is wack but Morris brown is dope . With out quality saturation can kill any market look at punk, rock, and pop. QUALITY NOT “MONEY IN THE BANK” by lil scrappy. That is god awful. More lean back and Lupe fiasco less young buk.

  • http://none.com Hermes

    By the way we are all black like Pantoja said. We are all niggas to the whtie man i dont care how long you can claim your family is castillian go back to the moors in spain I am a history professor. The light skin craze in reaggeton almost killed it. While tego tempo, voltio, etc, are just as lyrical as Nas, Rakim, Mos Def etc. Just like any genre you have the comercail which peepz try to push and the real hiphop. Reaggaeton will be okay Tegos stuff is hot. To all the african americans dissing learn spanish you might be suprised when you learnd Tego says hes black first PR second in spanish. You really dont know who your dissing. PRicans on the island are more african by customs than african americans in the states they even use the CONGAS in their music salsa. Please all people learn your history.Divided we will never prosper. United we are too strong. I am proud to be latino and black. Viva la revolution!!!

  • http://none.com Hermes

    Ohh and to the moron who read the article read a book. Reaggaton started 10 years ago in Panama nad morphed into its present form in Puerto rico not mexico. Ohh and the fence bad idea. I would rather moeny got o the Katrina victims and NO to be rebuilt than a fence to prevent people diong jobs blacks wont even do and destroy the economy. fharakhan was right why do you get mad when people tell the truth. Learn spanish get an education..and by the way I 1/2 Latino get an education. Aaron Mcgruder was right if we dont get educated we are doomed to be divided and make the same mistakes over and over. Puerto ricans and Dominicans Blacks in America WE ARE ALL ALLIES> I am so glad even wack daddy yankees, black eyed peas, and Laffy taffy guys, are getting money. we need to stop hating and inovate! Get money dont worry what the next man does stop downloading and buy an album like Tego calderons new one. LEARN SPANSH you might make some long lasting friends you might meet a lover. Stop acting like shallow racist white gringos. We are acting more and more like oreos. The hating of Latinos, Prosperity church loving Republicans, and wack music ring tone downloading overweight no dressing bumbs. Black people have some dignity and respect each other. Mexicans too chicanos in La and Crips and blooods have buried the hatchet because we are alies against bigger enemies and divided we are going to get crushed!

  • http://none.com Hermes

    Man and the funniest shit is half of the artist some morons name in their post are 1/2 or full latino. Like Ashanti 1/2 dominican , Fabulous 1/2 dominican, noriega almost all of dipset Jim Jones 1/2 Pr Juelz, DR Jr writer 1/2 dominican. PS Sean Paul is descended from CUBAN parents thatz why he speaks spanish. Buju is even on Tegos new albm .Beanie man has a joint with Hecto el bambino. daddy yankee has joints with Pharell as does G- unit and mos def. Most of the artist you love today are giving full supprt to reaggaton and their latino brothers while the idiots on the street are hating. By the way two of the Marleys are half Puerto Rican I guess bob ddnt see race when he had sons with a Miss world bueaty pagent winner my jamaican brothers huh (Damien Marley is one)!!!!!! Most dont down play their african heritage either in fact its celebrated through the food words nixed with spanish and in the cona the main ingredient in bomba plena bachata and salsa. Ricans have been in hip hop groups in the 80′s since day 1 watch bea street why dont you. 2 pac was named after a Latino rebel indian by his black panther mother.We are a people intertwined and represent the diaspora of africa and none of us are pure all of us are mixed with indegionous indians from alll of the islands(taino ,carib, etc) and te americas and all of us are opressed . No your friends from your enemies people. You guys make people ashamed of their black sides because of the ignorance! Panamanians created reaggaton from spanish reaggae they were theyre after leaving jamaica to build the panama canal. The first spanish reagaeton song punany was reconded in spanish town jamaica. Daddy yankee and sean paul are best friendz. Thats right they are latinos just like sean paul he is latino by descent Jamaican by birth. People Latino and Black sto being so ignorant leave that to the rednecks Peace!

  • http://none.com Hermes

    Lionize shame on you too. Puerto ricans were slaves cutting sugar cane. If you werent from spain which im sure yur great grandaddy might have been who raped your black grand ma. You may be lighter through genetics but your still black. why do you think the status lever of ricans in the SA in NYC is under Blacks even when they are more educated. Donde es su abuela? I fell why you are mad Reaggaetos hot but dont fight ignorance iwth ignorance someone might not know who the most ingnorant really is watching the argument! Know what Iam saying
    Peace
    dominicano Puro Sepa!

  • http://none.com Hermes

    “Back to hip hop. Yeah it was started in jamaica ” to this guy ..HIPHOP was made in the bronx by a jamaican american born in the USA. Just like Reaggaton was made by jamaican panamanians in Jamaica brought to puerto rico. See the same story like the Looney tunes representin my Fam DR. THey moved to NYC then to Puerto rico. Migration people. No stealing just moving implanting different culture it mutates and grows. PS Damien Marleys 1/2 PRican and Sean paul had Cuban parents!! Anyone cathcing on to this idea!!!!

  • http://none.com Hermes

    “Ya’ll latinos just mad cuz ya’ll didn’t come up with the shit and you wish you did.
    ” how dare you dis latinos and caling jamaica poor from rthipia. please I hate to see or say it but you guys are the posterboard for starvation. Have some compassion. the only thing you did say right is salsa is class. Ohh and to tracy claim the bad teeth having brits as you wish….Seems your just another good looking ethiopian bimbo. Good for one “ting”. ;-)

  • http://none.com Hermes

    that last message was not to tracy but the ethiopian bimbo sanaa.

  • Sanaa

    “How dumb are you. Ska has roots in Mento. Mento is a stictly jamaican musical form. As well as rythm and blues, and calypso. All having roots in african music. Jamaicans are in essence african so, shut the fuck up. I represent for jamaican people even though I’m american. Ya’ll latinos just mad cuz ya’ll didn’t come up with the shit and you wish you did.”

    I’m not Latino, sorry to burst your racist bubble, you twit. I am AFRICAN. Jamaicans and African Americans are all talking all this I’m African shitte, but meanwhile you haven’t the faintest clue beyond your arrogance and false pride. Keep your crappy music, it will all be OUTSOLD by the Latinos you are claiming to hate… figure by 2050. What a wonderful country is the U.S. so much so that your popularity is waning in the world. It’s only a matter of time. In any event, go learn BASKETBALL, since your “Dream Team” is quite the nightmare.

    Garbage people with garbage music.

  • Sanaa

    And all that said, Reggae has its roots in the Caribbean music. Most of it sahres similarities with the music of other islands, as well as Africa.

  • Sanaa

    “The music of the Caribbean is a diverse grouping of musical genres. They are each syntheses of African, European, Indian and native influences. Some of the styles to gain wide popularity outside of the Caribbean include reggae, zouk, salsa and calypso.”

    Fortunately, the rest of the world SALVAGES the decent parts of music and trashes the bloody rest, fat if you will. This is why the booty-banging sluts and gangsta wanabes are not so hot elsewhere. Fiddy gets bottles and chairs thrown at him here. The rest of the world will just extract the nonsense out of hip hop and creat e newer MUCH BETTER forms… not that Crunk Crap from the South, where the now-overly racists BLACKS live.

  • http://none.com Hermes

    “OUTSOLD by the Latinos you are claiming to hate” What you moron I am LATINO . SOY DOMINICANO. My girl is african from NIGERIA where real money lives not poverty. Panamanians brought reaggaton to Puerto rico…They borught in from the caribean in Jamaica thats a fact. If it werent for salsa you africans woulndt be playing salsa, wouldnt dress, act, or rap like rappers, or be playing afro beat or jazz. african americans create world music and even africans follow. Most of them inn the south are just to stupid to realize we are on the same side like you and the moron who wrote this article.

  • http://none.com Hermes

    unless you werent talking to me if not I apologize it seems we agree on alot. Latinos created reaggaeton and has more class than crunk or that other southern bullshit. I live in the south and i have fought cats because I am Latino and proud and the southern blacks deny I am black too but speak spanish.

  • http://hotmail *nothingis goingtochangemyworld*

    oh my god!!! you p.r’s. feel so proud of your $^*@!, but hey let me tell you this: first READ carefully where reggaeton is originated and find out the defition of it. a hint, Jamaicans were the first ones signin reggaeton, and you p.r. are trying to take the credits of it.

    SURVEY:
    WHO THINKS DADDY YANKEE, IVY QUEEN, DON OMAR, ETC. “SING” (and i mean with a great voice”), AND FO YOU THINK THATS REGGAETON (compare to the old reggae [bob marley])?

    Thank you guys!!!

  • Milton

    To Hermes – While I do agree to some extent that Latinos are ashamed of their black ancestry, If you think that black Americans have anything to do with Latinos being ashamed of their “black side” you are sadly mistaken.

    If you are ashamed of your black side, that is perfectly fine, but please do not project your feelings of shame and inferiority onto a race of people, many of them you do not know in such a way to make such statements.

    The reality is that Latino racism begins in their own countries, where there exist many Afro-Latinos.

    Didn’t Trujillo, the Dominican dictator, massacre thousands of black “Hatianos” and black-skinned Dominicans in the name of racial purity? Did not the Argentina army deliberately send out a disproportionate number of blacks so that they would have a white nation?

    There are just too examples of Latinos discriminating against and systematically killing Afro-Latinos for you to come to such an ignorant conclusion.

  • Milton

    Also, Damian Marley is not half Puerto Rican. He is for the most half white and half Jamaican, both his mother (the beauty pageant winner) and father (Bob Marley) are half-white and half jamaican.

    Because you have black ancestry and have an African girlfriend does not make you the final authority on black issues, and give you the right to be condescending towards African Americans.

  • jessie

    I’m Puerto Rican, I love reggaeton. I think all of the haters out there are only hating cuz they do not understand it. And since it is so popular in the latino culture, it is growing on other cultures which probably y you hate it even more. Some of you say that the beats sound repetitve, well no Sh!t Sherlock that is what classifies it as a music Genre, u know when your listening to rock cuz of the harcore beats, u know ur listening to rap when you hear the flow of rhymes.

    Reggaeton was invented in Panama, with african influences (drum beats mostly) jamaican reggae is not the same thing as Reggaeton. It was not growing in popularity while it was in panama Puerto ricans just popularized it later and basically reinvented it. No one can deny the fact that reggaeton is growing, They now have reggaeton radio stations in all parts of the U.S. and more hip/hop stations are playing reggaeton. look at all of the artists that have collaborated with reggaeton artists: Jay Z, Fat Joe, Nore, Faboulous, Lumidee, Paris Hilton, R. Kelly, Pharrel, Juelz Santana, LL Cool J, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, 3-6-mafia, nelly furtado, Pitbull, snoop dogg, beanie man and many more They know where the money is!.

    The idiots i cant stand are the people that think Daddy yankee and don omar are the only reggaeton artists out there just because they choose not to learn the other names of artists. I can easily think of over 40 reggaeton artists, and to think it is just now getting popular?

    If the the only reggaeton songs u know are “rompe” and “gasolina” by daddy yankee of course you are going to think reggaeton sucks, I agree those songs suck, because they are so americanized. They were playing that on most of the hip/hop stations, but have any of you guy heard some of his other songs? they are all 10 times better then the crap you hear on those hip/hop stations. Of course Hip/hop will always be more popular then reggaeton………in AMERICA!!!

  • Realistic

    …..most of you are black so you dont really understand, you say reggaeton is garbage but cant deny you dont grind in da club when the DJ puts on some reggaeton, reggaeton aint leaving!! and i would have thought black people would understand! after all hip hop was critized a lot and still is, and yet hip hop is still here! jay~Z, G-unit, R.kelly, Diddy, lil jon, the game, three six mafia, paul wall, beenie man, bone thugs and harmony, ja rule, jim jones, juelz santana, busta rhymes have done reggaeton!!!!

  • Realistic

    when reggaeton was first started YES it did copy beats and styles from other genres, but over the years it has evolved and created its own rythym and dances.Most americans only know about daddy yankee but there are much better like wisin y yandel, dom omar, tego calderon, and zion y lennox. Reggaeton is hip hops cousin, both latinos and blacks can relate to the music. There shouldnt be any hatin on reggaeton!! and FUCK that racist over egoed piece of shit of a writer who dissed reggaeton!!!

  • Jessie

    Beyonce’, Jagged Edge, Paul wall, Cypress Hill, Aventura, Cuban Link, Lil Rob and Chingo Bling also Collaborated with reggaeton artists just to mention a few more

  • Jessie

    Oh yeah i forgot all about bone thugs n harmony and ja rule lol

    To Realistic (the guy that posted after me): I am not to familiar with the reggaeton songs that Busta and Jim jones did. I guess imma have to look it up.

    I really want Eminem to collaborate with a reggaeton artist in the future, that would be awesome cuz that is one talented Mofo.

    By the way I was thinking about how many reggaeton artists that are out there and i counted 50 exactly (Reggaeton duo’s count as 2 artists), but i am probably missing some.

    To all the people that hate reggaeton: Dont be scared of it just because you dont understand what they’re saying, or dont know how to bump, grind and dance to it. Be glad that latinos are finally making it big here in the U.S. musically speaking.

    “According to the oft-quoted statistic, which may or may not have been invented by Pat Buchanan, the United States will be fifty percent Mexican by 2050. Reggaeton might end up going the way of rap-rock just by virtue of the fact that it sucks; but unless we put up a fence or something, we should probably get used to hearing some form of awful hispanic music.”

    this was the most stupidest thing that was said in this article. First of all there are no mexican reggaeton artists out there currently, the majority 96% of reggeaton artists are Puerto Rican. So get your facts straight. Second of all Puerto ricans are the only Hispanics that are born legal, because Puerto Rico is U.S. territory (not a country). So no border law is going to prevent this type of music. What a dumbass!

  • http://www.urbnalatino.com carlo

    reggatron is african influence idiots

  • Rock

    The Updated list of artists that collaborated with reggaton: Jay Z, Fat Joe, Faboulous, Lumidee, Paris Hilton, R. Kelly, Pharrel Williams, Juelz Santana, LL Cool J, Young Buck, Lloyd Banks, 3-6-mafia, nelly furtado, Pitbull, snoop dogg, beanie man, Beyonce’, Jagged Edge, Paul wall, Cypress Hill, Aventura, Cuban Link, Lil Rob, Chingo Bling, the game, diddy, sean paul (the jamaican one), Jim jones, lil jon, elephant man, Busta Rhymes, and Ashanti

  • Realistic

    oh yeah i forgot beyonce did a song with Don Omar. (JESSIE) thank you for reminding me lol, that just proves that hip hop artists can collaborate with reggaeton artists. ALL tha hatas should know they facts before posting some ignorant shit!!! puerto rico needs a border?! NO thats retarded!! there are no mexican reggaeton artists but there are mexican rappers like Chingo Bling. it really pisses me off that some black people can be so ignorant towards latin music.

  • jessie

    Beyonce also remixed her song “check up on it” with Voltio.

    BTW I counted up to 58 Reggaeton artists, that is a pretty good number, but that number gets bigger every month.

  • Realistic

    Also Pharell,Trick Daddy,and,Trina.The list gets bigger everyday people……hip hop artists like some reggaeton,lol

  • usda

    Well that’s hip hop artists. Just regular black people as a whole don’t like reggaeton.

  • http://n/a Michael

    Greetings, everyone!

    Reggaeton die? More like, level off, just like someone mentioned, regarding hip hop. Why level off, like Hip hop?, because Reggaeton has been around for years, just like hip hop was around, before it exploded. “Tempo” & “Vico C”, to name a few, have been around for years so, Reggaeton, is not new.
    As far as the Reggaeton beat, “Dembow”, just like Country music, soft rock, hard rock, salsa, every single type of music, has a beat, that distinguishes the music you recognize, as such.
    Now, for the ignorant person, who said that maybe a wall, should be built, it has nothing to do with the “U.S.A. citizens”, born in Puerto Rico, coming into the U.S.A. Puerto Rico, is a common wealth. No disrespect to those who are not U.S.A citizens and cross the border, in search of a better life but, the “Latin Americans, by birth, in Puerto Rico, who come to the mainland, are not crossing the border, bringing the very music, you dislike.
    When I hear music, I really do not enjoy, I, move on to the next station, of my preference.

    Peace…

  • stewart

    aite listen reggaeton mite die between your race not trying to be racist or nothing is just that you say there’s only 5 songs just because those are the only ones they show on mtv or bet but turn on to mun2 or some other hispanic channel and you’ll see over thirty of them also YOU DON’T KNOW WHO ALL THE ARTISTS ARE! All you might ever heard about was probably daddy yankee or don omar because they’re the most famous ones right now. So on my part reggaeton could die but not to the hispanics because if u do a poll 4 of 5 hispanics will know what reggaeton is. Also don’t say that rap artists don’t like it because the same rappers you’re talking about also sang with reggaeton artists such as 5o cent with tego calderon or bone thugs with wisin y yandel and even more. But to finish REGGAETON WILL NEVER DIE!

  • NYC

    If reggaeton aint gonna die ten neither will hip hop, dancehall or reggae will either. Black people stand up.

  • http://www.djwillie.com DJ WILLIE

    FUNNY, ITS A FAD, THAT ARTICLE WAS PIBLISED IN MAY 2006, ITS NOW NOV 2006…READ THE REGGAETON PROGRESSION ON MY BEHALF

    1. I HAVE IN THE STREETS NOW WELL OVER 250,000 REGGAETON MIXTAPES WITHIN STREETS OF EVERY MAJOR CITIE IN THE USA….

    2. JUSTO MIXTAPE AWARDS HAVE FOR THE 1ST TIME MIXTAPE CATEGORY FOR REGGAETON

    3. URBAN-REGGAETON 9WHICH INCLUDES HIP HOP) BEATS OUT MANY NON LATIN STATIONS.

    4. MTV THE BIGGEST VIDEO OUTLET HAS AN ALL LATIN (MOSTLY REGGATEON) VIDEO CHANNEL ENTITLED MTV TRES (MTV3)

    —- DJ WILLIE —-
    http://WWW.DJWILLIE.COM

  • Pete

    Jamaicans do reggae better than latinos but that’s just my opinion. If reggaeton is quote unqoute “hotter than” jamaican reggae dancehall, then its at jamaica’s expense. Yeah reggaeton is a different style but that don’t change the fact that jamaican reggae is the foundation for the music. Irie Mon! I hope I said that right.

  • will 15

    people stop saying puerto ricans are black

    the majority of pr are moriscos, white, mullato, then black last

    the white man dont see puerto ricans as niggas they see you as spanish(spics) speakers. and there are massive amounts of white people in the latino diaspora.

    puerto ricans you are not black(racially) unless you are a black puerto rican if you are not a black puerto rican then fall back! i get tired of these stupid people claiming to be of african descent then treat black people like shit in latin america

    black americans- all latinos are not your brother.

    reggae-is influenced by african american music.

    hip hop is influenced by jamaican toasting where does puerto ricans fit in that?

    jazz/ blues-is african american music point black

    african americans help form latin jazz in the 40′s from the bebop era.

    reggaeton is not black music its latin. reggae is

  • will 15

    another thing you got a few latinos talking about we al this no we arent out of these groups which are you?

    black
    native american
    white
    hispanic/ latino
    asian

    american
    puerto rican
    mexican
    etc

  • damien C.

    Hip hop sucks, rap sucks, reggaeton sucks and r&b sucks. all you ghetto motherfuckers need to stay in your projects and stay out of real america.

  • http://XXLMAG.COM Pr Reggaetoni

    FUCK ALL YALL NIGGAS THATS WHY WE GET ALL YALL BITCHES SO STOP HATIN DUMBASSES

    PUERTO RICO

    FO LIFE

  • http://XXLMAG.COM EL BORICUA

    ITS ALL ABOUT LATINOS WE JUST SOME SWEET MUTHA FUCKAS

  • http://XXLMAG.COM PUERTO RICO

    ITS MORE LIKE THE DEATH OF RAP CAUSE WE TAKIN OVER EVERYTHING SO STEP BITCHES

  • BoriquaQUeen

    All I have to say is that it sounds like just another jaded nigga.Story of Your motherfuckers lives.

  • Realistic

    i like reggaeton but tha 1 guy above me should not have dissed hip hop…….reggaeton AINT leaving but its not gonna replace hip hop cause black people still like it and they dont speak spanish, so unless black people get bored with hip hop and magically understand the spanish language…..i doubt reggaeton will kill hip hop/replace it.

  • Alexa

    This article is completely racist. If what you want to say is that you don’t like Reggaeton, you can, just like I don’t think Hip Hop is that great. You don’t have to generalize about Hispanics and put a whole race down just because you dislike a type of music.

    Also, get your date from a better source. Reggaeton was originated more than 10 years ago, it was underground and still survived ilegally with 10 or more new songs (a cassette)each week. So obviously, there are a lot of more than 5 Reggaeton songs.

    Daddy Yankee, who sings Rompe, is only one Reggaeton singer. His style is completely different to the hundred others Reggaeton singers. You can’t say that all songs sound like Rompe when it’s not true. There is different types of Reggaeton, like Romantic, Street-like, Social.

    Next time, get the facts.

  • dreadzy

    to whiteboy shut the fuq up, only reason you like raygaytone is coz its nothin but hype its the best new thang on mtv raygaytone is a rip off of reggae its just bubblegum that will soon wher off

    africa unite, uhuru na umajah

  • http://dfdfdf.com Boribori

    Good thing you posers are finally disliking our music, we really don’t need white people and black people listening to our shit.

    Country sucks.
    Rap sucks.
    Rock is ok since it has some good lyrics, same as reggaeton, but you crackers wouldnt understand, you dont understand spanish.

  • Campeao

    Any credit for the creation of Reggaeton BEGINS WITH AFRO-PANAMANIANS, OR JAMAICAN-PANAMANIANS.
    Reggaeton has nothing to do with the descendents of white Spaniards from Puerto Rico or any part of Latin America.

    The blatent rip-off of reggaeton and the GENOCIDAL ATTACKS AND ATTEMPTS TO ‘DISAPPEAR’ BLACK PEOPLE IN LATIN AMERICA, ARE ONE AND THE SAME BAG OF TRICKS. Blacks in Latin America are marginalized to the level of cultural, racial and genetic genocide. Yet, the creations of Blacks in Latin America are stolen, ripped-off and claimed by people who are very well aware of the racist attacks and treatment of Blacks whether they are in Los Angeles, Central America, Colombia, Mexico or Argentina.

  • caribe_lady

    i’m puerto rican and even i dont like reggaeton. it is the same trash and one thing that bothers me a lot is when i talk to people of other countries they dont say puerto rico, they say the island of reggaeton or ‘cangrinaje’ or the island of daddy yankee. there are many people from my countries that doesnt like reggaeton. that is why the salsa is coming again. i hope reggaeton vanished or just stay as a smooth rap side for hispanic songs like it did in the 90′s.

  • TSRONER

    Is me telling all ya haters ya don`t kno shit, about this movement. Ingnorant people all of ya get wrong mix singnals dat Reggaeton is brand new dat it came out just yesterday. Well ya are wrong, ya stupid Fuks!! This first started in the hoods ((barrios)) of my beautiful Puerto Rico like La Perla DEl Sur, Guayamo, Ponce, Carolina, Mayagues and etc…
    Reggaeton wasn`t commercialize it was underground music and it wasn`t called Reggaeton it was called Spanish Reggae or Spanish Rap.Back IN da they IT Really Had Some Good Heavy Hitters like Tempo((free tempo)), Baby Rasta & Gringo, Speddy, BLA$$, Las Guanabanas, Memo y Vale, Lito y Polaco, Mexicano777, Tito & Hector, Nicky Jam, Point Breakers, GunSMOKE, kId Melaza((**R.I.P)), o.G.m & Oakley((R.I.P)), fELO mAn, T.N.T, Frankie Boy, Big Boy, Vico-C, nIeto Y fAcE,Maicol y Manuel, gREat Kilo, Plan-B, Mr.Cavalucci, MC CEJA, EDDIE DEE, DJ JOE, DJ ERIC, DJ PLAYERO, DJ DICKYYYY, DJ STEFANO, DJ CHICLIN,DJ GIANN, DJ NEGRO, AND DADDY YANKEE A.K.A DA DEADLY WINCHESTA YANKEE 30/30 DAT`S WHEN HE WAS REAL HE EVEN MADE SONGS WITH NAS IN AN OLD CD BORICUA GUER*ER* SO HE REALLY HAD DA ABILITY RAP IN SPANISH HE DIDN`T SPIT ONE THING ABOUT A GIRL HE STARTED DOIN DAT IN DA EARLY 2000`S BUT BAK THEN in da 90`s he just spit pure fire, D.Y ONLY SPIT ABOUT DA STREET LIFE IN P.R AND DA STREET STRUGGLES, NOTHING ABOUT GIRLS AND GASOLINA OR ROMPE AND ETC.Him and all da oldskool reggaeton artists made hits with out fuking amerikan airwaves dat`s a fact. I KNOW ABOUT THE HISTORY CAUSE I WAS IN IT I`M PROUD TO SAY I WITNESS IT AT A YOUNG AGE((DA MOVEMENT)) IN MY LIFE AND NOW I`M 20. SO REALLY I`M PROBABLY OF DA FEW PEOPLE IN DA UNITED STATES DAT REALLY KNOW ABOUT DA TRUE REGGAETON STORY REAL NAME SPANISH REGGAE OR SPANISH RAP UNDERGROUND MUSIC………yA WANT TO KNOW ABOUT DA TRUE REGGAETON ARTIST WELL I`LL GIVE YA SOME POINTERS ON WHAT SONGS DON`T TALK ABOUT GIRLS AND REALLY TALK ABOUT DA GHETTO LIFE OF A BORICUA AND LATINO WELL HERE IT GOES DA SONGS ”””’(((TEMPO- AMEN))), (((MEXICANO- BENDICION MAMI))), (((MR.CAVALUCCI- REGLAS DE LA CALLE))), (((MC CEJA- NIGGA WHAT WHAT))),(((LITO Y POLACO- MUNDO FRIO))),(((EDDIE DEE- LAS CALLES DE HOY)))……
    YA COULD DOWNLOAD THIS SONGS ON WHAT EVA PROGRAMS YA USE TO DOWNLOAD MUSIC AND YA COULD PUT THEM IN YA CD….THIS IS ONLY FOR THOSE DAT LOVE TRUE RAW STREET LYRICS AND FOR THOSE WHO THINK WE ONLY SPIT COMMERCIAL SHIT GIRLS GIRLS…….
    TRANSLATED IN ENGLISH THE NAME OF THE SONGS OF THE SONGS I PUT (((TEMPO-BLESS))),(((MEXICANO- BLESS MAMI))), (((MR.CAVALUCCI- STREET RULES))),(((MC CEJA- NIGGA WHAT WHAT=NO TRANSLATION IS DA SAME))),(((LITO Y POLACO- COLD WORLD))),(((EDDIE DEE- THE STREETS OF TODAY)))…….. DA BEATS OF DA SONGS ARE KILLA TRUE SPANISH HIP HOP/OLD SKOOL REGGAETON….. I RECOMMENDED FO WHOEVA. OOIGHT HATERS KEEP ON HATIN THIS WOULD NEVA DIE, AND FOR THOSE WHO SAY THIS WOULD BECOME UNDERGROUND ”WELL KEEP ON DREAMIN DUM ASSES THIS WAS ALREADY UNDERGROUND AND IT WON`T COME BACK TO UNDERGROUND THIS IS WORLWIDE MUSIC, WORLWIDE GANGSTAS LIKE JAY-Z SAID ON A REAGGAETON SONG WITH HECTOR EL FATHA JAPANESE ALREADY LISTEN TO IT, AND DA WHOLE EUROPE TOO AFRICA TOO=TRU FUKING FACTS….THIS IS HERE TO STAY UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD.
    CHECK OUT DA SONGS OOIGHT HATERS & REGGAETON/SPANISH RAP LOVAS”
    (((TEMPO- AMEN))), (((MEXICANO- BENDICION MAMI))), (((MR.CAVALUCCI- REGLAS DE LA CALLE))), (((MC CEJA- NIGGA WHAT WHAT))),(((LITO Y POLACO- MUNDO FRIO))),(((EDDIE DEE- LAS CALLES DE HOY)))……
    (((TEMPO- AMEN))), (((MEXICANO- BENDICION MAMI))), (((MR.CAVALUCCI- REGLAS DE LA CALLE))), (((MC CEJA- NIGGA WHAT WHAT))),(((LITO Y POLACO- MUNDO FRIO))),(((EDDIE DEE- LAS CALLES DE HOY)))……
    (((TEMPO- AMEN))), (((MEXICANO- BENDICION MAMI))), (((MR.CAVALUCCI- REGLAS DE LA CALLE))), (((MC CEJA- NIGGA WHAT WHAT))),(((LITO Y POLACO- MUNDO FRIO))),(((EDDIE DEE- LAS CALLES DE HOY)))……
    (((TEMPO- AMEN))), (((MEXICANO- BENDICION MAMI))), (((MR.CAVALUCCI- REGLAS DE LA CALLE))), (((MC CEJA- NIGGA WHAT WHAT))),(((LITO Y POLACO- MUNDO FRIO))),(((EDDIE DEE- LAS CALLES DE HOY)))……
    (((TEMPO- AMEN))), (((MEXICANO- BENDICION MAMI))), (((MR.CAVALUCCI- REGLAS DE LA CALLE))), (((MC CEJA- NIGGA WHAT WHAT))),(((LITO Y POLACO- MUNDO FRIO))),(((EDDIE DEE- LAS CALLES DE HOY)))……
    (((TEMPO- AMEN))), (((MEXICANO- BENDICION MAMI))), (((MR.CAVALUCCI- REGLAS DE LA CALLE))), (((MC CEJA- NIGGA WHAT WHAT))),(((LITO Y POLACO- MUNDO FRIO))),(((EDDIE DEE- LAS CALLES DE HOY)))……
    (((TEMPO- AMEN))), (((MEXICANO- BENDICION MAMI))), (((MR.CAVALUCCI- REGLAS DE LA CALLE))), (((MC CEJA- NIGGA WHAT WHAT))),(((LITO Y POLACO- MUNDO FRIO))),(((EDDIE DEE- LAS CALLES DE HOY)))……
    PEACE OU HATERS……..ALL MUZIK {{{PROVIDED BY TSRONER A TRU REGGAETON/SAPNISH RAP FAN SINCE DA BEGGINING OF TIME}}}
    KEEP ON HATIN WE SPICS ARE PROUD CAUSE U KNO WHAT WE ARE SPIC=SPANISH PEAOPLE IN CONTROL.FUK YA HATERS AND ONE THING UNITED STATES OF AMERICA(U.S.A) LAND WAS DISCOVERED BY AN IMMIGRANT BY THE NAME OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS FROM SPAIN SO REALLY YA WHITE`S ARE AS MUCH AS IMMIGRANTS AS I AM .LEARN YA HISTORY….**SPAIN** A SPANISH SPEAKING COUNTRY NO ENGLISH OKAY AMERICAN FUKS……………..

  • TSRONER

    REGGAETON FO LIFE!!!!!!!!!!
    HATERS KEEP ON HATIN. REGGAETON NEVA WOULD DIE!!!!!! AS MUCH AS U WANTED TO DIE, IT WON`T GIVE UP DAT EASILY WITHOUT A FIGHT, IT`S MOVEMENT BY FAR IT`S DA STRONGEST & BIGGEST LATIN MUSIC MOVEMENT!!!!!!!!!!! WATCHOUT SPICS COMING TO TAKE OVA!!!!!! SPIC=SPANISH.PEOPLE.IN.CONTROL U FUKING HATAZ…….. CALLED A SPIC I`M PROUD I`M A SPIC CAUSE WE SPICS ARE NOW IN FUKING CONTOL OF DA MUSIC BIZ, SPIC=SPANISH.PEOPLE.IN.CONTROL. HATE IT OR LOVE IT WE`RE NUMBA#1

  • TSRONER

    REGGAETON FO LIFE!!!!!!!!!!
    HATERS KEEP ON HATIN. REGGAETON NEVA WOULD DIE!!!!!! AS MUCH AS U WANTED TO DIE, IT WON`T GIVE UP DAT EASILY WITHOUT A FIGHT, IT`S MOVEMENT BY FAR IT`S DA STRONGEST & BIGGEST LATIN MUSIC MOVEMENT!!!!!!!!!!! WATCHOUT SPICS COMING TO TAKE OVA!!!!!! SPIC=SPANISH.PEOPLE.IN.CONTROL U FUKING HATAZ…….. CALL ME A SPIC I`M PROUD I`M A SPIC CAUSE WE SPICS ARE NOW IN FUKING CONTOL OF DA MUSIC BIZ, SPIC=SPANISH.PEOPLE.IN.CONTROL. HATE IT OR LOVE IT WE`RE NUMBA#1

  • pLATINum

    What? What? they want reggaeton. with MTV3 now in effect and with EL CARTEL coming soon you know we bout to keep reggaeton flowing. NYC Latinos made Disco in the 70s, NY Latinos produced all the black hip hop but never got the cred and Dr.DRe even admitted using “corridos mexicanos” in his west coast beats. Latinos run music no doubt. blacks and whites just sit back and watch us produce the illist beats. “ni volviendo a nacer lo hacen como nosotro…no traten que estan haciendo un riduculo papi”-wisin y yandel

  • LiricaDeLaMata

    a bunch of crybabies that’s what you are; crying about reggeton bleh morones.

    If you don’t know about reggeton don’t talk about it… there are a lot of reggeton artists from here: PUERTO RICO.

    Reggeton it’s not over… maybe for gringolandia(USA) but not in Puerto Rico and the rest of Latin America/Europe(Spain,etc.,)

    USA is not the only place in the world… nor the center of it.

    Reggeton it’s here to stay for a very long time. It’s making the same statement as salsa did.

    Deal with it llorones.

  • LiricaDeLaMata

    a bunch of crybabies that’s what you are; crying about reggeton bleh morones.

    If you don’t know about reggeton don’t talk about it… there are a lot of reggeton artists from here: PUERTO RICO.

    Reggeton it’s not over… maybe for gringolandia(USA) but not in Puerto Rico and the rest of Latin America/Europe(Spain,etc.,)

    USA is not the only place in the world… nor the center of it.

    Reggeton it’s here to stay for a very long time. It’s making the same statement as salsa did.

    Deal with it llorones.

  • WILL. 15

    This article is completely racist. If what you want to say is that you don’t like Reggaeton, you can, just like I don’t think Hip Hop is that great. You don’t have to generalize about Hispanics and put a whole race down just because you dislike a type of music.

    ^^^>>>>>>>you dumb ass bitch hispanic is not a race!

    Blacks in Latin America are marginalized to the level of cultural, racial and genetic genocide. Yet, the creations of Blacks in Latin America are stolen, ripped-off and claimed by people who are very well aware of the racist attacks and treatment of Blacks whether they are in Los Angeles, Central America, Colombia, Mexico or Argentina.

    >>>>>>>>>>>>co sign!

    Boribori Says:
    November 6th, 2006 at 4:27 pm
    Good thing you posers are finally disliking our music, we really don’t need white people and black people listening to our shit.

    Country sucks.
    Rap sucks.
    Rock is ok since it has some good lyrics, same as reggaeton, but you crackers wouldnt understand, you dont understand spanish.

    LOL I Guess you have not heard of the european lanaguage call spanish which came from spainards(nordics) lol I CANT BELIEVE HISPANICS ARE THIS DUMB? SPANISH IS A WHITE LANGUAGE

  • WILL. 15

    LiricaDeLaMata Says:
    November 21st, 2006 at 4:51 pm

    Reggeton it’s not over… maybe for gringolandia(USA) but not in Puerto Rico and the rest of Latin America/Europe(Spain,etc.,)

    >>>>> who gives a shit about spain? you meztizo shit! spain is one of the most racist countries in europe towards blacks from all walks of life

  • Salvadorean

    not i’m not puerto rican or dominican or mexican not of that shit im salvadorean for all of those that dont know, yes we speak spanish. honestly love rap to death and any body that dosent like rap hip hop can go ahead and listen to whateva they wanna listen too.but i love rap/hip hop but reggaeton really dosent do any thing for me. i guess its alright but its fucked for people to say rascist shit about hispanics just because of a genre of music its stupid and inmature and shows how ignorant people are. ok yeah i give it up to black people of african americans for makin some of the best genres of music but thats no reason to just basicly say hip hop and every thing is ours and nobody except black people can claim it becaus were im from i grew up with tupac and biggie nas and jay z. i agree that rap/hiphop is better than reggaeton ( my opinion no disrespect) but i dont agree with rasicts and thats the truth. so basicly if you really hate reggaeton dont listen to it if ypu dont like hip hop/rap dont listen to it fuck everyone here who dosent understand or like what i say. and fuck they guy who wrote this rasict shit every one i commenting on. honestly i thin that every person that came up with a style of music got the idea for it from aonther style of music so nobody owns nothing every body steals somthing its just some people do a better job of hiding it. all hispanics and blacks need to stop fighting cause if white people(not all of them some are cool. no disrespect) get hispanics totally out of this country who you think they are going to go after next huh? go ahead make a guess and it and it asians.

  • Mick

    Personally I find reggaeton to be one of the most predicable, 2 dementional forms of music out there. despite it’s festive sound, it is very dull;not only uninteresting, but very annoying.
    Here’s the problem. Latin hip-hop was an experiment. People wanted to take hip-hop and give it latino influence. There is nothing wrong with that. The problem is that experiment didn’t go anywhere. It hasn’t changed one iota since it began. It doesn’t evolve. There is no variation. It’s too basic. There is a basic type of beat with a typical tempo, it’s played in the same key, there is no change in key in any of the songs, there is no imagination.
    Here’s the thing about culture. If it doesn’t evolve, it dies. And reggaeton is an aspect of Hispanic culter isn’t evolving. So I am not surprised that thier sales are plummeting. Perhapse it is true that Hispanics will be half our population by 2050. That doesn’t mean reggaeton will be there to see it.

  • Chica

    Dear you racist motherfuckers!!!!!
    You dont know half da shit you guys talk about…..
    First learn fuckin spanish!!
    You probably dont like the music because you dont understand, you dumbasses.
    Next if you change the beat it wont be reggaeton no more.. the way we dance it, rap it, etc will change.
    no more of the Good shit i like hearing.. Plus if you dont like it then dont listen to it.. go listen to your honki tonk budank cudank music and fuck yourselves..

  • Chica

    one more thing… alot but i mean alot of people like reggaeton.. when you listen to it in the clubs people start dancing and singing there lyrics. Not only hispanic people listen to it. Also hispanic population is growing so i think that its popularity will increase and be bigger and better than ever!!I lived in georgia, wisconsin and florida……every one i know likes it
    and im mixed half and half. so if you dont like it close your ears and suck it!!!!

  • Danity

    Reggaeton blends Jamaican music influences of reggae and dancehall with those of Latin America, such as bomba and plena, as well as that of hip hop. The music is also combined with rapping (generally) in Spanish. Reggaeton has given the Hispanic youth, starting with those of Panama and Puerto Rico, a musical genre that they can consider their own. The influence of this genre has spread to the wider Latino communities in the United States, as well as the Latin American and Central American audience.

    While it takes influences from hip hop and Jamaican dancehall, it would be wrong to define reggaeton as the ‘Hispanic’- or ‘Latino’- version of either of these genres; reggaeton has its own specific beat and rhythm, whereas Latino hip hop is simply hip hop recorded by artists of Latino descent. The specific rhythm that characterizes Reggaeton is referred to as “Dem Bow”.[1][2] The name is a reference to the title of the dancehall song that first popularized the beat in the early 1990s. An overwhelming majority of reggaeton songs share the same beat and for the most part, are indistinguishable from one another aside from their lyrics.

    Reggaeton’s origins represents a hybrid of many different musical genres and influences from various countries in the Caribbean, Latin America and the United States. The genre of Reggaeton however is most closely associated with Puerto Rico, as this is where the musical style later popularized and became most famous, and where the vast majority of its stars originate from
    Reggaeton lyrics tend to be more derived from hip hop than dancehall.

  • Crunktonio

    This dude bol is a stupid fag aka racist aka PINGON!!! First of all reggaeton does not come from mexico idiot!Second of all reggaeton is not dying hip hop is! reggaeton is getting bigger with all these cameos including jay-z, paris hilton, game, lil jon, p.diddy and so on.. Finally, reggaeton is hot and don’t disrespect, because it aint the same beat over and over,,, if it is so dead then why are these reggaeton artists going platinum?? i didnt expect this from xxl. yo bol ur a stupid punk!! i have white and black people that listen to reggaeton! I luv rap, i luv the whole south thing, if it wasn’t for the south like chamillionaire and young jeezy there wouldnt be so much hype in the hip hop industry! Reggaeton for ever!!

  • Max Poopy

    Listen let me tell yall something reggeaton is here to stay wheather you like it or not.
    The fact of the matter is your grandma probly listens to “rompe” and likes it.

    You could go anywhere outside the U.S. and they know reggeaton.(I know ima Dj )

    ps there more songs than just rompe

  • Reggaeton fanatic

    I agree wit dis people
    reggaeton is here to say and
    as hispanic populations grow so will da music. Da more flavor da better.
    Dis white america wouldnt be nothing without hispanics!!!!!

  • http://allhiphop.com Hermes!!!

    excuse me Milton?!?!?!? isnt it you guys who date light skin women over dark skin women all the time especally if your dark even if your black activists???? and date so that6 there children are light. Yeah I think so . also will always say to others they are not african they are african american so dont play me on some ashamed of my ancestry bullshit you african americans dont even have congas or any of the african aspects of salsa and always claim africans are primitive . Also its a known fat al your dark skin people date light skin women yet hate on light skin guys so dont play latinos cause the world knows Milton!!!Also, Damian Marley is not half Puerto Rican as another one of Bob’s children is also half Prican!! as Lloyd banks is half rican and haitian the other part of my island. Juelz Santana JR writer and faboulous are dominican dont try to play me milton!! All that problack nonsense is just that nonsense latinos arent ashamed of being black youre ashamed of being diluted and not all black talk to a nigerian like my girl she will tell you you guys are not as black as you think you are!

  • Truthfully going to hurt

    Now, about them getting paid 100,000 for a show(TO CHARLIE)-EVEN IF THATS TRUE, THATS BECAUSE THIER A FREAKING CHARITY CASE!!!! and trus and believe 50 does NOT settle for less when it comes to his money
    get this straight-why cant they rename the music??? why REGGAE ton?? why cant they come up with something thier own? thats like hip hop takin that music and saying its now espanol hop or something. get ur own name, then u will get ur own respect.
    each race makes up america, so all races gonna havta deal with it.
    but, i dont like it because I dont know what im saying. its like lady marmalade…catchy, but…whats the real reason for french?? YOU THINK ABOUT THAT NEXT TIME U SAY Voulez-vous coucher avec moi (ce soir)?”…and next time u decide to sing about fuel for your car(GASOLINE!!) they jus decided to add an a. wow….
    the ruling music rite now is hip hop, pop, rock, and jamaican dancehall.
    then……
    down……….
    down
    down
    keep going
    down
    down
    down
    ur almost there
    ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………every other type of music is here____________________….

  • http://AOL BORICUA77

    I think it is a shame that blacks could be so racist. I learned that by working with them. Some of them will say racist things about Latinos. They will even talk about Latinos with whites. If you talk about them all hell breaks loose. Hip-Hop was started in part by Latinos more specifially Puertoricans in the So.Bronx. We where never given Hip-Hop props. We where elbowed out of a movement that we helped create. K-7 had a song that was up in the charts and he visited a black radio station. When they saw that he was Latino they pulled his song. That is where the Freestyle movement started. J Lo also gets alot of hate directed at her. The Puertorican day parade is the only ethnic celebration that features African-American artists. When black artists go down to preform in Puertorico they are met with nothing but love. Usher,Beyonce,50 and others have preformed in Puertorico. So why is it that we are met with so much hostility and hate from blacks? I think Puertoricans need to start revaluating our aliances.
    Luis El Boricua De Nueva York

  • will.15

    BORICUA77 Says:
    December 9th, 2006 at 2:18 pm

    I think it is a shame that blacks could be so racist. I learned that by working with them.

    >>>>>> as soon as your ethhnic group becomes a real race then shut up latino is not a race what race are you?

    white hispanic, meztizo hispanic, damn sure not a black hispanic

  • C.O.

    I like Reggaeton. I am a Jamaican in the U.K. and we looooooove that music here. I am not sure why these American wankers like Byron even HAVE a blog on something like a majotr magazine. This just goes to show that not only are WHITES racists to Blacks there, but BLACKS ARE JUST AS RACIST, if not MORE! How sad for all of you. Really. Stop making corny hip hop music that ITSELF has derivations from Dancehall, before you decide to throw a couple of rocks at other CARIBBEANS….. who have more of a right to borrow and build with us than any of YOU. Get a life…. and pleeeeeeas tell Jay-Z to go back to pushing papers….. his album is a mess…. download, then DELETE.

  • C.O.

    Furthermore, Reaggeton gets more airtime on stations here than hip hop. I don’t even listen to that stuff anymore. It sounds so fluffy and so not raw. Hypocrite rappers who go around talking mess about how someone else is too “mainstream”, but then go and turn poppy themselves. Ugh!

    “Hip Hop is DEAD!!” – NAS

  • dominican mami

    i dis aggree as a half spanish half black women i love reggaetone and all my friends love it to allmost all spanish people love this music maybe blacks don’t enjoy cause they don’t understand the music or the depth of the lyrics reggaetone doesnt curse they use a different style of slang and talk people get tired of hering bitch this hoe that reggaetone is a complete range of music please dont hate on what u cant understand (ya tu sabes) you allready know

  • Jibaro

    u blak pplz r so fuckin stupid just hatin on our music reggaeton cause we got shit to talk bout not tha same shit over and over bout fuckin a ho or puttin a cap in sumone and dont give me tha shit that common talks but real stuff or quien pinga se llame ese cabron NAS i wouldnt even listen to their songs to help me shit if i had constipation… reggaeton kicks rap= (retards atempting poetry) in tha genetials, and if ur offened wit wat i said maybe u should read this fuckin writer article wear he tries to diss salsa and reggaeton and maybe then u can understand why i’m feelin this hate, i’m pretty sure u wouldn’t like it if i dissed ur james brown or anita franklin now would u tyrone THOUGHT SO! CABRON

  • SHAUN

    Bol and his readers are narrow minded…..Reggaeton is not a new fad, having existed in Puerto Rico and the Carribean since the late 80′s thanks to pioneers such as Vico C, it’s just now catching momentum in the States and abroad. It is somewhat monotonous, but with new labels and artists emerging that will soon change. It is the newest form of Hip-Hop and Dance Hall, replacing the likes on the airwaves and in the clubs, by a people who were present during the discovery of Hip-Hop in the South Bronx. To cheer the death of Reggaeton is ignorant and probably the reason why Hip-Hop is dead (Nas). Latinos Stand Up!!!

  • SHAUN

    Remember Pun…..

    One of the greatest emcees ever….

    and he was Puerto Rican….

    “I’m the first Latin rapper to baffle your skull, master the flow,
    Niggas be swearin’ I’m Blacker than coal, like Nat Cole”

    If u know your history the second Hip-Hop single ever to drop after “Rapper’s Delight” was “Disco Dreams” by an all Puerto Rican rap group on the Sugar Hill label….

    Don’t get twisted….

    Mic. check Boricuas on the set, U don’t get no wins in me casa!!!

  • http://whothefuckcares Solaris

    What the hell ? seriously who cares. Everybody with any common sense knows that most modern music sucks anyway. All the shit sounds the fucking same. This guy isnt a racist he is simply making an observation. I dont listen to rap but I like all the older shit from the early 90′s I hate latin music ( And I’m Hispanic). I can honestly say the best thing that ever came out of puerto rico was my housekeeper and my wife. Know why they left?

  • latino kid

    OK, first of all, let me just say that im latino and I hate reggaeton. And to all my black focks, please do not associate this garbage with all latinos. if your gonna point fingers, blame this on puertoricans, and puertoricans only.
    Second of all being a latino one thing you have to understand about puertoricans is that they are very stubborn and proud people. Reggaeton is really the only music people love to hate and that’s only because puerto ricans are behind it. my fellow jamaicans don’t get angry if someone is stealing your music, join the club. they have done this with salsa merengue and now hiphop. Salsa is cuban merengue is dominican and now i can’t believe their taking credit for hiphop. This is ridiculous, everyone knows hiphop is black period. Puertoricans have the ability unlike all the other poor countries of the carribean and south and central america, to distribute the music because they are a us territory and have the cash, nonetheless their country is still garbage, LOL, because they are all so stubborn and stick to welfare.

  • placka da don dada

    i dont get you people , if you cant open ur mind to reggaeton then how u expect for a person to leason to reggae or rap or rock ,

    pssssss………the dr/pr kid lp

  • Oliver

    FYI, Sean Paul HENRIQUES is Jewish, Chinese and Black. Check the records. Cuban my ass. I also second the fact that Damian Marley is not Puerto Rican. If reggae-ton had more variations in the beats and more talented vocalists then I might like it. But it all just sounds the same. Big up Jamaica and dancehall/reggae artists.

  • http://xxlmag tonie

    Okay 1st of all wat the fuck is up with all of these racist ass comments?? this shit don’t make no sense! but anyway im black and i love reggaetone. yes its true! although i will admit that some of the beats sound the same but hell i’ve heard rap shit dat sound da same. its really ignorant for some people to say that they dislike reggaetone just because they heard Rompe or some other shit. like others said until you hear real artist like Tego Caleron or Don Omar then you can talk until then…. shut up!!! also i don’t think reggaetone is dying….. hell as much as i love my Black people and as much as i love hip-hop, lets admit to the fact that hip-hop is dead. sorry to say but its dying fast. all they do now a days is argue and beef in their records! so stop all of these racist comments and its time for Latins abd Blacks to come together! (i don’t know about whites?? yall are still holding us latins and blacks down)but anyway i love reggaetone and if you don’t guess wat?? nobody is making you listen to it turn the damn radio station or turn the damn channel.

  • collade

    yas iz bugging reggaeton has changed over the years and not for nuthing black people be dancing that shit in the parties so dont front

  • Hitler

    its sad how NIGGERS are still afraid of some competition. I’m sad to say that when 2050 comes around there might not be that many NIGGERS TO LINCH.

  • Trigger

    They trying are saying that they made reggae better with reggaeTON.
    Cheak out this out >>>>
    http://billboard.blogs.com/billboardpostplay/2005/06/atlantic_signs_.html#comment-27142627

  • http://www.myspace.com/abzolutemusic Raul San Miguel

    Brothers and Sisters:

    I have encountered this thread for the first time and i must say that I am shocked at what I am reading…

    I’ll just go ahead and make my points numerically:

    1) Anyone claiming Latinos doing reggaeton are “ripping off music” and are “culture stealers” need to research thier history. I am of Dominican-Puertican decent. I am just as Black as any African-American.

    2) Reggaeton is a mixture of reggae, hip-hop, and afro carribean music (salsa, merengue, calypso, etc.)…

    3)I used to hate reggaeton because of it’s sub-par lyrical content. Now i realize that I like reggaeton, it’s the commercial artists that have monopolized the market that are spewing the same gargabe that I don’t like. Reggaeton does have it’s history and it did begin as a youth movement that was NOT tolerated by society initially (just like hip-hop)…

    4)The reason reggaeton is declining is because of lack of originality. Artists are simply making music for the money and disregarding the quality of it.Alot of the big reggaeton artists are also just plain WACK!!! (They know who they are…they can’t rap or sing)… This has negated the efforts of old school latin MC’s such as Vico-C who was doing it since the 1980′s. There are also MC’s like Tego Calderon who are superior MC’s and talk about the Negro-Latino experience. It’s not all “Rompe..”

    5) I am half puertorican, but I admit that reggaeton has been strong-armed by selfish puertoricans that refuse to open up the market to other Latinos trying to get on (truth is truth..come on my boricua brothers and sisters let’s not act like this ain’t true…i mean i’m boricua and I can admit it). That is one of the main reasons there is such a decline in popularity. My mexican, salvadorean, panamanian, dominican brothers and sisters that are trying to get that exposure Puerto Rican artist are getting are tired of not getting represented in the genre. This trickles down to thier respective communities. I honestly don’t blame them for not supporting reggaeton anymore. Hip-hop dosent have that problem because it has representatives from everywhere (east coast, west coast, mid-west, south, etc…)

    6) I am a salsa singer myself, but I have a production and management company that specializes in developing and managing artists in Latin Urban Music. We are currently working with an artist called “SUPERNOVA” who is taking reggeaton and giving it more of a hip-hop/R&B edge to it. This will hopefully tie that bridge that the genre is missing between Latin America and the U.S.

    7) Check out our music at http://www.myspace.com/abzolute music
    Feel free to drop some comments!

    8) This original blog post is racist. IGNORANCE SHOULD NEVER BE TOLERATED!!!

    -Raul San Miguel
    Abzolute Music LLC.
    “The Humble Brotherhood of Music”
    http://www.myspace.com/abzolutemusic

  • Trigger

    I SEE THAT THE PUERTO RICAN POSTERS ON THIS BOARD LIKES TO USE THE WORD NIGGA/NIGGER AND MAKING THREATS TOWARDS BLACK PEOPLE FOR SPEAKING THERE OPINIONS.
    PUERTO RICANS BOTH MALES AND FEMALES CULTURE IS TO COPY EVERY SINGLE THING BLACK PEOPLE DO, THEY NEED TO PUT DOWN THE PUERTO RICAN FLAG AND WAVE THE RED,BLACK AND GREEN FLAG, THATS HOW MUCH PUERTO RICANS ARE MIMICING AND COPING EVERY SINGLE THING BLACK PEOPLE DO. PUERTO RICANS COPY OUR STYLES OF DRESS, PUERTO RICANS COPY OUR DANCES, NOTE BLACK PEOPLE CREATED BREAKDANCING BACK IN 1969,PUERTO RICANS CAME RIGHT BEHIND BLACK PEOPLE AS THEY ALWAYS DO, AFTER BREAKDANCING WAS OUT OF STYLE IN THE 70′S AND GRABBED THE DANCE AND ARE TRYING TO NOW SAY THEY CREATED IT. PUERTO RICANS COPY OUR BRAIDS AND CORNROLLING THIER HAIR. PUERTO RICANS ARE EVEN STARTING TO DREAD LOC THIER HAIR, PUERTO RICANS ARE COPYING OUR MANNERISMS OUR SPEECH OUR SLANGS SUCH AS THE WORD NIGGA. AS IF THEY WAS SIDE BY SIDE WITH AFRICAN AMERICANS WHEN THE WHITE MAN WAS CALLING BLACK PEOPLE NIGGERS AND HANGING BLACK PEOPLE FROM TREES. YOU SPICS NEED TO KNOW THAT BLACK PEOPLE WHO ARE USING THAT WORD IS OUT OF HISTORICAL INJURY. WHY DO YOU PUERTO RICANS SO LOOSLY USE THE WORD NIGGER/NIGGA WHEN YOU CAN USE THE WORD SPIC TO EACHOTHER, YOU NEED TO NOTE THAT NOT ALL BLACK PEOPLE LIKE TO HEAR THE WORD NIGGER/NIGGA AS LOOSLY AS YOU SPICS ARE USING IT AROUND OUR ELDER AFRICAN-AMERICAN BLACK PEOPLE IN AMERICA. YOUR A DISRESPECFUL BUNCH OF LATIN WHITE BASTARDS, THIS IS HOW MUCH YOU SPICS ARE IMITATING BLACK PEOPLE. MEANING OF PUERTO RICANS MEANS TO COPY THE ACTIONS, APPEARENCE, MANNERISM AND SPEECH OF BLACK PEOPLE. BUST THIS BELIEVE IT OR NOT I SAW A SITE THAT MEXICANS ARE SAYING THAT PUERTO RICANS HAVE STOLE THIER FOOD RECIPES AND CALLED IT THERE OWN,IM NOT MAKING THIS UP. THIS PUERTO RICAN RAGGAETON IS ALSO COPIED FROM THE BLACK PEOPLE OF PANAMA PUERTO RICANS STOLE THAT AND MAKING LOTS OF MONEY OFF OF THIER MUSIC, PUERTO RICANS ALSO COPIED SALSA MUSIC FROM THE AFRICANS. PUERTO RICANS COPYING OUR RAP MUSIC OUR R&B HOWEVER THEY FAIL ALL THE TIME. PUERTO RICANS FRAUDULENTLY LOVE TO FABRICATE AND FORGED BLACK PEOPLE. HOWEVER PUERTO RICANS WILL JUMP ON BLACK CHILDREN AND JUMP BLACK PEOPLE IN GROUPS UNFAIRLY WHERE AS BLACK PEOPLE HAVE ALWAYS FOUGHT THEM FAIRLY. PUERTO RICANS ARE JUST LIKE THEIR LATIN WHITE FATHERS. FUCK A LATIN. PLEASE NOTE THAT IN NEW YORK THAT A PUERTO RICAN CORRECTION OFFICER SHOT 2 BLACK MEN SAYING THAT THEY JUMPED HIM WHICH WAS A LIE SINCE WHEN DO BLACK MEN HAVE TO JUMP A PUERTO RICAN? IN THE DEATH OF OUR BROTHA SEAN BELL THE FIRST 11 SHOTS WAS BY A PUERTO RICAN POLICE OFFICER. SO BLACK PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO NOT ONLY THE WHITE MANS BULL CRAP BUT ALSO PUERTO RICANS. I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW YOU PUERTO RICANS COPY BLACK PEOPLE SO MUCH THEN TURN AROUND AND JUMP THEM.

  • Trigger

    JIBARO EVEN IF YOU TRYED TO DISRESPECT JAMES BROWN OR ARTHEA FRANKLIN IT WOULDNT MATTER BECAUSE JAMES BROWN OR ARTHEA FRANKLIN ARE BOTH WELL LOVED ALL OVER THE WORLD WHITE PEOPLE ROCKING THIER MUSIC OUT INSPACE. SO IT DON’T MATTER WHAT YOUR LITTLE THOUGHTS ARE, BECAUSE YOU PUERTO RICANS ARE GONNA TRY TO COPY THEM TOO, IN WHICH DUED TO YOUR INFERIORTY, YOU AND I BOTH KNOW THAT YOUR PEOPLE ARE GONNA FAIL IN THE DEPARTMENT OF SOUL.

  • http://www.myspace.com/abzolutemusic Raul San Miguel

    Trigger…

    you seem to have alot of anger in you…

    I think you need to think twice before you type once because what you posted has to be the most ignorant jibberish I have ever read.

    Please get over yourself.

  • http://www.myspace.com/abzolutemusic Raul San Miguel

    Have we all forgotten that all music comes from somewhere else??

  • Trigger

    Raul San Miguel

    This is not about anger its about you PUERTO RICANS copying every single BLACK PEOPLE do. However what makes your PUERTO RICAN race mock black people so much, that you all use the word nigger/nigga instead of calling eachother spic? Im least angered Im just exposing you PUERTO RICANS how your mocking Black People the way that you all do. Get Original PR’S.

  • http://www.myspace.com/abzolutemusic Raul San Miguel

    Trigger:

    Growing up in the South Bronx, i used to say “nigga” all the time…it’s part of the everyday vernacular in NYC when you grow up in the ‘hood (and i’m sure you know that)….

    Now at 26, i don’t like using the word because of it’s ignorant definition and because of whom invented it…

    With that said,

    you are claiming Puertoricans are mocking Black people because the are saying “nigga?”

    truthfully, the word “nigga” is a negative word…and if you are going to say that PRicans are mocking Black people by using that word, then you should open your eyes and realize that anyone that uses that word is mocking “Black” people…and that applies to both blacks and latinos alike!

    and while your’e at it, please define what a “Black” person is….

    I am just as “black” as you are….

    and please keep in mind that Africans blessed my islands of PR and DR years before they reached the America….

  • http://www.myspace.com/abzolutemusic Raul San Miguel

    Random thoughts for today:

    Download “Flow Natural”

    Tito El Bambino featuring Beanie Man

    STRAIGHT FIRE!!!

    Anyways,

    let us all remember that Xamayca (Jamaica), Kuba(Cuba), Boriken(Puerto Rico), Kiskeya(Dominican Republic), and Ayti (Haiti) were all one kingdom (Taino)….before the Europeans arrived…

    we all come from the same seed….

    Instead of focusing our energies on what makes us diffrent, let’s focus it on what makes us alike…

    -Raul San Miguel
    Abzolute Music LLC.
    “The Humble Brotherhood of Music”
    http://www.myspace.com/abzolutemusic

  • Trigger

    Raul San Miguel, truth sometimes sounds a bit harsh, so don’t confuse truth with anger. you seem to be twisting my wording up, now you said that Im claiming Puertoricans are mocking Black people because Puertoricans are saying “nigga?” Correction this is what I said that you Puertoricans are mocking black people SO MUCH, that you Puertoricans are loosely using the word nigger/nigga instead of calling each other Spics? read what I wrote! I already know the word nigger/nigga is a negative word. Raul San Miguel My family has been in America for over 400years. Black People from the past didnt come to America voluntary we were kidnapped from Africa, now you Puertoricans and Dominicans came willfully to America. Your people came here in the 1940s or 1950s. However its not my problem of how you came to America, what matters is you all lived around Black People who were already here in America. You PR’S don’t know the struggle that Black People had been thur for many years before you arrival to America. You don’t even care to know that the white man last words, that some black people heard, before the white man lynched them, was NIGGER. You must NOTE that you Puertorican and Dominican and all other immigrants are only in this Country by way Of Black-African-American-Slaves who helped win the Civil war, had Black People lost that war, Black People would have most liking still been in slavery in America and trust me you Puertoricans/Dominican and all other immigrants, would have never been in America. Also you need to note that the very grounds you walk on in this Country was built by Black People. Black people worked from sun up to sun down. My point to your people is that you all don’t understand how Black people have been affected by slavery or the historical injury it left on black-African-Americans or how it past down to the Black Americans Americans today right now. How dare you immigrants come to America and use the word NIGGER/NIGGA. Let me explain about YOU Puertoricans mocking and biting Black people so much. Raul San Miguel you did admit using the word nigger/nigga in the past however you have to admit that you were in deed mocking Black People when you used the N-word? You also said> it’s part of the everyday vernacular in NYC when you grow up in the ‘hood (and i’m sure you know that. No it is not it was part of the Black Peoples slang to eachother in the hood, that you Puertoricans copied. My point is the white man used to call you Puertoricans SPICS, why you all don’t just call eachother SPICS instead of mocking Black Peoples so-called slang here in America? This is the difference between Black-African-Americans and you Puertoricans. Black Americans are using the Nigger/Nigga word out of Historical mental illness, The Nigger word was used so much On Black-American-Slaves that Black People begin to believe thats what we were and it past down into today’s Black Generation, Black People used the NIGGER/NIGGA word out of a Historical Injury. Where as you Puertoricans use the NIGGER/NIGGA word as a slang word, that you Puertoricans copied and mocked from Black Americans. True or False Miguel? Now do you understand the difference. Their are many Africans Americans who are trying to ban the nigger/nigga word. I suggest you tell your Puertoricans/Dominican buddies to cut the NIGGER word out and to stop mimicing Black African Americans so much. Black people are getting sick of hearing the N-word early in the morning on trains and buses from Puertorican Teens okay. Teach your Children to be themselves and being that you Pr’s do copy Black People so hard, tell ya people that it’s NOT part of the everyday vernacular in NYC when you grow up in the hood not unless you want to be called Spics! You all will never know the struggle that Black African Americans have been thur in America. And most of you PR’S and all others are only in this Country off the blood sweat and tears Of Black African Americans not NIGGERS.

  • Trigger

    Raul San Miguel you said that that Xamayca (Jamaica), Kuba(Cuba), Boriken(Puerto Rico), Kiskeya(Dominican Republic), and Ayti (Haiti) were all one kingdom (Taino)….before the Europeans arrived… OH NO YOUR WRONG, YOUR POORLY ATTEMPING TO RE-EDITED HISTORY RAUL SAN MIGUEL JUST LIKE YOUR WHITE SPAINARD DADDY DOES , WE ARE NOT FROM THE SAME SEED, you sound like those crazy ISRAELITES/ THE REAL JEWS ARE BLACK that are miseducating People that Puerto Ricans are also real Jews and are Black. Sorry but your being mislead. I will lead you correctly Jamaicans and Haitians are direct decendants from Africa just as African Americans are direct decendants from Africa. Now about The Cubians, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans let me explain who you are and how you all come about, before the Cubians, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans race was even conceived. Before Columbus and Spainards arrived , You must note that the planet was one land. The earth began to split causing Africans to move to other locations of the earth. Africans from Africa and Indians From the Carib & in America had long done business with each other a long time ago before the white man. The White man was originally Black people until they got caught in the ice ages/storm that lasted many years causing them to become white/pale skinned and making them very aggressive and coldheart just wicked, this is another subject but its has to do with what im posting. Now their were already many Afro/Black-Indians already in the Carib, who were conquered, by the European Spainards. The Afro Black Indians or The Arawak/Taino Indians numbers were way to low to replace. In the Colonial era, many European plantation owners brought in Africans to work as slaves Europeans kidnapped Africans from Africa to replace the Arawak/Taino Indians. The Africans from Africa did work side by side with the last few of the Arawak/Taino Indians.They also intermixed. Which would only mean that the kidnapped Africans from Africa would have absorbed The Afro-Black Indians or The Arawak/Taino Indians into their bloodlines. Its a sad to how the White man murdered the Natives off like that. Today Many people call themselves Indians,Today if your from America Or Carribeans you are NOT pure Indians. However their is only one way you may have the DNA strands of Afro-Black Indians or The Arawak/Taino Indians is by mixing with the Africans from Africa who did infact intermix with the Natives of both in America and the in Caribbeans. In other words you might carry a small part in your DNA of the The Original Afro-Black Indians/The Arawak/Taino Indians Only by way of The African Slave Trade/ Kidnapped Africans from Africa, The Afro-Black Indians/The Arawak/Taino Indians were all murdered off they no longer walk the earth they were long ago extinct. The Cubians, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans you are not Indians you are a young race to the planet your younger then the white man, your of a race was conceived by way of the White Men raping the African Women/Slaves in the Caribbeans. In short this means that your genetic daddy or papi is white. You must not confuse yourselves with being Boriken Indians, I am also aware that PR’s are doing DNA Testing trying to find a DNA Link to the Boriken Indians however you left out the DNA testing from your Black African Mothers from the Congo’s of Africa who were victimized by ya White Spainard Daddies which is the only way can carry that Boriken DNA , by way of the Black African Woman/slave that was kidnapped to Puerto Rico from ya Spanish White daddies. Do the Math. Look it up for yourselves your race is mixed of everybody mostly caucasians. I would like to know how can you Puerto Ricans go from calling yourselves Latins to Indians anyway? Because it was your Dominicans & Puerto Ricans white spainard daddies who killed the Boriken Indians off. I know the indigenous Boriken Indians are just rolling over in thier graves off of this shyt, now they have the White mans seed Puerto Rican Children trying to say they are Boriken Indians. Aint this some shyt. You dont know your history because you have not study it ,besides both Dominicans & Puerto Ricans & Cubians failed to record thier history. your daddy never taught you how to read and write, all ya white spainard Catholic Daddies ever gave ya was his Catholic pagan religion. That you all swear by. I even see Puerto Rican junkies high on dope rocking back and forth and they cross thier hearts in front of Catholic Church’s. The white man is your daddy and you love your white daddy and exculed and hate ya Black African Momma. Also Note that Boriken Indians were Sun Worshippers and followed the earth they died to keep thier beliefs, Boriken Indians didnt want no pagan Catholic religion. Thats why the Puerto Ricans White Spainard Daddies murdered the Boriken Indians off. I mentioned 2 eras for you one before your race conception, and two that lead to the birth of Puerto Ricans, and Dominican race. You Puerto Ricans & Dominicans are the white mans seed you are not from Africa, because you don’t have Africa at heart. The truth is that why ya white daddy labeled you HIS-PANICS. Note: Mexicans are not Hispanics or Latins they are Indians and were also victimized by the Puerto Ricans and Dominican white Spainard Daddies. Raul San Miguel tell your Puerto Ricans and Dominican to stop mocking Black People Globally. Thank you You Spaniard Latin guy.

  • Trigger

    Note the difference between the white mans seed who are Puerto Ricans & Dominicans & how they so freely use the Nigger/Nigga word and Note that The Jamicans and Haitians don’t use the word nigger/nigga. How did that happened Raul San Miguel. Im forcing you to see that we are not from the same seed You are the White mans seed, We are of The Black mans seed.

  • Chuck Norris

    Racism’s still aliivvve…its just we concealin’ it…

    ….where the f*ck is my headband!?.

  • dominican mami

    i am dr/pr/panama and black /white i am dark skinned and pass as black but i am in love with reggaeton music and i believe that reggaeton is never going to die. as long as hispanics are around it will neva die. if you knew lunny tunes the men that make most of the reggaeton beats ar dr and they are helping with the movment.i dont see how blacks and hispanics dont get along i mean u say the white man raped the black women to make us and didnt they do the same thing to make light skinned black people. i think all this hate needs to end and we should all live peaceful i mean my family is multi race and we would never turn on each other as u guys have. lets just get it straight were all at least 25% black so lets act that way and get along.

  • dominican mami

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  • Trigger

    dominican mami For 1, I didnt create Racism your White Daddy did, you also said that you don’t see how blacks and hispanics dont get along. Well dominican mami, we can get along its just that you guys are making mockery of Blacks globally. dominican you make it sound as if the Black Women/Slave’s participation was voluntary or consentual when the white man kidnapped her, raped her, branded her, beat her and so on. The Black Woman/Slave didn’t and was NOT permitted to have freewill to say NO to Your white Spainard daddies. The fact still remains that Puerto Ricans and Dominicans don’t even acknowledge the past of the Black Woman/Slave that you come from. Your Black Momma from Africa, who was taken advantage of and victimized by your white Spainard Fathers. Both you Puerto Ricans and Dominicans sided with your wicked Spainard Fathers against your own genetic Mother. That’s why you don’t mention that when you are swabbed DNA showed that you have strands of Africans from the Congos of Africa. However you all prefer to leave that out and now call yourselves INDIANS. Bust this you Dominicans also copied Hatitans music but in the mean while Haitians in the Dominican Republic are demeaned, harassed, and victimized by The Dominicans. Also note that Haitian children are victimized by you Dominican’s. However as darkskinned you Dominicans might be the fact still remains that you hate Black and anybody from Africa. You Dominican’s glorifies The White/European rapist race. Dominicans are exactly like their White/European daddies. He programmed your thoughts against African Decendants. Hatitians accuses Dominicans on human rights abuses. So know what you are saying dominican mami because you sound like a hypocrite.

  • Its Just BusinessTON

    The Black Artist that are being called on from the PR’s and colaborating with reggaeTON artist’s. I doubt it if The Black Artist’s like reggaeTON so-called-music, they are just making money off the Latino’s. Its Just BusinessTON.

  • dominican mami

    i am not a hypocrite. and i love my black side and i love my spanish half i neva would hate on either side. and for u to say dominicans hate blacks not true.my grandad married a black women and they very much get along and love one another. what i am trying to say is in my life i dont experience this black spanish racisim on a daily bases i guess maybe i just dont acknowledge it cause i am on both sides of the races. but i do see alot of spainsh hating on spanish than blacks.thats just from my observation. but reggaeton aint going no where no time soon and as long as we keep hating on each other we will neva make it as a world

  • dominican mami

    trigger if u dont mind me asking where did u get ur info n how old are u

  • Puerto Ricans can’t create nothing and have not created nothing not until you copy it from AFRICAN AMERICANS

    dominican mami my age has nothing to do with history or this public post board. i will not post things that i dont know about or have facts to back up on so dont take it as im telling you all about yourselves for nothing. i have grounds to stand on. now i grew up with puertoricans in a mostly Black community. growing up I can remember both dominicans and puertoricans against black children that was buying candy or even going to the stores for thier parents @ bodega’s. it was common for black children to be accused of stealing from adult dominicans and puertoricans men, to accuse black children of stealing from the store even thou the black children have already payed for the groceries or whatever. both dominicans and puertoricans grown up have jumped on and attacked many black children in thier stores. back then i didnt really pay it no attention, i really thought as so many other African Americans think that your people are cool with us. I guess the problem is that African Americans beat puertorican and dominicans asses the way they should have for putting thier hands on our Black Children. I would say that maybe African Americans got so used to be attacked from the white people, that we in our own Black community, didnt really pay attn to a new enemy arising and against and desrespecting us and our children. However when i moved to a mostly puertorican & dominican area. I always heard the words get the nigger this was back in 1997. i repeatly witness many puertorican’s gangin’ up and attackin’ single black men. dominicans and puertoricans have truly blinded African Americans. In Black Communities, Black people would fight puertoricans fair and square. Where as in puertorican Communities. puertoricans grandfathers, fathers grandmothers, mothers cousins aunt uncles friends and so on would out right jump Black People viciously. Now don’t get me wrong I have seen single Black men beat the shyt out of several puertorican’s, who were attempting to so cowardly jump them. Now dominican mami i am not attacking you personally from what i have just read you want a better world. However thats what sets you apart from other dominicans and puertoricans. i can tell by your post and the respect in trying to know why i feel the way i feel about the issue. I have no beef with you. so i have to give you that respect back okay. now as far as that annoying reggaeTON Music goes, my ears can’t handle that. The ReggaeTON music was indeed copied from Jamaicans and so was African American rap music. puertoricans have no rights trying to claim Black people music as their invention and culture. puertoricans need to give props where props is dued and stop re-writing history it just aint gonna happen never. dominican mami the history is on the net of the conception of your race birth look for yourself.

  • TRIGGER

    DOMINICAN MY AGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH A PUBLIC POST BOARD AND I READ MY INFO FROM MANY BOOKS. AND IF YOU LIKE TO DEBATE SURE ANYTIME. I WON’T SPEAK ON IT UNLESS I STUDIED IT AND CAN PROVE IT. ABOUT REGGAYTON I DIDNT TELL YOU NOT TO LIKE IT. I SAID THAT Puerto Ricans COPIED IT FROM BLACK PEOPLE. CAN U STOP TRYING TO RE-EDITING MY WORDS? THANK YOU!

  • DOMINICAN MAMI

    MUCH RESPECT TO U I JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHERE U GET UR INFO THATS ALL. I RESPECT BLACK PEOPLE CAUSE TAHT IS PARTIAL OF WHAT I COME FROM I RESPECT ALL PEPOLE AT THAT. I JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHY IS THERE SO MUCH HATE? AND I SEE HOW WERE YOU COME FROM MAY MAKE YOU THIMK LIKE THAT. BUT DON’T LET BAD EXPERIENCES MAKE U HATE OR DISLIKE ALL DR’S AND PR’S THE MAJORITY OF US ARE COOL. AND I DO KNOW REGGAETON COMES FROM JAMACIANS AND STARTED IN PANAMA WE DON’T TAKE CREDIT FOR THAT WE ALLWAYS GIVE PROPS TO THEM IN ALOT OF REGGAETON SONGS ESPECIALLY TEGO CALDERON. ANYWAY I GUESS WHY I TAKE IT PERSONAL IS I AM WRITTING MUSIC TO BECOME A KNOWN REGGAETON STAR AND JUST WANTED TO KNOW WHY SO MANY OF MY BLACK PEOPLE HATE THIS MUSIC SO MUCH. CAUSE REGGAETON ARTIST RESPECT BLACKS VERY MUCH AND IT”S JUST SOME GROUPS THAT FEEL DIFFERENT. WELL MUCH LOVE

    I AM OUT

  • trigger

    DOMINICAN MAMI I would say that black people can’t relate to reggaeTON music because we like soul to our music. I wish you well with your music hopfully you can add something more to reggaeTON if not I won’t never get to hear it. Peace.

  • Jose

    I think reggaeton is alright but daddy yankee sucks. Don Omar is way better. If u know bout controversy u know dat they got something against each other. Daddy Yankee is a b*tch, he looks like a b*tch, sings like a b*tch , and is a b*tch. Some of his songs are alright but Don Omar is way better. Don Omar is the best in Reggaeton. Most only know that Daddy Yankee sings in Reggaeton. They should know that Don Omar is better. And now that im doin this i just want to say tha G-Unit sucks. I’m from H-Town. I don’t listen to no G-Unit. I listen to Slim thug, The Game, Yung Joc, Jim Jones-Dipset, and all those except G-Unit. I listen to Hip Hop/Rap and Reggaeton. I don’t know why when people talk bout Reggaeton the first one they mention is Daddy Yankee. I don’t even get a word he says and im hispanic. Now Don Omar he’s the best. And i saw an add that some didn’t know bout a Mexican Rapper dat Raps in both English and Spanish. U forgot bout the best Mexican Rapper-SPM of course. I said SPM. He’s from where i am from H-Town better known as HOUSTON TEXAS. Also called Screwston. ANYWAYS DADDY YANKEE SUCKS. DON OMAR IS THE BEST IN REGGAETON.

  • http://www.MySpace.com/Kiloz Dj KeNNy KiLoz

    Reggeaton aint about 2 die n every 1 knows it…
    just like rap was back in the 80′s
    nikkas always haten cause ricans have a little bump in the trunk….
    sorry homie we here 2 stay!!!
    DJ KeNNy KiLoz
    over n out!!!

  • IM salvadorian LOVE FOR MY REAL BLACK PEOPLE

    yo this man trigger is funny hes over here acting like hes the one who suffered through slavery or somthing. my man trigger you aint nothin. you didnt suffer through slavery. and if i was one of your ancestors i would be ashamed of you because you speak like a rasict maybe as bad as the white rasict that put your people through slavery. man you need to stop studying hhistory or were ever you get you info from just to insult and to try to bigger yourself. you complain as if you are the creator of dance hall. im sorry for my language but fuck you grow up bitch. your should be ashamed of yourself your ancestors died because due to rasicm and you just continue you it man maybe you should but on a white sheet over your head and start burning crosses at puertoricans houses or all latinos. you need to seriously get over your self you neva did anything for your people you are not rosa parks your not martin luther king okay you just a idiot on line fighting about a genre of music that you dont like obviously. honestly i dont like reggaeton and im not dominican or from pr. and you have good points on certain things but damn shut up and live your life. i grew up listening to dtraight hip hop rap what eva you want to call it i related to it loved it so am i trying to act black because i love rap. i love black peoply jamaicans africans hatian all types and i give it up to them for their style but you , you diffrent instead of being happy that you cultre has been a influence on the worl you choose to act greddy and say its mine all mine . man you didnt make rap you or hip hop not even dance hall so shut up your not lossing any money because of reggaeton. thank god the rap artist who are big now dont complain about the shit you camplain about because they would be broke. what it all comes down to it is that you insecure about your self and your own people. calm down black people wont perish cause of reggaeton learn to live in a world of diversity i bet you woudlnt even say this half this to a crowd of puertoricans or dominicans. i give ups to all those real jamaicans hatians black in general people who dont hate or atleast arent bothered by reggaeton being like by people and they just do what they do cause they keep it real . and i poperly listen to more music that comes from soul then you im a musician son and i play from the heart.and i give all the credit to the jamaicans for the beat and type of music they make. i love dance hall and reggae. and thiers reggaeton artist that collaborate with reggae artist. for example tego calderon and buju banton . so go and tell buju he souldnt be collaborating with a half dominican and puerto rican. just be happy that black people have influenced the music world. but also make sure to remeber in the end just a lonly guy who takes credit for every thing but hasnt done shit to better his people except give black people a bad name by coming here and making it seem like all black people dont like hispanic latinos. and who are you to tell people were the orgins are from you aint in thier lives you dont know the roots for all i know your a white boy hating on latinos ion here or even worse, maybe you mad cause you see some black people except hispanics more than they do you. md dc va all day. gogo all the way.
    its okay trigga man dont cry because you aint done shit for your people except complain alot sad part is that porperly half of the people that have passsed and truly suffer during the times of slavery dont give a fuck about what you are saying because thier souls are at rest and you need to stop taking credit for what they did not you. NOT YOU REMEBER NOT YOU YOU AINT DONE NOTHIN YOU ANCESTORS NOT YOU!! GET IT RIGHT SON STOP USING YOUR ANCESTORS. IVE POPERLY SUFFERED MORE RASICM THAN YOU. JUST REMEBER AND THIS IS THE LAST TIME YOU NOTHING JUST A HUMAN BEING LIKE ME SO CALM YOUR SELF DOWN THEIR GO AND STOP BEING A PUSSY ON LINE GO AND SAY SOME OF THIS SHIT TI A PUERTORICANS FACE. YOUR SURE YOUR NOT FROM A WHITE DESCENDANT. YOUR SUTRE HAVE THE WHITE MANS HATE.LOL! SERIOUSLY YOU SHOULD CHECK INTO THAT

  • IM salvadorian LOVE FOR MY REAL BLACK PEOPLE

    yo this man trigger is funny hes over here acting like hes the one who suffered through slavery or somthing. my man trigger you aint nothin. you didnt suffer through slavery. and if i was one of your ancestors i would be ashamed of you because you speak like a rasict maybe as bad as the white rasict that put your people through slavery. man you need to stop studying hhistory or were ever you get you info from just to insult and to try to bigger yourself. you complain as if you are the creator of dance hall. im sorry for my language but fuck you grow up bitch. your should be ashamed of yourself your ancestors died because due to rasicm and you just continue you it man maybe you should but on a white sheet over your head and start burning crosses at puertoricans houses or all latinos. you need to seriously get over your self you neva did anything for your people you are not rosa parks your not martin luther king okay you just a idiot on line fighting about a genre of music that you dont like obviously. honestly i dont like reggaeton and im not dominican or from pr. and you have good points on certain things but damn shut up and live your life. i grew up listening to dtraight hip hop rap what eva you want to call it i related to it loved it so am i trying to act black because i love rap. i love black peoply jamaicans africans hatian all types and i give it up to them for their style but you , you diffrent instead of being happy that you cultre has been a influence on the worl you choose to act greddy and say its mine all mine . man you didnt make rap you or hip hop not even dance hall so shut up your not lossing any money because of reggaeton. thank god the rap artist who are big now dont complain about the shit you camplain about because they would be broke. what it all comes down to it is that you insecure about your self and your own people. calm down black people wont perish cause of reggaeton learn to live in a world of diversity i bet you woudlnt even say this half this to a crowd of puertoricans or dominicans. i give ups to all those real jamaicans hatians black in general people who dont hate or atleast arent bothered by reggaeton being like by people and they just do what they do cause they keep it real . and i poperly listen to more music that comes from soul then you im a musician son and i play from the heart.and i give all the credit to the jamaicans for the beat and type of music they make. i love dance hall and reggae. and thiers reggaeton artist that collaborate with reggae artist. for example tego calderon and buju banton . so go and tell buju he souldnt be collaborating with a half dominican and puerto rican. just be happy that black people have influenced the music world. but also make sure to remeber in the end just a lonly guy who takes credit for every thing but hasnt done shit to better his people except give black people a bad name by coming here and making it seem like all black people dont like hispanic latinos. and who are you to tell people were the orgins are from you aint in thier lives you dont know the roots for all i know your a white boy hating on latinos ion here or even worse, maybe you mad cause you see some black people except hispanics more than they do you. md dc va all day. gogo all the way.
    its okay trigga man dont cry because you aint done shit for your people except complain alot sad part is that porperly half of the people that have passsed and truly suffer during the times of slavery dont give a fuck about what you are saying because thier souls are at rest and you need to stop taking credit for what they did not you. NOT YOU REMEBER NOT YOU YOU AINT DONE NOTHIN YOU ANCESTORS NOT YOU!! GET IT RIGHT SON STOP USING YOUR ANCESTORS. IVE POPERLY SUFFERED MORE RASICM THAN YOU. JUST REMEBER AND THIS IS THE LAST TIME YOU NOTHING JUST A HUMAN BEING LIKE ME SO CALM YOUR SELF DOWN THEIR GO AND STOP BEING A PUSSY ON LINE GO AND SAY SOME OF THIS SHIT TI A PUERTORICANS FACE. YOUR SURE YOUR NOT FROM A WHITE DESCENDANT. YOUR SUTRE HAVE THE WHITE MANS HATE.LOL! SERIOUSLY YOU SHOULD CHECK INTO THAT

  • IM salvadorian LOVE FOR MY REAL BLACK PEOPLE

    SORRY I WAS TYPING FAST SO MY WORDS ARE MESSED UP.BUT I THINK THEY ARE PRETTY CLEAR ENOUGH TO GET MY MESSAGE THROUGH

  • http://none Hypno

    Funny part about it is that most of the people hatin on Reaggaton cant name more than 2 or 3 songs. How can you hate on music that you’re not even listening to? I’ve never understood any kind of territorial beef. It seems like hip hop heads are afraid of rap music loosin some of it’s shine to reaggaton, but I think it’s something much deeper.
    In reading this article, I couldnt help but feel the racism jumping off the computer screen. It seemed like dude was writing more about racial issues, than musical issues. As black people, we really should not be feeding into this “we’re loosing the country to Latinos” attitude that seems to be everywhere. All the writer is doin is stirin up bullsh*t, and to be honest with you, that sh*t is crazy irresponsible for someone in his position. Look, I’m black, and I listen to reagaaton. Just like any genre of music, there’s good, and bad songs. Yes, the beat is similar in all reaggaton songs, but the writer is actin like the same thing has never been said about hip hop. If you dont care for reaggaton music, cool, thats your decision. Change the radio station, and dont watch mun2. But dont turn shit into a racial issue that has much deeper consequences for members of both races. Especially not when us here on the west coast already face more than enough black / brown tension.

  • lmach

    Trigger and the one who wrote this stupid article are freaking dumba-sses
    all you guys are doing is taking crap. you Dont know anything about hipanic culture or anything. talking about seeds and sh@@. talking about that puerto ricans are trying to b black. you are a hater, jealous idiot who need to educate your self. come to pr and say that. have u ever been there first of all. we are meztisos in the caribbean who are mixed of 3 races and yes we are proud of anything we do. so what is ur f problem. not gettin any? no perreo for you? this is a racist article with no objective point. if you dont like reggaeton don’t listen to it. leace it to us who like the music. once again show ur faces in pr and say that crap about puerto ricans. acomplejao

  • Lela

    where’s my comment?

  • Jose

    Heh…. Guess I changed the subject. I’m always known of taking control over things but i didnt want to do dat here. And i just want to say dat i aint racist or anything. i dont have any problems wit nobody. and do y’all even know wat i was talkin about in my last message thing. Y’all thinking wrong cuz y’all dont know bout controversy. But if y’all knew you’d think differently B*TCH. I ain’t scared to say the F*CKEN TRUTH.

  • Jose

    Hey i didnt realize dat some people stay posting messages like at midnight. Get a life.

  • http://www.myspace.com/abzolutemusic Raul San Miguel

    Trigger…

    I ask you to please study up on Latino-Carribean Studies..because you have no idea what you are talking about…

    my descendants “willfully” came here???

    please…spare me the ignorance!!!

    Get your facts straight and come at me with some historical facts….

    I can sit here and talk about how “my people” were abused centuries ago..and how we still live in “modern day slavery”….

    I’d rather live my live educating myself and empowering my people and overcoming..instead of sitting there worried about Puertoricans mocking Black people or not….

    Please read and educate yourself with facts….I am just as “Black” as you are….DEAL WITH IT!!!!

    (P.S. Please define what being “Black” is???? because from the looks of it, you are the one that is sounding crazy like the Israelites…)

  • latinos don’t create nothing until they copy it from black people

    I proud to say that I live a good life and I live a life watching you HIS-PANICS copying every single thing Black People do. Personally Im laughing at you. I won’t even waste my time responding back too neither of you, because your all in denial that you do infact mimic Black People.I will post another comment on THE ORIGINAL BLACK MANS TIME so you HISPANICS just wait.

  • http://www.bambinorecords.com Dante

    My point of view of this is that reggaeton music is loosing its credibility and soon will be dead. since it first started, the topic of the songs have always been the same, the style of instrumental, even the melodies of the tracks… over and over, hip hop and I mean rap music, has variety and always is on change.. it’s not that hip hop is worthless, everyone was just amazed by the new genre of music called reggaeton, but lets accept that hip hop is over the top, never falls and each year there are more artists joining it.

    In other words, Reggaeton wont last forever.

  • Jose

    This is the first time i noticed this “Trigger” guy. I read some of the messages and i didn’t know wat they were talkin about. But now i understand. Im not Puertorican. Im Mexican, i dont know about the rest, but nobody cares who invented this and dat. All dat “trigger” is sayin is bullsh*t. I dont got nothin against any anybody. I like both Reggaeton and hip hop. I think dis “trigger” guy or girl is the only one who thinks all diz. Maybe he’s just exagerating. Cause even some rappers like Jay Z, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, G-Unit, Akon, Snoop Dogg and others have made some songs with some in Reggaeton like Don Omar, Daddy Yankee, Hector El Father, Tego Calderon and others. So u just stupid. As i’ve been sayin before i aint scared to say the f*cken truth b*tch. I got nothin against Blacks and Puertorican. Cause like Don Omar said to Daddy Yankee in one of his tiraeras: Yo no me dejo, ya yo estoy grande pendejo. and it goes on to: si fueran tan bravos y me dispararan tan machitos que empezaron pa que despuez se cagaran pa. And another thing he said to Hector El Father in one of his recent album: Tu no perreas conmigo tu sabes quien yo soy, si quieres guerra aqui estoy, estoy ready pa morir dime donde pa ir, haber si tu eres un Bad Boy. And i say the same thing to this “Trigger” B*TCH. Just to him. Toma, aguanta de la mia juquea como manteca.

  • Jose

    Where u at “Trigger”. U scared to come out and face the rest or wat b*tch. One of the things i said before was if u want war i’ll give u war. Where u want is ur choice. Just if u didn’t understand. I aint scared of nothin not even death. I stick wit wat i say. I cant stand racism. Ur words and thoughts are BULLSH*T.

  • Jose

    Yo no caigo facil Pendejo.

  • Bobby Loco

    “latinos don’t create nothing until they copy it from black people” now thats probably the stupidist shiit i ever seen. lets not forget that hip-hop was started by BOTH blacks and latinos in new york…chec ya history dumb asses. reggaeton is huge around the world, and isn’t getting the respect it deserves in the u.s. because of dumb ignorant black people who are being controlled by white people to turn on another minority. we are not trying to replace hip-hop, we are trying to share abit of our world with you. if you dont like it, dont listen to it, but then when it gets played in the clubs and all the hynas(gurrls) are dancing, you better not join them. the guy who wrote this artice is by far the biggest duche bag in the world. makes up stupid facts that have no consistency or truth, then tries to make it seem legit. fuc you and t.i. your just like them kkk guys sreaming “go bac to mexico”. shiit, we’ll leave as soon as u all go bac to africa.

  • BKRIKAN

    LISTEN UP PUERTORICANS. ITS TIME FOR US TO WISE UP. THE BIGGEST MISTAKE FOR THE PUERTORICAN DAY PARADE TO DO WAS INVITE HOT97. THAT INVITED PROBLEMS FOR YEARS TO COME. IT IS NO LONGER A PUERTORICAN DAY PARADE. IT IS MORE OF A PUERTORICAN/AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE. NO OTHER PARADE WOULD HAVE AFRICAN AMERICAN ARTISTS PREFORM AT OUR PARADE. BLACK PEOPLE SPEND THE WHOLE YEAR TALKING ABOUT HOW DIRTY AND NASTY WE ARE THEN SHOW UP TO OUR PARADE TO FEEL UP ON OUR WOMEN. WHEN THE WOMEN WHERE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED IN 2000 MOST OF THE PERPITRATORS WHERE AFRICAN AMERICAN NOT PUERTORICAN OR OTHER LATINO. THE MESSED UP THING IS THAT WE GOT THE BLAME AND OUR PARADE PAID THE CONSEQUENSES. MAYBE THERE SHOULD BE A PUERTORICAN BAN ON BLACK MUSIC. NO MORE ARTISTS GOING TO PREFORM IN PUERTORICO. REMEMBER THE PEOPLE DOWN THERE RECIEVE BLACK ARTISTS WITH LOVE. DEFINATELY NO MORE BLACK ARTISTS AT THE PUERTORICAN DAY PARADE. THAT ATRACTS THE LOW LIFE GUYS THAT LIKE TO FEEL UP ON OUR PUERTORICAN WOMEN.

  • LI GEORGE

    I AM LATINO AND I FUCKIN HATE FAGGETON, THAT MUSIC SHOULD NOT BE CALLED MUSIC, I DONT FEEL PROUD OF THAT SHIT, AND NEVER WILL.

    I DONT UNDERSTAND WHY THOSE FUCKERZ TRY TO BE LIKE RAPPERS, THEY WILL NEVA EVA BE, HAVE YOU EVER SEE A BLACK RAPPER DOIN A RANCHERA SONG?? NOOOO NEVER……SO WHY THIS CLASS OF LATINOS MOTHERFUCKES ARE TRYIN TO COPY ALL THE RAP STYLE, THOSE FUCKERZ BETTA DRESS LIKE CLOWNS THAT WOULD BE MORE ORIGINAL, THEY BETTA KEEP SINGIN RANCHERAS, CORRIDOS, SALSA, MERENGUE, THATZ LATIN SHIT, I DONT LIKE THAT GENRES BUT I RESPECT THEM CAUSE ITS ORIGINAL LATIN THINGS, EVEN IF THEY SAY THAT JAMAICANS WENT TO PANAMA, FUCKKKK YOUUUU, ,THATS JUST AN EXCUSE TO AVOID THE FACT THAT THEY ARE COPYING ALL THE RAP SHIT, SO TELL ME WHY THEY ALWAYS MAKE FAGETTON REMIXES EVERYTIME A GOOD RAP SONG COMES OUT???????JAJAJAJA, YOU SEE.
    IF SOME BLACK ARTIST ARE SIGNING THOSE MOTHERFUCKERZ IS JUST BECAUSE THEY CAN MEKE MONEY FOR THEM IN THESE DAYS BUT LATER THEY WILL KICK THEIR FUCKIN LATINO ASS, JAJAJA I AM LATINO, Q CONSTE, JAJAJA BUT I AM REALIST, AND I SEE WIT MY TWO EYES.

    YOU CANT COMPARE G UNIT OR 50 CENT WIT MIERDADDY YANKEE?? YANKEE??? WHYYYYY YANKEE??? PUERTO RICAN MOTHERFUCKER.. ITS NO COMPARISON BETWEEN THEM.

    I AM FROM EL SALVADOR, I LIVE IN EL SALVADOR AND I HATE MIERDETON, A LOT OF PEOLE HERE HATE THAT SHIT, AND I MEAN A LOTTTTT.

    FUCK FAGGETON.

  • Damon

    Arguing these… RACISTS makes no sense. 2050, y’all! Thas all you gotta keep in mind. By 2050, the U.S. will be Latinized so…. better start learning how to conjugate ya verbs…. cause some folks might be left in the dust.

    Oprression and bitterness makes people MAD. This is why there is such a hateful backlash on one particular group of people’s rise into the limelight.

  • http://AOL BORICUA77

    ITS TIME FOR A BORICUA BAN ON BLACK MUSIC AND ARTISTS. WE HELPED START HIP-HOP IN THE SOUTH BRONX. BLACKS TURNED AROUND AND MADE IT INTO THERE OWN THING. OUR ARTISTS WHERE BLACKLISTED. WE NEVER GOT CREDIT FOR THE ROLE WE PLAYED IN HIP-HOP. BLACK ARTISTS GO TO PUERTORICO AND THEY GET LOVE FROM THE PEOPLE DOWN THERE. WE ARE STUPID TO INVITE BLACK ARTISTS TO THE PUERTORICAN DAY PARADE. NO OTHER ETHNIC PARADE IN THE COUNTRY DOES THAT. IT WAS TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE PARADE BECAUSE IT INVITED TONS OF BLACK MEN TO ASSAULT TO HARASS THE WOMEN. IF ANYONE NOTICED WHEN THE ASSAULTS HAPPENED IN 2000 AFTER THE PARADE MOST OF THEM MEN INVOLVED WHERE BLACK. THE MESSED UP THING IS THAT PUERTORICANS GOT THE BLAME FOR WHAT HAPPENED. BLACKS HATE ON PUERTORICANS ALL YEAR THEN LIKE US WHEN IT IS CONVIENIENT. THEY LIKE US WHEN THEY COME TO OUR PARADE TO FEEL UP ON OUR WOMEN AND TO GET US TO BUY THERE MUSIC.

  • alex

    this blog is bullshit ur juss mad because hispanics have something that can actually be as big as hip hop neither one is going to die netime soon so shut the hell up its 2007 and reggeaton is still big and its mixing in with the hip hop culture for example , nore , fat joe , pitbull ,lil john ,and not to mention rocafella wich has their own reggaeton artist are collaborating with this music so if reggaeton dies so does hip hop?????

  • Pr Nena Has blk in her

    Puerto Rican people have african American, european, and indian mixed in them. Making us black so in other words we dont mimick because we are black… making all you RACIST MUTHAFUCKERS statements WRONG!

  • Dis is stupid

    Dis is stupid.. we are arguing for nothing.. music is music.. if it comes from the soul or not, people still listen to it and if you dont like it just ignore it… dont pay no mind because the people dat make it do it for the people who like it, not for those who dont enjoy it. Im Puerto Rican.. i luv Reggaeton and hip hop and R&B and alot of other music.. if i dont enjoy a type of music i try not to listen to it. So why can you do the same and stop arguing about where it comes from, where it started if its being copied because all music has been copied and has influences of other music. So TRIGGER let it go! and stop acting foolish…

  • latinos don’t create nothing until they copy it from black people

    Im laughing at all you Hispanics, who are endlessly trying to deny that Hispanics copy Black People. I’m responding to all poster’s with nothing but the truth for it is said that truth don’t never run, and with that I stand my grounds.
    To Hypno your right I can’t name any of the reggaeton songs and why should I, when I don’t like it. Again Ur a petty person who can’t read, show me what racist thing I said that offended you? Reggaeton is catorized as a Sub-Reggae its not Reggae. Trust me reggaeton is No Threat.
    To lmach you said that your metzisos which means your the white mans seed. I don’t listen to reggaeton all I said is that you Hispanics mimic Black People that’s all. Why would I want to go to PR when I can go to Jamaica and listen to real reggae. Wow you guys are ignorant.
    To Raul San Miguel you said I’d rather live my live educating myself and empowering my people and overcoming. Instead of sitting there worried about Puertoricans mocking Black people or not…. I agree with you on the empowerment and education of self however I showed no worry about Puertoricans mocking Black people I just said that Puertoricans mock Black people, you seem to act like I just lied about something when all I said was the truth you and I both know that Puertoricans mock Black people everyday and night in every way, Example why did Puertoricans name Reggaeton after Reggae? Because Puertoricans copy everything Black People do Raul San Miguel. Don’t run from truth Raul San Miguel and in return back to you please…spare me your own ignorance!!! Define Black just for Raul San Miguel > Black is the beginning and the ending.
    Reggaeton is not a new genre of music, it’s a sub-genre of the real reggae and this is the first time ever in music history that music fell under a sub-genre.
    Hispanics shouldn’t copy Black people so much, because this is embarrassing for them and they don’t even see it.

  • latinos don’t create nothing until they copy it from black people

    To Jose you should have just mind ya own bizness, because their is a mexican movement that don’t want to be called Hispanics or Latinos, so with that you just jumped into a fight that wasn’t even yours, you dumb ignorant whiteman’s seed. Jose did I say anything about war? All you show and proved to me was that was your very own inferiority in wanting to war with me about Hispanics copying-cattin Black People. Jose ya Mami a fagget so war with that U homosexual.
    To Bobby Loco you said that hip-hop was started by BOTH blacks and latino’s in new york…chec ya history dumb asses. No you check ya History Bobby Loco. helping Bobby Loco to putting this self created Latino/Puerto Rican Lie To Rest. latinos don’t know very much about African American History that’s why its so easy for a asshole like Bobby Loco to try and say that latino’s helped create Hip-Hop Culture. Bobby Loca. In the Beginning was Africa. The African tribal rhythms and musical tradition survived the transportation of millions of kidnapped Africans to America, To Jamaica To Haiti and many other lands, However after over 400 yrs of slavery the old sounds of Africa remain with us up to now. What you Latinos failed to know is that Black People had long ago been rapping rhythmic use of spoken words back in West Africa. The Jamaicans and The American Black Plantation workers and Black railroad workers were rapping rhythmic tribal chants against the white mans oppresive society. You Hispanics or Puerto Ricans where not even in America when Black people were rapping rhythmatic semi-songs. You Latinos started coming into America in the 1950′s. Let’s fast forwarding up to the 60′s The God Father Of Soul “James Brown” 1933-2006. He was also a major influence on the technique of both rapping and break dancing. Back in the days Black Pimps were also talking rhyming slang it was called street jive. Even on the sitcom Good Times they were talking semi/rapping. Black People are the only ones known for both half singing and rhythmic street talking/rapping. bust this their are many Black Great Grandmother’s who also semi-sing rhythmatic, just holding a conversation. Fast forwarding up to the 1970′s DJ Kool Herc, Africa Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash who were all of African Descendant, they began experimented and create cutting and scratching and mixing 2 copies of the same record. Bobby, when you say that latinos help create the hip-hop culture you appear to be trying to say that latinos helped Black People in the way of scratching 2 records together? Grandmaster Flash thought that up on his own mind, he didn’t need any latinos to help him in creating the mixing of 2 records, he created and did it first. Kool herc created it and did it first. Africa Bambaataa created it and did it first, I can go on and on. You Hispanics came in under our hip-hop culture creation of Black People. Hispanics didn’t help to create The Hip-Hop culture. Yes you had a few latinos rappers back in the 70′s but they were also mocking Black People. My point is, the biggest mistake is that Latinos are trying to make yourself as equal to the original maker’s, when in fact you latinos were just following Black People as you all usually do. Everything Black People do you latinos are sure to copy after. With that stop trying to make history along side with Black people? Kiss our Ancestors Black asses and kiss my Black ass too. Since when have you Puetro Ricans or Latino’s been using rhythmic slang? Note for all: Globally Black People are a Universal People we are always creating something new Black People were always and still do half-sing/the rhythmatic street talk/rapping, Rap goes all the way back to west Africa, Way before the Latino race was even conceived on the planet. Latinos/Puerto Ricans didn’t create rap or hip-hop, so get that Latino/Puerto Rican lie outta ya heads. Everybody knows that rhyming slang begin with Black People this is common sense.

  • latinos don’t create nothing until they copy it from black people

    TO BLACK PEOPLE DON’T LET THE PUERTO RICANS RE-WRITE THEMSELVES AS EQUAL CREATORS IN OUR ORIGINAL MUSIC CREATIONS. PUERTO RICANS COPIED AND WILL ALWAYS COPY BLACK PEOPLE GLOBALLY. RIGHT NOW PUERTO RICANS ARE CURRENTLY COPYING OUR JAMAICAN BROTHAS REGGAE MUSIC. HOWEVER REGGAETON IS LACKING SOUL OF THE REAL ORIGINAL REGGAE. AS A BLACK PEOPLE GLOBALLY WE ARE A UNIVERSAL PEOPLE WE ARE ALWAYS CREATING NEW DANCE MOVEMENTS AND NEW RHYTHMS, AND WILL ALWAYS BE MOCKED AND COPIED OTHERS BECAUSE THEY CAN’T CREATE NOTHING UNTIL WE BLACK PEOPLE CREATED IT FIRST. SO SAY IT LOUD WERE BLACK AND WERE PROUD! BLACK UNITY, ONE BLOOD, ONE LOVE.
    PS. ALL YOU PUERTO RICANS NEED TO BURN YOUR PUERTO RICAN FLAG AND RAISE THE RED, BLACK AND GREEN FLAG, BECAUSE YOU PUERTO RICANS ARE ALWAYS GONNA BE IN BLACK PEOPLE BITERS.

  • latinos don’t create nothing until they copy it from black people

    To Damon what racist thing are you reading? Point it out. By 2050 the US will not be Latinized that’s a lie because for one Mexicans are not Latinos Mexicans are real Indians. Note that US counted Mexicans up as Latinos/ Hispanics. And Note that Many Black People have not reported the people in their homes to the US Census Bureau. So don’t hype your numbers up to much you have to keep in mind that America has always miscounted Black People to keep Black People Oppress however Black people have always been the majority we just didn’t know it. Latinos are not the target in the US it’s the Black man woman and Child that they and everyone else most despises.

    To BORICUA77 when you say that Pricans help to create the hip-hop culture that’s like saying that Grandmaster flash got help from pricans to mix 2 records together. That’s a insult Borricua77 you need to study up about how long black people been rapping pricans followed behind black peoples hip-hop culture you didn’t create nothing. Boricua77 I laugh at what you said because if you Puerto Ricans ban Black Music what will you have NOTHING personally I never went to Prican day parade I go to the Harlem Day Parade and The West Indian day Parade. So don’t think that all Black folks are into your wacky prican day parade. True stat shows that Latinos are first on the list to commit rape before all another nationalities. So I don’t know where you got that story from because what I saw on the news it showed PRicans guys feeling up PRican girls dumb, dumb so don’t turn your dirt on us. Stay focus that you Latinos/Hispanics copy black music.
    To Alex, you Hispanics would never create anything as big as HIP-HOP or any bigger and better then Black People’s Music. Reggaeton artist are asking Black People to rap on their music to try to make it sound better however I believe that the Black Artists who are ask to rap on reggaeton. Are just making money off Hispanics I don’t know of many Black people who like reggaeton. Reggaeton is no threat it’s just a copy of hip-hop mixed with reggae and trust me its sounds a mess.
    Pr Nena what racist statements have I made. All I said was that PR’S are copying everything Black People do that was all.
    I love Black Music and some White People Music. My point is that just because I listen to white people music don’t make me go and copy-cat their behavior or talk like a white boy because I’m black and proud and I love my Black Culture. Unlike you Ricans you are claim to be proud of your culture whatever that is and copy from everyone elses culture. I would be embarrassed to be a Rican if I was you all.

  • Trigger

    To Damon what racist thing are you reading? Point it out. By 2050 the US will not be Latinized that’s a lie because for one Mexicans are not Latinos Mexicans are real Indians. Note that US counted Mexicans up as Latinos/ Hispanics. And Note that Many Black People have not reported the people in their homes to the US Census Bureau. So don’t hype your numbers up to much you have to keep in mind that America has always miscounted Black People to keep Black People Oppress however Black people have always been the majority we just didn’t know it. Latinos are not the target in the US it’s the Black man woman and Child that they and everyone else most despises.

    To BORICUA77 when you say that Pricans help to create the hip-hop culture that’s like saying that Grandmaster flash got help from pricans to mix to records together. That’s a insult Borricua you need to study up about how long black people been rapping pricans followed behind black peoples hip-hop culture you didn’t create nothing. Boricua77 I laugh at what you said because if you Puerto Ricans ban Black Music what will you have NOTHING personally I never went to Prican day parade I go to the Harlem Day Parade and The West Indian day Parade. So don’t think that all Black folks are into your wacky prican day parade. True stat shows that Latinos are first on the list to commit rape before all another nationalities. So I don’t know where you got that story from because what I saw on the news it showed PRicans guys feeling up PRican girls dumb, dumb so don’t turn your dirt on us. Stay focus that you Latinos/Hispanics copy black music.
    To Alex, you Hispanics would never create anything as big as HIP-HOP or any bigger and better then Black People’s Music. Reggaeton artist are asking Black People to rap on their music to try to make it sound better however I believe that the Black Artists who are ask to rap on reggaeton. Are just making money off Hispanics I don’t know of many Black people who like reggaeton. Reggaeton is no threat it’s just a copy of hip-hop mixed with reggae and trust me its sounds a mess.
    Pr Nena what racist statements have I made. All I said was that PR’S are copying everything Black People do that was all.
    I love Black Music and some White People Music. My point is that just because I listen to white people music don’t make me go and copy-cat their behavior or talk like a white boy because I’m black and proud and I love my Black Culture. Unlike you Ricans you are claim to be proud of your culture whatever that is and copy from everyone elses culture. I would be embarrassed to be a Rican if I was you all.

  • Anonymous

    So a topic that started out as a music and a look into an musical genre turns into a racial battle. Its the year 2007 race is not the defining factor in everything that goes on in American society today. Stay on the topic and don’t insult one another as to who copied who and who is better than who, who rapes who, and what not.

  • african diaspora

    Pr Nena Has blk in her Says:

    February 6th, 2007 at 9:08 am
    Puerto Rican people have african American, european, and indian mixed in them. Making us black so in other words we dont mimick because we are black… making all you RACIST MUTHAFUCKERS statements WRONG

    ^^^^^ your the representation of a puerto rican indeed LOL african american stands for american(natioinality) blacks(ethnic or race) all you puertop ricans arent of african descent leave that shit at the door black people are everywhere miss but all blacks arent african american if all puerto ricans were of african decent there would not be any hate towards black puerto ricans in pr ya think or any where else in latin america where black people are marginalized!

    if your not black your not apart of the african mfcane!

  • african diaspora

    ITS TIME FOR A BORICUA BAN ON BLACK MUSIC AND ARTISTS.

    ^^^^^LOL WELL TO BAD ITS NOT GONNA HAPPEN!

    WE HELPED START HIP-HOP IN THE SOUTH BRONX.

    ^^^ YOU GUYS DID NOT HELP START SHIT MAYBE YOU DANCE A LITTLE BUT THATS IT!

    BLACKS TURNED AROUND AND MADE IT INTO THERE OWN THING. OUR ARTISTS WHERE BLACKLISTED. WE NEVER GOT CREDIT FOR THE ROLE WE PLAYED IN HIP-HOP.

    ^^^ CREDIT FOR WHAT? YOU REALLY DID NOT DO SHIT WE MADE IT OUR OWN CAUSE IT IS OURS! HIP HOP IS AMERICAN MUSIC NOT PUERTO RICAN, OVERALL BLACK! HIP HOP DOES NOT HAVE ROOTS IN SALSA OR FLAMENCO(SPANISH) MUSIC HIP HOP DOES HAS FUNK, JAZZ ELEMETS: SCAT SINGING, AFRICAN AMERICAN TOASTING.

    BLACK ARTISTS GO TO PUERTORICO AND THEY GET LOVE FROM THE PEOPLE DOWN THERE.

    ^^^^^IN PUERTO RICO WE’RE SEEN AS AMERICANS NOT BLACK YO IDIOT!A DN THATS ANY COUNTRY AFRICAN AMERICANS GO TO WHY? BECAUSE WE’RE AMERICAN!

    WE ARE STUPID TO INVITE BLACK ARTISTS TO THE PUERTORICAN DAY PARADE.

    ^^^^ YES YOU ARE STUPID BECAUSE THOSE BLACK ARTIST ARE NOT PUERTO RICAN THEY ARE AMERICAN BLACK FIRST!

    NO OTHER ETHNIC PARADE IN THE COUNTRY DOES THAT.

    ^^^^^^YOU KINDA RIGHT I DID NOT SEE ANY AMERICAN BLACKS AT THE POLISH, ST PATRICKS DAY PARADE…

    IT WAS TO THE DETRIMENT OF THE PARADE BECAUSE IT INVITED TONS OF BLACK MEN TO ASSAULT TO HARASS THE WOMEN.

    ^^^^^ I DONT KNOW ABOUT THAT BUT MAYBE PUERRTO RICANS WOMEN ARE JUST NATURAL SLUTS BECAUSE THE SPANISH WHERE SOME HORNY SONS OF BITCHES WHEN THEY CAME IN CONTACT WITH THE TAINOS

    IF ANYONE NOTICED WHEN THE ASSAULTS HAPPENED IN 2000 AFTER THE PARADE MOST OF THEM MEN INVOLVED WHERE BLACK.

    ^^^^^ THIS I DOUBT YOUR EXAGGERATING MAYBE THEY WERE PUERTO RICANS BY CULTURE AND BLACK RACIALLY SO…..

    THE MESSED UP THING IS THAT PUERTORICANS GOT THE BLAME FOR WHAT HAPPENED.

    ^^^^^ AGAIN MAYBE THEY WERE PUERTO RICANS WHO WERE/ARE BLACK, BLACK DOES NOT STAND FOR AFRICAN AMERICAN FOOL THERES BLACK PEOPLE FROM ALL KINDS OF NATIONALITIES

    BLACKS HATE ON PUERTORICANS ALL YEAR THEN LIKE US WHEN IT IS CONVIENIENT.

    ^^^^^^^YOUR PEOPLE DO THE SAME!, AFTER ALL THE TYPICAL LOOKING PUERTO RICAN IN AMERICA ARE THE SAME TYPE OF SPANISH THE HATE ON BLACKS IN LOUIZA, AND CAROLINA, PR BEEN THERE SEEN IT.

    THEY LIKE US WHEN THEY COME TO OUR PARADE TO FEEL UP ON OUR WOMEN AND TO GET US TO BUY THERE MUSIC

    HMMM SOUNDS LIKE YOU BLANCOS WHO STOLE THE BLACK CULTURE OF PANAMA AND HIGHJACKED IT TO PR.

    REMEMBER BEING PUERTO RICAN IS NOT RACIALY BUT A NATIONAL THING IN PR YOU CAN BE WHITE, BLACK ,AMERINDIAN, MULLATO, ASIAN AND ANYTHING IN BETWEEN IN AMERICA YOUR LATINO WHICH IS ALSO NOT A RACE!

  • african diaspora

    BKRIKAN Says:

    January 23rd, 2007 at 6:03 am
    LISTEN UP PUERTORICANS. ITS TIME FOR US TO WISE UP. THE BIGGEST MISTAKE FOR THE PUERTORICAN DAY PARADE TO DO WAS INVITE HOT97.

    ^^^^^^^ SO WHOS IN CHARGE OF THE PR DAY PR? WHY DONT YOU PROTEST!

    IT IS NO LONGER A PUERTORICAN DAY PARADE. IT IS MORE OF A PUERTORICAN/AFRICAN AMERICAN DAY PARADE.

    ^^^^^^^^ WHOS FAULT IS THAT????LOL

    DEFINATELY NO MORE BLACK ARTISTS AT THE PUERTORICAN DAY PARADE. THAT ATRACTS THE LOW LIFE GUYS THAT LIKE TO FEEL UP ON OUR PUERTORICAN WOMEN.

    WELL YOU KNOW WHAT SINCE YOU SPEAKING IN TERMS OF NATIONALITY YOU BEING PUERTO RICAN WE SHOULD BAN PUERTO RICANS AND OTHER LATIN AMERICAN NATIONALS FROM AMERICAN EVENTS SOUNDS POLITICALLY CORRECT? THERES NO COUNTRY CALLED BLACK BLACK IS RACE THERES BLACK PEOPLE IN PR THERES BLACKS IN AMERICA GET YOUR WORDS RIGHT.

    AND AS I SAID BEFORE THE PUERTO RICANS IN PR SEE THESE BLACK PERFORMERS AS AMERICANS

  • african diaspora

    JJ Says:

    September 11th, 2006 at 8:45 pm
    Jamaicans and african americans don’t have to be jealuous of nothin.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^OF COURSE WE DONT WE AFRICAN/BLACK BRTEHEN THEY SAY LATINO! NOT BLACK!

    JJ Says:
    September 11th, 2006 at 8:45 pm
    We’ve been where latinos are at now and have exceded beyond measure in those areas.

    TRUTH WE CREATED ALL FORMS OF AMERICAN MUSIC AND PIECES WERE STOLEN FROM US BY OUR FELLOW AMERICAN NEGRO- HATERS, THE WHITE RACE..

    I’m proud to be black or african american and latinos need to realize. We aint tryin to diss or be racist,

    SHIT IF YOU THINK ABOUT IT THESE LATINOS DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY ARE THEY CALL THEMSELVES LATINOS BUT IN LATIN AMERICA THEY ARE CALLED DIFFERENT THINGS AND THEN MANY OF THEM HAVE THE NERVE TO SAY THEY WILL NEVER ASSIMILATE BUT LITTLE DO THEY KNOW THEY ALREADY DID WHEN THEY CHECK CATEGORIES GIVEN TO THEM BY THE U.S GOVERMENT! THESE PEOPLE ARE LIARS THEY TALK SHIT ABOUT WHITE PEOPLE BUT IN LATIN AMERICA THE PEOPLE THAT ARE PART WHITE OR 3/4 OR FULL WHITE RUN MOST OF THE SHIT!

  • http://AOL BORICUA77

    LOL. Anyone that was at the infamous assault against the woman after the parade would see that MOST of the guys involved where black. By the way rape is not just a Latino,Black or White thing. Rape is an across the board problem.

  • Jose

    I wasnt going to check diz shit again but i just got curious. I heard some bitch talkin shit bout u. The first thing, im not a homosexual, i dont know if u are so i wont judge u and don care. The thing i said bout war and dat i just jumped in was true because i wont let no one disrespect hispanics even though they aint mexicans. I dint say anything to u but if u want some i aint scared to to face any one. I dont know anything bout the past or anything like dat about who made hip hop. But the thing is dat instead of saying stuff like i always do im just gonna say a little fact.

    Everybody copies everybody else. I’ll give you an example if you’re stupid and dont understand. Lets say if you invented like a toothpaste (Colgate). You can expect that somebody is going to copy you. So then somebody copies you and names their toothpaste (Crest). You cant do anything about it just be ahead of them. Well there’s actually one thing that Microsoft did. They got COPYRIGHT. Does Hip Hip have that. NO. Nobody cares if they copy music. Y’all just exagerating for some nonsense. People sometimes copy me from stuff that I started and I dont give a fuck. All you can do now is be one step ahead.

    That was my little fact. If u still want to keep this shit dat some bitch created go on. And bitch im a Mexican. I always protect the one who’s under attack even if its some stupid shit like diz. I dont have problems with Hip Hop nor Reggaeton. My favorite rapper though is SPM (South Park Mexican) Rappers have to rap about something good. He raps about real stuff. Real problems. Not like the song zoom, we fly high, one blood or anything like dat. I like those but SPM raps better. The stupid thing is Crips and Bloodz. They’re fighting for their color (blue and red) Them gangs not cool. Bullshit bitches. But if i had to pick between them i’d pick crips, not for their color because my favorite color is red but because of something else. SPM is my faorite rapper and my favorite from Reggaeton is Don Omar. Bitch Mothafucker, Mxicans are the real deal. WHEN DEVILS STRIKE.

  • trigger

    jose the whiteman is jumping all over your people you should be more concerned with your people idiot >>>> http://www.mexica-movement.org/
    Its a fact that latinos are copying black people thats just a fact. i dont need to lie or make up anything about anybody if the shoe fits then wear it. everything I said was true so please read carefully before you mind someone elses own business. the rest of your post is more of your bickering then making sence its not even worth me responding too. LATINOS COPYCAT BLACK PEOPLE THATS THE TRUTH.

  • Jose

    Im not in politics u. I dont know wat u talkin about. I don’t try to figure things, I just let em come and prepare for wats bout to happen. In fact, im not even worried bout wat u just said bout the “whiteman” cuz they aint worth it. I’m here instead of of supporting Mexicans cuz we Mexicans know wat we do. Nosotros somos los mejores-We are the best, well not all Mexicans are alright, i hate some of them. I support the one who’s under attack. I might not be an angel or a perfect person but I belive in god and i aint gon judge them cuz not all them are racist. For the ones that are i should’ve cuz them out but i’m not, god says u should pray for ur enemies,its hard for me to do. I know i shouldn’t cuz u out or anybody else like u, no offense but y’all are haters. I’m out. U can insult me and all dat cuz im not gonna check this site no more. I guess im going soft now cuz of God, the truth. If u wanted me to insult u, u should’ve comed before. So if its not Screwston I dont wanna hear it. Talk the talk but pay the cost. I’m a Mexican, not racist, from H-Town, Screwston TX, Houston Texas, Hiram Clarke

  • Astral

    Uh, Jamaican Dancehall started from R&B songs put to a ridiculous beat. If anything Dancehall was a straight jack from us African-Americans. They was broke and couldn’t get into the dancehall so they sang (in monotone, I might add) our records. I think all those Caribbeans ain’t got no soul, Jamaicans included.

  • for the record
  • BRONX B.BOY

    People. There is no such thing as the “Latino” race. Latin is a langauge. The “Spanish” langauge comes from the Latin language. Many “Puerto Ricans” are black, just lightskined black. Their ancestors came from Africa just like everybody else in the Caribbean.

    Reggaeton to be is just one style of beat; it is not a separate genre, it is just a beat. Just like freestyle music it will not last; because it has been taken over by the White “Puerto Ricans” and they have made it wack.

    Too many “hispanic” people are too busy trying to not be black or are pretending to be white and thats what makes the music wack. Because “white latinos” are so racist against any “Black Latinos” they make sure to keep them down.

    So a music like Spanish Reggae which started in Panama by Black Panamaians and then traved to Puerto Rico (where Black Puerto Ricans mixed it with New York Hip-Hop)became “Underground”; white Puerto Ricans and “Dominicans” whitened up the music and took it over; and now all you hear is the same shit, over and over again.

    It’s the racism that is the problem. When the “Caribbean Latinos” learn about thier true history and stop being so brainwashed by “Spanish” and Catholic culture; then maybe the music will get better; until then it will always sound like bullshit.

    BX B.BOY;
    Loiza, Puerto Rico

  • Trigger

    nice cowardly dive JOSE.

  • trigger

    Thank you BX B.BOY for your truth and honesty. I agree with you.

  • Pantoja

    reggeaton just has the snare drum “dembow” beat, and remember that the “dembow” beat was started by Shabba Ranks in the early 90′s i bet alot of you didnt know that…thats what makes it different from hip hop just that simple beat found in all reggeaton songs, the culture of reggeaton artists and they content of the songs are obviously borrowed from hip hip culture…but we must also remember that latinos helped start Hip Hop in the early 80′s too, and Black Puerto Ricans and Panamanians were pioneers in Reggeaton…along with thier lighter skinned brothers…I am from San German,PR Born and raised.. Lived in Rio Piedras for 2 Years.. I have no respect for a Nuyorican who knows nothing about the island that they claim put nuestra bandera(our flag) down if u dont know for whence you came…This racism is killing me here…In PR there is not as much racism…we must all remember that no matter how dark you are no matter how much black you have in your or claim to have no matter where ur from…we all were exploited, killed and enslaved…no matter where that white man was from, england or spain, france or portugual he was that same man….with those blue eyes and pale skin..that same man united against use to exploit us (latinos and Blacks)…we should not hate each other on our diffences but unite on what we have in common..the common oppressor…

  • Pantoja

    and one more thing, any latino on here that is not from Puerto Rico or Panama or Dominican Republic…Reggeaton is our music, we dont like mexicans or columbians or any other Latinos listening too it…or claiming it as thier own..it is not LATIN music…Mexicans did nothing in helping us create it…stick to your rachero music and hat dances

  • http://AOL BORICUA77

    PANTOJA talks negative about Nuyoricans. THat is funny because it was Nuyoricans helped to start hip-hop. We have always been at the forefront of starting styles. Puertoricans from the Island got style from the Ricans in the states. You say that we should be united against common opressors. Well many Nuyoricans have been victims of racism. Puertoricans born on the Islands and the states should be united. PANTOJA is as ignorant as the person that wrote this article and some of the people that have been commenting on this post.

  • http://AOL BORICUA77

    Why is PANTOJA hating on Mexicans and South Americans? They are a part of the Reggaeton movement. Without there support Reggaeton would not be where it is now. We should welcome all kinds of Latinos into the Reggaeton movement. You are a very divisive person. Its a shame that you are Puertorican.

  • Pantoja

    to BORICUA77….i am not against my brothers and sisters in the US (nuyoricans) but to be honest many do not know thier roots, i assume you are the exception…many blacks in the states dont know there are black people in puerto rico and many nuyoricans hide thier obvious african heritage…and Boricua77, mexicans have hated us for so long….Mexicans are the most racist of any Latino group, all they car about is themselves i learned that from living thier they are racists against blacks whites and other latinos including Puerto Ricans…Us the latinos are nothing more that a mix with indian spanish and black, nothing more…just different mixes…rememeber this fact, during the slave trade only 6% of the africans came to the US…the other 94% in latin america….and Boricua77 i see you as a brother…Nuyoricans did help start hip hop but you must know that they are SOOO many that cant even name 3 cities in PR or that know nothing about it…and think that everyone there is still dancing salsa..

  • LOS

    Dat guy Jose i know cuz im from Houston too. Except SouthWest is my block. I agree with him in many things. Im Mexican and if u got a problem then Beef me bitch. I saw him changed, he’s not lying. And me well sort of. I dont know why y’all think we racist though. U can hate us but we wont hate u. I dont know wat they did to u so im not gonna get in ur biz. And i still cant believe dat he posted some mesages. SPM is just the best though. I dont know if y’all know him and if y’all dont then u might know Don Omar. I agree with him dat Daddy Yankee is a bitch and Don Omar is way better than him. But SPM is just the best rapper and Don Omar is the best from Reggaeton.

  • http://XXL josh figueroa

    I would like to start off by saying that reggaeton does not have just 5 played out songs like “Rompe” ect.
    I live in a growing city in Canada, and on the real i have all the newest tracks before they even come out any where in canada, and some parts of the U.S.I might be a small time dj, but people down here know where to go if they they want only the best in Reggaeton music, thats me. When you (XXL) say that reggaeton only has 5 tracks to choose from, where do you get your info from ? Do you not open your ears and eyes too see that reggaeton is a new age of music that is taking over hip hop, rock and ect. Why do you think reggaeton is taking over radio ? Obviously it is because of the many different styles that each reggaeton artist brings to the studio. It is very easy to say that it’s not because of the 5 little played out tracks that you might be listing to, but because thier are people from all over the world that make sure that reggaeton is not just some new age latin music, but that it is here and never going to leave.Why is it that artists like P Diddy, Jim Jones, Fabolous and Three six Mafia are making tracks with these new reggaeton artists ? It pretty clear to say that because they know that reggaeton is blowing up quick and its not because of one single track like “Rompe” but because people know the real truth and that is because reggaeton is the number one genre in music that is making more money then hip hop and any other type of music.
    When you (XXL) say that black and white people dont like “Rompe” who cares, i dont really like it either and i’m Latino, but answer me this, if black people dont like that track, why is it that Young Buck from G Unit made a remix to that track ? It could because he wanted try some thing different, but it wasnt. Young Buck new that his move to make that track with Daddy Yankee was going to make him alot of money. also 50 new that too in order to let Young Buck do that track. It’s not only Young Buck, but other artists like Elephantman, Buju Banton, Sean Paul and many other dancehall reggae artists.It is so big that Nelly Furtado is even crossing over, not only that but she sings in spanish. So when people say and you (XXL)say that reggaeton is dieing, it is only because you havent herd the real production of reggaeton music but only what u hear on radio. So if u think that it is or that it might die soon, talk to the real people on the sreet and they will tell you the truth. Reggaeton is here, and here to stay for good. So for info on the new reggaeton music you can email me at reggaeton_partymix@hotmail.com and i can send you reggaeton mix tapes, mixed by yours truely DJ FIGUEROA

  • http://XXL josh figueroa responding to latinos don’t create nothing until they copy it from black people

    just one question to all da latin haters, if all u guys think that latinos don’t create nothing until they copy it from black people, tell me this, why is it then that in Jamica Spansh is there second Language? same with the U.S.

  • http://AOL BORICUA77

    I understand that you have had negative experiences with Mexican Pantoja. I have had many negative experiences with non-Puertorican Latinos. They all see us as less then then and just plain ghetto. As a Puertorican I try to overcome that immage. It is important that we do that. But other Latinos still enforce what whites say about us. Puertoricans are always on the front line of immigration rights. But that doesnt mean that we should hate them. We should always extend a hand and teach people different. Many blacks are also ignorant against us. I have seen some that talk about us in my neighborhood and my job show up in June to the parade to try to meet a Puertorican girl. I am glad that you see me as a brother. But we have to be better than those that are ignorant against us. Remember God tells us to turn the cheek. God bless and stay safe PANTOJA

  • http://eldesorden.net EQUIS

    the reality its that reggaeton has more than 5 songs, many artist that even tho your not up for it are and will keep making music that wont stop playing. another thing hip-hop and reggaeton are 2 differene genre, Reggaeton is the fusion of spanish reggae and a mix of PR-street flavor.
    and yes rompe sucks.

  • RCMVP

    boy and people still think racism doesnt exist? ?. . .its a FORM OF MUSIC CREATED BY THE WORLD OF LATIN AMERICA!. . .not everyone can enjoy it. . .and if it only has 5 songs to choose from, why u guys say its destroying the black community. its simply NOT destroying the black community, its EXPANDING the latin american one. they just want to put Latin American out and represent their roots. So reggaeton is a total different type of genre of music, SO WHAT!. . .ur not being forced to like it, enjoy it, listen to it, etc. just turn away from it and dont say anything about it. many say its because they dont understand shit they say but what if Cape Verdian music blew up like reggaeton has. . .wuld u have a problem with it then?. . .it makes no sense to me why people wuld like to take away or “talk shit” about it. if anything, Rap nowadays is running out of ideas to make songs. TOO many commercial songs. “Laffy Taffy,” “Snap Yo Fingers,” etc. and im not saying Rap shuld be taken off the radio and such because of that because some people ENJOY those songs. theres NO competition between the two, as a matter of fact, they respect each other, which is y Wisin y Yandel made a song with R. Kelly. and your gonna tell me that song wasnt hot?. . ENUFF SED!”

  • http://eldesorden.net EQUIS

    ps. down south music its sooooooooooo much better????

    that bullshit blows….

  • MookDaGod

    u black people are ig’nant….lol. how is reggaeton destroying the black community??? wtf??? crack cocaine is destroying the black community….if u dont like it dont listen to it. and just cuz u heard 5 reggaeton songs and didnt like those doesnt mean that the other million songs that are out arent good. this was a biased article… full of ignorance and bliss. i dont like southern rap…does that mean i dont like the rest???? nah….cuz i’m not as ignorant and closed minded as u “people” lmao

  • Khriz

    Yo! Ya racist! cuz Reggaeton is simply spanish version of Hip Hop! and is trying to rise just like Hip Hop tried to rise back in the 1980′s Reggaeton is never going to Replace Hip Hop! is not Reggaeton’s fault that is rising to the top so fast and for ya people who think that Rompe is the only song and Daddy Yankee is the only artist in Reggaeton! ya wrong there is plenty of artists out there that are coming to stay!! don’t be hating on Reggaeton! Hip Hop is worse with DipSet and G-Unit that are wack as shit!! and everything’s the same and just like Nas said Hip Hop Is Dead!!!

  • RCMVP

    Mook. . .U THE MAN! LMAO!!! CRACK COCAINE IS KILL’N THE BLACK COMMUNITY! [REAL TALK]. . .ayo KHRIZ, but im say’n. . .i dno who sed Reggaeton is gonna replace Hip-Hop. . .i mean foa me. . .if it happens, then yippee! woopdeedoo! it happen’d. . .wat can i say?. . .but if it doesnt then, yippee! woopdeedoo! it didnt happen u kno. . .oh and Mook, wheres Amarfis wen u need him [RC CAT]. . .

  • Bando

    all of u are talking too much shit cuz im puertorican and for us reggaeton is like rap to y’all and bout getting reggaeton off the US is a bunch of bull cuz we don’t complain when a 50 cent song comes up in the radio here in PR and a lot of people knowing the lirics don’t like it and people who don’t undestand shit bout it don’t like it either the same shit u all are expiriencing with reggaeton we expirienced it with rap and hip hop.

    and as far as rompe and a lot of other stupid songs come out damn they’re comercial songs like laffy taffy and other stupid hip hop songs.I myself hate rompe and other songs like it my thing is lirics and i apreciate english lirics as well but i have to say all reggaeton has better lirics and i say it cuz all of u haven’t heard the essence of the genre guys like Tempo,Mexicano, Lito & Polaco,Wiso G.,Nico Canada,TNT,Ñejo,Speedy names i know most of y’all have never heard the real lirics of reggaeton most of them have been locked up or have been treated like shit cuz the newcomers have forced reggaeton into stupid songs with no good lirics.

    My point is that fuck don’t start shit with reggaeton cuz nobody has started shit with Hip Hop nor Rap.they just asking fo respect and a lot of artists like snoop,akon,r.kelly,NORE and pharrel have supported reggaeton cuz they recognize its gon be a hit maybe it has faded a bit but its here to stay.

  • kmz

    Ok let me start of by saying reggaeton was made mainly for the spanish’s community not meaning all spanish people like it and not all have to be spanish. EXP: A lot of white girl’s in my school enjoy it even though they don’t understand what they’re saying, asians dance to it and blacks too. And can someone please explain to me how is reggaeton “destroying” black community if its expanding its own? I respect people’s decisions and believes and i don’t critize no one. Reggaeton is another genre or type of music and as all we all know people have many different tastes and thats why different types of things are made for, or not?! By the way people are expressing their thoughts in here is leading these to a whole different level and in case you haven’t notice is racism. If we all have different ways of thinking why not respect each other’s thoughts by not making racist comments?! Also we all come from different backgrounds and have different traditions, etc. and we respect that, then why comming here to critize people’s ideas and tastes?

  • RCMVP

    yall get wat im say’n ova hea meng? ?. . .

  • http://xxlmag.com A N G I E

    first of reggaeton is a mixture of both black and hispanic roots combined. not everyone likes every style of music. so be it thats why u listen to wat chu like and thats that. that u dont like that the reggaeton music is blowin up and getting real close to were rap and hip hop is standing now then thats your problem stop worrying about our music knocking off yours. and admit the truth R E G G A E T O N is getting up there and pretty soon its gonna be everywere. dont blame the hispanics for the style of music we bringing out here blame the hip hop nd rap artist that combined with those few reggaeton artist that have really put there names out thea in the black commnunity due to people like jay’z & Naz who brought 0UR reggaeton in collab with your music. and for those idiots who stay repeating that reggaeton only has about 5 songs that make it to the radio and they all seem to be from daddy yankee or don omar or tego step out into the real world and do some research on them other talented reggaeton artist that in my opinion if they step foot into the rap bussiness could take ova if they wnated too. im not saying reggaeton is better then rap or hip hop but what yah do have to realize is that your wrry is that u dont wanna see latinos with the spotlight black and hispanics have always bumped heads and yah yah just scared that hip hop nd rap will be off the map little by little as the reggaeton bussiness gets bigga. if you believe that rap and hip hop is stronger then reaggaeton and better then go ahead im not saying it aint but dont be an idiot and post up corny shit and wrong facts on shit yah have no clue about . stop hating on a genre just because u have no idea what its sayin. truth is we putting are selfs on the map and yah just scared we might take ova. REAL TALK!! sit back nd relax haters no matter wat yah do and no matte rhow manny articles or websites get posted on this shit REGGAET0N is gonna keep getting stronger cus aint nothing stoppin it!!

  • xavi p

    F***K YALL DAS MESSED UP ALL WE DO IS LISTEN 2 OUR S**T IS IT OUR FAULT THAT ITZ MORE FAMOUS THAN HIP HOP OR RAP OHWELL DEAL WIT IT

  • N3$$

    YO U KW WAT YAL IS FUKIN RACIS MOTHER FUKERZ U KW WAT YALL NEED 2 CHILL WITH DAT BULL SHIT CUZ HICZ IS TAKIN OVER FIRST OF ALL WHEN RAP CAME OUT WHO LIKED DAT SHIT ALMOST EVERYONE DISPISED IT AND WAT YALL DOIN ABOUT REGGAETON….YO AND WAT DA FUK DO U MEAN THEY NEED 2 PUT FENCES MY NIKKA CHILL WITH DAT AND U KW WAT WE HICZ HATE IS WHEN YALL CALL US PUERTO RICAN OR MEXICAN NIKKA AM DOMINICAN AND PROUD AND AS U CAN SAII I JUMPED DAT FUKIN FENCE BITCHES AND STOP COMIN AT US LIKE O0O REGGAETON GOT DA SAME ASS BEAT NIKKA NAW IF U LISIN CLOSLY DA BASS IS DA SAME AND THE BEAT IS DIFFERENT U JUST LISIN 2 DA BASE MORE DAN THE BEAT CUZ ITZ LOUDER JUST LIKE FUKIN RAP DA BASS IS DA SAME BUT ITZ NOT AS LOUD AS DA BEAT SO YALL NEED 2 CHILL AND DADDY YANKEY SUKZ HE AINT DA ONLY NIKKA DOIN REGGAETON AND THERZ ALSO SOMETHIN CALLED SPANISH RAP YALL JUST HATTIN ON US KEEP HATIN DATZ HOW WE GONNA COME UP YALL DONT LIKE DA SONGZ OK THEN SO THEN STOP FUKIN ARE LATIN LADIES IIGHT AND U KW WAT IF U WAS AT A CLUB NIKKA AND U WAS DANCIN 2 REGGAETON WITH A SPIC U WOULDNT B COMPLAININ SO TAKE DAT BAKK AND AM ONE OF THEM NIKKAZ DAT PUTZ MY FLAG ON MY CAR ITZ DOMINICANZ OUT HERE MY NIKKA PRAAAAAAAAAAAA DONT HATE

  • elbakano

    hermes YOUR a disgrace to dominicans how you go out with a african idiot

  • Milk Man

    this is bull shit….this article was made so we would fuss about it and give this site more views alas more money……

    but i still have to give me opinion and say REGGAETON IS NOT DEAD, ITS FUCKIN STILL KICKEN AND FUCKEN AND MAKIN BABIES. how are u gonna say its dead when new age reggaeton is all ready out. Daddy yankee is maint stream (the spanish 50 cent)

    and for hip hop…plz im sick and tired of listenin to crap like chicken noodle soup…so just blow me

    prrrrrrrrrat

  • http://www.myspace.com/abretusojos10 Lilibeth

    this is a very good piece of work considering youre a journalist and all. the contents its serious bullshit though, I assume this is very good for you, starting up this madness, working yourself up somehow, well done I guess, lost about millions of fans and possible job opportunities I’m sure though, sucks for you, too bad its not goin to happen, i was a fan long ago before ROMPE ROMPE ROMPE and you cannot imagine how much Reggaeton has achieved, especially by winning so many awards, Premio Lo Nuestro, not sure u would care since from your whole article that is supposed to be about reggaeton but is really about your idiotic racism against hispanics…good luck with the beginning and end of your career sucka

  • http://fuckallya EL ALMA SECRETA

    Reggaeton ahs been in struggle for the past 15 years as hip hop and grows and keeps growing hell alllot of reggaeton artist are out selling more than the hip hop artist, so explain that!! fad, i dont think so!! The idiot poor ass excuse for a columnist that wrote this article should seek history and facts before making sucj dum ass bullshit comments and statements!! asshole!And to asll those who don’t lie REGGAETON…SUCK MY BICHO!!!!!!!!!!

  • HYPERSONIC

    JAJAJA U BITCHES ARE SCARED OF REAGGAETON JAJAJA MOTHERFUKER U KNO WHY IS REGGAETON GROWING SO MUCH??? CUZ HIP HOP IS DEAD!!!! DUMB ASS FUCK SONGA!! ONLY BEATS U BLACK PPL MAKE ARE GOOD… THIS IS WHY I AM HOT THIS IS WHY I AM HOT!! JAJAJAJA GAY SHIT BE REAL WITH THE MUSIC MAN MAKE MORE LYRICS START ALL OVER AGAIN U GHUYZ DONT LONGER PRODUCE SHIT !!!!! PRRAAAA SO FIRST MAKE GOOD MUSIC THEN CRACK OK… BOBOS HIJUEPUTAS ENVIDIOSOS!!!!!!!!

  • natalie

    WHOOOOOAAAAAA wat the fuckk..yalll forced it. everything on that article makes no type of sense. reggaeton doesnt have only five songs?? hahahaha wow. but yeah, most spanish people hate ROMPE anyways. im puertorican and dominican and personally i think dat shyts wack, but yeah stupid songs, that people in stupid radio stations repeatedly play shouldnt be the songs that generalize the whole categorie of reggaeton. like any other genre of music, it has bad songs and goods songs. most of the reggaton songs are in spanish so how yall gonna judge it and talk all this shyt wen yall dont even understand half the shyt thats being said. sooooooo yea yall need ta rewrite that article or something dats highly offensive. wat is this world coming to??? lol.

  • cangri_13

    I really feel sorry for this ignorant people.That are jelous Becasuse our music sale more and get more attention.im not saying that i dont like hip hop but you have to accept that we sale,sound and are better that you.The number speak for themsleves OK. so it time to stop hathing motherfuckers.

  • ihate pplz like u

    i think ur just str8 up a frikin racisit ass person u need to get a lif and if reggaeton dies out i think u should too i mean listen to urself the music is not wat ur talkin bout it’s a sabliminal message and for those of u who caught it yall r smart this dude clearly has sumthin aganist spanish people i thought racisim ended long ago but i c theres ppl like him still around that need to be clared out god dont like ugly were all equal no matta wat race an if ur aganist that then maybe u dont desere to b around ppl period go jump off a roof and wen u go to hell i bet theres every kind of race down there too…….u frikin loserrrr!!!!

  • Lace

    You mad racist man, but wateva f*** it i dont care if reggaeton dont make it over here. It was better underground anyways. Just know that us spics are always gonna have our music stations, theres too many of us. This is why i stopped listenin to hip-hop a couple years ago. Cuz of ignorant ass muthaf***** like u. F*** u, heres hoping hip-hop dies in the next 10 years and is replaced by some folk music, or some german speed metal, or jus people playin da ukelele.

  • http://www.reggaeton-city.net mookdagod

    yeah…lol where is he???….mamaguevos cocolos…lmao

  • Pantoja

    stop saying that it is “racist”!!! LATINO IS NOT A “RACE” WE ARE AN ETHNICITY!!!!!

  • EL DIABLO COÑO!!!

    F U C K COCOLOS!!!!

  • jocelin

    i would just like to point out… the “reggaeton” they play on the radio. are the OLD played out songs that noone who ACTUALLY listen to reggaton even LiKED…’rompe’ was a piece of shit and we ALL knew it.. the radio made it seem like it was hot .. n if i remeber CORRECTLY the only ones jammin’ to it was the black n white girls who didnt even know what they was saying.. so dont sit here n bash ALL of reggaeton because of a few bad songsz.. n PLEASE daddyyankee is NOT the only reggae artist.. neither is don omar or tego.. i personally dont like ANY of them… so when u know alot about reggaeton n you’ve looked back at it n researched … then i think you have the right to talk shit.. but because of 2 whack songs you’re gona talk shit.. i think u FORCED iT…

  • BTown617

    “Reggaeton’s roots are from Panama with the music evolving and coming to prominence in Puerto Rico. Reggaeton starts as an adaptation of Jamaican reggae to the Spanish-language culture in Panama. The origins of reggaeton begin with the first Latin-American reggae recordings being made in Panama during the **1970s.** Reportedly, the Jamaican reggae influence on Panamanian music has been strong since the early 20th century, when Jamaican laborers were used to help build the Panama Canal. The name was created in Puerto Rico to signify the hybrid sound, and distinguish it from the previous Spanish reggae, created from the years of mixing the different genres. Today, the music flourishes throughout Latin America. Despite the similarities, reggaeton only roughly fits into the Latin hip-hop category but is not synonymous with hip-hop. Although reggaeton has been influenced by hip-hop, it has also borrowed features from many other genres as well and is not considered to be Latin hip-hop. As Reggaeton has gained popularity, there is a new trend of Hip-Hop and Reggaeton artists collaborating on songs.”

    — There’s some research for y’all. I would just like to say that to me — reggaeton is an expression of the young Hispanic Culture today and it doesn’t surprise me that people who aren’t Hispanic don’t understand or appreciate it. Even for those who are Hispanic, and don’t – that’s just a personal opinion, but most Young Latinos love reggaeton, especially if they speak Spanish and understand it. Reggaeton for the most part does have the same kind of background beat, but actually if you truly listen, the music is different. As far as the lyrics go, most of the songs are about dancing and having a good time. I saw someone mentioned something about reggaeton having offensive lyrics — I’m sorry, but have you been living under a rock? What are most lyrics about today anyways? Come on now, let’s be serious — everyone knows that hip-hop is notorious for degrading lyrics, so don’t even start to compare it to Reggaeton because its bullshit. Hip-hop has a had a long run, and will continue to do so, if these artists are truly expressing actual talent and not just all the shit that has been coming out recently. I personally love all different types of music, but when it comes to dancing – I’m sorry but hip-hop wasn’t made for dancing. Most people say the best music to dance to something with rhythm (reggae/reggaeton). Hip-hop also is derived from other forms of music, so you tell me how reggaeton is copying hip-hop, if that’s the case – wouldn’t most of the music out there be considered copied?? *Lastly, I, as a Dominican female believe that this article was truly offensive and unnecessary. I know damn well if a person not of the African-American race had published an article like this saying offensive and derogatory comments about the black race, all hell would break lose. All I’m saying – - you can hate “raygaytone” or whatever, but you DO NOT have to call out Hispanics on stuff like “Hispanics, who are a very proud people (hence the flags on their cars and what have you),” and shit like “even at the rate that Hispanics tend to procreate”. It’s beyond me how this article was even published in the first place. – If You Don’t Like What You Hear, Keep It Moving!!! No one told any of you that you are obligated to listen to OUR music!!! *get over it.

  • MookDaGod

    its our turn….biatches….

  • Lyrical Taggin

    I’m not the biggest fan of reggaeton and I’m a lation, but at the same time I don’t like a lot of mainstream hip-hop. I’m from the bay and sometimes I hate this hyphy stuff and this my home turf. I think Reggeaton music is basically latino pop music as hip hop sometimes can is pop music. Now hip-hop is very diverse we have some people that only listen to party hip hop music (the mainstream), then there are underground people. Yet most of us in the US only hear the mainstream reggaeton, thats like someone hearing only the mainstream hop hop from the US. People form those countries are gonna think we listen to shity music (and they dont understand it). I wouldn’t doubt that they have the Ice Cube or Nas reggeaton version, but for now all we here is the Dem Franchize Boyz and Yung Jocs of reggeaton so of course we’re gonna think there stuff sucks. Also for people that listen to mainstream hip hop, how dare you criticize reggeaton theres as little lyrical skill in mainstream hop hop (and R&B also) as in reggeaton. Hip Hop is dying and hopefully it will resurect with a furry of amazing lyrics and creative beats. I wish the same for reggeaton even if I’m not the biggest fan

  • THE BIG BOSS

    EL REGGAETON ES LO MEJOR QUE PUDO HABER PASADO EN LOS ULTIMOS AÑOS YA QUE HA SERVIDO PARA QUE LA PIRATERIA SE FRENE UN POCO Y QUE LAS VENTAS DE DISCOS AUNMENTEN….!!!!!
    ASI QUE DEJENSE DE ESTAR HABLANDO COSAS SIN SENTIDO…..!!!

  • Rody

    I dont know who you are, but im sure you dont know f*** of what you are talking about.
    Im Puerto Rican, reggeaton started here in PR and its not a version of hip hip, its a new type of music that has been growing since de 90′s.You also say there are only 5 reggeton songs, well your wrong, there are more than 1,000 songs that u have never heard because the only reggeaton artists that have made it so far to the USA are Daddy Ynakee, Don Omar,Tego and Tito “El Bambino”. Heree in pR we have over 30 incredible artists with a lot of talent that havent made it to the USA. And yeah we hispanics are proud, but not like u say –>”Hispanics, who are a very proud people (hence the flags on their cars and what have you)”, the people who do that are crazy mexicans without jobs. So dont be hatin’ on our music, because you dont knnow sh*t about it.
    Thank you
    -Rody

  • btown617

    Soo, who checks/approves the comments on this page?

  • http://contoelpeso.com BIOLDAME491

    You Guys Are Crazy Reggaeton has been a movement that has been growing for decades and now is on its best moment, and it will continue growing i am 1000000% sure of it………..

    So Byron Crawford or whoever wrote this……think first!!!!! Rock, Hip Hop and all that kind of music you talked about are DEAD because the songs were been recycled and the style didnt change for a very long period of time!!!!!

    So Dont be Mad……..because tomorrow you may woke up and see your father listening to Don Omar, Arcangel, CONTOELPESO.COM and stuff like that…

  • naldo

    Could this article be more racist? I understand that some hip-hop fans feels threaten by the upcoming music and movement Reggaeton, it has dominated the radio stations, the records sales, concerts, etc. Hip hop has been around for a long time and it is an expression and movement of the African American community that gave and gives freedom to them after years of racism that still stand today. It is natural that when they fell a menace, they try to protect what they have built. That pride that hip hop bring to blacks, that are the majority of people that listen to it (cannot say that isn’t true) that same pride, reggaeton brings to the Latin community all over the world. Reggaeton is a movement that represents a race, just like hip hop or rap, whatever does.

    I myself hate country music, pop, soft rock. And in hip hop only like the artist that stand above the rest, yeah the rest that always says the same thing, “1 for the money”” 2 for the gangsters”, “move baby”, “yeah.” (My respect to the legends of that genre). Because of those artists, I do not say hip hop is wack, contrary to the dumb fuck that wrote the article about reggaeton. You know that hip hop beats are not that great, always the same melody on one song, rare the time the producers use more than 3 different sounds and melodies in the same song. Reggaeton uses a lot of sounds and melodies making it more complex to do than hip hop and I know, I make beats of both genres. If you don’t agree with me listen to instrumentals of them both and compare (Recommend luny tunes, nelly and nesty beats).

    What bothers me the most about the way of thinking of most of the people that wrote their respective opinions, is the racism, especially from the African Americans that live it in today’s life. If you do not believe it, you are as dumb as the guy that wrote that awful and poorly develop article. Just because you are too dumb to understand another language, don’t say that it is the same thing or that it sucks, if you don’t know the language obviously you won’t capture the message. For the rompe repetitions on Yankee’s song, those who know about music know that it is the chorus of the song so obviously it will repeat itself, and that’s not the only song in reggaeton. So fuck you all, stop being so scared just listen to your thing and we’ll listen to ours. Latinos Stand Up! Fuck them

    For the fence comment, remember how you got to the USA, if you remember just a little bit, you’ll know that you weren’t invited and treaded very well. uupisshhhh

  • http://Sowhat? Emilio Sanchez Castillo

    you know what!!! im not racist, and i never be racist because im not like white people who hate black people and im not like black people who hate white people, im latin i like people, and may be u dont like my music but i know your kids will do…

  • Boriqueazy

    I hate to point this irony here, hip-hop is kinda shitty too. That article was so full of mierda. You just jealous because any reggaeton performer can outbeat any hip-hop star freestyling, I can bet my ass on that. And you telling there that we latino are racist and/or proud, that’s because we do not call our women ho’s and bitches. Reggaeton is a huge sensation, and nobody evr said it would last 4ever. You just don’t like because you don’t know how to dance reggaeton and sincerely I don’t blame anybody. Puerto Ricans like me are the only ones who can actually dance it. I bet if ya’ll learn how to move your hips mora than just 50 cent I bet u like reggaeton. Reggaeton is not a listening appreciation kinda music, is dancing music. That just says that hip-hop is just more talk than walk. Don’t recall upon crumpet dancing being exclusive for hip-hop because we use it in reggaeton too. To whom ever wrote this article, learn the origins of reggaeton because if I seem too recall reggaeton is build up from the same shit you like. Hip-hop stars are like Scarface, movie only. If you criticize my musci, believe I’ll be up all on you counting your fouls too. Boricua pa’ q tu lo sepa, oite brother. No es hablar na mas, es accionar.

  • Boriqueazy

    And don’t ever again, put a goddam racist article against latinos or boricuas ever again. Don’t do it ever again because we latino maybe a small part of the population but we have more cojones than a 1000 “brothas”. We left our mark in your music and that’s what’s bothering you. You are the proud and selfish one’s that can’t face the reality that for once meant a threat to your music business. Puerto Rico lo hace mejor oite socio. And to all those “boricuas” who talk shit about your boricua brothers, don’t call yourselves boricuas. Be proud of what you are, we have come a long way and fought hard for these “mothafuckas” step on our ways and lifestyle. We more than them everywhere we go. Hip-hop listeners are so bad that we are the second dangerous place in the world (I recall upon the “Gringos” for that medal) world because we have cojones en nuestros sitios. Don’t be so full of shit and don’t be so racist dammit. You even hate your own people. Get it straight, we beat you fair and square so suck it up “brotha”. Boricua hasta en la luna socio, mas q ustedes cualquier dia, tirame a mi y veras a cien cm yo encima tuyo oite socio. T la botamo del parque y no hay catcher q la coja jajajajajaja

  • Anderton

    you ignorant fuckers…u received so much fuckin hatred from the white men back in the day, and now you come all racist toward latins? that’s plain stupid. I’m not a defender of reggaeton, u can have ur oppinion on any kind of music, and that’s fine by me…but learn history, dude…Latin music is not daddy yankee or ricky martin…latin music is salsa, chachacha, son, mambo, guagancó, bossa nova, nueva trova, and lots more that are worthy of anyone who enjoys good music (and by that I don’t mean hip hop or reaggeton, which sound the same 2 me) if you’re racist, just say it, don’t sugar coat it…and reggaeton has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with mexico…

  • h0mi

    10 months later… doesn’t seem like this guy was right. Almost all radio formats are having problems with ratings. As bad as reggaeton has sounded the past year, hip hop is no better- does anyone really want another d4l, twista, yung joc, e40 or chingy song to drop? It’s going to sound the same as their last 3 or 4 songs.

  • http://www.myspace.com/djblinblineo DJ Blinblineo

    Reggaeton is still here bitches!

  • SKAM

    SHIT. ALL OF YA SHUT DA FUK UP!!! BUNCH OF FUKIN HATERS!!! FUK AL YA RACES PUSSYS!!!!!
    PRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRA!!!
    HIP-HOP IS DEAD ASK NAS.
    DADDY YANKEE GAVE AND STILL GIVES REGGAETON A BAD NAME. !!HES NOT DA ONLY REGGAETON ARTIST!! HICKS

  • jesse

    well im from pr and i could tell u rompe was wack…but lets be real the person that worte this dosent know shit about reggeaton the reason i say this is becuase he says there are 5 rappers and they all sound the same man do your homework bfore u talk shit..maybe they r 5 rappers that make it 5 that make it 2 mtv and american radio like yankee,don omar,wisin y yandel and i forgot who else but what about arcangel who sounds totally different than all of them, rkm and ken-y who they song reggeaton balads, residente calle 13 hes style is totally different than the rest the maybe be nejo and fussion music they sound kind of sort of lie calle 13,what about franco el gorilla,baby rasta y grinngo,dalmata,mj,tego calderon,voltio,tito el bambino,hector el father,and a bunch more so man do your homework and by the way if wat u saying is true how come don omar sold out almost all hes shows in the states…but its ok…talk all u want and by the way i never tought reggeaton will ever replace hip hop for the simple reason is not in english and by the way that one of the reason it may b loosing its hype becuase if u cant understand it u really dont want 2 hear it constantly so yeah

  • jesse

    one more thing u guys say the reggeaton beat is the same always well is he same in most song like in 75 percent of the song but what about south hip hop what about there beat in the background always the same like reggeaton(i mean the beat box) yes they add effect and other sound over it but the background beat is always the same is the same in reggeaton and if u guys want 2 here some thing new and really different listen 2 dj nelson flow la discoteka 2 , and for spanish hip hop cosculluela or yomo

  • El Father

    All ya’ll haters need to shut tha fuck up and just accept the fact that reggaeton is getting bigger and bigger each year and to be honest hip hop is dieing, there are only a few good rappers left out there like Papoose and Nas. So ya’ll just gonna have to get use to reggaeton cause it ain’t goin anywhere

  • yacayob

    do a search on Chyno Nyno, Arcangel, Voltio, Randy, Wisin y Yandel, Ñejo, Dalmata, Calle 13, Vico C etc.

    Esto es musica cabrona pa

  • latinos dont create nothing until they copy it from black people

    reggaeton is no threat to black music it will never take over black music, because it wack and its also a subgenre of reggae! Latinos dont create nothing until they copy it from black people! its only a fact!

  • rob

    yo bol yea you a racist bitch you dont understand reggaeton so you dont like it nigga fuk you it sucks and shit right? thats why jayz singed a label with reggaeton artist, one of hip hops greatest artist backs up reggaeton so who da fuk you think you are to say they should keep it out of america you dumb bitch

  • rob

    or wat ever your name is ima jus call u bitch

  • rob

    or wat ever ur name is ima jus call u bitch

  • Mike

    If Reggaeton is a copy of the music of Panama, what happened to you guys? If Reggaeton is exactly the same, as the music of Panama, why do we not see many Panamanians, taking their music to the radios stations, to the degree that Reggaeton has?
    Before any one mentions that Reggaeton is copying music off of Panama or any other country, for that matter, first analize how popular your music is, compared to Reggaeton. It should be a mirror image in popularity right?

  • Boricua77

    Why is it that Puertoricans are always the ones to accept everyone. Like somone pointed out no one gets mad when they play 50 Cent in a P.R. radio station. The contrary. There are MANY African-American artists that go to preform in Puertorico. They include 50 Cent,Usher,Beyonce and others. Why is it that if one of us gets spot light people get mad. J Lo has been hated by African-Americans from day one. Puff Daddy’s mother has refered to her as a rice and bean eating drop out. Kim Porter his baby’s momma refers to her as “The little Puertorican girl” If a non-AfricanAmerican refered to a black person as little black girl or Fried chicken eating drop out it would be war. Latinos/Puertoricans should not support Puff daddy for allowing J Lo to be degraded as a Puertorican woman. When Black artists perform at the Puertorican day parade they are met with love. Why is it the oppisite for us? These are questions that need to be answered.

  • SOME-GUY

    Reggaeton death? nigga please! shut the fuck up. I moved to Toronto, Canada, and I can tell you straight up reggaeton is big here, i went to Montreal for New Years and it’s even bigger there. The funny thing is there is barely any latinos up here! Just face it, Reggaeton is big. Someone mentioned that Rappers make money off Reggaeton…that’s true cause they can’t make any money off hip-hop anymore, only true rappers left is Eminem, Papoose, Nas, and The Game.

    Reggaeton sounds all the same? It has a same beat/tempo, like any other genre out there, reggae has its beat/tempo, and so does blues, hard rock, crunk beats, and shit like that. Reggaeton beats are varied up, they’re mixed with cumbia, bachata, salsa and merengue.

    And if some particular blacks are being racist to Latinos you fuckin stupid. I’ll call those ones “ignorant niggers”, learn from the past.

  • haaaa

    Umm can I juss say that homeboy “latinos dont create nothing ….bla bla” – ur an idiot and that comment only highlights your stupidity. the fact is blacks cant accept hispanics …they never have and thats clearer than ever right now. so go ahead keep finding “excuses” for yall to keep hating on us ….we ain’t going anywhere!! and PS – NOBODY wants to copy black folk, ESP. Hispanics.

  • Pantoja

    Boricua once again, you are using the wrong words to express yourself you say ” black artists” when you want to say “african american artists” when you say black artists you are comparing races and puerto rican nor latino is a race….they are ethnicities, don omar is black, tego is black, does that make them not puerto rican? just like a common nuyorican for some reason you have that engrained in your head, your comment started off right….you are my brother but i wish you knew the truth man…

  • Boricua77

    Dude why so technical. Is this an English composition class? Whatever the case may be I was expressing that African-American dont like to support Puertorican artists black,white,Tan or purple. We support there artists all the time in Puertorico and the U.S. When one of ours gets big they hate on them for no reason. I think there is alot of insecurity going on. We have African-American artists at our parade. No other ethnic celebration features African-American artists. They preform in Puertorico and get met with love. SO why is it that they dont support our artists?

  • ElNandy787BoriCua4Life

    I mean what da fuck is wrong with this nigga Byron???? look u ignorant ass u can talk shit about reggaeton but everybody knows its not going anywhere. that means hip hop is dead? nah stupid. look at the juelz santana joint with Don omar, fat joe singing in reggaeton latino with DOn omar, Young Buck and LLoyd Banks with Yankee, N.O.R.E. with Yankee, R. Kelly with wisin & yandel…what da fuck??? My point is that like in hip hop there’s a lot of bullshit going on right now there’s still artists in the genre with fuckin talent and talkin about real shit, and I dont mean killin and shit, I mean social fuckin issues that are going on with puertorricans and African-americans. oh and before you fuckin judge something make sure u know what the fuck u are talkin about. if you don’t know spanish and dont understand the lyrics shut the fuck up. Also all my Boricuas and my niggas. first to my niggas, just make sure you guys support reggaeton just like we supported hip hop since day one. we know that hip hop is your voice that’s why we appreciate hip hop. now be aware that reggaeton is our voice now. everything is not about dancing and having a good time in reggaeton. Its about real shit too. ex = Tego calderon, VOltio, calle 13. now to all my puertorrican niggas, keep supporting hip hop, don’t even bother to listen to pendejos like the one who wrote this shit. because that’s only a few assholes here and there. not everybody. I’m studying music business right now and when I have my own shit I’ma make sure reggaeton and hip hop artists collaborate with each other. rap artist in reggaeton tracks and reggaeton artists in hip hop tracks. people u got be open minded . u cant say the voice of a fuckin community is going to dissapear!?! It’s seems that the guy who wrote this shit forgot what the white community use to think the same fuckin thing about rap music. and now that everybody loves rap ignorant fuckers like Byron want to do the same shit to reggaeton?? NIGGA PLEASE.

    Myspace.com/elnandy holla at me

  • Roy Johnson

    I think that there is a problem with Reggaeton because of the same beats in every song which is really tiring to hear. I also think that even though it becomes popular it won’t last very long. I also think is that reggaeton has lyrics about sexual dancing which is meant for the women to dance to not for guys.

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  • Pantoja

    We have to realize that, as long as we fight against each other noone will achieve anything, we MUST unite on what The reason, boricua77, is the white man, when we all minorities get that through our collective heads?we have in common and that is oppression…another thing, saying that Puerto Ricans and Panamanians did not create reggeaton but they “coppied it” is like saying that african americans did not create hip hop because in actuality, hip hop is based in English, which is the white mans language, therefore how can you “create” something using someone elses language? Spanish is not our original language either, but i am using that to show that you can use aspects from other cultures to create a totally unique one…

  • REX

    All this talkin about Reggaeton being wack is proof of the worlds ignorance and closed mindedness. In Puerto Rico they listen to Hip hop, R&B, Rock, Rap and even country music, not for the artists or for the races of the artist but for the music. Music is a universal language that anybody who realy does like music can understand and appreciate. For you to say that there are five artist in the Reggaeton genre shows you realy dont have any idea about reggaeton music, and since you realy dont know anything about it your comments and opinions are realy irrelavent. there are plenty of reggaeton artist as a matter of fact there are even Hip hop artist collaberating with reggaeton artist and makin reggaeton songs themselves such as Jim Jones, Nas, Fabolous, Jay Z, Three six Mafia, Snoop Dogg, and many many more. The fact is that Reggaeton is still an adulescent in the music buisness and is developing and maturing into a solid genre. If you dont like it, dont buy it but you’re gonna have to accept it because it is what it is. Much love to those who support reggaeton end even more to those who do not, you’ll be joining us soon.

  • BruNo akA UKno

    yea, most a dem done kno. Reggaeton iz worldwide n eats lyk a virus. BEWARE of da BITCH!! da BITCH of BEWARE. Yusimi?. Check

  • Tiff

    Honestly, i love reggaeton. I listen to it every single day. i dont like rompe, i dont like daddy yankee, and i absolutely hate N.O.R.E. But there are good songs out there, its just that they havent reached many other people’s ears. Hispanic music isnt “awful” it has its own flavor. Unless you can sing, or make music better than anyone in this world, i should say that you shouldnt judge our music. Not only Puerto Ricans and Mexicans listen to salsa, in Florida, itz very popular. All the clubs play a lot of spanish music.

    If you ever go to Boca Raton, Florida. You HAVE TO go to Club Boca. You see white people, black people, asians, and spanish people all dancing to reggaeton. Why? because Perreo (da reggaeton dance) is like sex on the dancefloor. And who would pass up on that opportunity? hahaha.

    So before you go off and judge other people’s music, i think you should get your facts straight. I completely agree with rex. Also, reggaeton artists are working with rap artists. If you dont believe in the incredibly huge number of reggaeton artists there are, here’s a list that you can even search up on the internet.

    Wisin & Yandel
    Alexis & Fido
    Arcangel
    De La Ghetto
    Tego Calderon
    Daddy Yankee
    PITBULL
    Angel Doze
    Baby Ranks
    Baby Rasta
    Gringo
    Bimbo
    Don Omar
    Ivy Queen
    Zion & Lennox
    Rakim & Ken-Y
    Hector El Father
    Tito Bambino
    El Pueblo
    Yaga & Mackie
    Jowell & Randy
    Khriz & Angel
    LDA
    La India
    Mach & Daddy
    N.O.R.E
    Nejo
    Nicky Jam
    Oriel (still a rising star)
    Plan B
    Trebol Clan
    Julio Voltio
    Yan Weynn
    Yomo
    and many others

  • L@t!n0

    Check this shit out nicca,yeah u, tha one who wrote this stupid-ass column. I’m Mexican. I like Reggaeton as well as Hip-Hop. I thought this column was sopposed 2 b about “The Death Of Reggaeton” but I was wrong ’cause u go on 2 different subjects, like Hispanics wit’ their flags, bla lba bla… then u start to give predictions of the amount of Mexicans in the U.S. by 2050.
    Fuck u!! u Mexican hater! Whatha fuck does that have 2 do with anything. Imma give sum words of wisdom. Y u beefing hispanics when blacks and browns should b united, not @ war? fagget.

  • L@T!N0

    “Rocker”, I can’t believe u r hating on your own kind, ja! how stupid is that. “Jamrock”, ” African Americans and Jamaicans” this “African Americans” that. Go suck an African American’s dick already, shit. “1/2 Blackman”, my brotha, yes u r racist. I’m not about 2 stoop 2 your level because me in the other hand am not racist. Just b aware that blacks r the most sesitive when it comes 2 racism, right bitch? & lastly “Rody”, u 2 fucka r a racist. Ke show, compa’? “the people who do that r crazy Mexicans without jobs” mothafuck u 2, puto. Ey boricua “Rody” t puedes ir pa’l carajo, pinche vato mamon hijo d tu puta madre. Ke traes contra La Raza, culero, eh?

  • Pantoja

    Tiff, its not HISPANIC music, it is puerto rican and/or Panamanian….Im sick of guatamaleans, and other central americans taking credit for OUR music!

  • Pantoja

    Tiff you just names all PUERTO RICANS…how dare you say that it is HISPANIC music

  • Nena_Boricua

    MAN…Whoever wrote that shit is DUMB! I personally love reggaeton not just because im Puerto Rican but because its a big part of my life. It does not matter if you like reggaeton or not just dont listen to it stupid. There is alot of radio stations out in the U.S. that you can listen to. Keep an open mind and be open to new things not just the same shit you listen to all the time I listen to all kinds of music and im HISPANIC.

  • L@T!N0

    Pantoja, ma, lamentablemente no todos en la lista d Tiff son riqueños, ok? La neta mamacita, De la Ghetto es mitad Dominicano. Baby Psycho y Orquidea Negra d LDA son Dominicanos. Match & Daddy son Panameños. Y Pitbull es Cubano aunque no sea reggaetonero pero ahi esta en la lista.

  • Negros pendejos

    just for the shit yall talk we should start slavery again on all ignorant niggas fuck yall latins rule every negro is stupid laffy taffy bla bla bla that really sucks pussies!

  • Joe is dead

    How funny… I’m not black, I’m not Hyspanic… I might be white (even though not by origine) and I am amazed by all the comments here. I’m a rocker that’s what I am but I live in Latin America, my wife is a Latina and so are my friends.
    I absolutely hate latin american music. yeah, from Salsa to Merengue to Reggaeton and you know what my surrounding and I don’t bring up racism in our argumentation. We fight over the music (who’s gonna put the music) but that’s about it.

    Of course, nearly everybody here tries to convince me that if I don’t like Latin music it’s because I don’t dance. Well that’s no argument. If I don’t like the music how could I dance to it? Doesn’t make any sense.
    I also admit it would be easy to be racist as it seems all Hyspanic here like the same music and listen to it everyday. Which is weird as where I come from nobody does that. Even black people if you wanna know. I’m from canada and African Canadian I know (in my own family) listen to whatever they feel like according to their mood.
    So yeah, it might be easy to say “All hispanics listen to crap I hate” but at the end of the day whatever pride, nationalism and racism people may have, it’s no big deal…

    We just fight over the CD player all night long… that’s it

  • Who cares

    I never gave a fuck about this shit. reggaeton is lame. I’m hispanic but i hate it. it’s terrible like the other crap on the radio. Listen to Fort Minor or Lupe Fiasco for they know what’s going on.

  • tHe wEtbAcK

    yo yo yo wats really gud with those commments about REEGAETON..DNT HATE REEGAETON JUST BECUZ IT BETTER THAN UR FUCKING BLAC MUSIC OR WHITE MUSIC.

    listen i give u like 5 years and AMERICA IS GUNA BE ANOTHER SPANISH COUNTRY so u better take spanish clases so u can learn how to speak it.

    YA DIGGG NIGGAS OR CRACKAS….THNK FUCKERS BII PZZ OUT BRAAAAAAAAAAT

  • :?

    whats up with you people!

  • angie

    personally i do like reggaeton but not a lot. now a days the songs just get suckier and suckier. i like the old songs. most songs today are just about violence and sex and ‘im the best’ which makes the songs SUCK BIG BOOTY!!! many people dont like reggaeton because they say its the same beat over and over but let me ask you this– doesnt rock sound the same in every song or crunk muzik or hip hop or country? its all the same shit. for example ‘lean wit it, rok wit it’= ‘laffy taffy’ althought some songs are fast and some are a bit slower its all the same shit so everybody needs to calm down and listen to wut they like and 4get wut other people listen to. dont get so angry because your friends listen to reggaeton all the time– they probably dont like the shit you listen to either!!!! peace 1

  • angie

    by the way beenie man made a featuring with don omar and with tito el bambino and both those songs are hoTTTT!!!

  • DO you read this?

    man, i can understand what you are saying. i like reggaeton because dancing it is so much better than any other gengre, i just don’t think it rules the world and i take it way appart from hip hop. anyways, the important thing:

    BE RESPECTFUL. the wall between méxico and usa its a damn scar on the world and a political shit. don’t speak that easily abut things that have a greater repercution. specially when you should remember that you are in america because of immigration, and also the white.

    Peace

    Jorge the mexican that lives in méxico.

  • afropuertorican

    do u know about the puerto rican history we blk taino n spanish read firts n then talk pussy

  • afropuertorican

    if blk people want some war with puerto ricans is to easy come down here to the carribean san juan puerto rico and u never going back to the state in ur fucking life whyyyyyyyyyyy beacause down here niggas dont play ugona get sootttt

  • afropuertorican

    whos the best breakdancing crew ever from nyc
    guest what rock steady crewww puertoricans cats hollaa

  • Tralala

    This is stupid. if that NIGGER has a problem with hispanics then he can go fuck himself. Its not like we want nigers to join our community and shit just like we dont wanna join theirs. as far as the musik shit, just forget about it. its just musik, a flavor, each of us has a right to choose what we listen to. you dont like reggaeton, country, hip-hop, ect. then good no one is forcing you to listen to it.! its not even worth arguing with black ppl. they are ignorant just like whites. and if they have a problem with hispanics its just cuz they see us as a threat because NOS ESTAMOS QUEDANDO CON EL CANTO!!!!

    PaZ ;)

  • Camilo

    How fucking ignorant can this guy be??? First of all try to think before you speak dumb-ass motherfucker, there’s not only five reggeaton songs, there’s a lot that touch your heart and are as real as it could get. You wanna talk about how reggeaton has nothing to offer and does not make any sense…….listen to your hip-hop songs. For example “This Why Im Hot, U Aint Cuz Ur Not” “Walk It Out” ??!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! What kind of bullshit is that??? Listen to lyrics from artist like Zion Y Lennox, Don Omar, Vico C…..etc. Its alright, everybody doubted hip-hop when it first came out….so we going to be on top regardless of stupid ass, ignorant comments like these. Be Easy and LATINOS STAND UP!!!!

  • Camilo

    And another thing……it’s an obvious fact that you are racist. PERIOD. And let me ask you one question…..Give me one actual hip-hop/rap song (I’m talking about year 2004 and up) that you could actually sit down and be touched by the lyrics of the song…..just one.You want to be so discriminating against our community yet the only “rapper” that could possibly be touching, would be Eminem -and he’s white. Get a clue…..

  • jeff

    nah reggeaton aint gonna die. it going 2 keep on living!!! y usted sabe por Q? por los latinos son los mejores!!!

  • jeff

    nah reggeaton aint gonna die. it going 2 keep on living!!! y usted sabe por Q? por los latinos son los mejores!!! and ps..ppl do like rompe..i have no idea were u got dat no black ppl like reggeaton

  • ROMPE Rompe the niggers

    latinos are growing mother fucker niggers and so what.
    reggeaton is the best music in the world aint gonna die and you know why?
    cuse in USA the latinos are more people and we still growing. you all will see.

  • chynonyno

    Fuck that yall need to listen to chynonyno. Translate his lirics and he will eat anybody. FUCK HIPHOP AND FUCK REGGAETON im a music man.

  • http://www.myspace.com/yanweynn305 big rub

    From personal experience, I can tell you that yes this article is a little true, but not totally. I believe that reggeaton music is fading out a little in the united states, but thats because of the lack of talent out on the market and the repeated beats they use, but you will see a very different flow soon coming from many of them making the Latin movement a little bit more stronger than what it is right now. You see us Hispanic’s just as the Blacks are a minority and have to heard and build are own movement. If we do not unit and push foward are people we will never be respected. Trust me Latinos…we will have are Latin P. Diddys, and Jay-Z’s we will….

    Latino’s Stand Up…
    Capla Music

  • http://yahoo.com joe

    you are an ignorant asshole
    and I hope you fall face first in Mexican shit!!!!

  • cito

    reggaeton is betta then rap, hiphop,r&b,rock,and everything else out there although mexicans should leave reggeaton to the pro’s LOS BORICUA nosotros le estamos pasando el rolo a todos estos negros porque. porque estamos guillao

  • Boricua77

    Whats up with the racism? Latinos should show that we are better than that. You dont have to call people the N word to probo a point. If somone is predjudice against you than prove them wrong by making an intellegent point. Remember if you are Puertorican or DOminican chances are one of your grandparents are a nigger like my grandmother is.

  • Guille

    Its very easy my friend to talk like this about something so wack as reggeton.
    1)no lyrics, obsene
    2)electronic beats
    3)peasants as artist
    but you are some racist let me tell you, I’m guessing ou are black but w/e the point is not that black people are recented with society after years of slavery and mistretments and they became racist, thats not the point . The point is that ou bring your opinions to the table and you shoud allways be professional in what you write and not write w/e comes out of your head just to get people to read your opinions. How about I write:” We should send all this blacks to Liberya “. Im sure many African Americans will be offended, but Ill get people to read my crap and curse me out. Hip-hop is also very common anyone could do electronic beats and sing he is gangster and say he is cool and show his gold teeth and have hoes in his videos and some cars to show off his power. The only music that has prevailed through out history is Rock because they actually “PLAY” their music now you are gonna say “ILL take you to the candyshop” is a piece of art? or “I gotta stay high” from 3-6 mafia is a great song for a baby to go to sleep or to a young fella or even to a pot head adult. I feel so inspired when I listen to this gangta stories of weed and fucking hoes and shining in the bentley, I think i could write poetry.
    enough said hip hop is also garbage and Ill be proven when you c that only blacks, whiggers, and chongos listen to hip hop.

  • risio

    fuck black people im latino, fuck all black people worldwide latinos taking ova you nappy headed tar babies gonna be speaking spanish soon if not you then your kids will our population is growing tremendously there will be no blacks no whites we’ll spare the native americans cause this is there land anyway, like someone said brush up on your spanish cause you niggers will need it

    OUR LATINO RACE WILL PREVAIL I CAN SEE IT NOW YOU NIGGERS WILL BE TREATED LIKE NASTY HAITIANS AND JAMAICANS IF YOU AINT LATINO FUCK YOU! WE’RE A PROUD PEOPLE YOU CAN TELL BY OUR FLAGS

    THE BLACK MAN NUMBER IS UP I DONT GIVE A SHIT ABOUT SOME MINORITY UNITY CAUSE LATINOS DONT NEED IT WE’RE BIG ALREADY

  • cty

    i find it hilarious there are pr’s claiming to be black up in here but at the same time saying fuck black people wtf? lol

    and to the dude above you the reason why people are the way they are towards hispanics, overly arrogant and spanish is a european language btw so what will probably happen in the U.S future is not remotely the same as to what happened to the amerindians in latin americawhen the whites came and majority of you fucks are half white or over half white so whos the crackas?

  • Yogi

    Fuck you ignorant and racist niggers and crackers rap is playd out like a bitch and country is just plain stupid…if its so bad then how come you see all these NIgger rappers give reggaeton artist contract 2 sign with there labels…fukin crackers need 2 fukin die

  • Prince Polo

    Every reggaeton riddim sounds like a rip off of “Murder she Wrote”EVERY SINGLE ONE. AND CHANGE YOUR SOUNDS. EVERY SONG,SAME DRUM,BASS AND KEYBOARD SOUND.

  • white dude

    LETS SEE…
    Are whites crackers ?
    completely. ( i know from the inside )
    Are latins Crack too?
    They copy EVERYTHING Musical
    from BLACK. Then they PROVE they’ve got white in-em By watering the Black artform down.
    Samba is a Senegalese(*from Senegal West Africa) wedding dance. Latin is a White Man Language.

  • music freak

    Hey guys enough about what needs to die or not. The fact that hip hop has a sutainable future becasue back in the day I remember people commenting that Rap should be banned form the US and sent on packing to africa where it belongs. That is just ignorance. This is a free country and people listen to whatever they want. Corporate america always goes with what people like. Yeah, Reggaeton for a moment there was sounding all alike, but it was because it was the same people producing the beats (Which by the way paid millions into Radio Programmers to play their beats, That was Luny Tunes). Now programmers figured out that collecting millions under the table was not worth the loss in ratings. Same thing happened to hip hop, but then artists got smart and said hey kets use a different producer for each song on our albums. And that was the key. Right now there’s alot of producers out there creating new beats and styles that reggaeton is at that stage of the game. It has diminished a little, but will stick around. Its proven by sold out stadiums like @ shea stadium in NY. The fan base is there, but the days of programmers collecting money for spins is over (alright not completely, but they think twice about it before they program it). I think that people think it all sounds the same is becasue in order for a song to be reggaeton it has to have a main component and that my friends is called the Dembo (The thumping), but believe me its different.

    I personally don’t like it all that, but my business depends on what people like. Not what I like.

  • http://yahoo.com raskal

    fuck all you niggers puro brown pride

  • KNGROO

    REGGAETON IS THE KING FUCK HIP-HOP TOO I KNOW THE 2 LANGUAGES SPANISH,ENGLISH CUZ IM PUERTORICAN….PR..PRA

  • http://xxlmag.com salvadorina

    this is stupid who ever is sayin dat reggeaton isnt cool then u dont kno music and also us latinos are here 2 stay and ur just mad cuz u cnt do anything about it. i am elsalvadorian and pround of and i love our music reggeaton is the shit but i also like hip-hop and rock i dnt jugde people because of there skin color or b/c of there heritage so yall shouldnt either. and who ever wrote this shit ur going to regreat ever takin about us cuz were going to be on top one day

  • http://xxlmag.com salvadorina

    this is stupid who ever is sayin dat reggeaton isnt cool then u dont kno music and also us latinos are here 2 stay and ur just mad cuz u cnt do anything about it. i am elsalvadorian and pround of and i love our music reggeaton is the shit but i also like hip-hop and rock i dnt jugde people because of there skin color or b/c of there heritage so yall shouldnt either. and who ever wrote this shit ur going to regreat ever takin about us cuz were going to be on top one day!!! latinos stand up!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • richboy

    Reggaeton is awesome and still going strong. look at the date from which this article was written and look at now. how many reggaeton songs came out since then??? too many to name, look at how many artists that have collaborated with reggaeton artists, it is really popular i dont know why people just cant accept it. relax and enjoy the music, u dont have to know the words to enjoy the music. it is true what someone said earlier, the only people that talk crap about reggaeton are the ones that only know 5 songs or less, i got over 250 reggaeton songs in my ipod alone and those are just my favorites. reggaeton is in the state that hip hop was in when it first started, and sorry to say but rap is dying fast

  • Djtuto

    For all those haters out there saying that reggaeton sucks… try going out to puerto rico, i bet you can’t last 1 day there… or maby you could… and all of a sudden change your mind… and fall in love with the PERREO… PUERTO RICO

  • Boricua22

    First of all, Reaggeton is a Puerto Rican thing that is enjoyed by alot of Hispanics; so I really don’t know why the fuck ur mentioning fences. Get Ur Facts Straight!!!
    Second of all, a lot of black and white people alike do enjoy our music. For the people who don’t, I don’t blame u; it’s in fuckin spanish dammit. Just cuz u can’t speak the language don’t mean it sucks. Yeah ur right Daddy Yankee does get play’d out and sometimes I even get tired of hearing it. But how many times do hear T-pain and 50 blowin up the airwaves. I like listening to both of these artists but it gets repetetive as well!!!

    Pero no te preocupes, vamos a ROMPEr Hip-Hop!!!

  • SCIENCE

    BLACK PEOPLE PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

    ITS NO REASON FOR US TO FUSS WITH WITH LATINO’S, BECAUSE LATINOS MUST MIMICING US

    BLACK PEOPLE WE ARE FIRST BLESS BY THE CREATOR HIMSELF

    GOD CREATED BLACK PEOPLE IN HIS IMAGE

    WE ALL HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT GOD PERSONALLY CREATED THE BLACKMAN AND BLACKWOMAN HIMSELF

    AND THAT LATINOS AND ALL OTHER RACES COME FROM US

    ITS A FACTOR THAT BLACK WOMEN ARE THE GENETIC MOTHER OVER ALL RACES

    BLACK PEOPLE WE ARE THE GENETIC PARENTS OVER THE LATINOS, SO THE LATINOS HAVE TO COPY US BLACK PEOPLE, BECAUSE BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE ORIGINAL HUMANS OF THE PLANET

    THE ALMIGHTY ONE (GOD) TRANSMIT’S ENERGY ONTO BLACK PEOPLE

    BLACK PEOPLE THEN HANDDOWN OUR ENERGY ONTO LATINOS AND OTHER RACES

    MY POINT IS THAT OF COURSE REGGAETON ISN’T GONNA SOUND GOOD TO BLACK PEOPLE BECAUSE LATINO’S ARENT THE ORIGINATER’S

    BLK PEOPLE FEED DIRECTLY OFF (THE ALMIGHTY ONE) AND LATINOS FEED OFF OF US

    BLK PEOPLE CAN’T FEED OFF LATINOS MUSIC OR THEIR DANCES BECAUSE WHAT LATINOS GOT TO OFFER IS WATERED DOWN. IT SOUNDS GOOD TO THEM BUT NOT TO US.

    BLACK PEOPLE WE ARE A UNIVERSAL PEOPLE WE ARE THE CREATORS, IN SHORT WE ARE LIKE GODS AND GODDESS OVER THE OTHER RACES. WE ARE ALWAYS CREATING NEW SOUNDS AND DANCES. ON THE OTHER HAND LATINOS STICK TO ONE OR TWO SOUNDS, TRYING TO RE-INTRUDCE THE DEMBOW BEAT TO THE WORLD AS THEIR VERY OWN.

    BLACK PEOPLE WE ARE DIRECTLY INSPIRED FROM GOD HIMSELF, HOW IN THE WORLD CAN WE EXPECT LATINO’S TO PRODUCE WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY CREATED AND GOING TO FUTURE CREATE, IT DONT GET NO BETTER THEN BEING A BORN A BLACK PERSON. EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE BLACK.

    LATINO’S MUST COPYCAT BLACKPEOPLE FOR WE ARE THE ORIGINAL MEN AND WOMEN OF THE ENTIRE PLANET!

    I HOPE I GAVE BLACK PEOPLE SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT ON A HIGHER LEVEL

  • read carefully

    BLACK PEOPLE WE ARE A UNIVERSAL PEOPLE WE ARE THE CREATORS, IN SHORT WE ARE GODS AND GODDESS OVER THE OTHER RACES. WE ARE ALWAYS CREATING NEW SOUNDS AND DANCES.
    THEN YOU LOOK AT THE LATINOS THEY STICK TO ONE OR TWO SOUNDS, TRYING TO RE-INTRODUCE THE (DEMBOW BEAT) TO THE WORLD AS THEIR VERY OWN.

    BLACK PEOPLE WE ARE DIRECTLY INSPIRED FROM GOD HIMSELF, HOW IN THE WORLD CAN WE EXPECT LATINO’S TO PRODUCE WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY CREATED AND GOING TO FUTURE CREATE, IT DONT GET NO BETTER THEN BEING A BORN A BLACK PERSON. EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE BLACK EVEN LATINOS THATS WHY THEY USE THE NIGGA/NIGGER WORD ALL THE TIME INSTEAD OF THE SPICWORD TO EACH OTHER. PAY ATTENTION UNIVERSAL PEOPLE!

  • science

    ITS NO REASON FOR US TO FUSS WITH WITH LATINO’S, BECAUSE LATINOS MUST MIMICING BLACK PEOPLE

    BLACK PEOPLE ARE FIRST BLESS BY THE CREATOR HIMSELF

    WE ALL HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT GOD PERSONALLY CREATED THE BLACKMAN AND BLACKWOMAN IN HIS IMAGE

    AND THAT LATINOS AND ALL OTHER RACES COME FORTH FROM US

    HOW DO YOU EXPECT LATINO’S TO HAVE MUSIC, IF WE DON’T CREATE IT FIRST?

  • science

    BLACK PEOPLE WE ARE THE GENETIC PARENTS OVER THE LATINOS, SO THE LATINOS HAVE TO COPY US BLACK PEOPLE, BECAUSE BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE ORIGINAL HUMANS OF THE PLANET!

    THE ALMIGHTY ONE (GOD) TRANSMIT’S ENERGY ONTO BLACK PEOPLE

    BLACK PEOPLE THEN TRANSMIT’S OUR ENERGY ONTO LATINOS AND OTHER RACES

  • science

    OF COURSE REGGAETON ISN’T GONNA SOUND GOOD TO BLACK PEOPLE BECAUSE LATINO’S ARENT THE ORIGINATER’S OF MUSIC

    BLACK PEOPLE FEED DIRECTLY OFF (THE ALMIGHTY ONE) AND LATINOS FEED OFF OF BLACK PEOPLE

    BLACK PEOPLE CAN’T FEED OFF LATINOS MUSIC OR THEIR DANCES BECAUSE WHAT LATINO’S GOT TO OFFER IS WATERED DOWN

    YOU LATINOS WHO LOVE REGGAETON SO MUCH SHOULD ALWAYS GIVE PRAISES AND BIGUPS TO BLACKMAN SHABBA RANKS, HE TRANSMITTED HIS (DEM BOW) BEAT TO YOU LATINO’S EVEN THOUGH YOU FUKED IT UP!
    DEM BOW- DEM BOW- DEM BOW- DEM BOW!

  • http://www.myspace.com/daph sweetii

    reggaeton is fukn gud shit i bump it in my car all dey me and my bf hes PR!! and yes im fukn black but i have some spaniard in me! but i will bump that shit till i fukn die! i see theres alot of black in here downing the music and thats horrible cuz how culd you do that when you know how it feels to have white ppl down rap!? yeah i mean cum on now. but yeah reggaeton is BOMB!

  • sweetii

    rap is fukn gud shit i bump it in my car all dey me and my bf hes PR!! and yes im fukn black but i have some spaniard in me! but i will bump that shit till i fukn die! i see theres alot of white in here downing the music and thats horrible cuz how culd you do that when you know how it feels to have white ppl down reggaeton!? yeah i mean cum on now. but yeah rap is BOMB!

  • SHANTAE

    IT DOES MATTER IF YOUR AFRICAN AMERICAN OR JAMAICAN OR HAITIAN OR TRINI AND ALL THE OTHER BLACK NATION’S SCATTERED THUR OUT THE EARTH, THAT I HAVE LEFT OUT, WE ALL FALL UNDER RED BLACK N GREEN AND WILL ALWAYS BE MOST COPIED FROM! ITS JUST A FACT!

  • SHANTAE

    THE NERVE OF YOU LATINO’S/BROKENS RAISING YOUR FLAG OVER OUR MUSIC.
    THE NERVE OF LATINO’S/BROKENS TRYING TO ACT LIKE YOU WERE VICTIMS OF SLAVERY.
    THE NERVE OF YOU LATINO’S RAISING YOUR FLAGS WHEN ALL YOU ALL DO & GONNA KEEP DOING…. IS COPY BLACK PEOPLE!

  • vargas

    Hispanics thay all i need it to now i not mexican i dominica in i dont care of any color off race but some people are dome ass fuck that rap got to stay in the getrow man you just ignorant you talk about as but what about you fuckes ja live as along some dome fuck say regg. is not good for US that what we need now more fucking drama because that what this country is a big foking novela ho cares if you are 50 or daary yanki in they do a song fuck fock hu cares maibe some dome fucks that dont have anything else to do in go back to school fuker because hispanic mins all now if you pay more atencion in school you will now that reggaton is from pr regge is from jamayca in that jumping fence that ignorant the fance thing the gay fuker the say that need to go back where hi came from. music is music it dont mather what it is that is just a job. any way live is short in it piss me of that some people what to spent ther day talking shit about thing that they dont now

  • LATINOS HAVE 2 COPYCAT BLACK PEOPLE

    BLACK PEOPLE WE ARE THE GENETIC PARENTS OVER THE LATINOS, SO THE LATINOS HAVE TO COPY US BLACK PEOPLE, BECAUSE BLACK PEOPLE ARE THE ORIGINAL HUMANS OF THE PLANET!

    THE ALMIGHTY ONE (GOD) TRANSMIT’S ENERGY ONTO BLACK PEOPLE

    BLACK PEOPLE THEN TRANSMIT’S OUR ENERGY ONTO LATINOS AND OTHER RACES

    YOU LATINOS WHO LOVE REGGAETON SO MUCH SHOULD ALWAYS GIVE PRAISES AND BIGUPS TO BLACKMAN SHABBA RANKS, HE TRANSMITTED HIS (DEM BOW) BEAT TO YOU LATINO’S, EVEN THOUGH YOU LATINOS WATERED IT DOWN.

    DEM BOW- DEM BOW- DEM BOW- DEM BOW!

  • fuck y’all haters

    you are crazy with your black ass theorie

  • http://www.myspace.com/mannyelchamo18 manuel

    there are so many things wrong in this article, i don’t even know where to start….

    Reggaeton is HUGE in places like New York, Florida, P.R and other Latin Countries.

    there are WAY MORE than 5 reggaeton songs lol.

    Only a few actually make it to english radio stations that’s why you always hear the same wack shit. Gasolina, Rompe, reggaeton latino and that weak nina sky shit were played to death in the us radio. yes they suck ass, but theres more to reggaeton than them.

    TO THE AUTHOR OF THIS ARTICLE:
    DON’T COMMENT ON A CULTURE YOU KNOW LITTLE ABOUT.
    YOUR STEREOTYPE STATEMENTS MAKE YOU SOUND LIKE A DUMBASS
    BTW: GO TO A SPANISH CLUB AND AFTER YOU SEE PPL DANCING SALSA, MERENGUE, CUMBIA, BACHATA, REGGAETON, TAKE BACK EVERYTHING YOU SAID IN THIS ARTICLE.

  • B. Simmons

    It is a cultured music…anytime pop culture gets there hand on anyones music to commercialize it, they saturate the airwaves with it and kill the vibe…it’s 1 form of spanish music being over played, but nothing’s wrong with…sounds as if the writer of this article feels threatened…change your radio dial, its that simple

  • Killah_Chap1n

    Well XXl Mag Iz fukin racizt againzt our hispanic pride N also againzt Reggaeton, Thiz kind of muzik it waz born in Puerto Rico N Still Famouz through all Fuckin U.S N The world. I used 2 listen a lot 2 Reggaeton n hip hop but lately It been more into Metal,rock and Alternative. R E G G A E T O N F O L I F E.

  • Smalls

    This article was written 4 years ago right?

    Now look at what the fuck is happening right now with reggaeton. Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel, they have all gone in a different direction and the music has evolved. It was just a matter of time. I bump hip hop 24/7 but reggaeton is a good listen too. You can’t just go on and diss any type of music like that.

    Motherfuck that noise.

    Music changes with time just compare Biggie’s Ready To Die with Kanye’s music, or even Hova’s shit. They sound different yet still maintain the essence of hip hop. That’s what happened and will continue to happen with reggaeton.

  • dame1017

    ok now just cuz im puerto rican dont mean im gonna say all reggaeton is the shit, i love my reggaeton cuz its the spanish version of dancehall, everybody has there own opinion and people should just keep there mouths shut and listen to whatever u wanna listen too, if u black and wanna listen to reggaeton or rap than do so, if u spanish and wanna listen to reggaton and rap than do so, evrybody stop hatin and listen to watever the fuck ya wanna listen to, this world doesnt evolve just around rap, everybody got a certain type of music u they like and thats it

  • mario

    a mi me gusta mucho el hip-hop de los años 90′s sin embargo la musica actual que escuchamos creo que es el resultado de la evolucion.

    a las nuevas generaciones les gusta el reggeton y el hip-hop ha perdido el sabor que le dieron grandes artistas.

    asi como a los jovenes del 2020 les gustará otra musica que los jovenes de ahorita no toleraran.

    ni modo. que hacer?
    Duele hacerse viejo

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  • chas

    It is not the genre that is bad, it is the actual artists. They have no talent and they continue to be followers and not leaders. That is the problem. That type of behavior will cause anything to eventually collapse. Where is the creativity? With some fresh ideas the genre might not die. But who really knows?

  • http://www.datpiff.com/profile/doggshopmusic djshortdogg

    well my name is djshortdogg/doggshopmusic,and i have to leave my comment because i see all of you are confuse reggaeton is turned like R&b the reeaton thats out there is al about love & sex just like r& b the new movement i LATIN HIP HOP /SPANISH RAP ….its a form of hip hop & swag with niggas getting at each other like hip hop and this is what the world wants cuz they can relate to it its more of the struggle thats out in the world like coming from nothing to something ,and they made it to where the dembow sound has change to what ever your soul likes and put down good sound latin is one of the biggest culture in the world so pleas dont hate !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lee

    i find it funny that people would say Reggaeton is garbage but its more danceable than the stuff thats out now and the reason why say its dead which its not is because people in the this country dont get anything a chance cause what everyone is saying about reggaeton was said about hip hop when it first came out and to prove a point reggaeton is dead cause i recently went to a concert in MSG back in Oct and believe me its not dead just you guys dont give anytthing a chance that you dont understand

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    Rompe, rompe, rompe!!! this shi wont take over but people will like.

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    Rather listen to airsupply than salsa music,?? Id rather you put a fresh bone in your nose and go back to Africa Stupid gayass Nigger!!

  • Damien

    Every reggaeton song summed up:

    Boom~Chk! Boom~Chk! B~Boom~Chk! B~Boom~Chk! (slutty latina vocals saying nonsensical words, gasoline, etc)

    Just to enjoy it I need to sustain a serious head injury and then I need an 8 ball of coke on top of it. After all this time I still can’t figure out how nobody tried to use drums that aren’t lazy stock drums to add flavor to it, every song is the same, no creativity, I can flip a reggaeton beat with my iPod using nothing more than the tip of my dick. Worst music ever created for the dumbest mofos on the planet, period.

    • D’Andre

      Well said LAMAR. I am glad to see that not all Black people are as stupid as DAMIEN. I am black too and I can say that people like DAMIEN the reason why the word “nigger” was created.

      Funny how you say you need an 8ball to enjoy it but say nothing about the constant mentioning of weed in rap music. You are obviously bias. You are the reason why people of other races think black people are ignorant.

      I love rap and hip hop but I don’t need to trash other people’s taste in music just because I don’t like it. Laffy Taffy…how much creativity did it take to create this piece of shit song? About 4 keys on a keyboard and 4 or 5 drums. BTW no one want to hear about your drum stick dick. Your comments prove the complete opposite about what you claim. LAMAR makes a good point about repetition in music. All music is repetitive.

      Go to college, educate yourself and understand that there are many types of people in the world with different taste. Different does mean inferior. Learn that and learn it well because that’s the mind set that was used to keep your negro ancestors enslaved. Let Latinos like whatever they want. Calling them “the dumbest mofos ever” doesn’t make you any better or smarter than any one else, Latino , White, Asian or any other race. Now please, just shut up before to continue to embarrass more of us Black people with your stupidity.

  • Lamar

    I am almost ashamed to think that maybe the author of this piece [of shit] is Black.,just like me, because it is a misrepresentation of the “non-typical” intelligent black person. I’m not sure if this article is more ignorant or more racist. So you don’t like the music, that’s fine but you don’t have to demonize it. You are doing exactly what people did with Rap when it was first getting started. Latinos everywhere also have mixed feelings about Reggaeton. Some like it, some don’t. And yes, Latinos are proud of their music, as well they should be, they created it. Aren’t Blacks proud of rap music? I sure am for the most part. But the real answer is yes and no. Yes for those who like it and no for those who don’t. While the majority DO like it, there are a select few that simply don’t. Could it be the hyper-commercialization? Possibly. Or could it be that it in it’s own way it is also repetitive? If you were in the least bit educated, you would recognize that all music “uses the same beat”. Beats are recycled all the time. Most music is repetitive by nature. Even rap. Listen to a rap beat with out lyrics. You will see that the beat repeats. Or better yet, sit in on the production of a rap beat. You will see that there is certainly repetition. While Reggaeton is certainly guilty of using a select few loops over and over again, what about the lyrical content of Rap? Is it not always talking about money, sex, drugs, hoes, guns, in every single rap song out there, in it’s own way repetitive? It definitely is. Not to mention the fact that you probably don’t speak Spanish and thus are unable to understand what the lyrics bring to the mix. Will Reggaeton take over hip-hop? Unlikely, but to demonize it for characteristics that are shared among many genres of music is pretty ignorant.

    Additionally, you comments regarding a border confirm your bigotry. Music doesn’t see or have borders. Only ignorant racists fucks like you do. So go ahead, and build your border. Let’s see how well it works to keep out something that mostly exists in digital form. Idiot.

  • tonezzz

    Although the author is obviously an idiot, reggaeton really did die in the summer of 07 (some might even say 06). That being said the heyday of radio reggaeton 7 years ago has been replaced with its oldschool ancestor known as “underground”. Underground was the early reggaeton that had its orgins in the late 80s and early 90s and it has been remixed by local and regional djs into a speedier breed of underground/reggaeton known as “dembow”. No more radio dominance but the sound is still very popular at parties. Bruised but not buried. Que viva el reggaeton 1990s-infinity.