The crisis in Latin music

So last week wasn’t a very big week for hip-hop album sales. As has been the case fairly often this year, there wasn’t a single rap album in the top 10 of Billboard’s albums chart. One thing I did notice is that Rick Ross’ Port of Miami, which has been out for a while longer, is now outselling OutKast’s Idlewild. It also happens to be the only rap album at all in the top 20.

Perhaps the most prominent hip-hop-related album to enter the charts this week (other than John Mayer’s Continuum, natch), was some shit called N.O.R.E. y la Familia … Ya Tu Sabe by Noreaga, who may be going by just N.O.R.E. (Nigga on the Run Eatin’) these days. I’d be lying if I said I knew very much about this album, but I’m assuming it’s some sort of reggaeton thing.

Whatever it was, not very many people bought it. It only sold about 11,700 copies its first week out, which was good for a chart debut way the fuck down at number 82. Granted, you have to attribute at least part of that to the fact that N.O.R.E. is on Def Jam, which I’m convinced may actually be run by Jay-Z at this point. But that’s still pretty shitty even by today’s hip-hop standards.

I’m not sure how those numbers relate to album sales by other “latino” artists, but that’s the thing. With massive increases in the hispanic demographic, you’d think at least some of it would translate into album sales for hispanic artists. But for the most part, that hasn’t really been the case. Even reggaeton radio stations, which don’t cost anything, have been struggling as of late.

At the risk of asking what might be a ridonkulous question, I’m going to go ahead and put this forth: If we know for a fact that there are now more hispanics in the US than there are black people, how come they aren’t very many popular hispanic recording artists, especially in the world of hip-hop?

A few possible reasons I came up with:

The language barrier. If this is the US, and everyone here speaks English, where’s the market for an album that’s mostly, if not entirely in Spanish? Where as black artists have been able to cultivate a following among cracka-ass crackas in the suburbs, where all of the money is, “latino” artists may be confining themselves to the type of people who huddle in Spanish-speaking enclaves by refusing to learn the language.

Economic resentment. If your job decided to shut down its operations here and move to Mexico, or if it just pays half as much today as it did 20 years ago due to illegal immigrants who undercut wages for American workers, how quick would you be to go cop an album by someone who looks vaguely similar to the guy who’s got your job?

Disposable income. You’d think that your average “latino” could afford to cop a new CD every now and again, since so many of them are working. (The unemployment rate for hispanics is generally much lower than it is for blacks.) Only thing is, like I said, black people are obviously selling a lot of music to white people, while hispanics may be relying primarily on themselves at this point.

Hispanics don’t like music. This one is, admittedly, a matter of sheer speculation, but maybe “latinos” aren’t as into as other groups of people. For example, I wonder if, adjusted for general financial ability, people in, say, Mexico or… um, Mexico (let’s face it) buy as much music per capita as your average American. Indeed maybe there’s a lot of shit people buy there that people don’t buy here.

What do you ‘bags think?

  • Bang

    a lot of latino rappers aint as good as big pun or ahve th production that b-real had in the 90s. and fat joe …. fuck it, I dont know.

  • Bang

    first, and my spelling is fucked up ^

  • Josh

    primero?

  • Eastside Bread Maker

    First of all I think that you’re an asshole. And only two of your points have any merit to them First and most importantly, N.O.R.E. is on Def Jam, there is nothing that needs to be said about this label and its promotional efforts or lack thereof. And second, the fact that reggaetone is mostly in spanish does limit its listening audience. But that still doesnt mean shit if the album is not promoted properly.

    As for your economic resentment theory, its all bullshit. Reason being is that the older Americans that lost their jobs to the latins that may have worked for less dont buy cd’s. So that completely offsets that dumb ass argument.

    Bol, you’re really fucking up on your blogs. you were alot better than this bullshit that you keep putting out.

  • Bang

    pitbull – lame
    nore – needs the neptunes
    fat joe – needs a gastric bypass. has no charisma to get by as a fat boy like BIG did, girls won’t buy that shit, I guess
    b-real – fell off

    is there anyone else?

  • thoreauly77

    how do you mmanage to suck so much penis with your tongue always in your cheek? the reason why nore’s album didnt sell is because he is not interesting and reggaeton sucks = a much more concise analysis.

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!!

    bol you know you a fucked up man right?

    okay good, just wanted to get that settled.anyways the reason hip-hop ain’t doin good is because it honestly sucks right now I mean shit when the last time you were geekd to see a rap video or even hear an exclusive for that matter. and for the reggaeton shit…..who gives a fuck abotu that shit! fuckin’ mambo king ricky martin live mariachi shit!I ain’t hatin but damn if you can’t understand it who gon fuck wit’ it’
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    this is the point where one these internet pansy’s says “f-you best out your jus’ as ignorant as bol” (no kris ex). but look here you goddamn waste of 5 minutes and a night out wit’ the fella’s cock suckers, real is real.me no speaky muy goodo el’mexicanish and don’t give a shit about hearin it on the radio. VIVA LA HIP_HOP!!…ummmm IN AMERICAN!!!

  • I Fux

    I am half mexican and usually when I want to listen to spanish music, I most definetly wont be listening to spanish rap, I do however listen to Mexican Pop and Rock music. But mostly Ranchera and Mariachi music when I do listen to spanish music. Just last week I went to a Vicente Fernandez concert in Tijuana and it was held in a Palenque (which is a stadium where they hold Rooster fights) well needless to say , the concert was popping and everyone was drunk. Also, by my estimation I think women outnumbered men 6 to 1, Word!

  • Young A. Simmons

    Is latin music really doing worse now than in the past? It never has and prolly never will sell big, it’s a niche market with a narrow fan base.

    I wouldn’t call latin music not selling a crisis, rather same old story.

  • http://xxlmag.com Bol

    >Is latin music really doing worse now than in the past? It never has and prolly never will sell big, it’s a niche market with a narrow fan base.

    Define “narrow fan base.”

  • http://rockthedub.blogspot.com khal

    nah hispanics buy cds, it’s just not from popular sources or popular artists.

    daddy yankee does have a sneaker out by reebok…

    but back on topic. i used to work for circuit city, and there used to be vanloads of migrant workers who’d come in from the field and cop 2xCD sets of latino guys singing country or some shit… i used to see it every weekend.

    i also know that the puerto ricans in the hood buy a lot of bootleg cds and mixtapes of reggaeton from the corner stores and bodegas… those don’t get up on soundscan though.

  • e

    NORE’s album didn’t sell because the original single came out two years ago and his spanish is atrocious it is obvious he just learned the language.

    Look at Don Omar’s album sales I bet he sold more than any hip hop artist out now.

    Tego Calderon is one of the best rappers in any language(he raps in spanish) but he refuses to market himself to white america which is why he refused to sign to Bad Boy

    I think only Black people like music more than Hispanics but thats about it.

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!!

    Define “narrow fan base.”

    house builders and building janitors homes!!

    naw that’s fucked up.

    ahhh well fuck it, it’s true!

  • Mikey Ess AKA SukedowN

    All of the Latino peeps in my parts all listen to that mexican polka music (the slow beat with big drums and accordions).

    Maybe that is all that Latinos like, and reggaeton is spawning from that ala funk/soul-hiphop/r&b.

  • Meka Soul

    maybe mr. santiago should have had will.i.am & segrio mendes help him get in touch with his “latin” roots. that would have sold a couple extra copies.

    then again, timeless didn’t sell shit either.

  • Belize

    Naw..truthfully spanish cats are more smarter in buying music.”WE DONT”..i know it’s fuked up to say that, but spanish cats love a fuckin good deal, why you think most of the bootleggers are immigrants, cuz they could give a “flyin fuk”about ur sounscan numbers, they just tryin to eat.

  • Belize

    also one more thing, almost all latin artist promote there shyt in spanish countries, the US sales is like hiphop artist’s UK sales

  • Spark

    borring blog and who the fuck cares???

  • Fernando

    Took you long enough Fat-Ass. I like reggaeton, but I would never trust it enough to buy an album. There was that tight Don Omar song with Fat Joe, NORE, but the album sucked balls. Also, its hard to listen to a whole album of that shit, it starts to grate on the nerves. There can be fast rap, mellow rap, violent rap, conscious rap…but there is only ONE pace for Reggaeton..and it gets old after about 20 Minutes. Cypress Hill was popular, Big Pun was too, NORE had his run, but your average migrant worker from Mehico doesnt have the charisma to be a big star. If you ever hear the latino rap shows on hip-hop radio…its funny as shit! They rap with the Mexican accent and talk about shit that most people outside Cali. just dont relate to.

  • e

    also one more thing, almost all latin artist promote there shyt in spanish countries, the US sales is like hiphop artist’s UK sales

    ^^^^^
    Real talk, anything they sell in the U.S is just bonus

  • Meka Soul

    i don’t think a selena fan would purchase N.O.R.E. y la Familia … Ya Tu Sabe.

  • Belize

    If only Immortal Technique could save the day…

  • Spark

    Bol, go rent Scarface again

  • Meka Soul

    if n.o.r.e. doesn’t sale, what hope is there for tru-life and aztek?

  • I Fux

    ya you can go to the Carniceria and get like 4 cd’s for 20$ top quality ripped

  • Fernando

    The lil Rob song that blew up…uh, “Summer Nights” or whatever it was called was MAD FUNNY. Plus, Mexican culture just isnt that cool. Being poor, lazy, and working a shitty job for some cracka doesnt translate to big album sales.

  • e

    Its also because it would be more difficult for a white kid to try and act latino than black(their accent would be difficult to recreate). I just couldn’t picture them wearing buttoned shirts with just the top buttoned but then again you white kids in du rags now so..

  • Combat Jack

    Reggaeton, like Hip Hop = Dead!

    Live fast, die young!

  • e

    I’d rather see Lil’Rob, Aztek, Immortal Technique or Tru-Life blow up then Chingo Bling. But I can guarantee that Of all those guys Chingo is most likely to go platinum.

  • Fernando

    The whole latin New York thing and Puerto Rican- Miami thing is doing a lot better than the Mexi-culture on the left-coast. J-Lo? She blew up, Terror Squad did alright. NORE sold a shit load, and he still could if he wanted.

  • Fernando

    Dont forget Tony Touch…. Now that I think about it, Bol is wrong. Latinos have sold very well over the years. I think you could narrow it down to just Reggaeton and Mexi-hop that will never fly.

  • dj madwax

    gotta depend where you live. the samebeatfor24hours-reggaton station in Denver is still going strong, as is the 100% mexican polka music station.

    for everytime I see young hispanics cruising federal blvd in lo-lo’s bumping some hip hop, I see 9 more young hispanics cruisgin bumping mexican polka.

    check the polka charts, not billboard top 100

  • BOLS_A_FAG

    FUCK U BOL. YOU ARE AN IGNORANT UGLY FAT OBESE, MAN TITTY HAVIN FAGGOT! GET OUT OF UR MOMS BASEMENT U BITCH AND GET A LIFE. QUIT SHITTIN ON PEOPLE. U FUKIN BITCH, U FUKIN FAILED AT LIFE SO U WANNA HATE ON EVRYTHING? U FUKIN LOSER. GO CHOKE ON A DONUT U FAT FUCK. I BET UR STILL A VIRGIN, N IF U AINT I BET A FAT PROSTITUTE TOOK IT, U FUKIN FAILURE. BE POSITIVE ABOUT SOMETHING SOMETIME! EVEN THOUGH U ARE A FAT PIECE OF SHIT.

    UNO.

  • soopadoopa

    No habla espanyola la haha

    Ciento

  • Fernando

    The mexi-polka is probably one of the worst genres of music out there. And the funny thing is that a lot of them are singing about some pretty thugged-out shit like gun-running and drug dealing.

  • e

    I think Reggaeton will sell, but Mexi-hop will never fly. Most of those guys can barely speak english or spanish so its difficult to understand them. At this point all eses can only hope to be in the background of west coast rap videos.

  • e

    Mexi-polka is the worst sounding music mash up ever. The videos are hilarious though they always have hot young bithces with the most generic lookin Mexicans in silk shirts from the swap meet.

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Spanish people don’t actually like Reggaeton. The fat white girls with the camel-toe that hang around with the spanish kids do.

    Seriously, reggaeton is fucking terrible. I think Fern gave it 20 minutes, but after 2 songs I can’t take anymore.

    Bol, this is just another of the same fuckin’ post you’ve been doing like once a week.

    Monday–Outrageous Racial Stereotype post

    Tuesday–Why ___’s album will bomb

    Wednesday–Something Mildly Intellectual

    Thursday–*Insert Type of Music* is Dead

    Friday–Random Bullshit Cuz The Natty Light is Calling

    I know my rep is that I’m the Semi to your Hakeem, but your shit is getting o-l-d fast, and if it wasn’t for Transi, Meka, Belize, & Thoreau, I’d probably not even check in over here.

    super mega no homo on the “shout out” portion of this comment

  • http://www.allhiphop.com Rey

    Quittin’ time on the east coast.

    Peace out, Gents.

  • e

    Damn Bol Rey just summed up your entire formula for posts.

  • G.R.

    Latin music never sold a lot. N.O.R.E didnt sell because he’s trash no matter what language he raps in. And why are you so obsessed with hispanics?

  • Fernando

    Is Rey about to turn on Bol?? This could be the biggest break-up since Nick & Jessica. I pegged Bol as more of a CAMO drinkin type of fellow

  • I Fux

    I went to Puerto Rico last summer and fuck that was the last I want to ever hear Reggeaton that shit is just too much, Anyways I like Chingo Bling-he is bringing fun back-, Yo and Aztek has been dropped by Roc-a-fella, Tru-Life is prolly next

  • e

    I’d suspect Bol drinks Mikes Hard Lemonade (no orange juice jones)

  • Rick

    A lot of the hispanic is not interested in hip hop. We tend to stick with our own music. But love the women in the hip hop videos.

  • NoMamesBuey

    cosign that Tego Calderon “El Abayarde” album is very good. I don’t know much about other Reggaeton, but to me that album is rap in spanish period.

    There is incredible diversity in the beats on there, a few reggaeton beats, but also other latin music beats like bachata, salsa. Also, “regular” rap beats, for instance “No Me La Explota” sounds like a bootleg DJ Premier

    And Calderon is a way better rapper in flow & lyrics than the OK-to-lame “trinity” of TI/Little Wayne/Jeezy of DJ BitchAMore. Calderon should make an english album with a dope producer like Premier or Hi-Tek just to show the gringos like BitchAMore what’s up

  • Fernando

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Pardon my ignorance..but what the hell is this guy talking about???

  • 110 street

    i used to like nore when he was with capone, war report was almost classic if pone didnt get locked up, ounce you start to get a big head you loose it all, it never fails just hope cam and jim dont start to beef cause they about to do it, dipset bitch, still waiting on nas too. east rap will never quit RAY (yung binzeno)we the only niggas who actually say something when we spit. but i do admit everybodys not doin there part right now, tables a turn.

  • 110 street

    as far as spanish music i cant listen to shit i dont understand, its like my grndfather listening to rap (boy thaat shit is noise.)

  • e

    Tego Calderon is a puerto rican reggaeton/spanish rapper Fernando. He only raps in spanish though because he said himself he wouldn’t sound as intelligent if he rapped in english.

    Tru-Life won’t be dropped from Roc a Fella he is Jay-Z’s latin Memphis Bleek. (no young gunz)

  • e

    he said himself he
    ^^^
    He said he

    Sorry about the horrible grammar

  • NoMamesBuey

    Many mofockas on here seem to be incredibly ignorant about US latinos. Dude, you should know at least the basics about your fellow Americans (not just latinos, all groups).

    Not all latinos are new immigrants. In fact the chicanos of the SouthWest USA, such as your boy I Fux for intance, are among the most OG of ANY Americans.

    1. They were for thousands of years as Indians (Navaho or some such tribes)
    2. Then they became part of Spain, and became “hijos de la chingada” (no racist just in case, that is a Mexican saying actually). Basically, children of the “great rape” that occurred with the Spanish conquistadores (Not unlike the rape that occurred to SouthEaster black slaves)
    3. Mexico won independence, they became part of Mexico
    4. USA ganked the SouthWest in the mid-1800s, they became Americans

    Latinos are of any race, dark as Sammy Sosa or as “crakka” as Cameron Diaz. Some are steeped in the culture, like say Tego Calderon. Some are like culturally half gringo/half latino, like say J-Lo or myself. Others have the ancestry but are culturally gringo’d out or don’t publically rep latino culture in their music, like say Mariah Carey or AZ.

    For some of you I hope this is educational. Although for many of you I suspect you already know this, but love to bash & stereotype all latinos as illegal immigrant, just jumped over the fence, reggaeton lovers. Focking racists.

  • washington

    Sorry, I stopped reading at “Latin music”.

  • I Fux

    I feel the most Raped of any person I know basically being half mexican/half kurdish, besides all the things that happened to the Mexicans, The Kurds for instance have suffered at the hands of Saddam and many others. So even though I am Kurdish and speak a little Kurd and Arabic growing up in SoCal has endeared me more to the Mexican people and culture but I never deny being “Iraqi” also.

    But really, the Kurds Historically, the Kurds have continuously sought self-determination, and have fought the Sumerians, Assyrians, Persians, Mongols, European crusaders, and Turks. Estimated at about 30 million people, the Kurds comprise one of the largest ethnic groups in the world without a separate country. In the 20th century, Turkey, Iran, and Iraq have put down many Kurdish uprisings.

    Word to ya’ll growing I didnt see my dad much he was very involved in the political struggle of his people. Yet I do have a picture of me next to Jalal Talabani(the current Iraqi president) as a little boy….

  • Belize

    Meka Soul Says:

    September 21st, 2006 at 4:10 pm
    if n.o.r.e. doesn’t sale, what hope is there for tru-life and aztek?

    ^aztek got dropped a couple weeks ago

  • Fernando

    What the hell has this blog turned into??? The weeping race card festival? Jesus, it started out about how much Reggaeton and Mexi-polka sucks, now I gotta hear about the sob stories of Towel heads in Southern Cali.

    Gotta Go

  • sandino

    nomamesbuey is right, I’m latino and I’m black too.
    Reggeaton is garbage, I don’t know anyone who listen to that shit but a few dumbass putas and niggas fucking putas(the same in the black community, Niggas snap dance to cuz bitches do it….well straight niggas do).

  • Belize

    rey says:
    I know my rep is that I’m the Semi to your Hakeem, but your shit is getting o-l-d fast, and if it wasn’t for Transi, Meka, Belize, & Thoreau, I’d probably not even check in over here

    ^Id add Nando, Ifux and somethings E says is on point..but u had to be alil surprised by bol though, i though he was gonna start dissin spanish cats…i thought his post was good…unless…im stuck in the matrix (*play twighlight zone black and white theme music?*) (no MGM studios)

  • Belize

    Or maybe Rey just lost motivation after he got his name shouted out in bol’s blog…hmmmm…

  • NoMamesBuey

    hey “Nando”, I posted since many bitch-mades on here kept referring or suggesting to all latinos as illegal immigrants. Had to correct that dumb shit

  • Jennifer

    Basically what it comes down to is survival…the research as it says supposedly shows that hispanics have a high unemployment rate…well what would that tell you. They are probably working to live and eat and provide their families for the bare necessities…the kids are growing up to work for survival. Money on a CD or dinner every night/rent/medical needs/anything of important need not want. There is not much room for want in most hispanic families…just need.

    Think about that.

  • NoMamesBuey

    IFux,

    I’m no expert on Iraq or the Kurds, but sadly I feel I know more than the douches like Dubbs or Condi.

    From the little I read however, I don’t know why we don’t let the Kurds officially be Kurdistan. They basically operated as a country even under Sadamn. It seems they can do their own shit, why not let em & withdraw our forces in the Kurdish area to other areas that are having problems. And if it enrages Turkey or the Sunni Iraqis, fock em.

    Seriously with all the “Israel deserves it’s homeland” lackeys in the US media, can’t they put 1% of that effort into advocating for Kurdistan?

    Political bitchmades.

    PS Nando si no te gusta este post, no lo lee & keep it moving. What you eat don’t make me shit, or some such.

  • Fernando

    Idealism is fun.

  • Fernando

    Hoopz is still at the top of the eye candy list. Can we please get him out of there?

  • I Fux

    ^ to Nomames

    Word is that Northern Iraq has plentiful amounts of OIL, so if they officially became Kurdistan, that would fuck Turkey up, cuz now they would have to get their shit from a neighbor they have been shitting on throughout history, so dealing with a Kurdish Nation would fuck all the Middle East up, because when Saddam was committing genocide on them no fucking body gave a shit, Long Live Jalal Talabani My Homie word to ‘Nando

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    pitbull – lame
    nore – needs the neptunes
    fat joe – needs a gastric bypass. has no charisma to get by as a fat boy like BIG did, girls won’t buy that shit, I guess
    b-real – fell off

    is there anyone else?

    Reggaeton is Dead

    ^^^^ real talk

  • http://www.myspace.com/leskingpin nyckingpin

    EAST COAST HISPANIC RAP(PUERTO RICAN,DOMINICANS)ALWAYS DOES BETTER THAN WEST COAST LATIN RAP(MEXICO AND ALL DA OTHE MEXICAN COUNTRIES IN SOUTH AMERICA.

    EAST COAST HAS MORE VARIETY IN SUBJECT MATTER AND DOESNT TALK ABOUT LOWRIDERS AND ALL DAT OTHER MEXICALIFORNIA STUFF.

    EAST COAST LATIN RAPPERS HAVE BETTER FLOWS AND LYRICS AND DONT USE THOSE HORRIBLE MEXICAN POLKA MUSIC CRAP AS SAMPLES…THOSE SOUND CORNY

    EAST COAST SPANISH PEOPLE ARE MAD CLOSE TO THERE AFRICAN COUNTERPARTS.WE JUMP PEOPLE TOGETHER,SELL CRACK TO WHITE PEOPLE TOGETHER AND OTHER STUFF…WHICH TRANSLATES TO A LITTLE BIT MORE BLACK PEOPLE BUYIN THE ALBUM AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE.

    AS SOON AS BLACK PEOPLE LIKE IT…THE CRACKERS WILL FOLLOW…BIG PUN ANYONE?

    MY HYPOTHESIS^^^^ http://WWW.MYSPACE.COM/LESKINGPIN

  • http://www.myspace.com/leskingpin nyckingpin

    OH YEA THATS WHY EAST COAST LATIN RAP SELL MORE^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  • I Fux

    No Mames,

    Look I am against the war on so many accounts, but now that there is Jalal Talabani at the head maybe the Kurds will somhow supercede all this shit and come out with something like a nation within a nation or I dont know, because shiites and sunni’s dont want to see a Kurd as president. Yo my dad is in Kirkuk right now he says its okay up north but going down to baghdad is a no no…. NoMames thanks for the support and Really Jews cause half the wars with their bullshit and I am not even anti-sematic

  • H-Man

    Habla es Espanol poquito…Uno, Dos, Hillside Tresa…Tu fumar uno momento…toka, toka, mucho mota….yeska, yeska…lolololol

  • Meka Soul

    >What the hell has this blog turned into??? The weeping race card festival? Jesus, it started out about how much Reggaeton and Mexi-polka sucks, now I gotta hear about the sob stories of Towel heads in Southern Cali.>

    let’s not forget the red-dot featherheads & rice patty dog-eatin’ katate kickers while we’re shittin’ on races.

  • Meka Soul

    maybe people realized that all reggaeton songs carry the same exact bassline.

    >Tego Calderon is a puerto rican reggaeton/spanish rapper Fernando. He only raps in spanish though because he said himself he wouldn’t sound as intelligent if he rapped in english.>

    and

    >And Calderon is a way better rapper in flow & lyrics than the OK-to-lame “trinity” of TI/Little Wayne/Jeezy of DJ BitchAMore. Calderon should make an english album with a dope producer like Premier or Hi-Tek just to show the gringos like BitchAMore what’s up…>

    muthaFUCK tego calderon.

  • H-Man

    Check out Joell Ortiz and Omar Cruz….2 of the best out there

  • Fernando

    Now we got xxl internet bloggers giving thier opnion of how to bring peace in the middle east..I’ve seen it all now.

    Meka – Shitting on Races never gets old. Especially when they are the extra sensitive type on BOL”S BLOG!! How the hell are u gonna come on here and act all uppety about your latino, kurdish, or durka durka roots?? This is the least sensitive blog EVER

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    Not sensitivity training homie, but I guess you havent seen my blog, where I comment an make random dumb comments on race

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    just click on the I Fux, and it should send you to my little hole in webspace

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    With a name like Fernando what the fuck are you and dont tell me black

    let me guess … hum Japanese,Guamanese, Oriental or I got it Fijian

  • Three4

    The language barrier is not a problem, there aren´t a lot of dope latin artists out there, Fat Joe and that´s it…

  • http://yahoo.com jordany

    First of all, N.O.R.E.’s album didn’t sale because it’s wack, i’m gonna be 100% honest, i used to like N.O.R.E. but, he be on some bullshit there’s no concept to his music anymore he just says whatever he thinks of even if it doesn’t make sense, at least that’s my opinion, he needs to go back to that ”War Report and N.O.R.E.” shit. As far as the album goes listen here, Jay-Z’s my role model so of course i wanna see all the Def Jam artist sell records specially the ones on Roc-A-Fella & Roc La Familia but, if this album would have sold more records that would have been a damn shame, i’m Dominican and i speak spanish perfectly N.O.R.E. can’t speak spanish for shit, the whole Reggaeton movement has been going on for years it started just like hip hop it came from the streets it was underground, older people didn’t want their kids listening to this music cause it was so raw, it was revolutionary and still you were able to party to it, it was a mix between rap and jamaican reggae so you know it was straight from the streets, as a fan of this music from the very begining when they wouldn’t play it on radio stations it makes me proud to see it come this far but, it also hurts me to see it so commercial if you don’t put a girl making sexual references on your records now a days you’re not relevant you have no fan-base, you won’t sell no records. Daddy Yankee has been doing this since the 80′s i’m happy to see him blow up internationally like this but, his music has changed so much that his older stuff would be like ”Illmatic” compared to ”Nastradamus”.

  • http://jijiji.com Mike

    Another retarted blog by XXL

  • http://jijiji.com Mike

    Another retart3d blog by xxl, sohh . com has better blogs.

  • alex trujillo

    real talk, jordany

  • Belize

    yall niggaz/crakaz/spicz/chinkz/hablabbabla towelheadz and AfricanFruitFliez (whatz crackin meka) got me rollin…

  • CCS SOUTH END

    Damn, Bol, that article was plain bullshit. Economic Resentment?

    Its funny to read how you fuck this subject without really knowing shit and finish it by exposing your shitty theories.

    Get serious.

    (True: N.O.R.E’s shit.)

  • NoMamesBuey

    MekaSoul, if you speak spanish, listen to Tego’s “El Abayarde”. If you don’t, I guess you can’t really appreciate the lyrics, just the beat.

    Either way to automtically say Tego, or any latin MC categorally sucks is bitchmade. That’s just as racist & juvenile as some “crakka” saying “all jig music sucks” while saying rock music is great, while being too dumb to realize blacks invited rock.

    Think for yourself, bitches

  • NoMamesBuey

    Jordany, what you think about that Tego “El Abayarde” album?

  • Pancho

    yo man i think you came off looking a little racist man…latinos dont sell cuz they aint got the right promotion…i also think you singled out the two races the blacks and the brown…they might be winning in record sales but we got it locked in the state pen

  • Face Phoenix

    Check Paulina Rubio stripping down to a blue bikini on the latin grammy celebration on Telemundo. Muuuuuuy Caliente, Mami!!

  • Big Jake

    fat joe aint really even that big, i saw him in the mall here in NC, he aint big like when you look at him you say DAMN. just an average fat guy

  • mordechai sunshine

    as far as i can tell black folks don’t speak any sort of english that can be easily deciphered

  • the one

    Bol, this is just another of the same fuckin’ post you’ve been doing like once a week.

    Monday–Outrageous Racial Stereotype post

    Tuesday–Why ___’s album will bomb

    Wednesday–Something Mildly Intellectual

    Thursday–*Insert Type of Music* is Dead

    Friday–Random Bullshit Cuz The Natty Light is Calling

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    HAAHHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • the one

    On a serious note.Reggeaton fuckin sucks. And so do Spanish Rappers except for Big Pun and Joel Ortiz. White rappers suck except for Em. So I suggest Mexicans, Chinese, or whatever to fuckin cut that shit out. Not even on no racist shit but c’mon! One out of a million non-black rappers make It. So just fuckin Knock It off.

  • Mr.Me

    Bol ya grandma dips her Winstons in embalming fluid then chain smokes while she drives you to work. This post was wack. Black an Brown need to work together not be divided. You startin online race wars an shit. I dont dig reaggeton or none of that but I fucks wit Spanglish rap that the ese’s out west do(no Mark Anthony).

  • Belize

    Jin is a cool chinkyniga (no raskass)

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    I got some Jae Millz shit I was listening to last night that was fiyaa (I am pretty sure its older stuff) but I was trying to wonder why in the fuck New York isnt backing him. Here in San Diego we would have backed him up. See Mitchy Slick dude isnt crazy dope but he gets backed over here like crazy, Southeast Dago Clack Clack Clack

  • http://www.myspace.com/taino787 taino

    fist of all Nore is a fake,first he was making hip-hop since now he saw reggaeton was up & rising he now decided to claim he was hispanic,plus nore sucks,point blank,enough said.one of the reason reggaeton is not sellng so well is because they tend to use the same drum sample in EVERY song,theres only one person doing something about it and that is Calle 13.besides him every one else is doing the same thing.so there is no such thing as competition in beats.not only that but most rappers tend to rap about the same thing,using the same words,and same punch lines but in different order.reggaeton can rise if some one did something about it,such as producer better and different beats,rap about something else then just diamonds,hos’s,cars and dancing.(let me take that back cause thats the only thing we do in hip-hop too).One of the other major reasons is simply because everybody owns a computer either with imesh,morpheus,napster,limewire,kazaa to download and leak albums way before release dates.

  • Belize

    Yall need to hear that prerelsease theraphy mixtape by green lantern, dj mivhael watts and luda..so far the best mixtape of this 4th quarter

  • INTERSCOPE JACKSON

    Noreaga was hot…N.O.R.E is azz.

  • The DJ Formerly Known as N-CREDIBLE

    i came close to buying a Daddy Yankee album but never had the money to throw away…disposable income is a key factor to all album sales…i dont buy as many albums because my lack of disposable income…gas is eating my money up…so blame the oil companies for the decline in sales…im sure if you do the research other freq. bought items are sitting on the shelf as well…like Cinnamon Toast Crunch(premium)…while Frosted Flakes are selling like hot cakes…maybe they need to reduce the price of cds again…cuz you know cds use to be 18.99 in the early 90s…reduce to 8.99 and sales will jump…some money is better than no money…until next time young grasshoppers

  • http://www.myspace.com/bookwormbrown bookworm brown

    Even if broader American Culture refuses to embrace Mexican-American youth culture (bc of some the same racist presuppositions hinted at in Bol’s post) Mexirapppers (in both English and Spanish) can count on being successful if they only sold to its base demo. Its a niche market strong enough to support magazines, music networks, clothign brands,etc.

    I cant’t expect white American to get down with Mexican-American youth culture because GUILT has them preoccupied over slavery and there isnt enough room in the WHITE psyche to accomodate another OTHER.

  • Belize

    >I cant’t expect white American to get down with Mexican-American youth culture because GUILT has them preoccupied over slavery and there isnt enough room in the WHITE psyche to accomodate another OTHER.

    ^co-sign but id put latino’s in general (and u know them crackaz aint feelin cubans)

  • http://aramhiphopetc.blogspot.com/ I Fux

    Yo I posted on my blog about the upcoming 4th quarter in hiphop and its importance, just click on I Fux and read it, I did it this morning, I want ya’ll opinions

  • Mr Me Too

    The reason they dont sale it is because the shit is garbage , im Hispanic and i still dont like all that reggaeton shit , seriously all the reggaeton shit is garbage , they try and sing with horrible voices, the quality of the music (overall production and all that) is not there, sounds like they recorded that shit in there tia’s garage with the washing machine running on the back groound… as far as chicano rappers go – the same shit , bull shit ass music , i got love for my people but i love music , so if it is shit i aint buying . plain and simple the music is not upto par. same same same fuckin lil reggaeton beat behind every fucking song. fuuuck that !

  • http://sugarbread.blogspot.com Sugarbread

    Okay the reason why Latin rap isn’t selling as well as so-called “black” music is because it’s taking a while for the U.S. public to except non-English speakers as American. Also, are you including all Latin sales: rock en espanol, ranchera, banda, tejon, everything? There are more Spanish radio stations than urban stations, definitely here in L.A. So it could be that these Latin records are selling more than you think.

    I’d also like to add that I used to be a big NORE fan. War Report is and was a classic. The fourth time I interviewed him for a magazine article I traveled with him to Puerto Rico, just a year before the reggaeton explosion. And I’ll tell you he did not want to leave the protected biosphere of the resort, not even to visit his cousins or his family. The man ran out of newports and weed and he still didn’t want to set foot in a real puerto rican hood for fear of getting robbed by P.R. hoodlums. Now he’s all repping for PR with this reggaeton shit. He don’t even really speak Spanish. That’s truly fake.

  • Belize

    I fux-

    i like this comment about Game: “but I do expect a 50 Cent like backlash eventually.”

  • Belize

    my comments got deleted, when i come back from lunch ill give u more

  • http://www.myspace.com/16kingz thebestout!!

    FUX DALLAS PEN THAT PUSSY NIGGA BLOCKIN’ MY BLOGS. FUCKIN’ GIRL ASS NIGGA! BOL STOP INVITIN’ THESE FRAIL ASS NIGGAS TO POST BLOGS IF THY CAN’T PLAY THE DOZENS MAN! NIGGA BLOCKIN’ MY SHIT WHAT TYPE PUSSIES Y’ALL BE FUCKIN’ WIT!

  • http://yahoo.com jordany

    Tego Calderon’s El Abayarde was actually one of the better albums in a long time, if read my previous comments i said that if you don’t have a girl making sexual references you won’t get no radio play well, this album has none of that it does have some club bangers but, that’s not the focal point of it, it was very lyrical and there were more rap songs than reggae on there, story-telling, political issues it had a little bit of everything. With that said i’m not even a Tego Calderon fan, to be honest with you i don’t even like him but, real recognize real, i appriciate good music, as long as the music is good i’ll give you your props. Just in case you were wondering who i like i’m a 90′s dude so i like Don Chezina, MC Ceja, Lito & Polaco, you get the point.

  • Sabrina

    Bol, your such an idiot. Your comments were very racist and made no sense at all. Shame on you tubby.

  • Garbage

    Basically most of hip hop music sucks right now, in spanish or english, most of it is the same shit, hoes, money, and killing,

  • H-Man

    Black and Brown…Lets Go!!!

  • Mack D

    Well I think that if jamaicans can do it, latinos can. I mean come on, jamaicans inspired latinos didn’t they. Reggaeton wouldn’t even be possible without the jamaican influence. Like how everyone talks about how the music is so danceable and shit, jamaicans did that. Hate it or love latinos, its true. Second of all jamaicans have been doing they thing for a long time and you don’t hear no body sayin jamaican dancehall is dead or reggae is dead. They still here. Even when reggaeton came out, it couldn’t stop the jamaican fire. And there are more latinos in this country than jamaicans. There are more african americans than jamaicans. They still sellin records and makin hits. You don’t hear no one sayin that Sean Paul’s album was afailure or shit like tha. If you ask me, dancehall reggae is beginning to take its throne back to like 2001 to like 2003 period. Where it was on the mountain peak. It’s slowly coming back up. Reggaeton is dead and it can’t mess with the jamaican flava now. So before latinos begin to complain about how they aint gettin the right promotion and stuff cuz of their language barrier, look at the jamaicans. The last time I checked, they didn’t speak real understndable english either. But they are bein felt more in the world than ya’ll all. I aint bein racist, I’m just being real.

  • MANDO X4

    JUST PUNCHIN’ IN TWO CENTS: SOMEBODY GO ON YOUTUBE.COM AND TYPE IN NORTENOS XIV, WE’RE THERE BRO, JUST NOT BLOWIN UP….

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Mav

    Fernando you is a crazy funny mothafucka. Calling HOOPZ a man that’s some funny shit. Saying these boys is to sensitive and that boy a towelhead boy you wrong. FUNNY SHIT! But your ass is wrong. You ain’t right.

  • Im Da Man

    Your A Fucking Idiot!

  • damsco

    cuban link had the best album out last year (chain reaction) but nobody copt that shit so for everybody not only latinos go to the store and cop that album .p.s can anyone tell me why lil wayne dont say anything about young buck and when gillie said something he was on the net the next day i gase he dont want it with young buck .cop the chain reaction -cuban link

  • Cuban Link

    it dont sell well cuz all that regatone shit or h/e its spelled sounds exactly the same and its getting boring.Same reason dance shit aint selling no more.

  • Fidel Cashflow

    You can’t judge latin music by their U.S. sales. Latin musicians have a much bigger demographic that they’re selling too. Sure they market some here but the latino market goes to all of North, Central and South America as well as Europe and even Asia. See if you can look up world-wide sales for Daddy Yankee or Don Omar then re-post this shit. Latin people don’t support their artists and don’t like their music?? get the fuck outta here!

  • pop a poppa

    am i the only person that recognizes the artistic genius of Chingo Bling?

  • pop a poppa

    and why is everyone hatin’ on N.O.R.E.? Noreaga has one of the best punchlines in hip-hop history!

    “i’m like the hammer that you hold in your hand… i make hits” (you know as opposed to the hammer that you don’t hold in your hand).

    with lyrical mastery like that how can you hate?

  • IwillkillyourmotherwhenIseeher

    Im latino & I listen to many different types of music & buy atleast 15 – 20 different albums every month, I use to think your blogs were ignorant but had some sort of truth or understandble shit to them, but now Im convinced you are an ignorant piece of prejudice shit. I cant wait till one of us sees you in the streets you wannabe tough and from the guetto wannabe who obviusly was brought up in some suburban middleclass neighborhood and acts like you know everything. What I get from this is that you are saying if the album dont go platinum its crap. You dont know what the fuck you are talking about. Its a good thing we know what you look like so that we dont hurt the wrong fucko. Becareful in the streets, cause from now on you should watch your back for us people you put down and dont give a shit about. You are a true shame to your heritage & culture Bol.

  • Big O

    First of all you have to quit putting lables on music. Latino’s helped create this culture called hip-hop in the south bronx. Were just as much a part of this culture as African Americans. As for as the mc element I agree, a lot of Latino artist don’t sell that well. When you rap in spanish you are just going to appeal to Latino’s. As far as reggaeton it is what it is. Reggaeton is not Hip-Hop and has been around since the 80′s, but is just know blowing up. Real Mc’s have trouble selling these days no matter what their race is because hip hop is so watered down. Hip-Hop was created in the ghetto to bring everybody together particular latino’s, and african americans. Real recognize real. This is the first time I ever wrote anything on the internet. I hate hearing about this topic. Buy Lupe Fiasco’s new record: SUPPORT REAL HIP-HOP. RIP PUN

  • IwillkillyourmotherwhenIseeher

    Thebestout – just to let you know Hip Hop is Universal & in every language – you undiversified Im all American in english faggot – why dont you go educate youself a bit before you write some stupid shit like that – you non diploma having imbecile.

  • IwillkillyourmotherwhenIseeher

    Fernando – you to are a piece of shit that would never show your true colors out in public – you are an embarassment to whatever race your from & just to let you know Im Boricua if you dont know what that is it means Im from the island of P.R & if you ever went there saying the shit you said on this blog we would cut you into pieces & flush down a toilet.

  • IwillkillyourmotherwhenIseeher

    Sandino you are a fukin dumbass – why dont you try writing something thats clear & could be understood.

  • IwillkillyourmotherwhenIseeher

    Meka soul – I bet you a 4 foot tall midget who doesnt know whether your black or part of dwarf race. Motherfuck you, your mother & everyone you know. Tego Calderon is real street truth which you know nothing about – you jackass.

  • IwillkillyourmotherwhenIseeher

    Respect to Jordany, but I still believe Daddy Yankee be killing it, just like how I belive Nas killed it in Nastradamus also.

  • IwillkillyourmotherwhenIseeher

    Interscope Jackson is the gayest mother fucker on any xxl blog, this dickhead knows nothing at all about life except for how much he dreams about sucking Games dick 24/7.

  • IwillkillyourmotherwhenIseeher

    The One – I can definitely tell you are an uneducated ignorant black man & you know what that makes you in every race,country or religion; a true nigger, you ignorant piece of shit. What you said is like saying even though MLK jr. was one in a million doing something he belived in, he should quit because no one else doing what he did could be as famous as him.

  • IwillkillyourmotherwhenIseeher

    All I have left to say is there is a lot fake ass latinos on this blog who act like they know what the fuck they are talking about because they have a spanish last name, but have never been to their parents true country of origin & thats why they can’t tell one reggaeton beat from the next, let me be the first to let you know you have been Americanized & lost the feeling you get when you know you belong to a certain culture or heritage. On my island you are considered a gringo & if you ever went there – you would know exactly what I’m talking about & would not dare say the shit you all are saying about reggaeton. I bet any money all rock music sounds the same to you too. You motherfuckers dont know anything about diversity. I listen to everything from Gansta rap to Salsa, Bachata, Reggaeton, Alternative, R & B and so on. What I’m saying is that once you really understand what you are listening to, thats when you will be able to tell apart a beat or production from another production or beat. The one thing I do agree with is that Mexihop is cornballish, but I’ve never been into any type of Mexipolka or even heard it, but my brothers wife is Mexican & I do know I’ve never liked any of the music I ever heard from mexico – Im not saying its garbage to them who like it but I do know its garbage to me. N.O.R.E to me is garbage now because nothing he rhymes about makes any sense any more he’s just throwing anything that rhymes together and just spiting it like a bafoon, he definitely sounds horrible in spanish and its like listening to a retard rapping, but I wont front on the war report with capone & the N.O.R.E album 2 me those two were sick, he should definitely retire with the crap he talks about introducing Reggaeton to Americans. Reggaeton has been out here for years before he even discovered or found out it was blowing up internationally in all the latino country’s around world as the underground to mainstream prefarable music to listen to, just like the way Hip Hop made it to what it is now (80′s to present)in the United States.

  • SUPERMAN

    WE NEED BIG PUN!

  • LivinLegend85

    BOL IS STRAIGHT ASS
    HE A RACIST WOMEN BEATIN ASSHOLE

  • Mack D

    Well latinos really did nothing to advance hip hop like african americans did. Can’t forget the jamaicans as well. What did latinos do to really help hip hop. There are no rappers that can come close to african american rappers in style, lyricism, flow or anythin except Big Pun and that don’t really count because he incorperated differnt peoples styles to form his own. For example Biggie Smallz. Name one latin rapper that has made more impact in hip hop than Pun. Now look at Biggie, Nas, Jay Z, Diddy, LL Cool J, Tupac, Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Dr Dre. For cryin out loud Daddy Yankee’s biggest goal right now is to work with Dr Dre. Should african americans be intimidated by latinos, no. Should jamaicans be intimidated, hell to the no. Latinos sit down jamaiocans blacks stand up.

  • micguevara

    >Hispanics don’t like music. This one is, admittedly, a matter of sheer speculation, but maybe “latinos” aren’t as into as other groups of people. For example, I wonder if, adjusted for general financial ability, people in, say, Mexico or… um, Mexico (let’s face it) buy as much music per capita as your average American. Indeed maybe there’s a lot of shit people buy there that people don’t buy here.

    was crawford tryign to say peopel dont buy music in Mexico or south america?Didn’t enrique inglases sell 3millions albums in 1 day?

  • Big O

    HIP HOP IS GRAFITTI, DJ’ING, MC’ING, AND BREAKING. BEFORE YOU SAY LATION’S DID NOTHING TO ADVANCE HIP HOP DO THE KNOWLDEGE. MC’ING OR RAPPING IS THE ONE ELEMENT THAT IS IN THE MEDIA AND MAKING THE MOST MONEY. MAYBE SOME LATINOS ARE REALLY IN THE STREETS DOING ALL THIS SHIT SOME OF THESE STUDIO RAPPERS ARE TALKING ABOUT IN THEIR RECORDS. NOT PROUD TO SAY THAT ABOUT MY PEOPLE, BUT IT’S TRUE. MEXICANS CREATED LOW RIDING, BUT YOU DON’T HEAR MEXICANS SAYING OTHER RACES CAN’T LOW RIDE. MOST OF THE WEST COAST ARTISTS RAP ABOUT LOW RIDING AND HAVE IT IN THEIR VIDEOS. THE SHIT WAS CREATED IN THE HOOD. WHO IS IN THE HOOD, LATIONS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS. AGAIN REAL RECOGNIZE REAL. COME ON PEOPLE LETS ADVANCE AS ONE!

  • Mack D

    Like I said latinos did nothing really to advance hip hop. What is the most aspect of hip hop really paid attention to, Rapping my friend. Not dancing, rapping my friend. DJ’s were made by african americans or jamaicans. And before you talk about lowriding, you need to ask yourself’s on who made the car engine. Low riding is just gangsta ridin. Aint nothin that special and that’s the west coasts problem with low riders. No one from the east coast really cares about that shit like in the west coast. All I’m sayin is, hip hop was made by african americans and jamaicans and if we could make r and b big, disco big, jazz big, blues big, funk big, reggae big, dancehall big, then we could have made hip hop big all by oureslves just like we did with everything else.

  • Mack D

    Big O Says:

    September 26th, 2006 at 1:36 pm
    HIP HOP IS GRAFITTI, DJ’ING, MC’ING, AND BREAKING. BEFORE YOU SAY LATION’S DID NOTHING TO ADVANCE HIP HOP DO THE KNOWLDEGE. MC’ING OR RAPPING IS THE ONE ELEMENT THAT IS IN THE MEDIA AND MAKING THE MOST MONEY. MAYBE SOME LATINOS ARE REALLY IN THE STREETS DOING ALL THIS SHIT SOME OF THESE STUDIO RAPPERS ARE TALKING ABOUT IN THEIR RECORDS. NOT PROUD TO SAY THAT ABOUT MY PEOPLE, BUT IT’S TRUE. MEXICANS CREATED LOW RIDING, BUT YOU DON’T HEAR MEXICANS SAYING OTHER RACES CAN’T LOW RIDE. MOST OF THE WEST COAST ARTISTS RAP ABOUT LOW RIDING AND HAVE IT IN THEIR VIDEOS. THE SHIT WAS CREATED IN THE HOOD. WHO IS IN THE HOOD, LATIONS AND AFRICAN AMERICANS. AGAIN REAL RECOGNIZE REAL. COME ON PEOPLE LETS ADVANCE AS ONE !

    wHAT IS THIS STUFF ABOUT LET’S ADVANCE AS ONE. Spanish people as a whole don’t even like african americans and the whole damn country has to talk about how black people have become the most racist people in this country. I don’t mean to bring up history and shit, but African americans never can have anything to themselves. We are the most hard working people and have the most attractive culture. Let me explain. Since the beginning of Time Africa was always known as a black country. Some how now, spanish people have african land, white people rule south africa, muslims took over african land because it was attractive to them. Slavery!!!!!! What a coincadince that the slaves had to be african. Why not anyone else. Must be because they knew that we work hard. Music!!!!!!!! Black people can’t even have their own music. Hip hop, rock and roll, r and b, blues, disco funk, reggae, dancehall whatever. Now you got spanish reggae, spanish rock and roll, grime. All of these songs are based off of african black music. I’m done I’m done done ya’ll I just gotta go. I’m gonna finish this shit.

  • Big O

    Hey Homie I aint shittin on Africans Americans about anything. I was just saying Hip-Hop is a culture. Rap is the vocal piece of the culture. Do you know your history about this culture or are you just an MTV BET consumer of hip hop. Zulu nation wears a Puerto Rican Flag on their necklace right next to the African one. Leave all that other music alone right now. We are talking about hip hop. And do you know anything about culture? Some latinos have African blood running right through them. I ain’t mad at anybody. To me you sound like you gotta problem with latino’s. If you do that’s your problem then. I’ll just keep it moving. I’m not saying African Americans did not create hip hop. All I’m saying is Latino’s helped contribute. Like I said go cop Lupe Fiasco’s new shit and chew on that. Like Nas said, Pun was the last shining star he could feel. CHI-TOWN

  • Mack D

    But like I said the contribution did not make or break hip hop. That’s why no one really recognizes latinos in hip hop culture. Tell me somthing africans had a major role in the development in salsa music. Even african americans, Yes its true. Do any of ya’ll recognize us when you talk about salsa. And don’t come with that african blood bull shit. That don’t mean nothin. Ya’ll use that crap whenever the time is right. Other than that ya’ll don’t really speak on africa like we do. Especially how jamaicans do. And ya’ll want to take an african inspired genre of music and turn it into a piece of trash like reggae ton which really has roots in jamaican culture. African culture is the mother of all. Don’t blame us for your short comings in hip hop. We didn’t do anything. And even though ya’ll don’t get the credit you deserve quote un quote, it aint nothin new. We been through it too. In rock and roll, blues and jazz. All invented by us and somehow breaks off into different styles and shit. Tell me somthing, when was the last time a music genre was developed from salsa or any style of latin music like in african american music. Check your selves man.

  • Big O

    Hey homie, I’m done with you. You are an ignorant person. Let me ask you a question? Where do you live in the suburbs, and oh yeah can you speak African. Say what you gotta say and do what you do. But while you talking all that BULLSHITT! THESE WHITE MUTHAPHUKAS ARE MAKING ALL THIS MONEY OUT OF HIP-HOP AND LAUGHING AT ALL THIS BEEFING IN HIP-HOP RIGHT NOW. I BET YOU AIN’T NEVER BEEN ON A REAL CITY BLOCK BEFORE. YOU MUST BE A YOUNG BUCK TOO. LATINOS GOT INFLUENCE IN MAD SHIT! LIKE IT OR NOT! THATS WHY YOU PROBABLY BE SWEATIN OUR FEMALES. YOU PROBABLY DID’T EVEN KNOW WHO ZULU NATION WAS. STEP UP YOUR GAME AND HISTORY YOU LITTLE SUCKA! AND ONE MORE THING. GO TELL YOUR BOYFRIEND TO QUIT BLOWING UP YOUR HEAD.

  • The Genesis

    Yo Big O don’t worry about that shit kid. This Mack D cat don’t know what the hell he talking about. I’m black born and bred in the South Bronx where this hip-hop shit started. I have been around this culture my whole life, and seen it unfold. Mad latino’s have contributed to hip hop and they can not change that. So one love to my inner city life. Peace to the Gods and the Earths. Word is Born

  • Mack D

    What the hell you talkin bout. Everything you said is just bull shit. Black people are the most inspiring people on this planet. We got beautiful women too man. It takes two people to sweat and if a black man decides to sweat your women then why would your women allow it. Go to hell I’m done with you and peace out.

  • http://myspace.com/gunitsoldier50xl Ether

    First Off, FUCK BIG PUN! Another Thing Bol, Everytime You Mention Reggaeton, You Somehow Manage To Slip Mexico In There. Why The Fuck Is That You Stupid Idiot??? Fuck You And Reggaeton!

  • Ese

    If ya need sum real rap listen to sum chicano rap like frost, mr. capone-e, lil rob and maybe sum nb ridaz. That is some real shit unlike all them fake reaggaton rappers. Chicanos rap more than about money and girls. We killing ATL music.

  • http://whatacckbyronis king Tut!

    listen the reason why latin rappers aint getting money like that basically is becouse white and black exec’s are bias (not raciest!)BUT BIASED an for that dude BYRON he’s a fool b!..cuz of course latin niggas could afford cd’s..we only the suppler of the bigest market and trade(DRUGS).On the east cost, theirs more spanish niggas cakin more then blacks..especially in new york where I’m from!.look at tru lifes situation hov aint lettin that kid shyne you tryin to tell me hov can’t put duke on air?or he don’t kno how to do his job?.I speak for puerto ricans domincans an nyc latinos an east cost period f*ck that! WHEN I SAY F*CK A CD WE WANT SOME GREEN B!..we not supportin a nigga mansion’s mortgage payment’s..we tryin to get paid homie! what we look like groupies waitin on line to bye another niggas cd..only white kids and kornballs bye cds now in days why bye when u could download the shyt for free!.SPANISH RAPPERS LISTEN UP YA’LL JUST GOTTA STEP YA GAME UP! AND START TARGETING THE CRACKER MARKET!AN CLUBS IF YA WONNA SEE REAL PAPPER..FENITO!..ADR! KINGS LOVE BLACK AND GOLD!

  • brinx

    REGGAETON BEENOUTFOR YEARSI LISTENED TO IT WHEN IT FIRST CAME OUT WITH VICO C. BACK THEN IT ONLY SOLD IN P.R. AND D.R. SO THE WHERE ONLY SELLING ABOUT 5000 COPIES AN ARTIST SO THEY WERENT MAKING SHIT NOW FINALLY REGGAETON IS COMING OUT AND SELLING MORE THAN IT USEDTO FOR A REGGAETONARTIST TO SELL 100000 IS PRETTY GOOD ESPECIALLY IF YOU THINK ABOUT MOST ARE INDEPENDENT LABELS WH YOU THINK JAY Z STARTED ROC LAFAMILIA DIDDY STARTED BADBOY LATINO IT IS A VERY GOOD MARKET RIGHT NOW AND ISEE A LOT OF WHITE GIRLS LISTENING TO REGGAETON. DADDY YANKEE WASNT SHIT BEFORE HE MADE THE GASOLINA AND I USED TO LISTENING TO DADDY WHEN HE WAS WITH PLAYERO. HIP HOP IS NOT SELLING AS MUCH CAUSE EVERYBODY IS TIREDOF HEARING SAME OL STUDIO GANSTA SHIT. NORE’S ALBUM DIDNOT SELL ITS TRUE BUT YOU CANT SAY A REGGAETON ALBUM WONT SELL BECAUSE NORE DIDNT THE MAN IS TRYING TO MAKE A COMEBACK TRIED DOING IT A DIFFERENT STYLE HE COULD BARELY SPEAK SPANISH U KNOW BUT REGGAETON IS GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGERBY THE DAY SO BOL STOP HATING AND LET LATINOS LIVE

  • NYC

    That’s why we need some classic New York records to come out. That is southern territory to talk about gangsta shit and women and jewlry. Get some Nas, Rakim( I really want Rakim to put out an album) I f his shit dod not sell then Hip Hop is truley dead. New York needs to come back. We started hip hop and we know how to do it the best cuz Hip Hop is New York’s baby. New York stand up.

  • Hecro

    This is one of the most racist ignorant shit i ever heard. How can you say this. “What black man would buy an album from a guy that looks like the man that took your job.” And mexicans arent the only hispanics in this country. Ricans are here, domincans, salvadorians and more. Stop being ignorant. You know why we dont sell as much as black artist do. because people dont want to take the time to learn another language which in turn would help them get a better job. and then people complain about not being able to get a job. the more educated you are the more your likely to get a job. And people out there always talk about hustlin and shit. well aint that what immigrants are doin. they gettin there money by any means. if they got a better product for cheaper that works hard who wouldnt take it. cmon now people. stop bein ignorant. 1

  • Hecro

    and for all those who think hispanics dont have influence on hip-hop and think only fat joe and nore are hispanic think again. we got Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, Fabolous and more. Think again people and stop being ignorant. get educated. also stop callin hispanics mexicans. would you like us to call yall africans and add a buta buta after every word you say. no so dont do it to us please. and i dont mean that as an insult either. we are all the same people. black and latinos need to stick together. latinos are the largest growing minority in the US but white people still have the majority as long as we are separated. remember that.

  • Pete

    Um Juelz Santana, Jim Jones and Fab are also 1 half african american. That’s why they make a huge impact on the game. So is Nore. And for Joe, he a black man in a hispanic body. He be usin Nigga to much.

  • Tone

    Ya’ll Need to stop seperating blacks and hispanics. The only thing that separate us is langauge. Hispanics (depending on what spanish speaking country) are black or have some European,Amerindian, Asian, african roots. So like it or not we stem from some of the same people. Also as far as reggaeton selling, its just like reggae. Reggae does not really fair well in the US market and thats english but does well in the english/spanish speaking caribean & South America and vice versa with Reggaeton. Im black and embrace all music within the culture whether its in french, dutch, spanish, english, potuguese, arbaic, or whatever other langauge our people speak. We need stop separating and uniting if we united we can really change things

  • Mike

    Why is it that they seperate latino and black rappers now? but when we are living in the ghetto together we consider each other brothers. The fact is there are not many latino brothers in mainstream rap. we are mainly underground. but alotta mainstream rappers in fact are part or half latino such as llyod banks, fabulous, jim jones, juelz santana, N.O.R.E.. The Only full latino in mainstream rap is Fat Joe. so what we need to do is start blowing up our underground mc’s that talented like Agallah, Termanology and Cuban Link.

  • clos

    CHINGOBLING is a fucking embarassment!!!

  • http://AOL BORICUA77

    The real crisis with Latin music is hypocracy. Latinos always support black artists. We never got credit for our role in Hip-Hop. Maybe its Latinos that should get hip and only support our own artists like everyone else does

  • adrienne_najar

    The problem with all this blah blah blah is the use of the term “artist” to describe the perpetrators of the outright garbage that passes fro music these days.

  • Deva el Rey

    My belief is that this individual is seriously mistaken. I have nothing against N. O. R. E. personally, but if you are going to attack the latin community with speculations concerning their status in society, I would put my money where my mouth is.
    Reggaeton is the biggest advancement that music has had ever. In a matter of years reggaeton has exploded all over the nation and the world. Even people in India get down to dembow. The success of N. O. R. E.’s record isn’t a stain on the latin community, if i clearly remember the record came out on Def Jam which is mainly a hip hop record producing label. If you want a real latino record label that sells, check out Mas Flow records or W Y records or Machete music or Sangre Nueva music or Pina Records, wait should i even bother to continue?
    Hip Hop is on its way out. It is getting “old”. Reggaeton is Hot and Hip Hop is not. Of Course Reggaeton is a Fusion of hip hop, latin, dancehall and Reggae but Latinos apparently don’t like music remember?
    So take my advice buy as much hip hop as you can cause in a decade the only thing Def Jam will be producing is reggaeton. Tell jay-z his job will be shining shoes for the real producers, if he asks for a name? tell him The Luny Tunes. P. S. Roc La Familia is owned by Jay Z, its a reggaeton producing record label. Ahora Son Mejor?

  • http://www.myspace.com/elneneyaziel Yaziel”El De La Calidad Perfecta”

    I agree with “Deva El Rey” REGGAETON IS TAKIN OVERRR.. im my self am a reggaeton artist… REggaeton is da shitt ritee nowww just face ittt we takin overr… and wat u guys talkin about we do hip-hop too if u ever heard of like Arcangel, Randy, Tiguerage 809.. we even takin over hip-hop too…

    http://www.myspace.com/elneneyaziel

  • ARCANGEL-LA MARAVILLA PAPI

    Mera eso es verdad bro, that’s true reggaeton is 1# bitches, hip-hop & REGGAETON ARE THE BEST THING EVER. AND ARCANGEL IS LA MARAVILLA PRAAAA.RANDY TOO IS KILLING LA MARAVILLA COMMIN SOON FOR ALL NIGGAZ TEGO DON DAADDY PUERTO RICO GOD BLESS YOU, TITO EL BAMBINO DJ NELSON EVEN THE HIP-HOP PRODUCERS PORD.REGGAETON PHARELL EXAMPLE, REAGGETHON,,HEARING REGGAETON SINCE 1998 =) IM A LEGEND…praaa reggaeton #1 YAZIEL TU SABE COMO PAPI PRAAAA

  • KNGROO

    AGREE YAZIEL REGGAETON IS NUMBER 1 NO QUESTION , PUERTO RICO IS 1 USA 1 HIP HOP 1
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  • Jess.Jankity2009

    Whoever allowed you to write this blog and publish it where everyone can see it should really rethink their decision. The fact that you said that HISPANICS DON’T LIKE MUSIC is completely ridiculous! Music is and has been the basis of the hispanic people for centuries. Trust me I know. I am a member of two races/ethnicities and right now, I am ashamed of the fact that one of my own people would right something so ignorant about a culture so close to your own.

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  • soup

    jess jankity2009 I dont think anybody is saying that hispanics don’t like music. What I have been reading is that HISPANICS DON’T HAVE GOOD TASTE IN MAKING MUSIC. Also you spelled right instead of write hahaha and you said that you are ashamed of the fact that one of your own people would right something so ignorant about a culture so close to your own. hahahah.

    Now Jess everybody knows that black people and latino music are in no kind-of-way the same. Hispanics have to copycat Black people music from A to Z and still didnt get the perfect beat yet. So stop trying to place that bullshyt up against Black people music thank you

  • ben davis sdc

    GODDAMN! does the whole u.s really think were all the same? stereotyping is a muthafuka for real!fuck every one on here hatin on meshicas aztlan is the truth ignorant fucks

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