Recontra Locos Latinos (Times Music)
This is a high-energy reggaeton album featuring Puerto Rican group Pachanga. Their album Loco and single Close to You were very successful. Originating in Panama, reggaeton blends Jamaican music influences of reggae and dancehall with those of Latin America, such as bomba, plena, salsa, merengue, Latin pop and bachata as well as that of hip hop, contemporary R&B, and electronica. However, reggaeton is also combined with rapping or singing in Spanish.
Reggaeton lyrics tend to be more derived from hip hop than dancehall. Of the 19 tracks on this album, our picks include ‘Puerto Rico’ and ‘Tu Sol.’
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