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How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music Forever

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Rapper Bocafloja is a pioneer of Mexican hip-hop.

Rapper Bocafloja is a pioneer of Mexican hip-hop.

Thomas De Los Santos/Courtesy of the artist

This month on Alt.Latino, we're celebrating Black History Month — and this week, that means diving into a genre that's near and dear to our heart: Latin hip-hop. We play hip-hop often, and have our favorite artists, but this week we get to go deep alongside Latin music blogger Juan Data, as well as a pioneer of Mexican hip-hop, rapper Bocafloja. Together, we discuss how hip-hop trickled into Latin America, changing our music scene forever.

And, since this week we're all about hip-hop, now is a good time for a special announcement: We're about to head to SXSW to participate in the inaugural SXAmericas, a series of events geared to connect U.S. Latino and Latin American technology, music and film-industry thought leaders. We'll host an intimate chat with French-Chilean rapper Ana Tijoux at the SXSW Convention Center in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, March 13. Hope to see you there!

How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music Forever

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Bocafloja (feat Stahhr and Atiyya)

  • Album: Patologias del Invisible Incomodo (Lado B)
  • Song: Conquista
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Mellowman Ace

  • Album: Escape From Havana
  • Song: Mentirosa
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Dr. Dre

  • Album: Chronic
  • Song: Let Me Ride
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  • "Let Me Ride"
  • Album: Chronic
  • Artist: Dr. Dre
  • Label: Eagle Rock Entertain
  • Released: 1992
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Control Machete

  • Album: Solo Para Fanáticos
  • Song: ¿Comprendes Mendes?
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  • "¿Comprendes Mendes?"
  • Album: Solo Para Fanáticos
  • Artist: Control Machete
  • Label: Universal Music Latino
  • Released: 2002
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Violadores del Verso

  • Album: Gira 06-07: Presente [CD/DVD]
  • Song: Mãÿximo Exponente
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  • "Mãÿximo Exponente"
  • Album: Gira 06-07: Presente [CD/DVD]
  • Artist: Violadores del Verso
  • Label: Boa Musica
  • Released: 2007
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Mustafa Yoda

  • Album: Tormenta En El Hormiguero
  • Song: El Hombre Bueno Que Fue Al Infierno
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Makiza

  • Album: La Rosa De Los Vientos
  • Song: La Rosa De Los Vientos
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Calle 13

  • Album: Calle 13
  • Song: Sin Coro
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  • "Sin Coro"
  • Album: Calle 13
  • Artist: Calle 13
  • Label: White Lion
  • Released: 2005
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Marcelo D2

  • Album: Qual É?
  • Song: Procura da Batida Perfeita
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