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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.

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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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