How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music Forever : Alt.Latino Alt.Latino sits down with rapper Bocafloja and blogger Juan Data to discuss the many ways hip-hop has trickled into Latin America and its music scene.

How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music Forever

How Hip-Hop Changed Latin Music Forever

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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)

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

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

  • Song: Let Me Ride
  • from Chronic
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Control Machete

  • Song: ¿Comprendes Mendes?
  • from Solo Para Fanáticos
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Violadores del Verso

  • Song: Mãÿximo Exponente
  • from Gira 06-07: Presente [CD/DVD]
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Mustafa Yoda

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

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

  • Song: Sin Coro
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Marcelo D2

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