So like I said yesterday Calle 13 was the only Spanish-language rap act to receive a nod in the top four Latin Grammy categories (Best New Artist). The one slot they gave us is named Best Urban Music Album. Letâ€™s look at the nominees: Calle 13 and their self-titled debut, Daddy Yankeeâ€™s Barrio Fino En Directo, Don Omarâ€™s King of Kings and Wisin Y Yandelâ€™s Paâ€™l Mundo.
Calle 13 could win but they should eye the BNA award. Dudes are damn artistes, yeah thatâ€™s right with the "e" at the end. Residente (the MC) is an art school grad who sports tattoos of Jean-Michel Basquiat and Matisse not Pac or Biggie. Anyway, El Cangri shouldnâ€™t win because itâ€™s a live album with some new songs added on just to ride the original albumâ€™s platinum coattails. WYY may have released 44 singles off an album that only had 22 tracks but it doesnâ€™t warrant them a win.
Now, Don Omar is the one cat who should walk off with the award. Forget the effeminate eyebrows, along with Tego and Yankee, heâ€™s championed the genre and his recent release was critically lauded and a fan favorite. Will Omar snatch the award or will Calle 13 jump on that ish like an STD on a tourist during Brazilâ€™s Carnival? Tune in on Nov. 2 at 8PM (Eastern time) on Univision to find out.