Talk about random but Fat Joe, well at least his voice, is on this new â€œTouch Your Toesâ€ â€˜80s retro song by Armand Van Helden. The cut is catchy in its own instructional kind of way but the video is the selling point. Itâ€™s off Armandâ€™s Ghettoblaster, in stores now.
April 2007 Archives
DY better be watching this dude. Zion just dropped a new exclusive to the Net single called â€œZun Da Da.â€ Check it below. Also peep the album cover. Yes I know mad fruta! But hey doesnâ€™t Don Omar have a chick to braid his air and tweeze his eyebrows?
To end this week of vacay, Goya was chillaxinâ€™ in BK (in between gigs nah mean), Ima leave you from a quote from the â€œDat Dudeâ€ of the week: Joell Ortiz. Heâ€™s a stand-up cat and hope he gets a lot of burn with The Brick and that his Aftermath debut is soon a reality. Below is what he had to say when I asked him what separates him from the new crop of Latino MCs like Omar Cruz, Termanology, Tru-Life, etc.
I told yâ€™all about Miami MC Garcia in past blogs. Heâ€™s been doing the damn thing for a minute now and is finally ready to drop a new solo joint. Under the tutelage of DJ EFN, Garcia has been cultivating a MIA Yayo following and with his new Life Unscripted album is set to introduce himself.
Joell â€œReal name, no gimmicksâ€ Ortiz drops another banger off his new album, The Brick. Repping the borough Goya calls home, here is â€œBrooklyn Bullshit.â€
Did yâ€™all catch the big homie Don Omar last night on Don Francisco Presenta? Damn is that the show where reggaetoneros go and tear up about their pops. DF is asking those personal ass questions and making men cry. Anyway DO said that his father only reached out to him after he gained fame and slandered his momâ€™s name. He moved on from it and became a better man for it.
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I caught up with Zion to talk about his new album, The Perfect Melody. If itâ€™s anything like that ear crack of a song â€œThe Way She Moves,â€ he has a megahit in store for us.
â€œThe album is gonna be pretty much in Spanglish. I did a song called â€˜Money,â€™ produced by Play-n-Skillz,â€ Zion told SOHH.com. â€œThatâ€™s gonna be the second single after the Akon song. Thatâ€™ll probably crossover into the urban stations. I have pop, slow jams, R&B , cumbia, vallenato, reggae ton and bounce all on this album. I know that everyone is going to like this album. Everything with God in front.â€
It took a lilâ€™ bit but the Fat Don finally spoke on Don Imusâ€™ dumbass comments. Yes, I know now that we know Joeyâ€™s feelings on the controversy we can all move on. Hereâ€™s what he had to tell mtv.com.
Damn the media loves these mofos. Calle 13 are approaching 50 Cent statusâ€¦well at least magazine cover-wise. The Puerto Rocks are gracing this weekâ€™s Billboard Magazine, which is also their â€œLatin special.â€
I heard about this over a month ago but was sworn by secrecy by the record label. Now I can comment on this crazy ish. Spanish pop singer Enrique Iglesias, sans big ass face mole, is dropping a Lil Wayne-assisted song from his new album, Insomniac.
And another reason to show love to Voltio, one of the realest dudes in reggaeton, is his genuine concern for his boricua peoples. He recently performed at a PR jail and is filming a documentary on the islandâ€™s prison system.
Hereâ€™s what Rene had to say about his little Latin Grammy tiff with Ivy Queen. Let bygones be bygones but she still donâ€™t get it apparently.
As promised hereâ€™s some quotes from my chat with the Calle 13 dudes. The Latin Grammy winners are about to release their Residente o Visitante album next week and being heralded as the new face of reggaeton. I bet Ivy Queen must love the idea. Anywho check what these creative boricuas got to say to Goya.
I never thought Iâ€™d be writing this but the new Lumidee album is type dope. Nah, fo real. I know that Patrick Swayze ish is more for your girl and more of a Tony Sunshine featuring Lumidee song but she did the damn thing on Unexpected.
So Pitbull is getting a lilâ€™ buzz with that â€œTell Meâ€ joint featuring Frankie J. Now it was catchy to ya boy Goya but the genius minds at TVT had a brain fart recently. Nix Frankie and throw Tony Sunshine on that muhfucka.
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Nore's kind of late on this hating on Def Jam bandwagon. Especially since he left the imprint and is grinding on some new ish. You heard the track (â€œShame on Youâ€) but just live and let live. Concentrate on coming back hard. I know you got it in you.
Daddy Yankee is back. Its official, he dropped his Scott Storch-produced single "Impacto." Check the link below and peep the remix for ya self. Considering that Zion beat him by releasing his ear crack "The Way She Moves" featuring Akon (DY also got an Akon cut) first, El Cangri gotta bring that new heat. Just gimme Yankee and Jim Jones "Ballin'" reggaeton style and we good.
Oh my Lawd! Que vamos hacer con Jim Jones? It's one thing to make money from what you know but to just put ya name behind ish you don't is suspect. Now he's throwing his name behind "aggressive skating." Heâ€™s sponsoring DipSkate, a Freestyle Rolling team.
Now my peoples over at King are on their Latina kick extra hard. First Vida and now they following it with BETâ€™s Raquel â€œRocsiâ€œ Diaz. Yes, I know Rocsi. I know what yâ€™all thinking but King did her right. Her skinny ass ainâ€™t ever, I mean ever gonna look this good . . . Again. Well maybe if she adds like 50 pounds down below. I canâ€™t help it; I like the junk en el trunk.
I know Latina Magazine you thought was just for your girl and sisters. But for at least this month you can call it unisex because of its dope cover with Calle 13. The one thing that weirded me out is Rene biting his lip but hey I ainâ€™t the demo right.
Not quite but I told yâ€™all Psycho Les was on his damn grind. Heâ€™s re-joining forces with original Beatnuts member Al Tariq aka Fashion along with Problemz to form the trio Big City.
The hardest working reggaetoneros (guys seriously take a break) in the biz Wisin y Yandel added some needed street sabor to Spaniard David Bisbalâ€™s new music video. They shot the new video for Bisbalâ€™s â€œTorre of Babelâ€ in a medieval castle en la madre patria.
Forget about the Jenny/Marc split rumors (we all know she needs to leave Bones). J. Loâ€™s got chicks from the block repping her ish. Nah, seriously. Tons of fans auditioned to be one of the five to be the official Glow After Dark Girls (which rep her new fragrance of the same name). The GADGs also star on a new on-line reality series, The Glow After Dark Show.
Not the cream of the crop.
Oh how reggaeton and hip-hop have so many similarities--from the cornrolls to the shady dealings. Ivy Queenâ€™s former manager, Jorge â€œGoguitoâ€ Guadalupe Delgado, is suing her for 10 million bucks.
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Been wondering about good olâ€™ Tego Calderon? Well I have so I caught up with El Abayarde for a couple. Check what he told me about his new album, I mean albums.
â€œIâ€™ll give in my album [to the record label] on April 20. Iâ€™m not going to do what people expect of me,â€ says Tego to SOHH.com. â€œIâ€™m going to drop two albums before the year is over. On April 20 Iâ€™m giving the finished product to [the label] and I think itâ€™ll be out in June. Itâ€™s untitled as of now. I might even title it untitled. Itâ€™s going to come out hand in hand with Illegal Tender. The songs from the film will also be on my album.â€
Reggaetonâ€™s favorite wild man, Residente from Calle 13 is getting some heat from his wifeyâ€™s parents. Former Miss Universe Denise QuiÃ±onesâ€™ peeps are mad tight at some of the lyrics from Calleâ€™s new song â€œTango Del Pecado.â€
So you say you donâ€™t know jack about Fania Records? You say thatâ€™s my pops music and it ainâ€™t mine. You missing out, son. Well to help you appreciate the great Fania music with a new school twist check for DJ Rumorâ€™s Fania Live 01 From the Meat Market.
According to US Magazine, cubana bombshell Christina Milian got a role on a new pilot for CW, you know the network aside from VH1 that black and brown can be down. Anyway the chula will play Olivia on Eight Days a Week.
This rarely happens so thatâ€™s why I feel compelled to write about it. So I went to see Grindhouse with wifey on Saturday night in BK. I was amped to see the throwback flicks but was even more pleasantly surprised to see a ton (prolly like four but still a lot for one mainstream flick) of Latinos in the mix.
Daddy Yankee ainâ€™t the only one getting Akon love. For that matter Joell Ortiz ainâ€™t either. Well actually can we say Akon is the hardest working man in music right now? Yes. OK. So itâ€™s no surprise that heâ€™s helping Zion launch his solo career. Zionâ€™s new and banginâ€™ single â€œThe Way She Moves,â€ featuring Akon makes you just envision BBQs and opening the fire hydrant (itâ€™s an NYC thang).
Now, Iâ€™m not a huge fan of Rosario Dawson fan but on this new Rolling Stone cover she's looking type bananas. Especially next to the palest woman in Hollywood and her Grindhouse co-star Rose McGowan. For more info on the cover shoot check out rolling stone.com. Sometimes those cats stop putting old ass rock musicians on the cover and get it right; then again it is the music journalism bible.
First off, why is Tony Parker rapping? Didnâ€™t he learn from A.I. and Kobe and Shaq and well you get the idea. Now onto Fab, why mi hermano why? I know the reason loot but canâ€™t get that from making a cameo on someone credible.
These beef has been boiling for a minute. Ivy Queen was apparently going to do a concert series with Nina Sky and Adassa called the Divas Tour. La Caballota wasnâ€™t pleased about sharing the bill with the up-and-coming reggaetonera Adassa. So she took herself out because sheâ€™s known as La Diva and ainâ€™t sharing the stage with other women. Adassa was recently interviewed by Mira! Magazine and she had some words to say about the Ivy beef.
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Dat Dude Dos: El Cangriâ€™s official release date is here. El Cartel: The Big Boss will drop on June 5, and includes Fergie, Jim Jones, from The Pussycat Dolls, Akon, and will.i.am. The latter will also produce, along with reggaeton beatmakers Eli "El Musicologo," Tiny Tunes, Diesel and Menace, Mr. ColliPark and Scott Storch.
â€œReggaeton needs a change and Iâ€™m changing too,â€ says Daddy Yankee in a press release. â€œYou canâ€™t rest on the past. This album is very different. My roots are still there but now thereâ€™s more, a side of me people havenâ€™t seen, including hip-hop. Iâ€™m a leader in Latin culture. The album talks about the role weâ€™re playing in society. For people that donâ€™t know whatâ€™s happening, we need to let them know whatâ€™s going on.â€
Canâ€™t wait, homeboy.
I ainâ€™t mad at this new Pitbull song (listen here: myspace.com/pitbull). The joint called â€œTell Meâ€ featuring Frankie J and Ken-Y is a slow jam for you and your wifey. But donâ€™t be fooled itâ€™s the English version of â€œDimeâ€ featuring Ken-Y from his last album El Mariel.
Our favorite tag-team (no Ricky Martin) Wisin Y Yandel are breaking history once again. WYY had over 300,000 people view a webcast of their concert on Pepsimundo.com, which was the first-ever live reggae ton concert on the net.
And the beef begins to sizzle between reggaeton mega players, Don Omar and Hector El Father. Hec caught up with the gossip Spanish mag TV y Novelas and had some choice words for DO.
According to the NY Daily News, Ritmo Latino, the nation's top Latin music chain, banned all Jennifer Lopez music from its stores stating that sheâ€™s a sell-out. Now Jenny, I thought being a sellout was over once Ben and that fruity-ass dancer was out. Where did you go wrong?