Reggaeton & Pop


Reggaetón  is a musical genre which originated in Puerto Rico during the late 1990s. It is influenced by hip hop and Latin American and Caribbean music. Vocals include rapping and singing, typically in Spanish.

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Etymology Reggaeton

The word “reggaeton” (from the Puerto Rican tradition of combining a word with the suffix -tón) was first used in 1995, when DJ Nelson listed it as a potential name for an upcoming album.[2] Although there are several Spanish spellings, Fundéu BBVA recommends reguetón; “reggaeton” or “reggaetón” should appear in italics if used.

Characteristics Reggaeton | Rhythm

The dembow riddim was created by Jamaican dancehall producers during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Also known as “son bow”, dembow consists of a kick drum, kickdown drum, palito, snare drum, timbal, timballroll and (sometimes) a high-hat cymbal. Dembow’s percussion pattern was influenced by dancehall and other West Indian music (soca, calypso and cadence); this gives dembow a pan-Caribbean flavor. Steely & Clevie, creators of the Poco Man Jam riddim, are usually credited with the creation of dembow. At its heart is the 3+3+2 (tresillo) rhythm, complemented by a bass drum in 4/4 time.

The riddim was first highlighted by Shabba Ranks in “Dem Bow”, from his 1991 album Just Reality. Dembow is created with a personal computer. During the mid-1980s, dancehall music was revolutionized by the electronic keyboard and drum machine; subsequently, many dancehall producers used them to create different dancehall riddims. Dembow’s role in reggaeton is a basic building block, a skeletal sketch in percussion.

Reggaeton dembow also incorporates Bam Bam, Hot This Year, Poco Man Jam, Fever Pitch, Red Alert, Trailer Reloaded and Big Up riddims, and several samples are often used. Newer reggaeton hits incorporate a lighter, electrified version of the riddim. Examples are “Pa’ Que la Pases Bien” and “Quiero Bailar”, which uses the Liquid riddim.

Popularity Reggaeton | Latin America

Reggaeton is popular in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Panama, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Colombia, Costa Rica, Venezuela and Peru. A staple of parties and events, it complements the common mix of merengue, bachata, salsa and pop.
United States

The New York-based rapper N.O.R.E. (also known as Noreaga) produced Nina Sky’s 2004 hit “Oye Mi Canto”, which featured Tego Calderón and Daddy Yankee, and reggaeton became popular in the U.S. Daddy Yankee then caught the attention of many hip-hop artists with his song, “Gasolina”, and that year XM Radio introduced its reggaeton channel, Fuego (XM). Although XM Radio removed the channel in December 2007 from home and car receivers, it can still be streamed from the XM Satellite Radio website. Reggaeton is the foundation of a Latin-American commercial-radio term, Hurban, a combination of “Hispanic” and “urban” used to evoke the musical influences of hip hop and Latin American music. Reggaeton, which evolved from hip hop and reggae, has helped Latin-Americans contribute to urban American culture and keep many aspects of their Hispanic heritage. The music relates to American socioeconomic issues (including gender and race), in common with hip hop.

Europe | Although reggaeton is less popular in Europe than it is in Latin America, it appeals to Latin American immigrants (especially in Spain). A Spanish media custom, “La Canción del Verano” (“The Summer Song”), in which one or two songs define the season’s mood, was the basis of the popularity of reggaeton songs such as Panamanian rapper Lorna’s “Papi Chulo (Te Traigo el Mmm)” in 2003 and “Baila Morena” by Héctor & Tito and Daddy Yankee’s “Gasolina” in 2005.

Asia | In the Philippines, reggaeton artists primarily use the Filipino language instead of Spanish or English.

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