Reggaeton: Musical fusion

Musical fusion

When the Latin hip-hop fusion called reggaeton began popping up on urban stations a couple of years ago, few sensed the start of a trend. If anything, the bouncy but simple Spanish-language music sounded like a novelty: the “Macarena” of the new millennium, perhaps.

Then, the Daddy Yankee tune “Gasolina” began flooding the airwaves, and other reggaeton and Spanish-language singles followed, including Wisin y Yandel’s “Rakata,” the Frankie J and Baby Bash collaboration “Obsession (No Es Amore)” and Don Omar’s “Reggaeton Latino.”

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