The queen of reggaeton

The queen of reggaeton

Known for her brash attitude, distinctive throaty voice and lyrics of female empowerment, Ivy (pronounced Eve-y) Queen has made her mark in the Latin music world as a bona fide reggaeton superstar.

The 33-year-old Puerto Rican rapper, a.k.a. Martha Ivelisse Pesante, is the only woman to break into the male-dominated up-and-coming music genre that blends hip-hop with Latin and dance-hall reggae beats. She headlines Saturday at “La Invasión del Reggaeton” at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.

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