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El Cartel: The Big Boss

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El Cartel: The Big Boss

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Daddy Yankee
genre:
Hip-Hop/Rap

We gave it a C

”F— my English,” snarls Daddy Yankee on one of the few El Cartel: The Big Boss cuts not entirely in Spanish. ”The sound of the gun, it’s a universal language.” Maybe, but the dominant vernacular on this record is bass. Here, the steady, dance-floor-quivering rhythms that make reggaeton a club staple are beefed up by hip-hop producers like Scott Storch and will.i.am. The results, nonetheless, are robotic: shrill melodies and beats so rigid and relentless, you’ll find yourself praying for a break in the discourse. DOWNLOAD THIS: Me Quedaria (I Would Stay)