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Hmm, interesting article from the BIllboard en Espanol blogger Ian Malinaw..  I enjoy some of the more electronic/techno reggaeton. But so far, I dont like the new Daddy Yankee release, Talento de Barrio.

But what the hell is this guy talking about

So when reggaeton superstar Daddy Yankee released earlier this summer “Pose,” his newest single from the soundtrack of the movie that he produced and starred, “Talento de Barrio” (due out this month), I was relieved because I know that he opened the doors for the genre’s evolution.
With the new cut – a spicy fusion of electro-dance-pop and hip hop – the self-proclaimed reggaeton king left ‘dembow’ behind and embraced a modern music blend that’s burning charts everywhere, taking the genre to new musical heights as he puts it on the world map.
The result: La crème de la crème of reggaeton – Wisin y Yandel, Don Omar, Hector “El Father,” to cite a few – are following in his footsteps and this in turn is creating a new, successful hybrid brew driven by electro-dance beats that is also drawing a broader audience.

Daddy Yankee opened the door for the evolution? Um, ok. This is not the first electrotechnodancedembow song ever and nor the first one in recent years.

Wisin and WHO are following in his footsteps? I think the author has his timeline all wrong.

As reggaeton’s top ambassador, though, the interpreter of the mega hit “Gasolina” carries the torch of the urban movement and is in charge of its future, making sure it remains up-to-date and relevant to a whole new generation of music fans.

Ya know what Im gonna say, go play Arcangel or someone. But really, DY??

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