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Los Rakas

Boldly blending languages, cultures, and genres, the Panamanian-American duo Los Rakas fuse hip-hop, reggaeton, and R&B while rapping in both Spanish and English. Los Rakas were founded in 2006 by Raka Dun (aka Abdull Rubén Domínguez), who was born in Panama and came to Oakland, California as a teenager, and his cousin Raka Rich (aka Ricardo Betancourt), a native Californian whose parents emigrated from Panama. While "Rakataka" is an insult in Panama directed at street people or residents of the ghetto, the two artists embraced the term as part of their heritage, and started making music together after meeting at a family get-together. Calling their style "Pana-Bay" (citing their experiences in Panama and the San Francisco Bay Area), the two soon began appearing at clubs and youth events in Northern California, as well as recording and self-distributing mixtapes, including 2006's Panabay Twist and 2009's Panabay Twist 2: La Tanda del Bus. Los Rakas enjoyed a local hit with their song "Bounce," and as their reputation spread, Snoop Dogg invited them to appear at his 2010 Smoke Out Festival, where they shared the bill with Cypress Hill, Erykah Badu, and Manu Chao. In 2011 they dropped their first EP, Chancletas y Camisetas Bordada, and the following year they delivered a special Valentine's Day gift for their fans, the Raka Love EP. In time, Raka Dun and Raka Rich found themselves collaborating with artists ranging from Major Lazer (on the 2013 single "Desorden") to Blondie (appearing on their 2014 album, Ghosts of Download). Los Rakas landed a record deal with Universal, and in 2016 the label issued the act's self-titled major-label debut. They delivered another set of romantic tunes, Raka Love 2, in 2017. ~ Mark Deming
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Stations Featuring
Los Rakas

    Reggaeton Urbano

    Reggaeton Urbano
    3 songs

Albums by
Los Rakas

Top Songs by
Los Rakas

  1.   Song
  2.   Besame
  3.   Abrazame
  4.   Y.L.S.
  5.   No Tan Listo
  6.   Sueño Americano
  7.   Interlude
  8.   Enamorado De Ti
  9.   Demencia Y Locura
  10.   Panty Wanty
  11.   Periódico De Ayer by C-Los B
  12.   Magia
  13.   I'm a Raider
  14.   Orgulloso De Ser Latino
  15.   Déjame Bailar
  16.   Africana
  17.   One More Time
  18.   Hierba Remix (Produced by Mars Today)
  19.   Vengo de Panama
  20.   Pimpin' Smokin' Dro by E-40
  21.   Lluvia
  22.   Sol Y Playa
  23.   Hablemos Del Amor
  24.   Chupacabra
  25.   Raka Party
  26.   Malibú Girl by Martin Luther
  27.   Siente La Música
  28.   Hot
  29.   Chicao de Mi Corazón (Josefina)
  30.   Mi País
  31.   Soy Raka
  32.   Camisetas Borda
  33.   La Chola
  34.   Cueria
  35.   Borracho
  36.   Ta Lista
  37.   Copita de Champaña
  38.   Dicelo Ya
  39.   Paraiso
  40.   Amarte
  41.   De Alante Alante
  42.   Así Me Gusta
  43.   Vamo A Parrandia
  44.   Dale (Meneate)
  45.   Bien Ribetiao
  46.   Mentira
  47.   Fall In
  48.   Mano Arriba
  49.   X-Tacy featuring Alka
  50.   Nunca Cambiare
  51.   La Chica de la Noche
  52.   Pegaito
  53.   Te Sigo Esperando
  54.   Me Enamoro
  55.   Have It All (Interlude)
  56.   La Culpa
  57.   Hablemos Del Amor
  58.   Hasta El Piso

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