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

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