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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.   Ta Lista
  8.   Hierba Remix (Produced by Mars Today)
  9.   Demencia Y Locura
  10.   Borracho
  11.   I'm a Raider
  12.   Me Enamoro
  13.   Dale (Meneate)
  14.   Copita de Champaña
  15.   Fall In
  16.   Orgulloso De Ser Latino
  17.   Nunca Cambiare
  18.   Mi País
  19.   Chicao de Mi Corazón (Josefina)
  20.   Interlude
  21.   Dicelo Ya
  22.   Mano Arriba
  23.   One More Time
  24.   Soy Raka
  25.   Panty Wanty
  26.   Magia
  27.   La Culpa
  28.   Lluvia
  29.   Have It All (Interlude)
  30.   Sol Y Playa
  31.   Vamo A Parrandia
  32.   Mentira
  33.   Chupacabra
  34.   Déjame Bailar
  35.   X-Tacy featuring Alka
  36.   Hasta El Piso
  37.   Siente La Música
  38.   Pegaito
  39.   Hablemos Del Amor
  40.   Camisetas Borda
  41.   La Chola
  42.   Cueria
  43.   Vengo de Panama
  44.   Bien Ribetiao
  45.   Enamorado De Ti
  46.   Paraiso
  47.   Amarte
  48.   De Alante Alante
  49.   Así Me Gusta
  50.   Periódico De Ayer by C-Los B
  51.   La Chica de la Noche
  52.   Pimpin' Smokin' Dro by E-40
  53.   Raka Party
  54.   Hot
  55.   Te Sigo Esperando
  56.   Africana
  57.   Hablemos Del Amor
  58.   Malibú Girl by Martin Luther

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