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

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