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El Cartel: The Big Boss ''F--- my English,'' snarls Daddy Yankee on one of the few El Cartel: The Big Boss cuts not entirely in Spanish. ''The sound of the gun...El Cartel: The Big BossHip-Hop/Rap ''F--- my English,'' snarls Daddy Yankee on one of the few El Cartel: The Big Boss cuts not entirely in Spanish. ''The sound of the gun...2007-06-01
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El Cartel: The Big Boss

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap; Lead Performer: Daddy Yankee; Status: In Season

”F— my English,” snarls Daddy Yankee on one of the few El Cartel: The Big Boss cuts not entirely in Spanish. ”The sound of the gun, it’s a universal language.” Maybe, but the dominant vernacular on this record is bass. Here, the steady, dance-floor-quivering rhythms that make reggaeton a club staple are beefed up by hip-hop producers like Scott Storch and will.i.am. The results, nonetheless, are robotic: shrill melodies and beats so rigid and relentless, you’ll find yourself praying for a break in the discourse. DOWNLOAD THIS: Me Quedaria (I Would Stay)

Originally posted June 1 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT

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