Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton's Rough Road to Glory

Overview

The Spanish-language musical form known as reggaeton took shape in Puerto Rico during the late 1990s. In lieu of emerging as its own unique and inimitable genre, it actually comprised a mélange of several pre-established genres - specifically, rap, hip hop, reggae and Caribbean music. Per its title, the documentary Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton's Rough Road to Glory discusses the evolution of reggaeton from an indigenous Puerto Rican style (born and bred in the poverty-strewn barrios of San Juan) to a ...
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Overview

The Spanish-language musical form known as reggaeton took shape in Puerto Rico during the late 1990s. In lieu of emerging as its own unique and inimitable genre, it actually comprised a mélange of several pre-established genres - specifically, rap, hip hop, reggae and Caribbean music. Per its title, the documentary Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton's Rough Road to Glory discusses the evolution of reggaeton from an indigenous Puerto Rican style (born and bred in the poverty-strewn barrios of San Juan) to a transcontinental phenomenon. It also details reggaeton's ultimate status as a government-discouraged form of grassroots personal expression with incendiary political content that prompted widespread censorship, political crackdowns, and suppression. The program contains interviews and performances featuring reggaeton superstars such as The Luny Tunes, DJ Nelson, Mexicano 777 and many others.
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Special Features

Ride-along with Mexicano 777; Ride-along with DJ Playero; Complete interview with the Luny Tunes; Perrero Dancing; Outtakes; Directors' commentary
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2008
  • UPC: 000799801826
  • Original Release: 2007
  • Rating:

  • Source: Xenon
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:11:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 65,608

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Daddy Yankee Participant
Luny Tunes Participant
Tego Calderón Participant
Don Omar Participant
Wisin and Yandel Participant
Ivy Queen Participant
Ivy Queen Participant
Vico C. Participant
DJ Negro Participant
DJ Playero Participant
DJ Nelson Participant
Mexicano 777 Participant
Ranking Stone Participant
DJ Blass Participant
Technical Credits
James Chankin Director, Producer
S. Leigh Savidge Director
Leigh Savidge Director, Executive Producer
Lara Reyes Cruz Co-producer
Stephen Housden Executive Producer
Elis Pacheco Co-producer
Tom Reynolds Co-producer, Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton's Rough Road to Glory
1. The Reggaeton Wave [5:59]
2. The Last Days of Salsa [3:58]
3. Spanish Rap Breakthrough [3:33]
4. Panama and the Jamaican Connection [3:03]
5. Underground [7:24]
6. The Noise [8:47]
7. Drug Dealers/Reggaeton Producers [7:03]
8. The Second Wind [4:05]
9. Sex and Reggaeton [6:53]
10. The Next Level [7:18]
11. Hurban Hits [6:49]
12. End Credits [4:36]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Straight Outta Puerto Rico: Reggaeton's Rough Road to Glory
   Play - English
   Play - Español
   Chapters
   Special Features
      Ride-Along With Mexicano 777
      Ride-Along With DJ Playero
      Complete Interview With the Luny Tunes
      Perreo Dancing
      Outtakes
      Directors' Commentary
   Audio Setup
      5.1 Digital Surround
      2.0 Stereo
      Directors' Commentary
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