Noches de Hip Hop

Noches de Hip Hop

     
 

Latin hip-hop has been around almost as long as hip-hop itself, and it's now really a part of Latino culture. This compilation focuses on Latin hip-hop in Los Angeles, a hotbed of the sound. But it's music that draws from its heritage, rather than simply copying what's going on in the mainstream. "Porqué Estas Aquí," for example, combines the usual samples and drum…  See more details below

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Latin hip-hop has been around almost as long as hip-hop itself, and it's now really a part of Latino culture. This compilation focuses on Latin hip-hop in Los Angeles, a hotbed of the sound. But it's music that draws from its heritage, rather than simply copying what's going on in the mainstream. "Porqué Estas Aquí," for example, combines the usual samples and drum tracks with conjunto accordion, while Kemo the Blaxican, with a mixed heritage, brings flute and piano riffs to the party on "Ruido." This music pushes the boundaries of hip-hop as it's usually seen, but really just reflects the culture. That can sometimes be bad, given the macho attitude in "Coast to Coast" and a few other places. But it's refreshing to hear mariachi inflections on Bimbo's "Lento," for example, or the salsa undertones of "Por Amor." There are a number of cuts in Spanglish, and others veer between English and Spanish; again, that's simply mirroring everyday life. There's plenty going on here, and on that basis, it's worth deeper exploration. And when you consider the bonus DVD music videos and interviews, Noches de Hip Hop becomes a fabulous package.

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Product Details

Release Date:
11/15/2005
Label:
Immergent
UPC:
0676628411926
catalogNumber:
284119

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Technical Credits

Brett Bouldin   Composer
Juan Lopez   Composer
Wroblewske   Composer
Chris Haynes   Engineer
John Trickett   Executive Producer
Jesús González   Composer
Bob Michaels   Executive Producer
Alfredo Diaz   Composer
Alexis Moreno   Composer
Jose "Pochi" Rafael   Composer
Roger Swan   Engineer
Tanya Everett   Compilation Coordinator
Rupesh Pattni   Graphic Design
Mike Cordero   Package Layout
A.J. Lara   Contributor
Ignacio Monge   Compilation Coordinator
Michael Yip   Quality Control
Victor M. Lopez   Composer
Erik St. Anthony   Executive Producer
Manuel Garcia   Composer

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