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Fat Joe / Cuarto Poder / Los Rakas in association with LATIN Alternative Music Conference

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

7:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

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As one of the best MCs in the world during the past decade, very few MCs have matched Fat Joe's longevity.  There are only a handful of rap artists who can claim the commercial success and street credibility of the Terror Squad Don.  Throughout his career, Fat Joe has obviously been cut from the cloth of supreme mic holders. He’s held his own on songs with modern day legends such as Big Pun and Big L, the Wu-Tang Clan, Nas, Grand Puba and one of the greatest collection of Masters of Ceremonies to ever assemble, D.I.T.C.  Fat Joe has sold over two million albums, discovered some of the best artist in the rap game (Big Pun, Remy Ma, etc.), been nominated for two Grammy awards, and has achieved commercial and critical success.

One of the biggest names in Latin American Hip-Hop, Cuarto Poder built a reputation in Venezuela as leading MCs before releasing their US debut album In Tha House, which features their signature “Criollo Rap" style, fusing street lyrics with folk verses and traditional rhythms.  Most recently, Cuarto Poder had the music featured on the MTV series, Washington Heights. Since forming on the gritty streets of the Venezuelan capital, Caracas, they’ve shared the stage with Latin America’s top acts, from Calle 13 to Tego Calderon and Gustavo Cerati to Molotov.

Los Rakas is comprised of cousins Raka Rich & Raka Dun, pioneering Panamanians by way of the Bay Area on the frontier of a new Latin urban sound.  Known for their fresh mix of Hip-Hop, Plena, Reggae and Dancehall music with both Spanish and English lyricism, Los Rakas represent the cutting edge of Pan-American flows. Taking their name from the Panamanian word “Rakataka” – a negative slur used to describe someone from the ghetto – Los Rakas have set out to both inspire fellow “Rakas” by empowering them to become successful despite their circumstances, turning the current Latin Hip-Hop world on its head. In 2012, Los Rakas released their EP, Raka Love, touring nationally and internationally.  They are set to introduce their next project, a double album, Soy Raka presents Los Rakas: El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo, later this year.


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