Hip hop in the Dominican Republic

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Dominican hip hop has its own style of hip hop music by mixing its native music and rapping to it like in the genres Merenrap or Merenhouse.

Dominican hip hop[edit]

History[edit]

Hip hop is a cultural movement developed in New York City in the 1970s primarily by Latinos and African Americans. Since first emerging in The Bronx and Harlem, the lifestyle of hip hop culture has today spread around the world. One of the places hip hop spread to was the Dominican Republic. The four historic elements of hip hop are: MCing (rapping), DJing, urban inspired art/tagging (graffiti), and b-boying (or breakdancing). The most known extended elements are beatboxing, hip hop fashion, and hip hop slang. All these elements have been carried on into the Dominican Republic since the mid 80s by young immigrants who returned to their mother land, usually from Puerto Rico, New York, Boston and Florida. Dominican hip hop started to gain national popularity in the years 2006 and 2007, by this time most of young people who followed this genre knew about their peoneers:El lapiz conciente, Vakero, Toxic Crow, Joa & Charles Family.

Reggaeton[edit]

Dominican artists playing reggaeton include Don Miguelo, Engel Garcia, La Fabrica, Juancho, Mike El Beta, OG Black of Master Joe & O.G. Black, and Reychesta of Tres Coronas, El Lapiz, Mozart La Para.[citation needed] Some Puerto Rican reggaeton artists of Dominican descent include Arcángel & De La Ghetto, Nicky Jam, and Nely "El Arma Secreta".

References[edit]

Old school stages from La Romana in the 90's and San Pedro de Macorix Dom Rep :

Artist include: Moneykane aka Money Cool Rap y su mente militar, Evil V aka Dj Blizzard, La Crema Aka Kream Kapry, Latin Power, Dj Method, Piel Paolo y su Latin Power, Isaias, Cool fresh, Pitufo (De san pedro) Y su trubu revelde, Los scientificos, Bacanan 4, Crazy P, John J (R.I.P), Alexis Aka El viejo Bob, Carlitos aka La rata, Papo aka La rata, From Sto. Dom, Dom Rep: Your Bass aka Papi Sanchez, The incredible posse etc.