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Talento de Barrio
Soundtrack album by Daddy Yankee
Released August 12, 2008
Genre Reggaeton, Urban, Latin Pop, R&B, Dance
Length 54:08
Label Machete, El Cartel
Producer Raymond Ayala, Eli "El Musicólogo", Menes, Luny Tunes, Tainy, Diesel, Echo
Daddy Yankee chronology
El Cartel: The Big Boss
Talento de Barrio
Daddy Yankee Mundial
Alternative cover
Promotional EP
Singles from Talento de Barrio
  1. "Somos de Calle"
    Released: March 2008
  2. "Pose"
    Released: May 14, 2008[1]
  3. "Llamado de Emergencia"
    Released: September 23, 2008
  4. "¿Qué Tengo Que Hacer?"
    Released: January 19, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Billboard (favorable)[3]

Talento de Barrio (English: Hood Talent) is a soundtrack album to the film of the same name starring Puerto Rican reggaeton singer-songwriter Daddy Yankee, who also performs the songs on the album. It was released on August 12, 2008 by Machete Music and El Cartel Records, to accompany the motion picture Talento de Barrio. The album was mainly produced by reggaeton producers Eli El Musicólogo and Menes.[4] The album also received a Latin double platinum certification by the RIAA with an excess of 200,000 copies.[5]



Several songs, including "Sólido" and "Somos de Calle", were uploaded to Daddy Yankee's MySpace profile several months before the release of the soundtrack. Released as free single downloads at the time, were not announced to be included on the soundtrack until mid-Summer 2008, when promotion of the film Talento de Barrio would be disclosed. The planned musical style of the soundtrack would not be recognized until May 2008 when Daddy Yankee released the soundtrack's first single "Pose", which is the first song by Daddy Yankee to not have any reggaeton influence whatsoever. The purpose for the soundtrack is to promote the film, but details for a planned tour have not been disclosed, and no tour has been established since then. A planned re-release, entitled Daddy Yankee Mundial,[6] is set for release sometime in 2009[dated info], as announced on Daddy Yankee's official site, which is currently under construction.[7]

Musical style

The album has an overall urban-R&B vibe, and also has many different musical styles like dance music, salsa, bachata and reggaeton. Although all the songs on Talento de Barrio are different in music style, they all revolve around the same subjects of the film. Talento de Barrio [the film] relates the struggles young people face when they try to improve their lives and break free from their troubled surroundings.

Chart performance

The soundtrack became a major debuting success on the Billboard 200, peaking at number 13 with 26,000 sold in its first week.[8] It dropped to number 23 the week after, and eventually to number 35. Its final charting position was at number 191, as of December 13, 2008.[9] It also became entered in the Top 5 of the Billboard Top Soundtracks chart peaking at number 3, becoming Daddy Yankee's first Top 5 soundtrack on the Top Soundtracks chart. The soundtrack is also Yankee's fourth consecutive number-one album on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart.


  • The lead single, "Pose", was released digitally via MySpace on May 14, 2008, and officially released to online music stores on the day of the album's release. It is the most successful charting single from the album, peaking at number 4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart in August 2008. "Pose" presents a mix of hip hop and dance, with Latin and African American rhythms.
  • A promotional single, "Somos de Calle", was released as a radio promo in mid-Summer 2008. It was released online, along with its video. Though not as successful as the album's lead single, the song still gets video play on music video television networks, as well as minor airplay. The video, as well as the lyrics, is more like the film in subject matter.
  • The second single, "Llamado de Emergencia", was released on September 23, 2008. A vallenato-pop influenced track, the single made a modest debut at number 26 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, and has so far peaked at number 21.[10][11]
  • The third single, "¿Qué Tengo Que Hacer?", was released on January 19, 2009. It has so far peaked at number 11 on the Billboard Latin Rhythm Airplay chart.[12]

Track listing

  1. "Talento De Barrio" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Eli "El Musicólogo" and Menes) — 3:07
  2. "Pa-Kum-Pa!!" (Written by ; Raymond Ayala Produced by Menes) — 3:20
  3. "Temblor" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Eli "El Musicólogo" and Menes) — 3:15
  4. "Pose" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Eli "El Musicólogo" and Menes) — 3:37
  5. "Llamado de Emergencia" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Francisco "Luny" Saldaña, Predikador & Eli "El Musicólogo") — 3:59
  6. "Oasis De Fantasía" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Eli "El Musicólogo" and Menes) — 3:05
  7. "Salgo Pa' La Calle" (featuring Randy) (Written by Raymond Ayala and Randy Ariel Ortíz Acevedo; Produced by Luny Tunes and Tainy) — 4:27
  8. "¿Qué Tengo Que Hacer?" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Eli "El Musicólogo" and Menes) — 3:38
  9. "Suelta" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Eli "El Musicólogo" and Menes) — 3:29
  10. "De la Paz Y De La Guerra" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Eli "El Musicólogo") — 3:56
  11. "Pasión" (featuring Arcángel) (Written by Raymond Ayala and Austin Santos; Produced by Eli "El Musicólogo" and Menes) — 3:55
  12. "Como Y Vete" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Eli "El Musicólogo" and Menes) — 3:41
  13. "K-ndela" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Eli "El Musicólogo" and Menes) — 3:41
  14. "Infinito" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Eli "El Musicólogo" and Menes) — 3:16
  15. "Somos De Calle" (Written by Raymond Ayala; Produced by Echo and Diesel) — 3:14

Bonus Track

  1. "La Fuga"
  2. "Sólido" - 3:32
  3. "No Es Culpa Mía"
  4. "Más Fama Y Dinero"
  5. "Nos Sacamos El Bingo"
  • Mundial
  1. "Pegalo"
  2. "Pegalo (Remix) (Feat Adassa)"
  3. "Pegale (Remix) (Feat Adassa & Neel C)"
  4. "Somos De Calle (Remix) (Feat. Vega)"
  5. "Somos De Calle (Remix) (Feat. Arcangel, De La Ghetto, Guelo Star, MC Ceja, Julio Voltio, Ñejo, Chyno Nyno, Cosculluela & Baby Rasta)"


Sales and certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Argentina (CAPIF)[20] Platinum 40,000x
United States (RIAA)[5] 2× Platinum (Latin) 200,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone


  1. ^ Banda sonora de película "Talento de barrio" saldrá al mercado el 15 de julio - MSN Latino -
  2. ^ Talento de Barrio (soundtrack) at AllMusic
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  4. ^, "Talento de Barrio (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)", catalog information, Retrieved 17 January 2009
  5. ^ a b "American album certifications – Daddy Yankee – Talento de Barrio". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click Type, then select Latin, then click SEARCH
  6. ^ Dajer, Joan (2009-02-01). de barrio-mundial-coming-soon ""Talento de Barrio Mundial" Coming Soon!". Wikiton (in Spanish). Retrieved 2009-02-02. [dead link]
  7. ^, official site, Accessed on December 28, 2008
  8. ^ Harris, Chris (2008-08-20). "Jonas Brothers Top Miley Cyrus For First #1 Album Of Their Career; Score Three Spots In Top 10". MTV News (MTV Networks and TM MTV Networks). Retrieved 2009-01-25. 
  9. ^, December 12, 2008 Billboard 200 chart position, Retrieved on December 21, 2008
  10. ^ Hot Latin Songs - Daddy Yankee - Llamado de Emergencia - - Accessed November 2, 2008
  11. ^ Artist Chart History - Daddy Yankee - - Accessed November 2, 2008
  12. ^, Latin Rhythm Airplay - "Que Tengo Que Hacer", chart listing, Retrieved on 3 April 2009
  13. ^ "Daddy Yankee – Talento de Barrio". Hung Medien.
  14. ^ Jonas Bros. Score Third-Best Debut Week Of '08
  15. ^, Top Latin Albums. Accessed 14 November 2008.
  16. ^, "Top Soundtracks". Accessed 23 November 2008.
  17. ^, "Top Rap Albums". Accessed 31 December 2008.
  18. ^, Top Latin Albums - Year-end position. Accessed 25 January 2008.
  19. ^, "Top Latin Rhythm Albums - Year-end position". Accessed 25 January 2009.
  20. ^ "Argentinian album certifications – Daddy Yankee – Talento de Barrio". Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers. 
Preceded by
Si Tú Te Vas by Los Temerarios
U.S. Billboard Top Latin Albums number-one album
August 20, 2008 - September 6, 2008
Succeeded by
Palabras del Silencio by Luis Fonsi