El Chombo

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El Chombo
El Chombo in 2000.
El Chombo in 2000.
Background information
Birth name Rodney Clark
Also known as El Chombo
Born (1969-11-27) November 27, 1969 (age 48)
Panama City, Panama
Origin Panama City, Panama
Genres Reggaeton

El Chombo, real name Rodney "Sebastian" Clark (born October 27, 1969), is a Panamanian producer and artist.


El Chombo is best known by non-Spanish speaking audiences for the hit nonsense pseudo-Spanish song "Chacarron Macarron", which has become an Internet phenomenon, and because of its mumbling vocals and nonsensical "lyrics" he earned the nickname El Mudo.

His major local hits under his own name include Kung Fu, El Gato Volador, and Chacarron Macarron (as El Chombo). Rodney created an EP called Macarron Chacarron containing many mixes of his hits, which is available on iTunes. An excerpt from his song is also the track to the video "retarded running horse", which has over 58 million views and has spawned countless copies and versions.

As a producer, he is best known for producing Lorna's 2003 worldwide hit Papi chulo... (te traigo el mmmm...), which served as an introduction to reggaeton for many Europeans, reaching number one in the French charts with top ten appearances in Greece, Italy, India, Turkey, and the Netherlands.

In 2006, there was a campaign on BBC Radio 1 in the UK to get the song "Chacarron Macarron" to number 1; in the end, it only reached number 20 in the charts.