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Panama aka Osito

Seattle, WA

#64 Dec 14, 2012
JamaicanTrini wrote:
I love my Puerto Rican people and have maad respect 4 yall. Don't take this as a diss, it's just something that needs to be put out there. I've met maad latinos from places like Mexico, El Salvador, and other places that are uninformed and think that alot of the beats from reggae dancehall are copied from reggaeton beats..and I'm like wtf are you talking about?? It's the Rican artists that don't let the public know that alot of their beats are copied or used from jamaican dancehall songs. For example the " Pull Up " song by Mr. Vegas. That is a 100% Jamaican beat, but yet when PitBull (Cuban) from Miami, used it for the " Coolo " song & Ivy Queen (Puerto Rico) used it for the " Move Your Body " song all of a sudden Puerto Ricans classified the beat as a reggaeton beat. I was like WTF?? That's a straight rip off and I know alot of latinos that I had to explain this to because they were laughing when I played dancehall songs with this beat and were saying " this is nice, but yall jamaicans stole it from us latinos " I told them hell naaww..yall stole it from us jamaicans!! We make the beats and ricans steal them and make reggaeton songs out of them. Same with the " Dem Bow " beat that ricans use as the base for every song. That beat was first used in a Shabba Ranks Song " Dem Bow ". Bow is a jamaican slang term for guys who eat pu**y because it is made fun of and not publicly accepted in jamaican culture. Same with gays. Why do Ricans use " Dem Bow " and say it's theirs yet they don't even know what " Dem Bow " means, it means " they bow ". LOL..during interviews they say that Dem Bow originated in Puerto Rico. hahah That beat was created by a jamaican producer. It is 100% jamaican. We yardi bwoy a run de reggae scene. If unu wann' mek a reggae song, big up weh de music style a come from..seen? A jamaica deh first. We start de bloodclaaaut ting LOL..Panamanians always big up jamaica and say that jamaica reggae was their influence and where they got their whole style and everything from but they just translate it to spanish. So wah gwann puerto rico? mi love unu!! I love yall, especially yall fine ass rican women but give jamaica some respect cuz if it wasn't for reggae there would be no reggaeton!!
That's real and I like that, but at the same time shit we all broke and we got to get up and wake up by any mean's necessary. In a way the Jamaican already made money of the beat and every body has to eat. I don't see the Jamaican complaining or requesting there money so it should all be good. I do too love everybody this why I am righting this message. Do not take this the wrong way there's a lot of other people like the white's that stole from the black man and we still haven't don't nothing about it, and please don't ask me what am I doing about it! Stay up one love I love music and different cultures. Pass this on Felony is Slavery with one no freedom!
JamaicanTrini

Olney, MD

#65 Dec 15, 2012
Panama aka Osito wrote:
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That's real and I like that, but at the same time shit we all broke and we got to get up and wake up by any mean's necessary. In a way the Jamaican already made money of the beat and every body has to eat. I don't see the Jamaican complaining or requesting there money so it should all be good. I do too love everybody this why I am righting this message. Do not take this the wrong way there's a lot of other people like the white's that stole from the black man and we still haven't don't nothing about it, and please don't ask me what am I doing about it! Stay up one love I love music and different cultures. Pass this on Felony is Slavery with one no freedom!
big up!! thanks for the comment homie...I respect your opinion and I know everybody gotta eat still, that's true. LOL! yea u right about that, I don't see any jamaicans requesting their money, but they just requesting that more respect and recognition be given. It's all good brotha. I too love all music and different cultures. I guess for years and years different people have stolen from the africans and black people in general...things that can never be given back. So true. ONE LOVE..take care bro
Tais Silva

Philadelphia, PA

#66 Jan 21, 2013
JamaicanTrini wrote:
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That's what's up!! glad to see you doing your thang in the music world bro. I like to see PR artists and Panamanian artist colab.n I've also listened to some artists from honduras and costa rica,el salvador,brazil, and mexico. Reggaeton is everywhere and i love when they colab with jamaican artists. It sounds sick!! thanks for givin me a way to keep in touch man. You a real cat man. Use the skills and the talent that god gave you and do what you do best. I love music. It's a way to express yourself. I wish you the best of success and prosperity in your music. As long as you keep the positive attitude that you got you cant go wrong brotha. ONE LOVE AND RESPECT!! I'll hit u up soon homie
Regaeton is not in Brasil atleast not popular anyway. you must be talking about funk or br regae artist? Sorry for my english
mixedandproud

United States

#67 Jan 22, 2013
wow. thats too funny. please dont talk when u dont know. im puerto rican and Jamaican so i know the history of both. both of them have roots together. in the beginning puero tricans were taino, african, and spainsh European. taino was the known inhabitants of both puerto rico and jamaica. reggaeton is just a hyped up version of reggae in hip hop style. and for ur info we ha e black in us why would they hate black. lol whites tend to see no difference between us aswell so that doesnt make sense. its time to wake up and see that we are from the same tree and thats why we think somebody had to steal eachothers music, style, exc...
mixedandproud

United States

#68 Jan 22, 2013
wow. thats too funny. please dont talk when u dont know. im puerto rican and Jamaican so i know the history of both. both of them have roots together. in the beginning puero tricans were taino, african, and spainsh European. taino was the known inhabitants of both puerto rico and jamaica. reggaeton is just a hyped up version of reggae in hip hop style. and for ur info we ha e black in us why would they hate black. lol whites tend to see no difference between us aswell so that doesnt make sense. its time to wake up and see that we are from the same tree and thats why we think somebody had to steal eachothers music, style, exc... don't believe me that do some research and go back too s,hool. stop being so racist and ignorant!!!!
TBremmers

Taunton, MA

#69 Jan 29, 2013
Omg!! This is an outrage. My parents are Jamaica and I love reggae music ,but most reggae artist copy American music and make it into Jamaican music,so what's so original about that. The only thing that might be 100% is the beat.
JamaicanTrini

Olney, MD

#70 Jan 29, 2013
That's the whole point I'm talking about. Copying the beat and claiming it's reggaeton instead of dancehall reggae. There is no reggaeton. It's dancehall. Period. Reggae is Reggae. Yes, jamaicans make american songs into reggae songs but that's not what we're talking about here and if you are from jamaican parents you really don't sound like too proud to be of jamaican decent because anyone will tell you that reggae is 100% aunthentic and original jamaican music. It doesn't matter if you make a song into a reggae song. If you take a hip hop song and make a salsa version of it, it's still salsa. Everyone does it but that's not the point here. Do yall even read the prior posts before you open your mouth. Jeez
Sandra

Oak Creek, WI

#71 Feb 10, 2013
I'm 100 percent Puerto Rican and recongized reggae started by a Jamaican whose song spread like fire..

Be careful who you listen to because, as far as I'm concerned, my people are very united. Iam black skinned and Puerto Rican. i'm not discriminated against y vivo en el corazon de Arecibo. You cannot go around saying that we are racist. My Isla Del Encanto is beautiful, we are all united and do not mix well with other ethnicties, this is true. However, there are still Jamaicans emplyed here, Dominicans, Cubans, Brazilians, and they have years here. So, it's the information being misused and misled. There is no one time, or t.v. show that is constantly pumping "thumbs up to the Jamaicans" unfortunately. So, people choose to research. Don't talk about me or my people.
Jessy jes

Paterson, NJ

#72 Feb 10, 2013
Plan B!!!! Yomo! F@$k wat you heard! Boogie down BX"! Q se hoja!!!!
Just kidding

Chino Hills, CA

#73 Feb 21, 2013
Sandra wrote:
I'm 100 percent Puerto Rican and recongized reggae started by a Jamaican whose song spread like fire..
Be careful who you listen to because, as far as I'm concerned, my people are very united. Iam black skinned and Puerto Rican. i'm not discriminated against y vivo en el corazon de Arecibo. You cannot go around saying that we are racist. My Isla Del Encanto is beautiful, we are all united and do not mix well with other ethnicties, this is true. However, there are still Jamaicans emplyed here, Dominicans, Cubans, Brazilians, and they have years here. So, it's the information being misused and misled. There is no one time, or t.v. show that is constantly pumping "thumbs up to the Jamaicans" unfortunately. So, people choose to research. Don't talk about me or my people.
Good point of the day
Just kidding

Chino Hills, CA

#74 Feb 21, 2013
Yes many Puerto Ricans just say reggaeton began in Panama but those Panamian artists were of Jamaican descent and they were enjoying and sharing their cultural music. They shared it with the Latin world. It's all Jamaican.
Just kidding

Chino Hills, CA

#75 Feb 21, 2013
southern belle wrote:
Also in southern music we don't traditionally use African drum beats. We tend to use the Native American drum beat. It can be clearly heard in the Blues . This is one reason that Southern Black music doesn't really sound African. Finally, I must say that Puerto Ricans and Afro-Cubans have the best music in the Caribbean. Puerto Ricans do not need to steal music from anyone. They have produced great musicians and singers. When compared to Jamaicans, Puerto Ricans are musical giants.
First of all, they did take Jamaican music from Jamaicans. The people that are considered the "fathers" of reggaeton were Panamanians of Jamaican descent sharing their cultural music. They started this. Reggae-Ton would never ever ever exist without reggae. That is why it is called Reggae-Ton. Reggae is culturally Jamaican. I wish another country take salsa and turn it into salsaton.
Caribbean Roots

San Francisco, CA

#76 Apr 22, 2013
JamaicanTrini wrote:
This is madness!! They should give respect to Jamaica, the root of all reggae music & dancehall is original and will always be better than reggaeton in my opinion because we jamaicans created the style, and all the beats.
I just found a REAL reggae [Modern Roots] song in YouTube, which seems to be made by a Puerto Rican artist and is NOT the 'reggaeton' delusion & HONORS Jamaican music, culture and history... or so it seems..! This might balance the equation... Who is this guy anyway? His artist name (I think) is Incienso or somet'ing. Hopefully the island that diluted reggae roots (and modern roots) from its original parameters, finally sees the light. Because, through reasonings with foundation "singers and players of instruments" (Don Carlos, Nasio, Skelly, Damian and others), it seems like the roots (revival) movement ova' thurr' is still active, latent or awaiting an uprising. Maybe this is it! Seen. I~Spect! With that said, and here is the link (URL) to the clip:
http://youtu.be/SrpU8EgqMas

JaH Guide and protect!

One Blessed Love,
I'n'I
JamaicanTrini

Olney, MD

#77 Apr 22, 2013
Caribbean Roots wrote:
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I just found a REAL reggae [Modern Roots] song in YouTube, which seems to be made by a Puerto Rican artist and is NOT the 'reggaeton' delusion & HONORS Jamaican music, culture and history... or so it seems..! This might balance the equation... Who is this guy anyway? His artist name (I think) is Incienso or somet'ing. Hopefully the island that diluted reggae roots (and modern roots) from its original parameters, finally sees the light. Because, through reasonings with foundation "singers and players of instruments" (Don Carlos, Nasio, Skelly, Damian and others), it seems like the roots (revival) movement ova' thurr' is still active, latent or awaiting an uprising. Maybe this is it! Seen. I~Spect! With that said, and here is the link (URL) to the clip:
http://youtu.be/SrpU8EgqMas
JaH Guide and protect!
One Blessed Love,

I'n'I
big ups!! thanks for the link...bless~
Kristian

United States

#79 Jul 3, 2013
We puertorican enjoy reggae and I saw that's a carribean thing that's all and we all unite like brothers and sister.
bootyman

Houston, TX

#80 Nov 24, 2013
That's why it has " reggae" in "reggaeton" you ignorant pinhead.
jahbin

New York, NY

#81 Jan 3, 2014
I am old enought to know and remember the first time I hear dancehall music in espaniol and there were no purto Rican do that form of music they were all pannamenian, nando boom was the guy, purto Rican fuse Cuban music with other Latin sound and call it salsa ,so purto Rican become the musical pirate of the Caribbean. Purto ric as n was stuck in the ninties with murder she wrlte riddim intil recently the start to do a variety of style always from Jamaica. I still love purto Rican people.
Bubblegum Bitch

London, UK

#82 Dec 14, 2014
Doesn't really matter. If Reggaeton ever becomes "international", people will always associate it with Reggae and Jamaican culture, solely based on the fact that it starts with the word Reggae, and the genre heavily samples Reggae & Dancehall, from the sexually explicit lyrics, to the dance moves. I don't know why some Latin Americans are so negative towards people of African decent. The tango and Brazilian (and Caribbean) carnival was started by black people, as well as a lot of other things in their culture.
TRUTH

United States

#83 Dec 31, 2014
JamaicanTrini wrote:
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Ok...so what's your point?? I have puerto rican friends as well and panamanian friends and cuban friends and it doesn't matter what friends you have. The pod understand what I'm saying. Do you think it's okay for a jamaican to add a little bit of reggae to salsa music and then call it "salsa-regg" and say that it was created in jamaica and not give credit to the latin people who developed this style of music. I THINK NOT.!
They did the same thing to the Cubans, they took Son which is the root of Afro-Cuban music and called it Salsa in NY and now they go around saying that they create it. Their culture is know in the spanish speaking /Latino contries for stealing other peoples music. I treat people according to their character and i have really good friends that are Puerto Rican but the truth is the trurth.
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TRUTH

United States

#84 Dec 31, 2014
PR_Reggae wrote:
You guys don't know what you're talking about. First, PR are not arrogant. We are a mixture of many cultures, including African. Second, we don't take credit for reggae' just reggaeton, which is a mixture of different music.
That's the same lame excuse your cultured used to steal the Cuban Son, and renamed it Salsa and now you go around claming that you create it. Come on people get real!!!

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