Reggae is 100% Jamaican...NOT Puerto ...
jessy

Teaneck, NJ

#42 Sep 12, 2011
Man@ yall bugging and none of ya are getting paid! Bottom line puertoricans are proud people.. And we love our communist island!
Nikki SanMartino

Asheville, NC

#43 Sep 16, 2011
I know that Reggae Music started in the Motherland and Jamaica.I have never heard of reggaeton.Is there someone out to market a new ting or form of the real reggae to discredit the real ting from the Motherland and Jamaica?
PR_Reggae

Cranston, RI

#44 Oct 10, 2011
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.
Josesob

Puerto Rico

#45 Oct 17, 2011
Wow!!!! You mothafuckas need to update on the reggaeton beats used today!!! The Dem Bow beat hasn't been used since like 1998 and if you want to blame anybody for "stealing" it, blame the panamanians like Nando Boom who, basically, translated Shabba Ranks' song to spanish and, since Puerto Ricans were influenced by panamanian spanish reggae, we used the beat until we got producers and equipment to make our own music and transform it into something new that sounds nothing like jamaican dancehall. The thing is that everyone is mad and wants to take credit for starting reggaeton because we made it international and all of a sudden every country wants recognition for "starting" reggaeton. Neither Panama or Jamaica started anything, they just influenced it and "we, Puerto Rico" started the movement and made it our own and took it worldwide. So, stop whining like bitches and face the fucking facts!!!
Josesob

Puerto Rico

#46 Oct 17, 2011
I forgot to mention that all of you talking about how we are "racist" need to make a trip over here and see how the people look. You will notice that many people have some type of black in them. There are all types of people here, of different colors and races. The thing is that you are used to the US Puerto Ricans, which are completely different to the ones over here. Stop being so quick to judge and be a little quicker to love instead.
deliciousbaby

Murfreesboro, TN

#48 Nov 2, 2011
PeterRican wrote:
I got one question......
Where do the drums that you hear in hip hop come from?
Think about that DEEP question and relate it to the reggaeton origins...
PZ
the drums that you hear are from Africa...sweety..
southern belle

United States

#49 Jan 7, 2012
With all due respect, as a southern woman in the usa, I must say that raggae music is so heavily copied from country and western and rythm and blues with an odd beat added. The vocal styles I hear in a lot of raggae is simply copied from white and black southerners style singing. I enjoy listening to Jamaican folk music but I wouldn't try and copy it, change it slightly and say it is original and something that I created. So please don't be angry with Puerto Ricans. Y'all Jamaican people have borrowed or may I say stolen so much from southern american music that it is really annoying. You have your own musical traditions, your own style of singing etc. The music that you are copying is from the southern united states. Occasionally, an american group or artist might have released a song with a calypso beat or a latin beat ,but that was all. So before you criticize Puerto Ricans, please do some serious soul searching, and realize that a lot of Raggae is heavily Country and Western and Rythm and Blues influenced.
southern belle

United States

#50 Jan 7, 2012
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.
Michael

Miami Beach, FL

#51 Jan 24, 2012
Who that Hell are you to talk shit about my people? Reggeaton started in Puerto Rico. It is true shabba rank beat dem bow was used to create this genre but who mixed the beat with our was DJ Playero and Vico C learn a little so you can learn more. Who said tha we are racist go to Hell bastard Puerto Rican are not racist. Reggeaton was combine with Spanish rap and Hip hop with other Puerto Rican Rythms.
Marques Panabenz

New York, NY

#52 Jul 3, 2012
Mii understand that Jamaicans are one of the most unqiue influenced people throughout the carribbean. As a Panamanian-American, I am proud to have been influenced by Jamaicans in their culture. Puerto Ricans has a great relationship with us too because all Panamanians respect Daddy Yankee and love salsa, which we have been born into by colombians. I respect the dembow, bam bam riddim and bless up to JAMAICIANS ALL DAY. At the end of the the day we are all BLACK and should be proud. Bless Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Panama, Vive te Bendiga.
JamaicanTrini

Silver Spring, MD

#53 Jul 3, 2012
Marques Panabenz wrote:
Mii understand that Jamaicans are one of the most unqiue influenced people throughout the carribbean. As a Panamanian-American, I am proud to have been influenced by Jamaicans in their culture. Puerto Ricans has a great relationship with us too because all Panamanians respect Daddy Yankee and love salsa, which we have been born into by colombians. I respect the dembow, bam bam riddim and bless up to JAMAICIANS ALL DAY. At the end of the the day we are all BLACK and should be proud. Bless Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Panama, Vive te Bendiga.
Thanks for the positive comments!! Respect!!
Michelle

New York, NY

#55 Jul 17, 2012
Marques Panabenz wrote:
Mii understand that Jamaicans are one of the most unqiue influenced people throughout the carribbean. As a Panamanian-American, I am proud to have been influenced by Jamaicans in their culture. Puerto Ricans has a great relationship with us too because all Panamanians respect Daddy Yankee and love salsa, which we have been born into by colombians. I respect the dembow, bam bam riddim and bless up to JAMAICIANS ALL DAY. At the end of the the day we are all BLACK and should be proud. Bless Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Colombia, and Panama, Vive te Bendiga.
Panamanians are sexy.lol :) You have a girlfriend
danielle

Chicago, IL

#56 Aug 8, 2012
wow yall dont know what yall talking about i lived in puertorico when they started thismovement and let me tell you something the jamaicans loved it they was there with them they love are music cause is a mix or jamaican music i went to jamaica in 2002 and they was listening and dancing to are music like crazzyyy i could not belive it, you need to live in puertorico to know the story yall talking from yall assesss. carrabean conection check that cd out its jamaican and puertorican together. plus puertoricans know that half are there music is jamaican not full rican. so before talking stuff know what yall talking about.
JamaicanTrini

Silver Spring, MD

#57 Aug 8, 2012
First get YOUR facts right before YOU talk stuff. Reggaeton, like I said did NOT start in PR. It started in Pananama, and the the original deejays (rappers) who started rhymin in spanish to a reggae beat were jamaican-panamanians of jamaican decent. When jamaicans migrated to panama and the entire central america that's when Plena,reggae en espanol started. Yes, we jamaicans love anything that is reggae...we consider reggaeton/spanish reggae to be reggae because it is. Just because it is sang in a different language does not make it puerto rican or any other nationality. Reggae is reggae. If you sing in french or italian to a reggae beat does that make it french-a-ton or italia-ton no it's still reggae...so reggae-ton in my opionion is a rip off and it always will be. It would be one thing if people actually gave credit where it is due but like i said to " steal " another country's music and claim it as your own is a totally different thing and it is disrespectful. Panamanians know the real deal because 90% of black panamanians are of jamaican direct jamaican decent. Like Kafu Banton from Panama. His dad is from jamaica but he is panamanian. do some research it might help you learn the culture and the culture behind the so-called reggaeton that you claim
Jr Vazco aka BeatBOY

Cleveland, TN

#58 Sep 3, 2012
JamaicanTrini wrote:
First get YOUR facts right before YOU talk stuff. Reggaeton, like I said did NOT start in PR. It started in Pananama, and the the original deejays (rappers) who started rhymin in spanish to a reggae beat were jamaican-panamanians of jamaican decent. When jamaicans migrated to panama and the entire central america that's when Plena,reggae en espanol started. Yes, we jamaicans love anything that is reggae...we consider reggaeton/spanish reggae to be reggae because it is. Just because it is sang in a different language does not make it puerto rican or any other nationality. Reggae is reggae. If you sing in french or italian to a reggae beat does that make it french-a-ton or italia-ton no it's still reggae...so reggae-ton in my opionion is a rip off and it always will be. It would be one thing if people actually gave credit where it is due but like i said to " steal " another country's music and claim it as your own is a totally different thing and it is disrespectful. Panamanians know the real deal because 90% of black panamanians are of jamaican direct jamaican decent. Like Kafu Banton from Panama. His dad is from jamaica but he is panamanian. do some research it might help you learn the culture and the culture behind the so-called reggaeton that you claim
Wow, I'm so surprised to find this site and the argument. Back in the 80's Vico C started doing spanish reggae like the boys from Panama did. Then, other artists began to do the same and when the "dem bow" beat hit the airwaves, PR began to develop a take on it for parties that reflected their flavor of it. Still, the beat if not original to PR. It is a beat from Jamaica. Reggae to me is the mother form from which it came from. All of the original artists know this. Which artist has come on interviews and said that Reggae-ton is original to PR? If so, they don't know their history. Oh, I am from PR and love reggae in all it's flavors and do know the history. It's sad to see people argue over petty stuff instead of colab'n. Peace and reggae-ton is reggae, period. Saludos a mi gente que lea esto. Ustedes saben que esto es asi.
Jr Vazco aka BeatBOY

Cleveland, TN

#59 Sep 3, 2012
JamaicanTrini wrote:
First get YOUR facts right before YOU talk stuff. Reggaeton, like I said did NOT start in PR. It started in Pananama, and the the original deejays (rappers) who started rhymin in spanish to a reggae beat were jamaican-panamanians of jamaican decent. When jamaicans migrated to panama and the entire central america that's when Plena,reggae en espanol started. Yes, we jamaicans love anything that is reggae...we consider reggaeton/spanish reggae to be reggae because it is. Just because it is sang in a different language does not make it puerto rican or any other nationality. Reggae is reggae. If you sing in french or italian to a reggae beat does that make it french-a-ton or italia-ton no it's still reggae...so reggae-ton in my opionion is a rip off and it always will be. It would be one thing if people actually gave credit where it is due but like i said to " steal " another country's music and claim it as your own is a totally different thing and it is disrespectful. Panamanians know the real deal because 90% of black panamanians are of jamaican direct jamaican decent. Like Kafu Banton from Panama. His dad is from jamaica but he is panamanian. do some research it might help you learn the culture and the culture behind the so-called reggaeton that you claim
Oh, one more thing... I'm a beat maker and am working on my own album that will represent reggae music in the best possible way that I may be able to. Yes, it's in spanish, but reggae is reggae. Be lookin' out for me in the future. Peace! Jr. Vazco
JamaicanTrini

Silver Spring, MD

#60 Sep 3, 2012
Jr Vazco aka BeatBOY wrote:
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Oh, one more thing... I'm a beat maker and am working on my own album that will represent reggae music in the best possible way that I may be able to. Yes, it's in spanish, but reggae is reggae. Be lookin' out for me in the future. Peace! Jr. Vazco
That's what's up brother!! Thanks for shedding light and knowing the history. Maximum respect. I guess you right about people arguin' over stupid stuff, I didn't start this thread to start a argument I was actually trying to educate people on where the " pounder " beat came from which they refer to as dem bow and how reggae en espanol started. I actually love reggae en espanol cuz it's still reggae but with a latin flare to it. It's nice music but I guess I get annoyed when people try and change the culture of it, but it is what it is. People gonna do what they gonna do. Alot of artist to colab tho, like jamaicans and puerto ricans and jamaicans and panamanians and domincans and jamaicans...all kinds of colabs goin on...I have heard some people try and claim it's original to PR even on this post but like I said it's good to know the history and good luck with your beats bro. Let me know how I can get a copy of somethin. GOOD LUCK AND RESPECT
Jr Vazco aka BeatBOY

Cleveland, TN

#61 Sep 4, 2012
JamaicanTrini wrote:
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That's what's up brother!! Thanks for shedding light and knowing the history. Maximum respect. I guess you right about people arguin' over stupid stuff, I didn't start this thread to start a argument I was actually trying to educate people on where the " pounder " beat came from which they refer to as dem bow and how reggae en espanol started. I actually love reggae en espanol cuz it's still reggae but with a latin flare to it. It's nice music but I guess I get annoyed when people try and change the culture of it, but it is what it is. People gonna do what they gonna do. Alot of artist to colab tho, like jamaicans and puerto ricans and jamaicans and panamanians and domincans and jamaicans...all kinds of colabs goin on...I have heard some people try and claim it's original to PR even on this post but like I said it's good to know the history and good luck with your beats bro. Let me know how I can get a copy of somethin. GOOD LUCK AND RESPECT
One love bro! That's what I'm talkin' about. Thanks for responding back. Just last night I cought up to what the boys in Panama are up to and seems like Latin Fresh, Kafu, Japanese and others are still doing it. In PR, reggaeton still what people mostly doing, but reggae is still loved. Right now, there's a growing trend of roots style groups and my fusion of reggae is going to surprise a few a bit. Hope it's well accepted and here's how you can stay in touch wit me for when I get my music ready. prccrw@yahoo.com Feel free to email me there and I'll keep you posted. Peace and One love! Ragga, Reggae, ton, plena, fa life!
JamaicanTrini

Silver Spring, MD

#62 Sep 4, 2012
Jr Vazco aka BeatBOY wrote:
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One love bro! That's what I'm talkin' about. Thanks for responding back. Just last night I cought up to what the boys in Panama are up to and seems like Latin Fresh, Kafu, Japanese and others are still doing it. In PR, reggaeton still what people mostly doing, but reggae is still loved. Right now, there's a growing trend of roots style groups and my fusion of reggae is going to surprise a few a bit. Hope it's well accepted and here's how you can stay in touch wit me for when I get my music ready. prccrw@yahoo.com Feel free to email me there and I'll keep you posted. Peace and One love! Ragga, Reggae, ton, plena, fa life!
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. 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
JamaicanTrini

Silver Spring, MD

#63 Sep 5, 2012
After reading this entire post and getting different opinions, I think the best thing to do is just to colaborate and spread the love and energy that reggae music from jamaica brings to the entire world. Instead of me concentrating on negative things, I'm going to concentrate on the positive like how artist from any back ground have love for reggae no matter what language, and can sit down and make songs that people love. Just please educate yourself and know the history!! Respect to Jamaica,Puerto Rico, and Panama!! ONE LOVE

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