Love him or hate him, you'll always have something to say about Daddy Yankee, who famously (or infamously, depending on whom you ask) vouched for John McCain for president. I caught up with DY at Macy's in New York shortly after the election as he launched his new cologne and we chatted for two seconds before tween girls and grown women with babies impatiently waiting in line for an autograph gave me the "move it or lose it" look. His candidate may not have won the presidential election, but for Raymond Ayala it was business as usual. He's not a businessman, after all, he's a business, man.
So it only makes sense that Maya Entertainment release his semi-autobiographical movie, Talento de Barrio on BD-Live. The latter is a newly developed Blu-ray feature that enables users to access content via their internet-connected Blu-ray player. Some of the web-enabled features on the disc include up-to-date concert schedules, links for purchasing songs, and music video downloads. In addition, both the standard DVD and the Blu-ray versions have options to either fully dub the film in English, or watch it in Spanish with English subtitles, so you won't miss any of the cursing (and there's a lot of it) in either language.
If box office numbers are any indication—the movie broke records in Puerto Rico with 96,000 people heading out to theaters its opening weekend alone—then you should order your copy ASAP. The flick is like Eminem's 8 Mile transplanted to Caguas, Puerto Rico, so don't expect any Oscar-worthy performances, but do expect to be entertained. I don't think Yankee aims for much else here, anyway. The reason he made this movie, in his own words, is because "growing up, I always wanted to identify with a movie. I had seen Menace II Society and Boyz N the Hood, but as Latinos we've never had someone really tell our story in our language."