Where Are They Now? 9 Reggaeton Superstar Updates

With the release of N.O.R.E.’s album, Student of the Game, this past Tuesday we got a bit nostalgic. We longed for the days when N.O.R.E. waved the Puerto Rican flag with pride and rapped in broken Spanish. Almost a decade ago, N.O.R.E. embraced his Puerto Rican roots and released one of reggaeton’s biggest hits ever—“Oye Mi Canto” in 2004. The fact is reggaeton’s golden era in the States, 2003-2007, produced the genre’s biggest superstars and biggest songs. Let’s take a trip down the blinged out, eyebrow threaded memory lane of reggaeton yesteryear. Rakata! Dale! Güasa! You get the idea.

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Jesus Trivino,

Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Jesús Triviño Alarcón began his professional journalism career at Vibe. At 25, he became editor-in-chief of Fuego, the first national English language Latino men’s magazine, and served as senior editor for Scratch, a magazine dedicated to hip-hop producers and DJs. Since then he has guided the editorial direction for MyNuvoTV.com, the online component of the Latino lifestyle cable network, and BET.com's music shows and specials including 106 & Park. Additionally, he has written and reported for the NY Daily News, SLAM, The Source, XXL, Inked, SOHH.com, People.com, Essence.com, and many more. In his 13-year career he’s interviewed countless celebrities including Carmelo Anthony, Demi Lovato, Marc Anthony, Rosario Dawson, Willie Colón, Jay-Z, Nas, Jessica Alba, John Leguizamo, 50 Cent, Kanye West, among others. Today, as Latina’s Entertainment Editor he’s constantly thinking WWJD—What Would Juanes Do?

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