Listen: The 30 Greatest Freestyle Songs Ever!
Listen: The 30 Greatest Freestyle Songs Ever!
By Jesus Trivino Alarcon | 10/04/2013 - 14:40

Oh, freestyle music, you’re like the telenovelas of music—overdramatic and full of hopeless romantics. Did we mention overdramatic? Freestyle music was born out of New York City Latinos’ frustration from being excluded, by the mainstream media, as the co-creators of hip-hop. So they created their own style of Latin music: freestyle. It was the first genre of English language music to produce multiple U.S.


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Musicians DJ Afrojack and Shakira in a studio in Barcelona in March 2012.
DJ Afrojack & Shakira Want to Get Us Dancing
By Sally Mercedes | 03/29/2012 - 13:25

If Afrojack isn't a name that sounds familiar to you yet, get ready to hear it a lot. The Dutch DJ is starting to blow up! And, luckily for us, one of the people he's been working with is Shakira.


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Gloria & Pitbull
Gloria Estefan Week: Why She Thinks Pitbull Was Destined For Stardom
By Angie Romero | 09/28/2011 - 13:00

Gloria Estefan Fever continues! Given that Estefan collaborated with Pitbull on her new album, Miss Little Havana, we just had to ask her to give us her overall opinion of Mr. 305—who rocked LATINA’s Quinces party in NYC.

Here’s what Gloria had to say about her fellow cubano:


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Gloria Estefan Week: ‘Miss Little Havana,’ Song-By-Song
By Angie Romero | 09/27/2011 - 10:48

As part of ‘Gloria Estefan Week’ here at LATINA, we decided to do a song-by-song breakdown of her new dance album, Miss Little Havana, out September 27 (hard copy at Target, digital copy through iTunes). We went out and bought the album’s Target edition because we loved the album art by Cuban American artist LEBO so much!

Check out our unique take on Glorita’s latest offering (the Target version) below:


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Gloria & Emilio Estefan
Gloria Estefan Week: Why She and Emilio Will Never Split Up!
By Angie Romero | 09/26/2011 - 17:00

When Marc and J.Lo split up, we were left with this huge void. Gone was our version of the royal couple. Just like that. The good news? We will always have Gloria and Emilio Estefan—our very own First Family! 


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Gloria Estefan
EXCLUSIVE: Gloria Estefan's Album Cover Art Revealed!
By Angie Romero | 09/07/2011 - 13:28

Gloria season has begun! More details have surfaced about the original crossover queen’s highly anticipated new album, Miss Little Havana, including the amazing cover art by Miami artist David “LEBO” Le Batard (a fellow Cuban American)!


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Watch: Kelis Debuts Video for New Single "4th of July (Fireworks)"
By Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2010 - 17:00

Kelis is hitting the airwaves again with a new single produced by Will.I.Am from her upcoming album, Fleshtone, which drops July 6th. The single, "4th of July (Fireworks)," is getting rave reviews from dance music fanatics and the new music video features the edgy songstress in a variety of natural elements like earth, water and fire. The "Milkshake" singer will once again bring all the boys to the yard this summer when she goes on tour with Swedish electropop phenom Robyn for the All Hearts Tour.
 


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