Trayvon Martin
Hoodies & Hope: Trayvon Martin Case Speaks To A Latino
By Jesus Trivino | 04/02/2012 - 15:47

It was a peaceful, breezy spring day in Brooklyn, New York in 1994. It wasn’t cold enough for a coat, yet it was perfect for a light hooded sweater. I wore a tan Timberland hoodie over my Catholic school uniform to disguise my preppy getup. This day I took the long way home; I wanted extra time to listen to A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, Midnight Marauders, on my portable Walkman (Yes! Cassettes!). I put on my hoodie, popped on my headphones and let Q-Tip and Phife dole out ear candy.

Read more Presents: The Pitbull Soundboard Presents: The Pitbull Soundboard
By Jesus Trivino | 03/05/2012 - 13:14

Pitbull is a fast talker. The Cuban-American MC can sell sofrito popsicles to a lady in white gloves. Needless to say, Pit is the ideal candidate to have his own soundboard. Before he sets off his Planet Pit World Tour on March 19th in Canada with Flo Rida, has compiled his most memorable quotes from his days as a Lil Jon protégé to now. Click on his sunglasses to enjoy his hottest quotes! Dale!

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Introducing Los Rakas
WATCH: Get to Know 'Los Rakas'
By Amaris Castillo | 08/23/2011 - 16:31

Though it has been years since Los Rakas lived in Panama, the country’s plena and reggae music maintain a prominent foothold in the duo’s work. So great is the influence that the group, made up of cousins Raka Dun and Raka Rich, have married the sounds almost effortlessly with hip-hop. The result is Chancletas y Camisetas Bordada, the duo’s first official EP – available on iTunes today

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Introducing Manika
Introducing Manika
By Angie Romero | 05/16/2011 - 08:00

She’s only 17 but we can already see a bright future ahead of her! We’re talking about pop star-in-the-making Manika. With a mixed heritage that includes Spanish, Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, and Malaysian roots, she’s a fresh new face on the music scene and one who’s poised to become a much-needed positive role model for teens everywhere (no offense, Ke$ha!).

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WATCH: Eva Longoria Parker Busts a Rhyme
By Mariela Rosario | 10/18/2010 - 15:00

Did you know that Eva Longoria Parker was hosting the 2010 MTV Europe Awards in Madrid? Well, we're pretty sure you won't forget that fact after watching this video!

Check out little Miss ELP get down as she tells us a bit about herself and her hosting duties..."in song."

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Cuban Rapper Yotuel Romero On the End of the Orishas: "We Had a Good Time"
By Grace Bastidas | 07/13/2010 - 10:00

The bad news: Cuban hip-hop group Orishas isn’t reuniting any time soon. The trio called it quits last year at the Juanes-organized Paz Sin Fronteras concert in Havana, where they sang their mega-hit “A lo Cubano” live for the very last time. The good news: The group’s vocalist, Yotuel Romero, has reinvented himself with the solo project Afro Cuban Punk.

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Sound Check: Welcome to ChocQuib Town, You Won’t Want to Leave
By Grace Bastidas | 03/25/2010 - 13:51

ChocQuibTown has been burning up stages with their hip-hop fusion ever since breaking out in 2006 with Somos Pacificos, a record that garnered the Colombian act a Best New Artist nomination at last year’s Grammys. They recently released their sophomore effort, Oro out on Nacional Records (10.99,, and are still in high demand.

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Police Find 500 Lbs of Marijuana on Fabolous's Tour Bus
By Mariela Rosario | 02/25/2009 - 12:00

Police in Arkansas recently seized nearly 500 pounds of marijuana from Grammy nominated rapper Fabolous's tour bus. The hip-hop star was headed back to the east coast after attending the NBA All Star game this past weekend in Phoenix, Arizona.

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