Chris Kelly of Kris Kross Dies at 34
Chris Kelly of Kris Kross Dies at 34
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2013 - 09:53

Chris Kelly, also known as the “Mac Daddy” of the rap duo Kris Kross, has died, reports The Associated Press. The 34-year-old rapper was found unresponsive in his home yesterday afternoon and was later taken to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be held today.


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Commentary: Too Bad Daddy Yankee Isn’t Gay
By Jesus Trivino | 04/06/2013 - 09:21

When a picture allegedly showing Daddy Yankee making out with another guy hit Twitter earlier this week, the reggaeton superstar had to once again take time out of his busy schedule to make it clear that he’s straighter than an arrow — twice.


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EXCLUSIVE: Rapper Trina Breaks Down Her Latina Roots
EXCLUSIVE: Rapper Trina Breaks Down Her Latina Roots
By Sugey Palomares | 06/28/2012 - 18:00

Hip-hop artist, Trina established herself as the "Diamond Princess" after the release of her sophomore album, sharing the same title, dropped in 2005. Since then, the rapper has produced several hits including her fourth album, Still The Baddest, which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.

We heard the Florida-based artist is Latina, so we tracked her down to get a breakdown of her roots. Find out what she had to say below:

What is your ethnic background?

"My dad is Dominican and my mom is from the Bahamas."


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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.


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Latina.com Presents: The Pitbull Soundboard
Latina.com 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, Latina.com 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, amazon.com), and are still in high demand.


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