Monday, April 03, 2006
Don Omar, Hector Y Zion, "Ronka"
Don Omar, "La Batidora"
Don Omar & Glory, "La Popola (remix)"
I had planned to open the week with some good reggaeton tracks in celebration of the amazing weather and the beginning of Spring. Ahhh, what a difference a day can make! I am typing this on a rainy, drizzly, damp day, a complete turnaround from the beautiful days that had everyone outside recently. Well, hopefully, these songs will bring the sunshine back, and remind G-d or Mother Nature or whoever is responsible for this shit, that enough is enough. We have suffered enough shitty days.
These tracks come off of a Don Omar mixtape, Kings of the Game: Don Omar, Volume 2, which collects some of the man's best songs and remixes. I think that these are the best ways to get into reggaeton, starting with the masters like Omar, Daddy Yankee and Tego Calderon. There's a reason that these names are so synonymous with the genre, as they are the most consistent hitmakers so far. FYI, I have chosen some of the weirder tracks off of this mixtape, skipping all of his hits that are on his album and that I have uploaded here before. Cop the mixtape here, and take a look around a great resource for reggaeton street tapes.
More reggaeton to follow in the next few weeks, as it becomes more and more necessary as the temperature heats up. I'm on it.
-Another sign of spring and warmer weather came today, as the Phillies started their season today. Err, nevermind. By the time I got to check out the game, they were down 10-0 in the fourth inning. Ten to fucking nothing.
-While we're on depressing shit, check out this essential article by Murray Waas in the National Journal on just how hard the Bush White House worked to keep the public in the dark on the lies they told to get us to war. Josh Marshall has more to add to this cover-up. [Via Firedoglake]
-Starting tomorrow, no more doom and gloom. Onward and upward, people. If Mother Nature won't, I'm going to bring the heat.