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What’s cool about this is the Garifuna beat

December 8, 2011

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12-7-09 Garifuna hiphop

Not sure where this is from but check out the beat. Not your standard 2/4 American hiphop. very cool. But…

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Check out this awesome…ly bad video and beat! With GREAT rapping!

November 9, 2011

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11-8-2011 9-57-19 PM guatemalteco

Who’s the dork with the bass?!  It’s the funniest shit ever. And the beat SUCKS! But the rapping is great! !!!  And the hook is surprisingly … catchy!  Definitely one of the most interesting songs out there.  Who ARE you guys?!

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Panamian duo @LosRakas burn up the Kalle in this killer vid

August 16, 2011

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8-15-2011 11-00-53 PM Los Rakas Kalle

Los Rakas just tear it up here.  These guys are the real deal–pros who invaded NYC to cross over.

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Nicaraguan Pencho Corleon’s “We Work Hard for the Money.” Yeah, that song.

August 15, 2011

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8-14-11 pencho corleon

This is a version I actually like.  Pencho‘s got a real badass voice, too.  He delivers.

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Project HipHop Honduras: Mojado. From the Garifuna.

August 14, 2011

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8-13-2011 11-44-51 PM proj hiphop honduras

From George Martinez’s Project HipHop Honduras.  The Garifuna are black Hondurans who weren’t slaves. Garifuna rappers represent here.  Good flow, good voices, good beat.  Below awful video quality and mediocre mixing hold this back.  Lots of potential.

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Guatemala’s Poesia Callejera with spooky rap

August 13, 2011

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8-13-2011 12-14-13 AM guatemala poesia

Dim lit shadows and minor-key piano make for a pretty scary vid.  Poesia Callejera kind of do the Guatemalan Beastie‘s thing.

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El Salvador’s Pescozada: “Agonia” – new in ’11

August 12, 2011

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8-11-2011 10-27-57 PM el salvador pescozada

Parts of this vid feel like Panic Room.  But Pescozada been doing this since ’97.  Fast, furious, and well produced.

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Hey Laaadiiieees!! Welcome to Costa Rica!

August 12, 2011

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8-10-2011 10-23-36 PM costa rican rapper

Local Tyrese walks up to tourists and starts rapping on the beach.  Thing is …  he’s really good.

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When am I getting to beautiful Belize?! The most educational hiphop travelogue …ever?

August 11, 2011

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8-10-2011 10-03-28 PM Ferron belize

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xzpze-gkO4&feature=related] First things first:  Ferron is not a rapper.  He’s just a guy cobbling some rhymes together.  But who cares?!  I love this country!

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