Monday, July 18, 2011

Los Rakas feat. Favi- "Abrazame" (Uproot Andy Hold Yuh)

To state we are excited about Panamanian duo Los Rakas is to say Babe Ruth hit a ball once.  Panamanian-turned-Bay Area rappers draw on the funkiest Latin and American music scenes have to offer for a sound that wails like Otis Redding and booty-pops like Shakira.  For a year, they have been tickling our fancies with a steady stream of aural hors d'oeuvres, all as a preview to the August 23rd drop date of their forthcoming EP, Chancletas y Camisetas Bordada.  

Do yourself a favor and listen to their collaboration with nouveau-tropicalia pioneer Uproot Andy, "Abrazame." Featuring the eagerly-remixed riddim "Hold Yuh," Los Rakas does what Major Lazer, Nicki Minaj, and seemingly anyone in the music business could not: remix this riddim in an enjoyable fashion, and if the EP is half as delicious, I'll be a very happy camper.  Peep it below and stay tuned for Afropop's review of Chancletas, coming out soon.

Los Rakas ft. Favi - 'Abrazame' (Uproot Andy Hold Yuh) from Los Rakas on Vimeo.
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