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June 10, 2005

Atlantic Signs Reggaeton Artist Tego Calderon

Reuters: Yesterday, Atlantic Records announced that it has signed a multiyear, multialbum partnership with Puerto Rican superstar Tego Calderon and his Jiggiri Records. The move signifies Atlantic's latest efforts of moving into the hot reggaeton/Latin urban music market. "The reggaeton and Latin hip-hop movements are rapidly merging into the mainstream of America music and media, and Tego's innovative style, street credibility and charismatic presence have already made him a cultural icon," Atlantic co-chairman/chief operating officer Craig Kallman said...."If things go well, digital versions of Calderon songs could soon become very popular...Tego is going to be as compelling a ringtone download as is 50 Cent." If he's right that could be huge since 50 Cent has dominated the ringtone charts for months...

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Is ReggaeTon getting bigger than reggae? What is happening? Jamaicans create it, Puerto fake it and take it, now they are making more money than the reggae artists.. NOT COOL!!! Anyway I downloaded a lot of reggaeton songs from both ITunes and MSN music, but none came close to the hot songs on 'Reggae Gold 2005'. So Reggaeton may be making more money, but Reggae is still making better music. Can't beat the original.

Posted by: Jah Son | Jun 11, 2005 9:45:52 PM

Actually it (reggaeton) was created in dominican republic but got bigger in Puerto Rico.... Moreover, its different and better than reggae (which should stay in jamaica in my opinion)...you cant say that about Rico which is a US territory... In addition, it is closer to hip hop except in a different language (actually reggae might as well be in a different language) and the language just so happens to be Spanish which is the second most widely known language in the US... Honestly, it makes more money for a reason.... guess the "original" was beaten... I mean thats why other versions come out right...to fix what was wrong 'originally...'

Posted by: Melissa | Nov 19, 2005 9:23:59 PM

Hey Melissa why be a hater jamaican music is king and will always be I am form PR and I love reggaeton but why put others down to build yourself up? not nice
long live all Carribean cultures
love
jose

Posted by: Jose davila | Dec 14, 2005 12:01:40 PM

Move over reggae..reggaeton is here to stay!!! Yes, reggaeton derived from reggae but PR's nd DR's made it their own..I'm proud of what latinos are doing nowadays..everyone wants to do reggaeton now, reggae artists, hip hop artists..ie. P. Diddy, Pharrel, Snoop Dogg, no one's hattin' on reggae or hip hop, we just taking a lil' bit of those genres and making it better!! It is what it is..

Posted by: Suany | Mar 7, 2006 9:56:59 PM

LISTEN AM AMERICAN BLACK PERSON
AND ITS LIKE THIS REGGAE IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF JAMAICAN AND REGGAETON HAS NICE LYRIC AND NICE STRINGS BUT !!!!
IF YOU ASK ME WHY DONT PR AND DR SPEND SOME MONEY AND BUY THE BEAT FROM THE JAMAICAN. (STOP BEING CHEAP.)
AND THEN YOU MIGHT HAVE SOMETHING REAL NICE
BUT NOW YOUR BEAT IS AS ACIENT AS ACE OF BASE REMEMBER THEM. WHITE PEEPS WHO TRY TO MAKE REGGAE MUSIC IN THE EIGHTIES

Posted by: steve | Apr 20, 2006 4:18:23 PM

To Sauny:
Please just do me a favor and listen to a Bob Marley cd and tell me if reggaeton is better than reggae for real. Please don't say anything until you listen to a Bob Marley cd. Every latino needs to do the same.

Posted by: jamrock | Jun 10, 2006 12:46:04 AM

Unfortunately there is nothing any of you can do to stop reggaeton, its grown too big. I respect reggae and i respect anyone who loves music. I dont like people that hate on other genres such as reggaeton becuz people say that they stole the shine from reggae and copied it. Music evolves and reggaeton has been around since the early 90s which a lot of you probably dont even know. Latinos get somethin good goin for em and all we get is haters and people tryin to bring us down.

Posted by: Syndicate | Jun 13, 2006 2:43:37 PM

THERE IS GONNA BE A DAY WHEN JAMAICANS CREATE A NEW FORM OF MUSIC THAT WILL JUST BLOW REGGAETON DOWN THE TOILET. AND WHEN THIS HAPPENS LATINOS ARE GONNA STEAL IT AND CREATE SOME WANNA BE TYPE MUSIC. AND IF YOU SAY THAT THE REGGAETON IS ONLY LATINO MUSIC THEN YOU MUST REALIZE THAT YOU STOLE THE DEMBOW FROM JAMAICANS WHICH IS THE BEAT OF REGGAETON. NOW TELL ME THAT YOU DIDN'T STEAL IT FROM JAMAICANS. AND JUST FOR THE RECORD IF WE WERE TO HAVE A COMPETION BETWEEN REGGAETON AND REGGAE/DANCEHALL REGGAE WOULD WIN CUZ THERE HAVE BEEN MANY BETWEEN REGGAE ARTISTS AND REGGAETON ARTISTS AND 99 PERCENT OF THE TIME REGGAE BEATS THE SHIT OUT OF REGGAETON. ONE EXAMPLE IS THE CONTEST BETWEEN IVY QUEEN AND SEAN PAUL AT THE REGGAETON SPRING BLING 2006.

Posted by: JAMROCK | Jun 29, 2006 7:07:24 PM

Hey, I'm not Jamaican or Latino, but I can see that reggae needed to evolve into something musical, again. Back in the day, when rock steady rhythms, lovers rock, and quality dub were ruling the waves, we had tunes!! I think it lost it's way with dancehall (originally Raggamuffin). I'm not into Genre bashing, but I have favourites, and Dancehall's not one them. I'm sure there's been a few dancehall rythms that are good, but whenever I've tried to pick up on it, it's always been tuneless. The fusing of latin/spanish with a downbeat works well, and when English speaking Artists start dropping their flavour of it, it'll definately go mainstream.

Posted by: P | Jun 30, 2006 8:30:53 AM

Step off with all this roots & dancehall vs reggaeton vibe!! Just come with good music. There's slammin' & sleepin' Reggaeton, and dancehall, seen. Anyway, Reggaeton is closer to a Soca beat, than a reggae beat, and I don't here any Trinny's complaining!!!

Posted by: Easy G | Jun 30, 2006 6:43:25 PM

You don't here any trinnys complaining cause the music is called reggaeton, not socaton.

Posted by: Jamrock | Jul 1, 2006 3:14:29 PM

tego calderon should win all the przies u could give him he is the best. his my idol and i might be related to him but my family comes from El Salvador not puerto rico. but i know he is the best.

Posted by: Eric Calderon | Jul 24, 2006 6:29:37 AM

puerto ricans took reggae and mde it better and bigger tha life its self and reggaeton is here to stay for a wile. so people out there listen to reggaeton and enjoy the best music ever and look for tego calderon,don omar, ivy queen, daddy yankee,hector el father,and aolt more to come listen and u will like.

Posted by: Eric Calderon | Jul 24, 2006 6:38:53 AM

haters dont hate and listen to some good ass music posted by eric calde the reggaeton lover.

Posted by: Eric Calderon | Jul 24, 2006 6:44:22 AM

Long Live All Carribean Cultures....let music bring together ...not seperate

Please!!..Everyone has there own type that they feel better with. If it'S REGGAE or REGGAETON,SALSA...

Love everything around you!

Music should not be hated on,but loved because of all the hard work artists put into it.

Posted by: eddy(LOVE N PEACE) | Aug 1, 2006 12:23:46 AM

Ok does anybody know that jamaicans created hip hop to. Dj kool herc is the god father of hip hop and he is jamaican.

Posted by: marc | Aug 5, 2006 11:56:05 PM

Actually it (reggaeton) was created in dominican republic but got bigger in Puerto Rico.... Moreover, its different and better than reggae (which should stay in jamaica in my opinion)...you cant say that about Rico which is a US territory... In addition, it is closer to hip hop except in a different language (actually reggae might as well be in a different language) and the language just so happens to be Spanish which is the second most widely known language in the US... Honestly, it makes more money for a reason.... guess the "original" was beaten... I mean thats why other versions come out right...to fix what was wrong 'originally...'

Before making such a bold statement, get your facts straight. Spanish Reggae began in Panama. Then it became huge in Puerto Rico and so forth. Don’t let your envy of Puerto Rico lead you into making a fool out of yourself. We don’t take credit for its (Reggaeton) creation; we take credit for its ascendance. As for the reference made earlier about Puerto Rico being U.S. territory, I doubt the 100,000 plus Dominicans living comfortably in La Isla del Encanto (PR) mind that arrangement. Stop being hypocrites because your people die at sea trying to come to Puerto Rico.


Posted by: Carmelo | Aug 11, 2006 10:52:30 AM

spanish reggae or reggaeton started in panama. the jamaicans were brought over in the early days to help build the panama canal, and thats how reggae made it to panama, the first artist was General...and it took off from there..get your facts straight....and to be honest...if your in a reggaeton environment all freakin day...of course you will think its big...but its really not...these reggaeton cats barely going gold...check the stats. daddyyankee sold a milion strong....strong meaning they bled the whole freakin album, and only got a mill sold....don omar first album sold 300k. these cats not selling more than sean paul and beanie man, and elephant man, and sure not american rappers. thers is no radio statiion in america that palys straight reggaeton, and nothing else...they mix rap in the rotation...in houston, the reggaeton staion here the have to play rap in their mixes...because it will not survive. there was a reggaeton concert in my city this year..the biggest reggaeton stars out there..yankee, aventtura, tego, etc...there was a car show the same day...with rap artist. luda,pall wall,TI. ..i chose to go to the reggaeton joint with my girl shes a latina...im telling you..it was not many people at that damn concert...why? because if young latinos had a choice they will choose hip hop over reggaeton any day....i saw it with my own eyes....oh and i live in TEXAS!! MANY LATINOS.

Posted by: stackzzz | Aug 21, 2006 11:42:35 PM

I'm Mexican, I'm not a black wannabe and even so I hate reaggaeton, anybody who speaks spanish, knows it's just crap. Fuck Puerto Rico, don't fucking even say you're Latino, because you don't have a country thus having no place in Latin America. Hispanics, not Latino, are you that ignorant?

Posted by: Edgar | Aug 25, 2006 2:37:58 PM

Lol, why you guys keep saying that 'reggaeton is gonna be here for a while'? Is it because you know that it will be eventually be gone.

Unlike reggae it won't be gone. Good game.

Posted by: sCamz | Aug 28, 2006 11:32:00 PM

Reggaeton is like Dancehall:it's just a caribean music.They have the same roots just like cousins,a little bit like Hip-Hop and Dancehall:it is the same family.There is the place for the two kinds of musics!I like both and I am not Puertorican or Jamaican:I am french,lol!Peace!

Posted by: Arawak49 | Aug 30, 2006 4:21:30 AM

well i like tego he good because he saying what on his mine he say the truth

Posted by: ripped1997 | Oct 22, 2006 7:14:50 PM

YO EVERYBODY SHOULD KNOW THAT REGGAE SPANISH COME FROM PANAMA IIGHT DONT GET IT TWISTED WE START REGGAE IN SPANISH A LONG TIME AGO BEGIN FROM EL GENERAL RENATO CHICHO MAN THEN IT GO TO PUERTO RICO AND THEY LIKE IT AND COPY US THEY JUST CHANGE THE TEMPO THEY PUT IT A LIL BIT FASTER THAN US THATS IT YO PANAMA BIG UP U SELF RESPECT AND LOVE YA 4 EVA PUERTO RICAN THEY GOING DOWN CUZ WE COMING BACK ON OUR OWN WE NO NEED NO HELP LIKE YALL FROM THE U.S YO WE GOT REAL TALENT HERE IN PANAMA NOT LIKE YALL ALWAYS SINGING THE SAME BULLSHHHH AND ALL YALL SOUND SAME YO WE GOT DIFFERENT STYLE IN HERE WE GOT A LOT OF TALENT IN HERE AND WE KEEP IT REAL OUR VIDEO ARE GHETTO AND FROM THE STREET NOT LIKE YALL EVERYTHING IS FAKE ASS BLING

Posted by: PANAMA4LIFE | Oct 24, 2006 10:29:26 PM

some people are being ignorant! heres something you may or have not noticed.....each territory has its own certain rythm......the south has crunk and the snap dances, the east has strong urban beats, the west has laid back gansta beats, and the carribean has dancehall and dembow beats.....nobody is copying anybody and the hatas need to step! great reggae artists have collaborated with reggaeton artist.

Posted by: Realistic | Nov 26, 2006 8:48:25 PM

This is 2 Edger im Puerto Rican & First of all I Think your Racist, Ignorant & if U Was around a Puerto Rican u would'nt say that & Thank u 4 Hating on us Cause now we Know we R on Top & as far as what U said about us not being Latinos, I Believe that Puerto Ricans have Taino & Spanish Blood & Don't HATE on us because U don't Citizenship. As 4 Reaggeton started in Puerto Rico & Reagge came from Jamaica. so u know that's how Reaggeton started With spanish rap & Jamaican Beats. Panama didn't start reaggeton

Posted by: Hate us or Love us | Nov 26, 2006 8:56:04 PM

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