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Los Rakas, the Panama-by-way-of-Oakland Hip-Hop duo, Play Roxy in Hollywood Tonight

Posted by Billyjam, November 6, 2011 12:59pm | Post a Comment
Los Rakas "Cueria" Official mini-film (2011)
 
The extremely talented (and sure to blow up huge) Panama, by way of Oakland, duo Los Rakas travel south to SoCal today to perform at the Roxy in Hollywood tonight when they will do songs off their highly recommended Chancletas y Camisetas Bordada EP which has been a popular item at Amoeba (especially Amoeba Berkeley) since it was released a few months ago.

I have seen this duo, whose unique sound is a blend of Oakland/Bay hip-hop, dancehall grooves, and Panama flavored reggae, and salsa (nearly all delivered exclusively en Espanol), perform a couple of times already over past couple of months (the Hella Fresh Fest in San Francisco and Life is Living Hip-Hop Fest in Oakland ) and each time they put on an inspired show that got people moving and also thinking. The thought-provoking, sure to cause controversy, brand new short revenge film (above) is set to the song "‎Cueria" and is the second official video from their Chancletas y Camisetas Bordada EP whose accompanying cover art is by EP, is by Mexico City-based artist, Alejandro Núñez Ferrara.

Note that the eight song EP is their only official release to date but not their only recordings by any means. They have done many other recordings including their Panabay Twist 2: La Tanda Del Bus mixtape. Below is video for the song "Calle" off that mixtape release which they filmed in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx. Over the next two weeks I plan on interviewing Los Rakas' members DunDun and Rico (aka Filthy Rich, aka Raka Rich) here on the Amoeblog so be sure to check back for that. Tonight, on a bill with San Jose's The Holdup, A.B. & The Sea, & Young Science, Los Rakas play the Roxy Theater on Sunset in Hollywood (not far from Amoeba Hollywood) for details on tonight's show, which starts at 8:30pm, click here  And follow Los Rakas on Facebook.


Los Rakas "Calle" (2011)

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