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Don Dinero


The first main American-born, Spanish-rapping hip-hop artist to help make the major-label jump and discover widespread commercial acceptance, Don Dinero was original — for an instant, that’s, before a legion of followers like Pitbull followed in his footsteps basically found an eager marketplace for stateside Spanish-language rap. Granted, stateside Latino rappers such as for example Cypress Hill, Lil Rob, Nore, and Big Punisher acquired preceded Dinero by years, and south from the boundary there had always been a lot of Spanish-language rap, for example, the Mexican hardcore rap of Control Machete or the substantial reggaeton motion. But Dinero was different: he was an American who rapped in en español for Spanish-speaking People in america, which arranged him aside from his aforementioned predecessors and produced him a distinctive presence within the hip-hop globe — and in addition earned him very much respect from American Latinos, who experienced he was rapping to them, not really for a crossover target audience as his American predecessors experienced. Created Jose Manuel Guitian within the tough Washington Heights portion of Manhattan, Dinero discovered much motivation amid New York’s flourishing hip-hop picture. In the past due ’90s he and his old sibling, Oscar Guitian, began their very own label, Last Chuckle Information, and proceeded to go about producing their dreams become a reality. Not much arrived of that opportunity, regrettably, and Dinero made a decision to move himself and his family members to Miami, where he thought there was sufficient chance amid the city’s large Latino population. This is in 2002, and he instantly began focus on what would become Que Bola! He released the recording by the finish of the entire year, on Cuban Connection Information, and Miami’s Salsa 98.3 began taking part in the solitary “Pana Pana.” This alone was landmark, because the mainly tropical station hardly ever, if ever, performed so-called metropolitan music, however the greatest was however to arrive, when Common Latino wanted to grab Que Bola! for distribution, reissuing it in 2003 within an improved edition. Common also green-lighted an organization recording, Don Dinero & the Revolu All Celebrities, and a Dvd and blu-ray, Su Vida con la Calle — both which furthered the quickly mounting hype encircling Dinero. Such was the hype that Dinero and Dinero only was selected to collaborate with Celia Cruz on the remix of her “Boy de la Loma” solitary, released in 2004. That yr he also individually released a retrospective collection, THE VERY BEST of Don Dinero, which presented his best-known tracks in remixed type. All this ascension culminated in 2005 using the launch of Ahora Que Sí, Dinero’s long-awaited follow-up to Que Bola! The album’s lead solitary, “Arte de la Calle,” got extreme airplay within the stateside Latino enclaves of Miami, LA, NY, and Texas, establishing well the album’s eventual launch in July.

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Full Name Don Dinero
Profession Songwriter, Rapper
Nationality American, Cuban
Music Songs Pana Pana, Desahogo Del Alma, Where You At?, Que Bola!, Arte De La Calle, Yo No Se?, Ahora Que Si, El Ultimo Guerrero, Muevete, Se Olvidaron de Mi, Que Rico Es Vivir, Mi Gente, Dicen Que Son Buenos, Cheat On My Girl, Intro SKIT, Ahi Pari, Si No Hay Pa Mi, Ain't About It, This Is the Chosen Few, La Vida Es una Batalla, It Was All a Dream, Nada Queda Igual, Ultimo Guerrero, Que Te Pasa, Love SKIT, Life Is a Battle, Son De La Loma, Don't Push Me, Todo Lo Que Brilla No Es Oro, De La Nada, Kiloz, Esto Yo Lo Hago
Albums Que Bola!, Ahora Que Si, Recordando el Pasado "I Reminisce", The Plug (S.P.I.C. - Spanish People in Control), The Spanish Frank Sinatra, El Ultimo Guerrero, Year Of The Mobsta, The Best Of Don Dinero
Movies 9 Super Latino Hip Hop and Reggaeton Hits, Don Dinero: Su Vida Y La Calle, Smoking Reggaeton Hits, El Arte de la Calle, All Access: La Revista En DVD, World of Spanish Hip Hop, The Roof on the Road: Dallas

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