"I'm from the crime capital / And the air smells like death that eats everything that lives / If it was up to me / I would reunite every gang in the name of the fearless people that have fallen / I am a valiant man who's just asking you to stop spilling innocent blood.â€?
â€œ[But when the infectious beat of reggaetÃ³n, which is derived from Jamaican dancehall and other Afro-Caribbean beats, became popular on the Spanish-speaking island, many local rappers abandoned standard hip-hop breakbeats.] Latinos are children of la rumba, ... When people play drums it gets our attention right away. When we saw that, we realized there wasn't so much interest in hip-hop here anymore. We started to incorporate the ideas we had doing hip-hop with the base of dancehall and reggae en EspaÃ±ol.â€?
"I'm all about breaking stereotypes.â€?
"The shooters had mistaken me for someone else. I entered a total rebellious phase. It completely changed me.â€?
"I'm ready to contribute a lot in the genre and, you know, I feel a little responsibility over my shoulders because right now,â€? Daddy Yankee said. â€œI'm the ambassador of my movement. But, being honest with you, I'm ready to represent my people all over the world.â€?
"I'm representing for Latinos all over the world. ... This ain't a one-hit-wonder thing. It's just the beginning. And it's a special moment for me and my culture.â€?
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