reggaeton

noun
reg·gae·ton | \ ˌre-gā-ˈtōn , ˌrā- \

Definition of reggaeton 

: popular music of Puerto Rican origin that combines rap with Caribbean rhythms

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Many of the artists in urban genres such as reggaeton and hip hop, which have been critical of the Cuban government, do not hold state permits to perform in public. Nora Gámez Torres, miamiherald, "Cuba imposes more taxes and controls on private sector and increases censorship on the arts," 10 July 2018 This is particularly problematic in urban music and reggaeton, which continues to have significant crossover success. Jessica Lipsky, Billboard, "Latin Women Take The Reins: Insights From the Latin Alternative Music Conference," 13 July 2018 La Tribu de Abrante, a high-energy, 12-piece fusion orchestra, has blended the sounds of bomba with reggaeton, reggae and hip-hop. New York Times, "Bomba: The Enduring Anthem of Puerto Rico," 7 July 2018 Folks played spades and dominoes on the sidewalks; roamed from yard to yard sampling each other’s food; and blasted reggae, reggaeton, old school R&B, and hip hop from speakers all at the same time. Danielle Jackson, Longreads, "A Woman’s Search for Salvation, Love, and Family," 14 June 2018 This collaboration with two reggaeton MCs effortlessly blends trap music beats with salsa. Dan Deluca, Philly.com, "Drake, Ariana Grande, Cardi B and the other songs to create the best Summer music playlist," 5 July 2018 Other performers include crossover reggaeton artist J. Balvin; Josh Groban with Idina Menzel; and Elton John, whose Milwaukee show is part of his farewell tour. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Country star Chris Young playing new Milwaukee Bucks arena Oct. 26," 20 June 2018 The introspective songs are a mix of reggaeton, bossa nova (a genre of Brazilian music), and neo soul. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "Required Listening: The Best Albums of 2018," 1 June 2018 The Venezuelan singer, formerly of reggaeton duo Chino y Nacho, performs Friday at Revention Music Center. Joey Guerra, Houston Chronicle, "Facebook Live: Reggaeton and Latin pop singer Nacho," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of reggaeton

2002, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for reggaeton

American Spanish reggaetón, from reggae reggae + -ton (as in Spanish maratón marathon)

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