- 5 years ago
Reggaeton (redirect from Dembow)
(alternately spelled dembow) beat, relying heavily on the snare drum ... The Noise 6 were very popular in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic . ...
While it takes influences from hip hop and Jamaican dance hall, reggaeton is not precisely the Hispanic or Latin American version of either of these genres; reggaeton has its own specific beat and rhythm, whereas Latin hip hop is simply hip hop recorded by artists of Latino descent. The specific "riddim" that characterizes reggaeton is referred to as "Dem Bow". The name is taken from the dance hall song by Shabba Ranks that first popularized the beat in the early 1990s and that appears in his album Just Reality.