With classic rock radio losing its foothold on the terrestrial radio airwaves, reggaeton stations have been thriving. In New York City, Mega 97.9 has remained firmly entrenched near the top of the Arbitron ratings by broadcasting nonstop Latin dance beats and the genre's popularity has been growing exponentially. If you’re a regular reader of Earvolution, you might have guessed that we’re not spending our evenings in the Spanish dance halls. That doesn’t mean that we can’t detect a good beat when we hear it or recognize an up-and-coming talent. In that vein, check out New York City's own Negro Baby. Even if you don’t understand the lyrics, Negro Baby’s fine sense of rhythm and expertly-crafted beats will get you moving. If you’re new to the genre, Negro Baby is a good place to start.
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