"Finally, music for my people." This is the phrase written in Spanish on the inside of the CD cover and it pretty much sums up who Bimbo is and what his music represents. An old-school hip-hop star in his native Puerto Rico way before reggaeton hit the mainstream, this super-sized MC (his resemblance to the bear on the box of Bimbo cookies he would eat for breakfast is where the name originates) stirs hip-hop beats with dancehall riddims, spiced with a stylish Spanish flow, for a tasty reggaeton stew. Less polished than current reggaeton superstars Tego Calderón and Daddy Yankee, Bimbo retains the original reggaeton grit and allegiance to street life. Tracks like the bumping "La Perrera" and the hip-swaying rhythm of "Guayao" keep the CD's sound totally authentic. Thanks to his politically charged hit "Fuleteame el Tanque" (Fill My Gas Tank), which was written in response to Daddy Yankee's smash "Gasolina," and his reggaeton remix of Alicia Keys' "Karma," people may finally get to hear a reggaeton original.
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