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Los Rakas Play Cypress Hill's Smoke Out This Saturday

9/29/10 - news / Conrazón Press release


Los Rakas Video for "Abrazame" (song starts after opening parade scene)



Los Rakas

Oakland By Way of Panama Group, Los Rakas, Set to Play Cypress Hill's 'Smoke Out Festival' this Saturday, October 16th in San Bernadino, CA!  The group will appear with Bay-Area band The Park, sharing the stage w/ Manu Chao, Nas & Damien Marley, Erykah Badu, Incubus, Collie Budz, and many more!

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There are groups that come along and change the way we listen, appreciate and connect to music. Hailing from Panama but now residing in California, Los Rakas blends Hip-Hop, Reggae and Dancehall music with Spanish and English lyricism creating songs that leaves your head noddin’ and body rockin’. Los Rakas (DunDun and Rico AKA Filthy Rich) tag team the mic with a tenacity reminiscent of old school veterans in the game and the passion of the newer artists on the scene.

2010 has been a flagship year for the group, winning the Latin Alternative Music Conference’s (LAMC) ‘Discovery Artist’ prize in New York City (an award that goes to the most promising group at the conference and the first time awarded to an urban group), with endorsements from Gibson Guitar and SHURE; culminating with their breakout and lauded performance at The Bowery Ballroom with a 6 piece band which made news in The New York Times. The group has also shared the stage with hip-hop greats like Ice Cube, Snoop Dog, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Murs and continue to teach spoken word workshops in Oakland's public school system through the organization, Youth Speaks.

Tastemakers like The FADER & XLR8R to more traditional outlets like previously mentioned The New York Times & National Geographic have hailed the group. Their hit summer single, ‘Abrazame’ ft Favi (Uproot Andy Hold Yuh), a Latin take on the Gyptian ‘Hold Yuh’ smash, is currently in rotation at 106 KMEL (San Francisco), La Mega 97.9 'After Party' w/ DJ Polito Jr and DJ Bacan (New York City) and spreading fast.

The group is excited to play for Smoke Out Festival attendees. It was recently announced that medical marijuana patients could legally consume at the festival. The group has a history of making some great songs, never leaving out tracks for the cannabis-lovers. Their song "Hierba" ft Kaz Kyzah & Silk-E from the much acclaimed mixtape 'Panabay Twist 2: La Tanda Del Bus' is a great example, following in the footsteps of festival founders, Cypress Hill's infamous weed songs. The infectious chorus goes 'Grass, grass, we're gonna smoke that grass.'


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