Aug 31, 2014
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Posts tagged: Panabay

Brown is Beautiful: Los Rakas Large Up Las Morenas On “Africana”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

Los Rakas-Africana

“Si las mujeres mas buenas son las morena,” Los Rakas’ Raka Rich suggests on “Africana,” the latest single from the Panamanian duo from out of California’s Bay Area. Non-Spanish speakers might miss some things in translation, but Rich and rhyme partner Raka Dun’s message on “Africana” is loud and clear: brown skinned women are the best women. No matter how you slice it, the poppy, reggae-tinged tune, produced by frequent Rakas collaborator Yeti Beats, sends a positive message to gals of darker complexion and African heritage. And if you can’t follow the lyrics, the alluring cover art goes a long way to getting the point across.

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Raka Wear: Panabay Gear From Los Rakas

Words by Jesse Serwer—

In between crisscrossing the Western US with Collie Buddz and New Kingston on the Dark ‘N Stormy Tour (see the pics from the San Francisco show here and enter to win tickets to each remaining show here), Oakland-via-Panama duo Los Rakas have added to their growing collection of tight gear.

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Video: Ski Beatz feat. Los Rakas, “Mr. Miyagi”

Words by Jesse Serwer—

We’ve been doing our part to spread the Panabaynian gospel of Los Rakas for a while now and it seems that more and more people are catching on to what the duo of Rakas Dun and Rico have to offer. Fresh off their recent collaboration with fellow Bay Area-n, E-40, and being spotted in the studio with Diplo, legendary Brooklyn hip-hop producer Ski Beatz, of Roc-a-Fella fame, has tapped the duo for his upcoming Latin hip-hop project, 24 Hour Karate School Presents: 24 Horas Escuela de Karate. The result is a brief crane kick in the face called “Mr. Miyagi,” and it now has an NYC-set video which captures the interested parties (and one breakdancing toddler) soaking up NYC from the Williamsburg Bridge and a BK rooftop.Check it out below.

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