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6. Los Rakas

As we mentioned a few times, Panabaynian (yes, that’s a word. or at least that’s what they call themselves) MCs Los Rakas are about the most interesting thing happening right now at the cross-section of rap, reggae and the Spanish language. Their Gyptian-inspired banger “Abrazame” was a pan-Caribbean anthem for 2010 and a forthcoming set of new songs promises to do the same for Spring 2011. We got the chance to par with the Rakas when they swung true NY for their show at SOBs, so expect more on them in this space soon! Find them in Austin at Venue 222 Friday night.