Toppa Top 10: The Best Caribbean Albums of 2011

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3. Los Rakas, Chancletas y Camisetas Bordada EP (Soy Raka LLC)

Chancletas y Camisetas Bordada was just an EP in terms of length, with eight songs total, but for those who’ve been waiting for an official release from Los Rakas, it was as satisfying as could have been anticipated. Oakland-based Panamanian-American cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun (Watch our LargeUp TV episode with them here) delivered on the promise of their mixtapes (and breakout single “Abrazame”) with a gang of songs running the gamut from turfin’-inspired Hyphy to folkloric styles from their native Panama, all over crisp original production from a crew of talented producers led by Chief Boima.

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“Ta Lista”