Toppa Top 14: LargeUp’s Guide to South by Southwest 2014

March 10, 2014

Los Rakas


Longtime friends of LargeUp, Los Rakas are gearing up for the April release of their major label debut, El Negrito Dun Dun & Ricardo. Heralded for their unique blend of hip-hop, reggaeton, and dancehall, the Panama-via-Oakland duo who recently signed with Machete Music, Universal Music’s Latin Urban imprint. The album’s first single is a re-release of the LargeUp-endorsedย “No Tan Listo,” a track “right in the sweet spot between dancehall and Panamanian plena.” As Converse ambassadors, Raka Rich and Raka Dun also just dropped a great track with L.A.-area group The Bots for the brand’s most recent compilation. Look out for them at the LargeUp Showcase, as well as at the Green Label showcase with Lupe Fiasco, and the Converse/Thrasher Magazine Death Match showcase also featuring Lil B and Perfect Pussy.โ€”Natalie Weiner