by Jacob Foehrkolb
The basis for the rhythm was formed in Jamaica, while the finalized rhythm and lyrical content was formed in Panama, but was popularized by Puerto Rican artists. It got popular starting in 2004. It has musical influences from Jamaican dancehall, Trinidadian soca, salsa, bomba, Latin American hip hop and electronica.
The most popular rhythm associated with Reggaeton is the "Dembow riddim" which was first highlighted in the song "Dem Bow" by Shabba Ranks. It is entirely percussive with multiple drums and cymbals being used. The lyrical structure is similar to hip hop's. It is usually associated with parties and special events.
Today, some popular Reggaeton musicians are Nicky Jam, Daddy Yankee, Plan B and Ivy Queen. It is mostly listened to in Latin America and the US and it is mostly associated with being party music.
Daddy Yankee -Lo que paso paso