THE RAKA MOVEMENT CONTINUES TO GROW
LOS RAKAS SHAPE A NEW SOUND
Read ‘Austin American Statesman’ Interview
Debut New Song “Hablemos De Amor” &
A New Video “Bien Ribetiao”
Duo Take Break From Studio With Diplo, E-40 &
Taboo (Black Eyed Peas) And
From Recording Upcoming ‘Raka Party’
“Bien Ribetiao” in AOL Spinner; Video Premiered on VEVO Homepage!
In October, Play Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival
Alongside Major Lazer & The Black Keys
Support Collie Buddz on “Dark & Stormy” US Tour!
After debut headlining shows in Austin & Miami in August and being verified on Twitter, Los Rakas take a break from working on dance music album “Raka Party” to release brand new music! Raka Dun & Raka Rich dropped their video “Bien Ribetiao“ on the front page of VEVO for its premiere.
Tweets Raka Verified!
“Bien Ribetiao” is a Panamanian slang word for ‘well dressed’ or ‘swaggin’. As usual, the duo find a way to put their unique twist on language, style and swag with a mostly improvised shoot resulting in Los Rakas’ best video to date. Directed by Lady Tragik, the video was shot in Oakland and also features the world renowned Turf Feinz who Raka fans should recognize from breakout video, “Soy Raka”
Raka Rich tells AOL SPINNER about the track: “The beat is a style of hip-hop originally from Oakland, California. Songs like Drake‘s ‘The Motto’ and Tyga‘s ‘Rack City,’ which have been popular over the last year at a mainstream level, are drawn from a Bay Area-sound. One example is E-40’s ‘Tell Me Where to Go’ from 2005. This style has never been done in Spanish, so we wanted to do it really well and visually have it rep all our styles being born in Panama and raised in The Bay.”
INTERVIEW: Los Rakas in Charlotte, NC During #DNC2012
Read entire interview via Presente.org HERE
What has your experience at Undocunation and with the No Papers No Fears riders been like?
We just came from Chicago real quick [to make it to Undocunation]. We really appreciate being here because [riders] understand where we’re coming from and we understand where they’re coming from. We’re all one…one love. Dile no al racism, dile si a la paz. We have to unite. Everybody has to come together and inform as one…blacks, Latinos, Asians, the old, the young, everyone. We need to stop living so separate.
Los Rakas Win Puma/Modelo Especial “Blank Canvas Project” & Thank Fans
+ Raka Rich Does The Moonwalk!
New Music: “Hablemos Del Amor”
“On “Hablemos Del Amor,” Los Rakas’ Raka Dun and Raka Rich and collaborator Stylo (“Raka Stylo”) speak from the heart, tackling the topic of police brutality, and offering a hopeful “One Love” chorus before shouting out Oscar Grant, slain in their hometown of Oakland, and Trayvon Martin. Los Rakas and Rep JA tell us ”Hablemos Del Amor” has been submitted for an upcoming movie on Oscar Grant. Well, it needs to be in there because this is powerful stuff.”– Okayplayer’s LargeUp.com
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sept 22 – Uptown Theatre – Napa, CA w/ Ozomatli
Sept 23 – UCLA Bruin Fest – Los Angeles, CA
Sept 28 – Club Love – Washington DC
Sept 29 – Olde Club – Swarthmore, PA
Oct 12 – A3C Hip-Hop Festival – Atlanta, GA
Oct 14 – Corona Capital Fest – Mexico City
Dark & Stormy Tour w/ Collie Buddz & New Kingston
Oct 18 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR
Oct 19 – Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA
Oct 20 – City Arts Fest – Seattle, WA (Los Rakas show)
Oct 22 – WOW Hall – Eugene, OR
Oct 26 – Arcata Theatre – Arcata, CA
Oct 27 – The Catalyst – Santa Cruz, CA
Oct 28 – SLO Brew – San Luis Obispo, CA
Oct 30 – Fulton 55 – Fresno, CA
Oct 31 – McNear’s Mystic Theater – Petaluma, CA
Nov 1 – Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach
Nov 2 – The Troubador – Los Angeles, CA
Nov 3 – Martini Ranch – Scottsdale, AZ
Nov 4 – The Green Room – Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 7 – Sunshine Theatre – Albuquerque, NM
Nov 8 – The Black Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
Nov 9 – Fox Theatre – Boulder, CO
Nov 10 – Bluebird Theatre – Denver, CO
Nov 11 – The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE
Nov 13 – Wooly’s – Des Moines, IA
Nov 14 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
Nov 15 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL