El Otro Mixtape, Chyno Nyno

I still can’t understand how Wisin y Yandel and Flex are now Latin Grammy winners, before urban god Tego Calderon, I’m sorry but that’s seriously fucked up. Anyway, this post isn’t much about him as he only does a tiny collaboration here; the shining protagonist here is Chyno Nino. His name is Andre Rodriguez from Puerto Rico, according to his MySpace he is “the favorite rapper of your favorite rapper.” I am deeply impressed by the supremacy and command of his lyrics, a comeback to classic Hip Hop. He might not belong to the circle of great reggaeton acts made up of Arcangel & Ñejo y Dalmata, but I wish I could hear him on radio a lot more often. I remember listening to a remix of “Los Mate” from Tego’s masterful The Underdog/El Subestimado which featured Chyno Nino and Arcangel; I don’t think he’s been on mainstream radio since then. Thing is he just released the best Latin urban mixtape I’ve heard since Arcangel’s The New King. The standout track here “Genuino”, and believe me, the voice and lyrics are powerful on all 21 pieces of El Otro Mixtape. I almost spilled my coffee when I heard Tego shouting “Chyno Nyno mira vamo’ al coro cabron no abuse.”

♫♫♫ “Genuino” feat. Tego Calderon