I been slacking on the Sunday Sounds posts…shame on me. Let’s bring it back in the only way I possibly could today – in honor of the beautiful island of Puerto Rico. And after this I’ll be hitting the streets to browse the boricua man candy roaming around the city. HA. I’m kidding. Kind of. I’ll only be doing that at Crimson at the after party tonight.
Say what you want about bachata, but I fucks with Aventura.
Termanology has Big Pun’s face tatted on his arm, if I’m not mistaken. That’s love. “Que bonita bandera, boricua fumando yerba” say word.
And for kicks, let’s throw in this video of Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon performing the original sample for that last song.
Big Pun and Joell Ortiz are probably two of my favorite emcees of Puerto Rican descent to ever touch a microphone. It’s a shame that the Mrs. didn’t seem too pleased with Ortiz’ “Big Pun Back” track that recently dropped, because if anyone is properly carrying the torch for lyrical Puerto Ricans, it’s Mr. Ortiz. Oh, and the Styles P feature on this doesn’t hurt either.
Did you know Jim Jones is half Puerto Rican? His other half is Aruban, and kind of like you, I only learned this a little while ago. I remember being in the Hot 97 offices when that track with Omega called “We Represent” got played the first time on the station, and I was bugging out when he was dropping some lines in Spanish. Sure he only said shit like “boricua,” “dimelo,” “perico,” “jefe,” “wepa,” “baja panties,” and of course name dropped Floridita’s on some Harlem shit, but he still spoke some Spanish…even if it was all the words that anyone can string together if they live in in the western 140′s long enough. It got me wondering where he was from, and lo and behold he is indeed half Puerto Rican. Anyway…I post this video because it was a song that otherwise flew under my radar, but I remember it for being probably the most low budget, hood ass visual accompaniment to a song to come from a guy with keys to a Bentley ever. Then again, what else would I expect from something with the WSHH logo plastered all over it…
Happy Puerto Rican Day to all of y’all celebrating it. I’m definitely going to be browsing twitpics of the madness. See y’all at the after parties.