Los Rakas was born in the youth centers of Oakland, CA in 2006. This duo are of Panamanian descent and raised in both cultures. They are the future of world music and have trendsetted their way into mainstream, touring nationwide and internationally. Performing in both English and Spanish, their specialty is that they teach Spanish through their music- no more Rosetta Stone is needed!! Los Rakas are known for rocking any party - from youth events to world wide festivals, they hype the crowd and get the party all the way live! What is a raka? a person who is proud of who they are. The rakas are making sure that the voice of the pueblo is heard, their unique sound bridges cultures from all over the world. Listen to them here, listen to them on the news, on the radio, the television, in movies, hear them in your favorite video game, read about them in the paper or online - AND be sure to catch them at a live show... Raka Party...
“Los Rakas are building a serious reputation for themselves by mixing the rhythms of reggae and Caribbean dancehall with ferocious, bilingual, emcee-devouring microphone skills.” - MTV
"As their music switched among hip-hop, reggaetón and dancehall beats, their fast rhymes proclaimed solidarity across the hemisphere." - NY Times
“This Oakland, Calif., duo — rapping cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun — prove that some of the most exciting dance music on the planet is still coursing through the Afro-Latin diaspora.” - Washington Post
"The Panamanian cousins, Raka Rich and Raka Dun, are the embodiment of the new millennial Latino MC—bilingual, genre-bending and, of course, lyrics for days." - Latina Magazine
“Los Rakas are single-handedly taking back Reggaeton to it’s Panamanian roots.” - National Geographic
“Estamos rakiando con ustedes!” - CNN
"The Panamanian Rap Duo That’s Changing How We Think About Hip-Hop" -New York Observer