TANG presents WU LATINO
Yo Yais" are available for limited shows beginning of August
2006. BOOK NOW !!
Thursday 10.08.06 AVAILABLE
- Friday 11.08.06 AVAILABLE
- Saturday 12.08.06 AVAILABLE
- Sunday 13.08.06 option
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The sound of a hip hop beat being played out by a fist pounding
& a hand slapping against the surface of a Taft High School
cafeteria table in the Bronx, brings together two of NYC's
most well respected underground Latin Hip Hop/Reggeton Artists;
Shown Black & NP Killah, who come together to form "Los
Yo Yais". Independently, Los Yo Yais, have sold and promoted
their street credible mix tapes throughout the NY, NJ, CT
areas. NYC's underground has given birth to many of mainstream
Hip Hop's top artists but none as hard core yet melodic as
"Los Yo Yais". The oxymoronic combination of the
hard hitting lyrics of NP Killah and the unique, sultry, melodic
voice of Shown Blk sets them aside from the rest of the underground
NP Killah's rap style is straight forward and to the point with
slick and witty punch lines setting him aside from his competitors.
Born, Christian Hernandez in Cristo Rey, Dominican Republic.
NP Killah spent is younger days between school and his families
bread business. The first part of NP Killah's name (NP) came
from his days of peddling bread on the streets of Sabana Perdida
dubbing him "Niño Pan". At the age of 14 NP's
family moved to the United States to pursue a better life style
for him and his two brothers. In 1995 NP enrolls in, what was
at the time, one of New Yorks most notorious and quite possibly
the worst high school in the country, Tafft High School in the
Bronx. After an encounter with one of his classmates at the
time by the name of "Baby Fresh", NP realizes his
talent for music and the art of rhyming lyrics that speak about
the streets and his up bringing in his native country. He began
to make a name for him self by rapping in the cafeteria at lunch
time and battling every day after school with the other wanna-be
rappers. After linking up with DJ Mafa, NP begins putting together
songs over hip hop instrumentals and puts out the first of many
mix tapes which catapult Los Yo Yais street credibility.
Black, also known as Juan Carlos Catala, the vocalist of the
duo, brings to the table an original style of R&B/Balada
with a hard twist of Hip Hop/Reggeton. Shown Black was raised
between the streets of New York City and Santiago in the Dominican
Republic. As a teenager Shown Black experimented with the arts
and song writing by taking part in school talent shows, street
festivals and other small private venues to perform his songs.
It was never his intention to make a living out of entertaining
a crowd it was done for the pure love of music. Many would applaud
him for his talent and suggest that he take it seriously but
it wasn’t something in his plans at the time. During the
summer of 2004 touring with a local NYC group. After a show
one night his high school friends and now partner NP Killah
approached Shown Black and invited him to his studio to hang
out and check out some new material he was working on. Upon
listening to a few tracks NP played they agreed on working on
a few of the tracks for a mix tape. Shown Black finished the
summer tour and began to work on a project with NP Killah as
“Los Yo Yais”.
This dynamic duo is poised to break the stereotype of what Spanish
Hip Hop and Reggeton should be or sound like. One way to best
describe their style is “spectacularly versatile”.
Already with a strong following thanks to the Yo Yais Mix tape
series, Los Yo Yais burn up the stage at every venue that is
privileged to be entertained by their performance. Under the
management of Nelson Frias, Shown Black and NP Killah’s
talent was rewarded when they became official members of Wu-Tang
Latino Family, headed by Rayroq Acosta, in May of 2005. With
their smash hit single “Mamita Ven” on the Wu-Latino
Album titled “Quemando el Genero”, due out in the
first quarter of 2006, Los Yo Yais will prove to the music world
that they are a force to be reckoned with.
infor about Los Yo Yais
Yo Yais", "Rameses" and "Impetus" from
WU LATINO are ready to take the REGGAETON scene by storm!
New York, NY., RZA and Divine owners of Wu Music Group have
teamed up with Ray Acosta, former VP of Musica Latina and Marketing
at UBO, to launch Wu Latino.
With Reggaetón and Latin Hip-Hop blazing the charts both
over seas and in the states, the time has come for stateside
Latinos to create their own record labels to hone and house
the unique sound, Ray Acosta, former VP of Latin music and marketing
at UBO along with RZA (producer/member of the legendary Wu-Tang
Clan) and Divine of Wu Music Group to create and launch Wu Latino
which has set out to accomplish just that. Acosta who initially
built a relationship with Wu-Tang Clan during the groups early
years, served as their creative consultant before he co-founded
Latinflava, the most successful Latino website/TV show turned
label thus far. Throughout the years, he maintained a solid
relationship with RZA and his brother Divine. So when he first
cooked up the idea of creating an Urban Latino label, he knew
the pair would make the perfect partners.
The solid partnership between the three musical geniuses consists
of Ray Acosta scouting, signing and managing the new talent,
Rza handling most of the label’s production and Divine
overseeing the business aspect of it all.
"Wu-Tang Latino is the perfect fusion between Hip-Hop and
Reggaeton," said Ray Acosta, President of Wu Latino "I
felt it was necessary because we [as Latinos] love Hip-Hop but
in the love for Hip-Hop, we were losing our culture. So I feel
that this joint venture with RZA is the perfect solution because
it's Hip-Hop and Reggaeton, but it's not too overwhelming from
either side to where you don't know what you're listening to."
The label has already signed four artists who all plan on dropping
albums next year: Puerto Rican Reggaetón producer and
Artist Rameses; 17-year-old Puerto Rican rapero Ruster; the
infamous New York-based underground Hip-Hop duo NP Killah and
Shown Black and underground sensation Impetus.
“I am happy with the venture" artist/producer Rameses
said. “I have been a fan of Hip-Hop since forever, so
to team up with members of the Wu-Tang Clan and to be on a label
that has the same vision for my music as I do, is incredible."
In addition to Rameses, artists Ruster, Impetus, and NP Killah
& Shown Black will be some of the artists featured on the
upcoming Wu-Tang Latino mixtape due out in October, with solo
projects due out from NP Killah and Shown Black as early as
1st quarter next year.
"We just want to bring everyone together." Acosta
continued. “We want to create our own type of music on
the East Coast, because we have Reggaeton, but the West coast
has Regional Hip-Hop for Mexicans. Eventually I would like it
all to be classified as Latino Hip-Hop to embrace us all."
Fans can expect appearances from RZA, Method Man, Ghostface,
Raekwon and other Wu-Tang members and affiliates to be featured
on some of the Wu Latino projects. "They're all behind
me," Acosta says.
Wu- Latino's main objective is not only to establish itself
as a fixture within the urban music milieu but to make a presence
in Hollywood and in mainstream radio. "RZA is a top dog
in Hollywood.” Ray said of his partner,” He does
scores, talent searches and soundtracks. He's done both Kill
Bill and the Blade trilogy, and he's working on Kill Bill 3,
there is no doubt that with his genius behind our artist’s
talent, we will supercede the expectations that anyone has for
a Reggaeton artist.”
As the buzz continues to grow louder with Latino music dominating
the charts, Wu-Latino is setting its sites on being a driving
force in the growing movement. Starting in mid August they will
bring their unique sound to cities nationwide, with the first
single off of the Wu Music Compilation album due out this fall.
“Wu- Latino will epitomize the sound of newer generations
of Latinos.” said Ray "A few years ago, Latino kids
were hanging out in the street corner, and they didn't want
to speak Spanish, now we have Reggaeton and Latin Hip-Hop grabbing
them and they are proud to be Latino again. But what we do is
different; we are taking the Reggaeton sound and mixing it with
Urban Hip-Hop, that way we can really reach them."