From Bogotá to Rio, urban life across Latin America is a struggle for most but the elite few. Wrapped up in killer dancefloor fillers, the music resonates and pulses with the trials and tribulations of everyday life and can express injustice just as sweetly as it does elation. Jam-packed with some of the hottest sounds from the urban Latino world, this album features lyrics born on the street dripping with tales of passion, anger, love and politics. Presenting rap from Colombia, rock nacional from Argentina, Cuban ska, Mexican electronica, reggaeton and hip-hop from all over, The Rough Guide To Urban Latino contains some of the most inspirational artists in the genre.
**** (four stars) 'A medley of street sounds and dance-friendly beats.' Songlines