I first met Dun Dun (formally known as Panama) when he was 16 years old making his rounds as a solo artist as part of the Bump Project in Oakland. His unique sound - a blend of hip hop, dancehall, & plena - was at once familar and unfamiliar, but don't dare call it reggaeton. The kind of music that this duo makes they refer to as Panabay Twist, and they've been lighting up the stage and television ever since, while the rest of the young world patiently awaits their debut album.
The exciting news is that Dun and I have already collaborated on Rocky Rivera, and he is one of the only features on the album on a song that I guarantee will be a slapper when it drops. And although it is entirely in Spanish and I mustered up whatever basic Español I retained in high school to decipher it haphazardly, my girl Amanda was dear enough to translate the verse to me (lol), which didn't disappoint. Big ups to Los Rakas, some of the hardest working artists in the Bay, and as the ladies noticed, not too bad on the eyes. Make sure you check out their music here, and the rest of the shots on Amanda Lopez's blog, La Vida Loca.