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Jeon’s “Machika” Rises!

Menasa’s “Bodak Yellow (Bootleg)” has grabbed hold of the no.1 slot and shows no signs of loosening its grip. But out in the sea a formidable foe has risen from among the waves in the form of Jeon’s “Machika (Original Version)”, which has made a leap from the back ofRead More »

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The Queen Of Merengue

Today Skempi News explores more of the Caribbean region and goes to the island nation of the Dominican Republic and its reigning Queen of the Merengue, Milly Quezada. Born Milagros Quezada Borbón (1955) in San Carlos, Villa Francisca, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, she moved with her family to New YorkRead More »

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Menasa Number One Once Again

Menasa comes out on top once again in this week’s Skempi Top 40 tally. His single “Bodak Yellow(Bootleg)” has put an end to the month long reign of Gentz’ “Sin Lenga”. Urvin Luwi Jano’s “Sende Lus Pa Kòrsou” has also zeroed in on the top spot, coming in at no.3.Read More »

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A Classic From ENOS

Today Skempi News brings you a classic from the musical group ENOS, which stands for El Nuevo Ompi Stefania. The classic is none other than “Bekita Dams”. This Tumba became a huge hit upon release. It features verses from the poem “Bekita”, written by one of Curaçao’s greats of PapiamentuRead More »

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Urvin Luwi Jano Climbs The Charts

Urvin Luwi Jano, this year’s Rei di Tumba, has skyrocket to the top 10 of the Skempi charts. His winning tumba “Sende Lus Pa Kòrsou” comes in at no.8 after having just entered the top 40 a few days ago. This tumba is among the sea of compositions of thisRead More »

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New Entries In The Top 40

Menasa’s “Chan Chan” now stands side by side with his “Bodak Yellow” bootleg, coming in at no.3, while Clark “Juju” Zalm and Gio Fuertisimo’s “Mandonlin/Hasi Bo Kos” has cracked the top 5. DAM$’s single “Buriku” also moves up one rung in the ladder, coming in at no.8 this week. ButRead More »

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Another Doble R Classic

Today Skempi News brings you the Doble R classic “Ayo Marisse” from their 1975 album Super Special Stars. Although the subject matter is a bit somber (two friends fall in love with the same woman and both decide to end their relationships with her), this song is sure to haveRead More »

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A Reggaetón Blast From The Past

Today Skempi News takes a look back at the Reggaetón of 15 years ago. This was when Puerto Rican rapper Tego Calderón released his album El Abayarde. This Reggaetón album launched him into international stardom as the album went on to sell 300.000 copies worldwide (this despite heavy bootlegging dueRead More »

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Many Tumbas In The Top 40!

Gentz, Menasa and Bizzey continue to reign at the top but another remarkable thing is happening below them in the rest of the top 40. It has been an invasion of tumbas with not one, not two but twelve of them charting in the Skempi charts. Two of them haveRead More »

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