Thumping bass gets concertgoers jumping, much like a lighting technician dropping live spiders from above. Bounce and shake with this GrouponLive deal to see Daddy Yankee at the San Jose Civic on Saturday, August 4, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose from the following seating options:
- For $20, you get one ticket for reserved seating in the balcony (up to a $44.85 value, including all fees).
- For $30, you get one ticket for reserved seating in the dress circle (up to a $61.70 value, including all fees).
- For $55, you get one general-admission ticket for standing room on the main floor (up to a $90.10 value, including all fees).
With his 2004 mainstream breakthrough, Barrio Fino, Daddy Yankee nearly singlehandedly brought reggaetón stateside. The thudding beat and big, boastful lyrics of such songs as “Gasolina” and "Lo Que Pasó, Pasó" were soon synonymous in many American minds with the genre––a hybrid of Jamaican dancehall drum and bass, salsa melodies, and hip-hop aesthetics. In 2007, Daddy Yankee followed up Barrio Fino with El Cartel: The Big Boss, which featured household hip-hop acts such as will.i.am, Akon, and Fergie. Instead of attempting to top such an all-star roster, 2010’s Mundial stripped away some of the more prominent rap, replacing it with old-fashioned Latin riffs and a new-fashioned, auto-tuned sound. The imminently dropping Prestige follows a similar strategy, marking a return to his reggaetón roots, seasoned with some melodic tropical-urbano tracks. In demonstration and continuation of his creative success, all of Daddy Yankee’s albums since Barrio Fino have been released on his own personal label, El Cartel Records, freeing him to make the music he wants to hear and line each of his CD cases with caviar.
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