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Reggaeton Is Poppier and Paler Than Ever — But Tego Calderon Made It Eternally Black

Nearly 20 years ago, the genre-defining artist found the Black power in Puerto Rican identity

Tego Calderon. Photo: Omar Vega/Getty Images

WeWe already know that reggaeton is a thriving multimillion-dollar business dominating global charts. Colombian superstar J Balvin and Spanish up-and-comer Rosalía…

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Jennifer Mota

Jennifer Mota

Jennifer Mota’s work focuses on topics relating to music, fashion, and Afro-Latinidad. As a writer, she’s worked for VIBE, TIDAL, and Remezcla among others.