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

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