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Jack Rico


2017/04/21 at 4:02pm

The Highly Relevant Podcast: Why Justin Bieber’s ‘Despacito’ Remix Is A Cultural Failure

04.21.2017 | By |

This might actually be the best show I’ve done. I break down the new Justin Bieber “Despacito” Remix with well known Radio DJ and performer Diamond Boy Luis. We didn’t like it and we explain why. Also, Ulises Bella from the popular LA band Ozomatli joins us to talk about their NYC concert in Brooklyn, the electricity of their live-performances, plus their collaboration with Juanes and Gaby Moreno on their new album “NONSTOP-LA→MEXICO→KINGSTON”. And then to cap it off, we welcome Latin music’s most respected voice, Billboard’s Leila Cobo to discuss her exclusive interview with J Balvin and Nicky Jam on this week’s Latin Billboard Magazine. Read More

Mariana Dussan


2013/08/17 at 3:48pm

Pop-Off: Katy Perry vs. Lady Gaga – Who’s Better?

08.17.2013 | By |

Lady Gaga and Katy Perry appeared on the music scene in 2008 bringing so much heat that in the span of only five years they have become the epitome of pop music. What makes these divas great is not only their controversial and catchy music, but their eccentric personas and style.

But since we all love a little competition, the question is… Who is the greatest pop star of the two? Let’s find out! Read More

Mariana Dussan


2013/08/01 at 4:02pm

How Selena Gomez Pushed Jay-Z Off The Billboard Top Spot

08.1.2013 | By |

So let’s get straight to the point… just how did Selena Gomez manage to beat one of the greatest acts in hip-hop and for that matter in music? If you haven’t heard, this week Selena Gomez  bumped Jay-Z’s “Magna Carta Holy Grail” off the top spot on the Billboard 200 outselling H.O.V.A  97,000 copies to 77,000 copies respectively. And just like that defeats hip-hop’s 5-week reign and makes pop music the king. Let’s just call it a combination of extremely faithful fans and smart marketing.

Here’s how it was done: Read More

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