Venezuela’s Hip-hop Institution Cuarto Poder to Release First Album in US

By 29 September, 2010

Cuarto Poder, one of South America’s top hip-hop groups, are all set to release their US debut album ‘In Tha House’ on October 26th, a boisterous mix of rap, salsa, reggae and funk. The album will feature hits like beach anthem “Arenita Playita” And “El Que Llevo, Llevo” with Julio Briceño, lead singer Of Grammy-Winners Los Amigos Invisibles.

Since forming on the gritty streets of Caracas, Venezuela, Cuarto Poder have become one of South America’s leading indie hip hop acts. The group originally met during a freestyle session in a skate park at a time when hip hop was still very much a new genre in Venezuela. They perform a style called “criollo rap” fusing street lyrics with folk verses and traditional rhythms. Cuarto Poder is very involved with developing the local hip hop scene through workshops and a popular local radio show.

Cuarto Poder has shared the stage with Latin America’s top acts, from Calle 13 to Tego Calderon, and Gustavo Cerati to Molotov. They made their U.S. debut with a breakthrough performance at Brooklyn’s Prospect Park as part of the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC).

Tracklisting for ‘In Tha House’:
1. Intro Jopero
2. Arenita Playita (featuring Eska)
3. Poder En El Cuarto
4. Solo Tu Tienes La Llave (featuring Morodo)
5. Fuerza Pal Latino
6. El Que Llevo (featuring Julio Briceno)
7. Break Beat
8. No Pierdas El Tiempo
9. Culto
10. Tolerancia (featuring Horacio Blanco)
11. Mala Leche
12. Ando Pendiente
13. Paciencia
14. Del Estilo
15. Religion
16. Tranquilos
17. Aqui No Esta Jugando
18. Hip Hop Pinton (featuring Paparazzi/Ruso Man)

Video for “Nuestro Derecho un Sentimiento”:

More info:
Cuarto Poder on Myspace
Pre-order on Amazon
Nacional Records

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