Los Rakas is comprised of cousins Raka Rich & Raka Dun, pioneering
Panamanians by way of Oakland, California. Los Rakas are on the frontier of a
new Latino urban sound. Known for their fresh mixture of Latin hip-hop, plena,
reggae and dancehall music with both Spanish and English lyricism, Los Rakas
represent the cutting edge of Pan-American flows.
The "We Dem Rakaz (Hola)" video starts with Raka Rich leaving his apartment with Soy Raka - Los Rakas' 2010 underground classic single & video - bumping in the background as he takes off for a trip around Lake Merritt in Oakland, California with the scraper bike crew. A local culture born from the streets. Scraper bikes are recycled in creative and colorful ways to be paraded in style around the town. We have the same thing in Panama," says Raka Rich on highlighting the scraper bikes in the video. "It's about people re-using what they have and doing something dope with it. It's happening in ghettos everywhere," says Raka Dun.
The music video brings us back to the gritty and sweet part of the streets of Oakland where Soy Raka left us back in 2010. Now, after releasing their major label debut and rocking national/international crowds with the signature Raka energy, we hear Raka Dun call out towards the end of the song a list of international cities and countries over the Wiz Khalifa hit, with a Raka twist:
HOLA HOLA HOLA WE ARE LOS RAKAS. SOMOS LOS RAKAS! RAKAS FOR LIFE!
Los Rakas Remix "We Dem Boyz" by Wiz Khalifa
Directing and editing by: Nelson G Navarrete
Cinematography and Editing by: Marcus Cheek