The RZA has teamed
up with Ray Acosta, former VP of Musica Latina and Marketing at UBO, to launch
a new label, Wu-Tang Latino.
"Wu-Tang Latino is the perfect fusion between Hip-Hop and
Reggaetone," Acosta, President of Wu-Tang Latino, told AllHipHop.com. "I
felt it was necessary because we [as Latinos] love Hip-Hop but in the love for
Hip-Hop, we were losing our culture. So I feel that this joint venture with
RZA is the perfect solution because it’s Hip-Hop and Reggaetone, but it’s not
too overwhelming from either side to where you don’t know what you’re listening
The label has already signed four artists who all plan on dropping
albums next year.
“I am happy with the venture" artist/producer Rameses
said. “I have been a fan of Hip-Hop since forever, so to team up with
members of the Wu-Tang Clan and to be on a label that has the same vision for
my music as I do, is incredible."
In addition to Rameses, artists Ruster, NP Killah, Shown Black
and Gil will be some of the artists featured on the upcoming Wu-Tang Latino
mixtape due out in August.
"We just want to bring everyone together." Acosta
continued. “We want to create our own type of music on the East Coast,
because we have Reggaetone, but the West coast has Regional Hip-Hop for Mexicans.
Eventually I would like it all to be classified as Latino Hip-Hop to embrace
Look out for the
debut single from Rameses featuring Mef to be out as soon as next week.