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Your Childhood Was Everything If You Grew Up With These Culture Changing Music Videos

Ah, the 90s and 2000s. A rich period of music where different genres and styles melted smoothly into each other with the simple change of millenniums.

Here’s to the songs you cherished and loved as a Latino during these marvelous decades.

1. “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom” by Selena

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That’s right it’s been over two decades since the iconic song that has played at every quinceañera you’ve ever been to came out. Selena Quintanilla was at the height of her career when the single from her fourth studio album “Amor Prohibido was dropped.”

2. “Livin’ La Vida Loca” by Ricky Martin

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The Ricky Martin classic set the music scene on FIRE when it first came out in 1999. The actor did a Spanish and English version of the hit and billboard topper that earned him a Grammy Award nomination.

3. “Jenny From The Block” by Jennifer Lopez

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The talented Latina dropped some major knowledge in this hit from the 2000s. Even now, fans of JLO know that even though she rakes in the big ones these days, she’s still a girl from the block and don’t you forget it.

4. “Dip It Low” by Christina Milian

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Christina Milian stole everyone’s attention in her sensual song from 2004. The song was a great tribute to her voice.

5. “Lady Marmalade” by Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim, Mya Pink

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The 2001 version of the song originally recorded in 1974 showed of Christina Aguilera’s singing chops and simultaneously put an end to the debate of who was a stronger singer, her or Brittney.

6. “Gasolina” by Daddy Yankee

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No doubting that this song put Daddy Yankee on the map. The reggaeton hit also introduced Americans and other Latinos outside of Puerto Rico to the slang term “gasolina” of someone who likes to party.

7. “Love Don’t Cost A Thing” by Jennifer Lopez

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Once again, JLO displayed to fans that she was still a girl from the block. She doesn’t need your silly bracelet.

8. “Amor Prohibido” by Selena

The song of Quintanilla’s fourth studio album received the Tejano Music Award for Single of the Year, and was Regional Mexican Song of the Year at the Billboard Latin Music Awards.

9. “Genie In A Bottle” by Christina Aguilera

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The song from Aguilera’s self-titled debut album was released in 1999. The song peaked at the top of Billboard 100 and gave us so many new dance moves.

10. “Hips Don’t Lie” by Shakira

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Don’t fight it. Shakira’s hips were on fire in this one.

11. “La Negra Tiene Tumbao” by Celia Cruz

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Cruz’s genius song from 2001 celebrated Black Latinas with moves. Now that’s a lady who had tumbao.

12.”Smooth” by Santana and Rob Thomas

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It’s pretty impossible to not automatically hear the first few chords of this 1999 hit.

13. “Waiting For Tonight” by Jennifer Lopez

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Don’t lie and pretend that as a kid you didn’t completely and totally imagine yourself dancing in the club to this song.

14. “Dirrty” by Christina Aguilera

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Ah, the song that pulled Aguilera front and center in the early 2000s and once again Brittney a run for her money.

15. “No More (Baby I’ma Do Right” by 3LW

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The 3LW single debuted in 2000. The song was 3LW’s only single to reach the Top 30 of the  Billboard Hot 100 but no doubt fans will always hold the song featuring Adrienne Bailon’s  role in this hit.

16. “Whenever, Wherever” by Shakira

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Once again Shakria’s magical hips took full display in this early 2000s hit.

17. “Milkshake” by Kelis

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The hit single by the singer of Chinese-Puerto Rican descent turned the spotlight on her and brought a whole knew meeting to the dairy drink.

18. “Hero” by Enrique Iglesias

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Fans will never forget the drama Enrique brought to the screen with this music video starring Jennifer Love-Hewitt.

19. “Bailando” by Enrique Iglesias

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Iglesias toned down the drama in the fun music video that acted as a major comeback for the singer.

20. “Por Debajo De La Mesa” by Luis Miguel

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Ah the beloved song your tía could not stop ranting about in 1997.

21. “Playas Gon’ Play” by 3LW

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Adrienne Bailon turned it up for this summer hit that turned out out to be group’s final album. 

22. “Bossy” By Kelis Ft Too $hort

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Kelis embraced the word women have been accused of since their kindergarten years in this hit.

23. “You Sang To Me” by Marc Anthony

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Marc pulled major heartstrings with this classic. 

24. “Amor a la Mexicana” by Thalía

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No doubt you sang this treasure from the top of your songs everytime it came on. 

25. “Oye!” by Gloria Estefan

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Did this song have you sweating up and burning a thousand calories each time it came on? Yes, it did.


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This Video Of A Woman Doing ASL To Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Is Too Lit

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This Video Of A Woman Doing ASL To Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Is Too Lit

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Just when you thought the hype around Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” might be trickling down, a recent video of a deaf woman translating the lyrics has gone viral.

After dropping her big track collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion, Dominican/Trinidadian rapper Cardi B has had just about everybody repeating the beloved lines of the song over and over again. But the most important rendition of the big hit is one done by a woman who does ASL and performs to “WAP” like a boss.

The now-viral clip is beyond entertaining and inspiring to watch. Mostly because the woman in the video not only has the MOVES she also has the lyrics on lock.

A 25-year old TikTok and Twitter user by the name of Raven Sutton went viral for her recent “WAP” ASL cover.

Known on the social platforms as @Freelove19xx, she went viral over the weekend after she recorded herself passionately repeating the lyrics to “WAP” in ASL while channeling the slick and sexy vibe of the Cardi B x Megan Thee Stallion hit. In the video, the TikTok user can be seen interpreting each line of the WAP lyrics while expertly swaying her hips and bopping to the music.

In the comments, users questioned how @Freelove19xx was able to keep up with the rhythm of the music without hearing, she revealed that she has a “speaker that vibrates my whole house lmao. I can feel the music.”

Speaking to Fierce by mitú Sutton explained “What I loved most about the WAP song is that Cardi B and Megan are both successful women that aren’t afraid to speak their truth. They do not let other people’s expectations define them.”

Sutton who was born deaf after the deaf gene was passed down to her by her father told us that ASL is her native language and that she hopes her video shows nondeaf people that deaf people can do just as much as they can. “It’s a common assumption that Deaf people can’t do certain things because we can’t hear. Things like talking, dancing, listening to music etc,” she explained. “Truth is, us Deaf people enjoy the same things as everyone else. We ask to be included and accommodated so that the things we enjoy do not become a burden. Examples of accommodations are providing ASL interpreters, caption your videos, and learn ASL. Accessibility is important. Let’s all put in the work together.”

Sutton shared that people can learn basic ASL tools at Gallaudet University.

Sutton says that since post her video she’s noticed that “people are recognizing that there are a lot of Deaf Talent and creators out there. People are wanting to learn ASL. This is a great thing and I hope the recognition and fire energy continues.”

Users inspired by the tweet were quick to celebrate @Freelove19xx for her post.

“A lot of times the variations of a sign are used for a song’s chorus so that it doesn’t seem too repetitive or redundant. It’s a wholeass art, as a hearing person that knows ASL, it’s amazing to see EVERY DAMN TIME lol,” one user commented.

“I absolutely love this. I’ve taken deaf studies & ASL classes & trying to learn 1 sign a week since then. hopefully, I can be signing like u someday!” another user pointed out. “Its hard w no one to practice w but i hope to gain more friends in the deaf community to help me w that. Anyway, you did amazing!”

“Ahhhhh I have no words!!” an adoring commenter replied. “This is grounds for a marriage proposal.”

Thanks to the clip, fans are already demanding the obvious:

“Has anyone started a petition asking Cardi to have Bluejay in her next video yet?” one user asked.

As of this publication, @Freelove19xx has yet to respond to mitú’s request for comment.

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Tiger King’s Carole Baskin Just Shaded Cardi B For Using ‘Big Cat Pimps’ For ‘WAP’ Video —”people won’t even see the cats because it is so sexually explicit”

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Tiger King’s Carole Baskin Just Shaded Cardi B For Using ‘Big Cat Pimps’ For ‘WAP’ Video —”people won’t even see the cats because it is so sexually explicit”

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Just about everyone has something to say about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s steamy “WAP” music video. The project, which dropped last week, has gained all kinds of attention and feelings. From thoughts about Kylie Jenner’s appearance to viewpoints on the outfits, just about everyone has drawn their own conclusions about “WAP”. We just weren’t expecting “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin to be one of them.

That’s right Tiger King’s Carole Baskin has seen “WAP” and the big-cat rights activist and CEO of Big Cat Rescue ain’t happy.

When it comes to the trending music video, you can color Baskin unimpressed.

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The video, which features cameos from Kylie Jenner, Normani, Rubi Rose, Sukihana, Rosalía, and Mulatto, has a big cat and a few snakes to boot.

“My guess is that most people won’t even see the photoshopped cats in the scenes because the rest of it is so sexually explicit,” Baskin said of the video in a statement to Entertainment Weekly. “I was happy to see that it does appear to all be photoshopped. It didn’t look like the cats were really in the rooms with the singers.”

Despite this, Baskin says she’s not happy with Cardi or Megan’s decision to feature wild animals.

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A big cat is featured in the “WAP” music video alongside Kylie Jenner as she walks down a long hallway and notices it watching her from behind an open door.

“That being said, you have to pose a wildcat in front of a green screen to get that image and that doesn’t happen in the wild,” Baskin explained. “It can happen in sanctuaries like ours where cats have plenty of room to avoid a green screen (or would shred it if offered access and could die from ingesting it).”

Baskin went onto point out that they “probably dealt with one of the big cat pimps, probably even one of the ones shown in Tiger King, Murder, Mayhem and Madness, who make a living from beating, shocking and starving cats to make them stand on cue in front of a green screen in a studio. That’s never good for the cat.”

But Baskin says her big concern is that the WAP video will encourage other artists to use big cats in their own work.

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“That makes every follower of these artists, who doesn’t know better, want to imitate by doing the same,” she continued. “After tigers are too old for pay to play sessions by people like Joe Exotic, Bhagavan ‘Doc’ Antle, Marc McCarthy, Mario Tabraue and others, they become a liability instead of an asset.”

“While I think most [big cats] are destroyed behind closed gates at that point, some end up being given away to people who want to have a tiger to show off,” she added. “That never works out and the cats either die or end up dumped in sanctuaries or worse yet, breeding mills. There have been some accounts of tigers just being turned loose on communities when they no longer served as ego props. No matter how you cut it, it’s always abusive to the cat and dangerous to the public.”

Speaking about her decision to feature other artists and women in “WAP” Cardi told New Music Daily on Apple Music that she was eager to show that women can support other women.

“I feel like people be wanting to put female artists against each other. … You know what I’m saying?” Cardi explained. “Every single time I feel like there’s a female artist that’s coming up … I always see like little slick comments like, ‘Oh, they taking over your spot. They taking over this. They taking over that.’ And it just makes me feel like, damn, why it had to be like that? Because I actually like shorty music a lot. Why does it even have to be like that?”

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