LOUD: The History of Reggaeton

Episode 4: Underground and the Underworld

In the early 90s, a wave of drug-related violence in Puerto Rico leads the government to launch the “Mano Dura” policy of invading and occupying housing projects with the National Guard, and underground music gets caught up in the crackdown. At the same time, rival MCs go to war, and lyrical battles sometimes spill out into real-world violence.