N.O.R.E.
Oye Mi Canto (Hear My Song) Remix
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Original Translation of Slang and Spanglish

(N.O.R.E.)
If you proud to be Latino right now, stand the fuck up!!

SPK...(SPK)
Alive...(Alive-We comin' up!)
Nina Sky...(Who's this?)
N.O.R.E., Da-ddy Yan-kee
Gem Star...(Gem Star) Big Mato..(Big Mato)
C'mon,..C'mon

(Nina Sky)
Whoa...Whoa...Whoa...Whoa
What you say?

(N.O.R.E.)
If you are proud to be Latino right now, then stand up!!

SPK...(SPK)
Alive...(Alive-We are coming up!)
Nina Sky...(Who's this?)
N.O.R.E., Daddy Yankee
Gem Star...(Gem Star) Big Mato..(Big Mato)
Come on, Come on

(Nina Sky)
Whoa...Whoa...Whoa...Whoa
What did you say?

CHORUS
Boriqua (Ha!) Morena (Ha!)
Dominicano (HA!) Colombiano (Ha!)
Boriqua (Ha!) Morena (Ha!)
Cubano (Ha!) Mexicano (Ha!)
Oye mi canto

CHORUS
Puerto Ricans, brown skinned Latin girl
Dominicans, Colombians
Puerto Ricans, brown skinned Latin girl
Cubans, Mexicans
Hear my song

(N.O.R.E.)
You see this is what they want:
They want reggaeton,
What? What?
They want reggaeton

(Gem Star)
Esto lo que quieren,
Toma reggaeton,
Que? Que?
Toma reggaeton

(N.O.R.E.)
You see this is what they want:
They want reggaeton,
What? What?
They want reggaeton

(Gem Star)
This is what they want
Dance the reggaeton
What? What?
Dance the reggaeton

(N.O.R.E.)
You see, I'm N.O.R.E., keep my story,
My story I always kick it, que?
When I bone shorty I slap culo and listen que?

(Gem Star)
Soy el Gem Estrella cuando canto lo que dicen (What?)
Una nalgada en el culo ella grita (What?)

(N.O.R.E.)
You see, I'm N.O.R.E., my story is consistent
In my story I always have sex, what?
When I have sex with an attractive women, I slap her butt and listen, what?

(Gem Star)
I am Gem Star when I sing what they say (What?)
A slap on her butt and she cries (What?)

(N.O.R.E.)
See her booty gotta rep for it's own,
I be Fajardo, San Juan, Bayamon

(Gem Star)
Sol en campo Santiago,
Tabacco y ron,
Alla en Puerto Rico con Bacardi Limón

(N.O.R.E.)
Ah, and this is all that
You can tell Spanky on it
The remix to the remix
with Yankee on it

(Gem Star)
Este un mofongo, un chin y con N.O.R.E. on it
Un reggaeton con Gem Star y Big Mato on it

CHORUS

(N.O.R.E.)
Understand, her butt has its own reputation.
I am the Puerto Rican cities Fajardo, San Juan, and Bayamon

(Gem Star)
The sun in Santiago's field
,
Tabacco and rum,
There in Puerto Rico with lemon flavored rum

(N.O.R.E.)

Ah, and this is all that
You can tell Spanky is on it
The remixed version of the song
With Daddy Yankee on it

(Gem Star)
It's a mofongo, a little bit with N.O.R.E. on it
A reggaeton song with Gem Star and Big Mato on it

CHORUS

(Daddy Yankee)
Suena el cantinaje
Para que sienta el encaje
Todos en la pista muevanse constraste salvaje yee
Siggity Daddy Yankee give it to them yee
Esto es lo que ringa en la calle
Todos mis latinos en lo block ahora stand up
Oye mi canto con el N.O.R.E. ahora den bum
Mueva ese bum, bum, bum, mami no pierda el acento
(Who's this? Da-ddy)

(Daddy Yankee)
The sounds of singing
To feel it together
Everybody on the dance floor move wildly, yeah
Daddy Yankee gives it to them, yeah
This is what rules in the street
My Latin friends on the block, stand up now
Hear my song with N.O.R.E. and move your butt
Move that butt, butt, butt girl, and don't lose your accent
(Who's this? Da-ddy)

(N.O.R.E.)
And this, the first time its ever been done
Because there’s never been
A rapper doin' reggaeton album and he a veteran
Padrino, while layin' at the casino
No matter your race because you know you’re Latino

(Daddy Yankee)
Yee
Todos mis Latino en lo block ahora stand up
Oye mi canto con el N.O.R.E. ahora den bum
Mueva ese bum, bum, bum, mami no pierda el acento
(Who's this? Da-ddy)

CHORUS

(N.O.R.E.)
And this, the first time its ever been done
because there’s never been
A rapper doing a reggaeton album and he is a veteran
Friend, while you are spending time at the casino
Your race doesn't matter because you know you’re Latino

(Daddy Yankee)
Yeah
My Latin friends on the block stand up
Hear my song with N.O.R.E. and move your butt
Move that butt, butt, butt girl, and don't lose your accent
(Who's this? DA-DDY)

CHORUS

(Big Mato)
Venga ver,
Venga ver, lo que tengo yo para ti!
Ya siento que sin ti no puedo vivir
Mami...(Mami)...Mami...(Mami)
Hey..(Hey)..Hey..(Hey)
Oye Mi canto
Mira al mundo linda
Yo le canto mira hacia norte a mi hermano
Yo la mando...(mando)
Hey...(Hey)...Hey...(Hey)

CHORUS

(Big Mato)
Come see,
Come see what I have for you!
I already feel that I can't live without you
Mami...(Mami)...Mami...(Mami)
Hey..(Hey)..Hey..(Hey)
Hear my song
Look at the world, honey
I sing toward the north to my brother
I control her
Hey...(Hey)...Hey...(Hey)

CHORUS

(N.O.R.E.)
SPK da Beast, Gem Star & Mato, Nina Sky (Wassup Girls)
Rest in peace, Big Pun,
Vala I know you would have loved this
Rest in peace to my father, Mambo this is for y’all, yeah
Shouts to all the DJs playin that reggaeton early
DJ. Carmelo, DJ. Enough, Cipper Sounds, Chris Bucks, Tony Touch
Jerry Chub, DJ. Cale, Phally Phel, La Mega
Latino mix, let’s go
C'mon, C'mon.

(N.O.R.E.)
SPK the beast, Gem Star & Mato, Nina Sky (What's happening, girls?)
Rest in peace, Big Pun,
Vala I know you would have loved this
Rest in peace to my father, Mambo this is for you, yeah
I want to acknowledge all the DJs that played Reggaeton music before it was fashionable:
DJ. Carmelo, DJ. Enough, Cipper Sounds, Chris Bucks, Tony Touch
Jerry Chub, DJ. Cale, Phally Phel, La Mega
Latino mix, let’s go
Come on, come on.

Special thanks to Mercedes Acevedo for the Spanish translations, with help from Barbara, Javier and Linda

NOTES
SPK...Gem Star
: Names of the performers. SPK is the producer of this song.
reggaeton: Puerto Rican music style combining reggae, Latin music and rap
culo:
vulgar Spanish slang for buttocks. The direct translation would be "ass" in English
Bacardi Limón: Brand name lemon flavored rum
un mofongo: a kind of Puerto Rican dish made from fried, mashed plantains.
Siggity: usually "sure" as in "for siggity"/"for shiggity"- variations of "for shizzle."
mami: pretty girl. Similar to American slang "shorty"
veteran: N.O.R.E. has not served as a soldier, so veteran here is more like "experienced person." However, it's worth noting that one of his early albums with Capone was called "The War Report."
padrino: literally "godfather." Used here like English "bro" (brother)
Big Pun: Bronx born rapper with Puerto Rican roots who died of a heart attack in 2000
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