- Number of Discs: 2
- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 1 hours, 26 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: October 5, 2007
- Originally Released: 2007
- Label: Columbia Tristar
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Description by OLDIES.com:
The street beats of New York City and Puerto Rico meet in this film from Alejandro Chomski (TODAY AND TOMORROW). Born and bred in New York City, Rob (Omarion Grandberry) dreams of making it as a rapper. When he becomes a wanted man in his neighborhood, Rob's loving mother (Kellita Smith) sends him to Puerto Rico to stay with a father he never knew existed (Giancarlo Esposito). In an instant, Rob not only acquires a father, but a stepmother (Rosa Arredondo) and a stepbrother (Victor Rasuk), Javi, who also has dreams of making it big in the music world. Together, Rob and Javi are determined to put their imprint on the widely popular world of reggaeton, a musical genre combining reggae, rap, salsa, and bomba. With the help of Rob's love interest, beautiful dancer C.C. (Zulay Henao), the duo just might hit the big time.
Jennifer Lopez is one of the producers of this ode to Puerto Rico and its culture, which showcases reggaeton and hot dance moves. Grandberry shows the softer side of Rob, who has good intentions at heart even though trouble seems to follow him everywhere. But Rasuk is the scene-stealer as Javi, Rob's guide to all things Puerto Rican and reggaeton, and a talented musician in his own right. James McCaffrey appears as a big-time record executive who has more on his mind than music, and Melonie Diaz plays C.C.'s friend, MiMi.
After a run-in with local thugs, aspiring Harlem rapper Rob flees to a place and father he never knew, and finds his salvation in Reggaeton, a spicy blend of hip-hop, reggae and Latin beats. Puerto Rico, the spiritual home of Reggaeton, inspires Rob and his step-brother Javi to pursue their dream of becoming Reggaeton stars. Together with a dancer named C.C., they learn what it means to stay true to themselves and each other, while overcoming obstacles in love, greed and pride, all culminating in an explosive performance at New York’s Puerto Rican Day Parade. -- Description provided by TMDb