Dejó Caer Todo El Peso
If you didn’t know what was going on at Cococabana Nightclub in Hyattsville, MD on Saturday, January 11th you would have been terribly curious to find out why people were lining up in droves at 11:30 pm. If you had arrived any later you could forget about finding a decent parking space and you certainly would have sensed that something big was about to go down. Two long, long lines formed, each taking an estimated 20 minutes to get in at either entrance. The Coco crowd was eager to show love for veteran reggaeton star, Yomo. This concert, part of the popular “Rumba Saturdays” series at the venue, drew people from near and far. Yomo came out on stage, did a symbol of the cross on his chest and opened up with his famous club anthem “Dejale Caer Todo El Peso”. Based on the audience’s enthusiastic participation, the song has apparently failed to lose its’ chispa despite the many years that have passed since it was released with Hector “El Father”. Yomo, who was born in Chicago and is of Puerto Rican descent, donned a grey Swag Times hooded sweat suit when he came onto the stage and later took the top off to reveal a neon yellow and black, fitted Adidas shirt, causing him to strongly resemble a fitness trainer throughout the show. One would suspect that he was no stranger to the gym. The look was topped off with a black baseball cap. He rapped, sang and even danced as part of the act. At one point I thought that I might go hard of hearing since the girl standing next to me kept screaming in my ears. The first part of the concert could be described as having an emphasis on Yomo’s urban music success and the second part highlighting his exploration con el género tropical. He was clearly ready to take the club over with his undeniable hits such as “Descara”, “Mi Mujer” and his featured part from Daddy Yankee’s “Gangster Zone”. He was very comfortable on stage and one got the impression that he was down-to-earth and somewhat humble. Yomo had the DJ blast his favorite song “Love The Way You Lie” by Eminem and Rihanna and incorporated his own remix by doing a verse in Spanish and he later spiced up the show by playing the ever-popular “Harlem Shake”. The highlight for some may have been when he held up the bandera of El Salvador which added to the excitement and the audience’s connection with the artist.