Hip hop has been in Medellín since 1985, but has always been very
underground, especially when reggaeton took over the clubs. Over the
past few years the city’s seen the birth of a number of very credible
hip hop / dancehall bars and discos though, stacked with baggy pants
(boys) and skimpy outfits (girls).
The music in most of the bars is a mix of hip hop from the United States, homegrown hip hop and dancehall (from Colombia and Panama mostly) and the obvious Jamaican standards.
The relatively young crowd knows how to dance, so as a gringo you may feel most comfortable bringing company to talk to as far as the music volume allows you. If you’re the kind of gringo that does know how to dance you’ll be able to learn a number of ways to dance reggae, dancehall of hip hop you probably haven’t seen at home yet.
Bars to go to
Calle 49 (Ayacucho) 29-77, Buenos Aires
Carrera 45 #79 15, Manrique
Carre 45 #70 32, Manrique
Zona Rosa, Bello