Don Omar Presents MTO2: New Generation (Explicit)
by Don Omar
Released: May 2012
Don Omar makes a grab at Pitbull's bilingual club king crown on his second effort with his pet MCs. That means sleek, echoing beats; más AutoTune; female guests with icy vodka voices; and next to no rapping. Omar & co. spend much of New Gen singing over beats that only hint at reggaeton's usual bombast. The good Don has always pushed his genre's parameters, though, so he does crossover cleverly: "Dutty Love" rides a synth steel pan over a popped up dembow, while "Mi Nena" spins a strange, haunting dub. He also messes with cumbia and his own "Danza Kuduro." Still, we kinda miss iDon.