Agua Pa' La Gente
Released: Mar 2005
It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke: two Latino Jews walk into a bar.... But the Hip Hop Hoodios, clever as they are ("hoodio" is a play on the Spanish word for Jew, "judio"), are no joke: they threw down one of the most interesting Latin rap albums of 2005. Spanglish raps about nose jobs face off against cameos by folks like Santana, Jaguares and the Klezmatics, while the excellent production prefers live instruments and fresh samples to recycled crap.