Jae-P featuring Manny Ruiz, "Ella No Sabe"

Track Review

A few years ago, rapper Jae-P became one of the few West Coast MCs to perform almost exclusively in Spanish and also have his music distributed by a major label. Now, he's back on his own, and the commercial opportunities for Spanish-language rap that doesn't feature dance-oriented production aren't clear at this point. With his latest single, though, Jae-P takes a step in the right direction. The song-a sweet, wistful rhyme about falling in love with your best friend-even features an Auto-Tuned chorus. Jae-P's delivery is still a little tough for the material, but the string-laden hook with singer Manny Ruiz makes it just catchy enough to work.