Hailing from La Romana, Dominican Republic, La Moyeta has been one of the foremost voices and necessary figures of dembow. Women in the genre over the course of the last decade have been white or light-skinned Latinas
, including La Materialista, La Insuperable, and Milka La Mas Dura. La Moyeta lives up to her moniker as a bodaciously shaped Black woman in Dominican society and shows up as the first Negra in dembow to reach the kind of visibility and success she has. What’s more, her lyrical aptitude is unmatched. Songs like “Tienes Que Pagar,”
which earned more than 1.3 million in YouTube streams since its summer of 2020 debut, are representative of La Moyeta’s standards in men and dating, holding the lot accountable for their financial bearings. The following summer she was featured in “Bobolonga,”
a quintessential bajo mundo cut promoting all the free-living, ass-cutting, smart comedy and colloquialism popular in dembow records that amassed more than 3.2 million in views. “Tú me quiere' dar pila de masa pero, si lo agarro, te lo dejo arrugado como una pasa,” she spits in her verse, challenging thirsty men’s ability to keep up in the bedroom.