Música P'al Pueblo offers passionate mood swings as it moves between a feisty blend of hip-hop and salsa to slow, easy skanking reggae numbers. The fusion of ragamuffin, reggae, and cumbia on "Camina Pa'Lante," which is ghetto-speak for "walk forward," represents the forward-thinking sound of Miami's Latin funk crowd, while "Adoro" pays homage to old-school Hispanic crooning before taking on its own revved-up identity.
LPJ also does a fine job of alternating between seduction and serious social concerns. The funky horn section on "She's the Devil" helps drive home sassy catcalls to gals brazenly flaunting their sex appeal on the dance floor. On the songs "Colombia" and "911," LPJ members lament how civil strife and international terrorism are destroying the world's faith in humanity.
The urban hip-hop packaging makes Música P'al Pueblo culturally accessible to a broad American audience. Even when listeners don't understand LPJ's fast-paced bilingual rap, its messages are implied by the varied rhythms, so the best way to interpret its songs is by letting your body follow the groove.