Singer, songwriter, actor, politician, and visionary are but a few of the words that describe the lifelong endeavors of Ruben Blades. More popularly known as El Poeta de la Salsa , he revolutionized the sound and more specifically the lyrics of the genre. His lyrics spoke of the everyday struggles of the working class in Latin America. His humble beginning from the Fania Records mailroom led to a musical partnership with Willie Colon that forever changed the face and sound of Salsa. Included in the collection are the very best songs including "Pedro Navaja", "Plastico", "El Cantante", "Juan Pachanga" and many more from his greatest era.