The viral Bizarrap music sessions are getting their moment in the desert. The prominent Argentinean producer is part of this year’s Coachella lineup, which boasts almost 20 Latine performers —the most since the festival’s 1999 inception. Besides Biza, other featured talent from our communities include Peso Pluma, Young Miko, and J Balvin. Per usual, the music festival will take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA, from April 12 to 14 and April 19 to 21.
Bizarrap – born Gonzalo Julián Conde – playing Coachella has been a manifestation for many. Two years ago, Remezcla named Bizarrap one of the acts we’d love to see perform at the massive festival. Now, it’s a reality. And it’s no surprise since breaking into mainstream radio with his 2022 viral hit “BZRP Music Sessions #52” with Quevedo. Since then, the tastemaker has been continuously leveling up, partnering with artists of all calibers to expand his sound. To date, he’s collaborated with his country’s most popular artists, including Nicki Nicole, Trueno, and Cazzu, as well as emerging artists like Milo J.
That’s not all, though. He’s also collaborated with trendy artists like Peso Pluma, Young Miko, and Rauw Alejandro, staying on the nose of the most popular artists in mainstream music. But what makes him stand out is that he’s also worked with institutions like Residente and Shakira — passing them the mic for their hit tiraeras. All of this undoubtedly helped catapult the Argentinean producer’s work to a new level, making way for his international festival runs, like his upcoming performances at Coachella.
But what Bizarrap music sessions are essential to know ahead of his Coachella performance? From Villano Antillano to Residente, here are the collaborations to learn before heading to the desert and beyond.
“VILLANO ANTILLANO || BZRP Music Sessions #51”
“Dale, Biza, explótame la pista.” Let’s be real: La Villana’s hard-hitting verses on Bizarrap’s music session did not miss. With fiery verses such as, “Que si tengo flow cabrón, que si meto la presión / Si tú no puedes conmigo, mala mía,” Puerto Rican rapera Villano Antillano let herself be heard on top of a booming, electronic production. Whether planned or not, the collaboration came out during Pride Month in 2022. As an openly trans woman, Villana’s music session was a special surprise for the fans. To date, it remains one of the producer’s most streamed sessions, having garnered over 244 million views on YouTube alone.
“SHAKIRA || BZRP Music Sessions #53”
If you haven’t heard this catchy tune, you’ve truly been living under a rock. Last year, Biza teamed up with Shakira for one of his most famous collaborations: his Music Sessions with Shakira. The song became an instant hit, especially since it was one of the first mediums for the Colombian pop icon to express her raw feelings towards her ex-partner, Gerard Piqué. Not only that, but it was one of the first times the Argentinean producer expanded his sounds beyond rap artists, making way to welcome pop icons into his studio. The collaboration ended up winning multiple accolades, including two Latin Grammys. Needless to say, we’d love to see Shakira come out as a special guest during his set.
“RESIDENTE || BZRP Music Sessions #49”
One of the reasons why Bizarrap’s collaborations go viral is in part due to his impeccable timing. Besides collaborating with the trendiest artists of the moment, he also works with artists who have something to say. A case in point is Residente’s diss track against J Balvin back in 2022. At the time, J Balvin and Residente had back-and-forth beef that initiated when the Colombian pop star allegedly made fun of Residente for not having hits on Spotify. It then escalated when J Balvin asked people to boycott the Latin Grammys (which didn’t sit well with the Puerto Rican artist). The result? The brutal diss track garnered the producer more recognition, with social media users began to ask who was behind the track, making it an essential track to know.
“SNOW THA PRODUCT || BZRP Music Sessions #39”
“Hola, what’s happenin’? No cap in my caption.” With only about three minutes to work with, Snow Tha Product showed off her unmatched flow during Bizarrap’s music session. In “Snow Tha Product || BZRP Music Sessions #39,” the Mexican-American rapper introduced her badass self, seamlessly going back and forth between English and Spanish. With a verse like, “Yo represento la comunidad / Que está cansada de raperos que no saben rapear / Que solamente con sus joyas es que saben brillar,” she showcased her rap skills and chingona mood to the masses. What can we say? We would not be mad if Bizarrap invited Snow during his Coachella set.
“PAULO LONDRA || BZRP Music Sessions #23”
This collaboration was a long-waited-for moment in Argentinean trap culture. Argentina’s prominent trap artist Paulo Londra made his music comeback with the help of Biza’s electronic and reggaeton production. After Londra’s legal issues with his former music label, fans were finally able to hear about the highly anticipated collaboration, which was well-received. On the song, the rapper airs out his feelings, singing lyrics like, “Porque siento que yo alguna vez me perdí / Y hoy que me levanté, puedo decir que volví.” Other than his honest lyrics, the song’s hard-hitting production would make an epic start to Biza’s Coachella set.
“QUEVEDO || BZRP Music Sessions #52”
If you’re a club-goer, you’ve most likely heard Quevedo’s music session during your night out. The catchy joint track became one of Biza’s most viral tunes, reaching No. 1 on Billboard Global 200 and Global Excl. U.S. charts in the summer of 2022. With an infectious chorus, the smash hit became a nightclub anthem. Currently, it has over 618 million views on YouTube and is Bizarrap’s second most popular track on Spotify. Moreover, can you imagine singing this song in the desert? We can envision strobe lights and top-notch energy during this song’s drop.