There Is a Bolero Version of “Te Boté” and It Is a Work of Art

Lead Photo: Bad Bunny performs onstage during Calibash Los Angeles 2018 at Staples Center. Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Trap en español lyrics might not be considered poetry for some, but Puerto Rican bolero group Los Rivera Destino really don’t care. The group just turned Casper and Nio Garcia’s summer smash “Te Boté” into the serenata we needed to dump old boos. In the video, directed by young Puerto Rican filmmaker Yeya Monroig, the group harmonizes to the lyrics of “Te Boté” with a corta venas melody that only boleros can really capture.

The remix is part of Los Rivera Destino’s ongoing series Trapústico: Una serenata real hasta la muerte, which includes remakes of other trap and reggaeton hits like “Solita” by Ozuna and “Viajo Sin Ver” by Jon Z. Filmed at a local bar in Bayamón, Puerto Rico, the video shows a group of men hilariously jilted over the sounds of a Puerto Rican cuatro and the original Bad Bunny lyrics. Just imagine your abuelo singing a bolero with the phrase “un perreo sucio en la placita.”

The group’s hysterical remix of “Te Boté” is their most popular so far, with nearly 100,000 views since it was released on Wednesday morning. “We just thought this song could translate very well to a bolero,” the group told Remezcla via Facebook.

The remake was released this morning on the group’s Facebook page and quickly gained the attention of Bad Bunny, who shared a the video on Instagram. “Te Boté” has reached the no. 20 spot on Spotify’s Top 200 chart, and is a second remix with Anuel AA and Jennifer Lopez is on its way.

“To us it’s surreal that [Bad Bunny] shared it because we are big fans of his music and his movement,” the group added. “We think he’d be surprised by other songs we’ve transformed.”

Watch the glorious remix above.

Los Rivera Destino’s “Trapústico” series will have an IRL performance on August 25 at La Respuesta in Santurce, Puerto Rico.