Last month, urban artist El Alfa made some unsavory comments on Instagram, insulting Los Trinitarios ie. the founders of the Dominican Republic, effectively pissing off many of the country’s nationalists. After he deleted the video, which you can view here on repeat, he was officially punished by the state in a highly televised event. His punishment? Sweep up the Plaza de la Bandera in western Santo Domingo.
Anyway, he seems fully repentant and undeterred from making new songs; his latest single “Pal de Velitas” has got everything you need in a dembow track: a handsome Mark B on the hook and a video complete with booty shots, synchronized dancing, and a cameo from the geniusly awkward rapper, N-Fasis.