Props to Bad Bunny for establishing himself as the guest vocalist of the moment for reggaeton superstars. The Puerto Rican artist, his baritone stylings, and greco swirls recently got up with Arcángel on “Me Acostumbre,” and he featured on Ñengo Flow’s “Hoy,” another low and slow creeper — in addition to a slew of super group one-offs like the steamy “Diles,” with Farruko, Arcangel, Ñengo, and Ozuna. This is what happens when you come in with a voice at the perfect register for trap’s deceptively simple, restrained delivery, right at the moment when reggaeton is experimenting heavily with this particular kind of fusion.
Today, it was J Balvin’s turn to tap the emerging trapero, for the creep invite of 2017: “Si Tu Novio Te Deja Sola.” (We’re sure that this duo will have no trouble finding candidates to take them up on the proposition.) We see The Business is keeping with the trap moment that he kicked off last month with Ozuna and Arcángel and the rueful “Ahora Dice.”
Bad Bunny recently told Alofoke that he only got serious about his career last year — in fact, that he’s a little shook that his career took off so fast. “From my most truly sincere heart, I didn’t know it was going to happen in such short time,” he said. “Yes, I knew that one day I was going to make it, you know? I’m sure of my talent, of myself. But the fact that it happened so fast took me by surprise.”