A Tribe Called Quest’s “Bonita Applebum” Gets a Cumbia Makeover From Royal Highness

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Texan cumbia duo Royal Highness have released a chop-heavy, swooning remix of the A Tribe Called Quest rap classic “Bonita Applebum.” Entitled “Bonita, Bonita,” an organic and thumping cumbia rhythm lifts up the remix, along with a chopped hook and trilling melodies from the original. “Bonita, Bonita” spins and blends these melodies and sweeping basslines into a familiar but novel rework, showcasing Royal Highness’ skill and execution as producers. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and this is a perfect cumbia ode to sweethearts everywhere. Grab this excellent edit for free here.