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Thread started 10/14/17 5:04pm

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Mi Gente - J Balvin and Willy William (and an annoying new trend)

On the heels of "Despacito" comes the next Latin crossover track to storm up the Billboard Hot 100.




Now I listened to this and thought it wasn't too bad. It has that hip-hop/reggaeton vibe to it, so I can see why it's pretty popular at this time. But I also noticed that some record company executive saw the success of "Despacito" and thought why don't we slap some verse by a huge pop artist on there so it can cross over to mainstream audiences. So now there's a remixed track with Beyonce on it.

What's next? Are we going to see Taylor Swift slap a verse on some Juan Gabriel track? Is Nicky Jam going to do a duet with Ed Sheeran?

sigh disbelief typing

[Edited 10/14/17 21:36pm]

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Reply #1 posted 10/14/17 7:16pm

dancerella

Oh brother! These are also the kind of song that every zumba instructor uses in class and the crowd goes nuts.

I'm also noticing a trend of that faux island sound on songs like Shape of you and One danceby Drake. It's almost a sub genre now.
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Reply #2 posted 10/16/17 1:36pm

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Balvin been out for the last 7 years and he did a great track with Pharrell which was how I got to hear him for the first time.

I'm just glad he is having constant hits out now and getting recognized. Keep it coming J Balvin. Reggaeton getting some love for once.

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Reply #3 posted 10/16/17 1:59pm

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It makes sense to do the same moves they did on hip hop to Island/Latin music that make hip hop so wonderful, memorable, and strong selling as it is today. Its not pandering its integration. Even six year olds can rap along to the #1 hip hop like Cardi B. and no one bats an eye, its cute. At least maybe someone will learn somethin', hell even I learned how to say gasoline in Spanish from listening to reggaeton.

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Reply #4 posted 10/16/17 5:21pm

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paisleypark4 said:

Balvin been out for the last 7 years and he did a great track with Pharrell which was how I got to hear him for the first time.

I'm just glad he is having constant hits out now and getting recognized. Keep it coming J Balvin. Reggaeton getting some love for once.

Safari is such a good song. It's hypnotic.

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