The face of Latin Trap, Bad Bunny, takes center stage in new music video for “MIA.”
In early 2017, news reports began surfacing of a new genre of hip-hop making its way to the states. Inspired by the Atlanta trap music trend infused with a latin twist, this genre was coined “Latin Trap.” Puerto Rico’s own Bad Bunny became one of the most recognizable faces of the new trend. Thanks to his millions of streams and the attention of chart-topping artists like Quavo and Nicki Minaj, Bad Bunny is receiving support.
With the world now at “attention,” he makes his biggest music video collaborations yet – teaming up with hip-hop legend Will Smith and Drake. Releasing a new video to go along with the single “MIA,” Drake and Bad Bunny throw a house party fully equipped with beautiful women and Puerto Rican pride.
While Drake impresses with his Spanish, Bad Bunny shines bright with his slick party lyrics and undeniable star power. MIA is a huge success. Trending on YouTube, the new single is the first Spanish song to earn the number one spot on Apple’s U.S. charts.
Within three days, MIA has accumulated over 30 million views. After his recent success with J. Balvin and Cardi B’s award-winning collaboration, “I Like It,” Drake sought out a collab with the platinum selling new artist.
Merely two weeks before MIA’s release, Bad Bunny was apart of the three-headed monster release including International legend Marc Anthony and the Fresh Prince himself Will Smith. The three come together for “Está Rico,” the new single off of Marc Anthony’s upcoming new album.
In the video, Bad Bunny plays the role of a young playboy hosting poker night with more beautiful models alongside Will Smith and Marc Anthony who cleans up the house with great cards. Bad Bunny’s collaboration with Marc Anthony follows a recent collaboration with Anthony’s ex-wife Jennifer Lopez on the track, “Amorfonda.”
Bad Bunny has been tearing through the music industry like a hurricane since his arrival last year. Amassing millions of cult-like followers, he is best known for his platinum hits “Me Llueven,” “No Te Hagas,” and”Krippy Kush.”
With a resume that includes collabs with Travis Scott, 21 Savage, Quavo, Cardi B, and Nicki Minaj, hip-hop has embraced him with open arms. He credits his style to both traditional Reggaeton and today’s Trap music as he leads a pack of hot new Latin Trap superstars rising up behind him like Ozuna, Karol G, and J. Balvin.
In his quick rise to the top, Bad Bunny has been nominated for a Latin Grammy “Best New Artist” award and awarded “Song Of The Summer” at MTV’s Music Awards for “I Like It.” Currently on a sold-out U.S. tour, Bad Bunny is slated to release a debut album in 2019 via Hear this Music.