Absurdly popular rapper 50 Cent has a new single out, but you’ve probably never heard it. And if you’re watching MTV or tuned in to Power 106, Hot 97 and Wild 94.9, you probably never will.
That’s because 50’s new collaboration isn’t with Timbaland, the Game, or Lil’ Wayne, but Puerto Rican duo Wisin y Yandel. And it’s in Spanish.
50-Cent is one of a growing cohort of American rappers flocking to the Carribean (and New York) to record with established artists like Daddy Yankee (whose English remixes sometimes land him on MTV), Wisin y Yandel, Zion y Lennox, Aventura, and Luny Tunes, purveyors of the Carribbean’s infectious blend of rap, dancehall, and bachata, called Reggaeton. Never heard of ’em? Well, get yourself an education, courtesy of some of America’s most popular rappers:
Wisin y Yandel feat. 50 Cent, “Mujeres en el Club”
Daddy Yankee feat. Snoop Dogg “Zona de Gangstas”
Wisin y Yandel, feat. Eve, “Quisiera Saber”