Ozuna released his third LP, Nibiru, featuring the likes of Snoop Dogg, Anuel AA, Swae Lee, Nicky Jam, and a track with Diddy produced by DJ Snake that samples Diddy’s 2002 smash hit, “I Need a Girl (Pt. 2).” Ozuna’s interpolation, dubbed “Eres Top” opens with that memorizing riff from Sean Combs “I Need A Girl” prequel and dives into the DJ Snake-produced soca beat with fluttering riffs and dissident vocals for effect.
The song is about a girl Ozuna met at the club, while on Diddy’s guest verse, he enters with a reference to the original track and sequel, “Gave her the game but she still left me with the pain / I guess I need a girl again.” In its heyday, “I Need a Girl (Pt. 2)” reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100, so it was quite an ambitious undertaking from the Carte Blanche producer.
Ozuna and DJ Snake have now collaborated several times this year, Ozuna was a feature on DJ Snake’s smash hit “Taki Taki” alongside Cardi B and Selena Gomez.
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Over the past 19 years, the Fast & Furious franchise has given prominent and often recurring acting roles to the following musicians: Ja Rule, Tyrese, Ludacris, Bow Wow, Tego Calderón, and Don Omar. The series has also had plenty of cameos from famous music types, including Jin, Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea, T-Pain, and Romeo Santos. More »
Such is the power of Rosalía right now that the Spanish pop star could have brought any one of her many recent hits to the MTV Video Music Awards stage on Monday night. This year already, she’s collaborated with J Balvin with “Con Altura” and Ozuna with “Yo x … More »
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It’s 24 hours into Coachella weekend one and DJ Snake could have already won the top spot for not only most, but highest profile guest appearances in one act. The French producer performed at the Outdoor Theatre on Friday night, and when he dropped hit single and recent release “Taki Taki,” the song was performed live by not one, but all four of the featured artists on the track.
Ozuna came out on stage to perform his opening vocals, and was subsequently joined by Cardi B and Selena Gomez who rounded out the performance. Suzy Exposito of Rolling Stone recorded the entire performance, so those who were unable to catch the spectacle live are at least able to watch the moment online.
The official music video for “Taki Taki” hit one billion views just 16 weeks after its release, and now that the four artists have come together to perform the track live at Coachella, the song will undoubtedly continue to make waves thanks to its star studded lineup of artists and its feel good Latin vibes.
Cardi B, Selena Gomez, and Ozuna joined forces with DJ Snake to become a veritable Latin-fusion dream team in “Taki Taki.” The club-friendly, bilingual collaboration swiftly ascended to the number one slot on the Hot Latin Songs chart following its release, to set up shop at the top for 13 weeks. “Taki Taki” additionally topped Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart, and currently reposes at number 18 on the Hot 100 chart.
With its ample chart credit behind it and team of influential featured artists to boot, “Taki Taki” was well positioned to rack up views on its then forthcoming official music video. The accompanying visual has since succeeded in doing just that, seeing that”Taki Taki” now touts a staggering one-billion views on YouTube. That it only took DJ Snake and company a short 16 weeks to garner the illustrious “one-billie” evidences the heat of this collaborative team’s touch—one that continues to sizzle, nearly five-months after the single’s debut.
There’s no real reason why every late-night musical performance has to look the same. Every once in a while, we’ll see an artist who finds a way to turn it into something special. And every once in an ever longer while, we’ll see someone completely disregard the visual language we’ve come to expect. That’s what … More »