On the latest episode of Billboard’s new series Cultura Clash, Colombian-American artist Kali Uchis, regional Mexican chart-topping artist Gerardo Ortiz and best new artist Latin Grammy nominee Paloma Mami come together for a candid conversation on collaborations.
More specifically, are collaborations between artists a must during these days? When is a collab simply clout-chasing and when should an artist turn down a collab? As ever, the three aforementioned artists are honest and transparent with their responses when talking about this complex topic.
"I didn't ever wanna be known as that artist that is always collaborating and I feel like in the Latin industry, it was like popping off, that's what everybody was doing," says Paloma Mami, who -- in a world where collaborations are a given in order to gain traction and streams -- did not feature other artists on her debut album Sueños de Dali.