Wisin Talks Joining Forces With Ozuna & How the 'Global' Collab Pushed 'Escápate Conmigo' to the Hot 100

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Wisin, of the reggaetón duo Wisin & Yandel, talks working with Ozuna on  "Escápate Conmigo" -- a track that topped the Latin Airplay chart in September, and comes in at No. 76 on the Hot 100 for the chart dated Oct. 28.

Why did you want to work with Ozuna on “Escápate Conmigo”?

Ozuna has a different demographic than [I] -- that’s why the combination is so global. He’s the new generation, and I am somebody who has had a lot more time in music. A song should make people want to get up and dance, sweat and forget [their] problems. This song has all these things.

How has working with younger Latin artists like Ozuna and Bad Bunny influenced your career?

All these new artists give music new sounds and a new perspective, and that’s a blessing. I think life pushes you to change. There are challenges in life and there are mistakes as well, but moving forward and continuing to learn is important.

You’re from Puerto Rico. What do you think can still be done to help rebuild?

My family is in Puerto Rico. I was in Puerto Rico during the hurricane. It was catastrophic, but sometimes things happen so that one unites with their community and so that you can start anew. If we all decide to walk in the same direction, big things will happen.

This article originally appeared in the Oct. 28 issue of Billboard.