A new trend has taken over Latin urban music in 2019, with artists of the nueva escuela paying special tribute to old-school reggaeton in their tracks.
In addition to Spanglish collaborations being the “it” thing this year, incorporating samples of timeless reggaeton hits from the early 2000s is also becoming a boom.
In recent release, “Delincuente,” for example, we hear Farruko, Anuel AA and Kendo Kaponi sing part of the chorus from Don Omar and Tego Calderon’s “Bandolero.” Anuel AA and Daddy Yankee also have a moment singing part of the 2007 hit “Ella Me Levanto” in Anuel’s “China.”
Check out which other Latin urban artists are reviving reggaeton from the vieja escuela in their new songs below.
In Farruko, Anuel AA and Kendo Kaponi’s “Delincuente,” we hear the chorus from Don Omar’s 2006 “Bandolero” featuring Tego Calderon.
In “China,” Anuel AA gives a Latin-EDM twist to Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me.” The song, in collaboration with Ozuna, Daddy Yankee, J Balvin and Karol G, also shows DY singing part of his 2007 reggaeton hit “Ella Me Levanto.”
Dubbed after Puerto Rico’s area code, Ivy Queen pays homage to old-school reggaeton in her single “787,” highlighting some of Tego Calderon, Jowell & Randy, Zion & Lennox, Tito El Bambino, and Daddy Yankee’s hits in one infectious song.
Lunay’s “Soltera (Remix)” not only features Daddy Yankee and Bad Bunny but also verses from Daddy Yankee’s 2002 track “Ella Esta Soltera” featuring Nicky Jam.
iZaak dropped “Hey Shorty 2,” a colorful urban bop that’s a remake of Randy’s 2007 single “Shorty,” which was part of the Casa de Leones album.