After becoming a viral hit in the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2020, Rochy RD presents the remix to “Ella No Es Tuya,” in collaboration with Myke Towers and Nicki Nicole.
Translated to “She’s Not Yours,” the song tells the story of a man who deluded himself with a woman, who instead defends her independence by reminding him that she doesn’t belong to him or to anyone else. “She isn’t yours, she sold you a dream/ She says she belongs to no one/ When she’s with you everything is beautiful/ She does the same thing with others,” goes the catchy chorus.
A simple yet infectious hip-hop beat — produced by Nata Record and Nicael — puts the spotlight on their harmonizing vocals. Myke adds his distinct hoarse rap verses, Nicki flexes her sugary vocals, and Rochy keeps the song’s essence intact. The remix was co-written by the three artists.
“It’s such an honor to collaborate with Myke Towers,” the rising Dominican artist tells Billboard. “We have great chemistry, personally and musically. I’m also very happy with Nicki Nicole’s participation. She added her flow and I know all the Dominicans will enjoy her part.”
For Nicki, jumping on the remix was “totally crazy.” “I’m entering into the genres that they already have dominated,” she tells Billboard. “It was a challenge to me but it came out great.”
In the music video, directed by Creador and Manuel DH, both Rochy and Myke are seen riding around the DR and hanging out with Romania-born, Dominican-based model Alexandra Hatcu. Nicki’s vibrant scenes were filmed separately in Argentina. “We didn’t have the opportunity to record the song or the video together, but I think that the outcome is incredible and that we will work in person in the future,” Nicki adds.
“Ella No Es Tuya Remix” is released via Sony Music Latin in a collaboration with Vulcano Music.
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