Ozuna and Anuel AA. (Source: Instagram).
Puerto Rican reggaeton superstars Anuel AA and Ozuna‘s recently-released album Los Dioses is a rare collaborative album from two independent artists. The artists retain full ownership of their labels, masters, and publishing and have partnered with The Orchard/Sony Music U.S. Latin for the release.
The tandem has achieved six No. 1 solo albums and singles on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums and Hot Latin Songs charts, respectively. In an environment where streaming allows for the unprecedented accumulation of wealth from a seemingly unlimited catalog of music, artists being willing to create, and split earnings with fair, full transparency, is key.
Given that creations like Beatsource LINK allow for DJs to stream music catalogs as full crates, the fact that independent artists have discovered commercially sustainable ways to compete alongside major-label performers is a huge development. For DJs, this development allows for not having to scour the world to hopefully find access to the world’s hottest independent-released songs. Now, artists without access to traditional industry release structures are willing and able to deliver hits when, where, and how you need to hear them.
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New York rap veteran, Fat Joe, has dropped a visual for his latest single “YES.” The booty-filled video, directed by Eif Rivera, features appearances by Bronx native Cardi B and Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA.
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“Adictiva” also received an accompanying video. The neon-lit visual shows both superstars performing alongside a crew of female dancers and exotic cars.
Watch the video above and download “Adictiva” on DJcity.
Released in mid-July, “Brindemos” currently sits at No. 19 on Billboard’s Hot Latin Songs chart and has amassed over six million streams on Spotify. It is the lead single from Anuel’s latest album, Real Hasta La Muerte, which is currently in its second week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Latin Albums chart.
Anuel AA is widely considered as one of the leading figures of the rising Latin trap movement. He released his album by surprise on July 17, hours before he was released from prison where he had spent 30 months on gun possession charges. In his first interview since being out, Anuel told Billboard that the majority of the album was recorded during his time behind bars.
Watch the video above and download “Brindemos” on DJcity.
Latino producer Spiff TV has unveiled a video for his new single “Thinkin” featuring Anuel AA, Bad Bunny, and Future. Since its release last week, the cross-cultural trap song has received nearly one million Spotify streams. The track is set to appear on Spiff’s forthcoming album, The Union.
Watch the animated video above and download “Thinkin” on DJcity.
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