A New Medellin: How J Balvin and Medellin Pushed the Culture of Reggaeton | Complex News Presents





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  1. Correciones: Colombia tiene 45 millones de habitantes, no 65 como dijo Nicky Jam. La otra es que Manuel Turizo no es de Medellín, sino de Montería. Es costeño, no paisa

  2. I’m sorry but if anything that put Latin music on the charts was despacito that shit opened doors for everyone

  3. Balvin does his thing but it’s more like “Reggaeton pushes the culture into Medellin and J Balvin”.

    Panama had Spanish Reggae, great to say the least, but Reggaeton was created in Puerto Rico.

  4. Fun fact Panama use to be apart of Colombia. The musical center of Colombia is to the North. The Colombian Coastal region which have artists such as Shakira, Carlos Vives and countless others and a music style known as Champeta. Medellin only has a few artist…J Balvin? Maluma and Carol G? They are dwarfed by the Costeños in the Carribean.

  5. I started listening to reggaeton when I first listened to Maluma. I also started learning Spanish just so I can understand the songs. Reggaeton is not very famous here, in India. But I think it's gonna change, it's gonna change a lot faster than anyone can imagine.

  6. Who the fuck was that fat fuck with the white sweater that talk so much shit… nothing relevant coming out of his worthless mouth clown ass nigga.

  7. Proud To Be a Latino S/O to all the Womens and The Mens Who Sacrificed Their Hardwork On Making Reggaeton What It Is Today! 🇵🇷💪🏼❤️ As I Look at Anuel, Daddy Yankee, Karol G, Becky G, Natti Natasha, J Balvin, Nicky Jam, Bad Bunny and Ozuna, They The Ones Who Made Me Listen To Reggaeton everyday and I'm Proud of It Cause They Put A lot of Their Efforts On Their Songs Props to Them 👏🏼❤️ 100%

  8. Y’all gotta admit they pushed Reggaeton way farther than Puerto Rican did. It all started with daddy yankee then it went quiet, but J Balvin brought it back. It’s good to see them working together now.

  9. Musica pa' putas y brutos😂 sera tan mediocre que un legetonelo no pasa de los 30 años, se remplazan uno a otro con cejas afeitadas y un tatuaje en el cuello 😂😂😂

  10. Esto está erróneo. Medellín es parte del movimiento pero no es ningún epicentro o capital de esto. Los colombianos con todo el
    respeto siempre hacen esto. Lo mismo trataron de hacer con la salsa y que Cali era y que la capital de la misma y yo no se de donde ellos sacan eso. Que consuman nuestra música (salsa y reggaeton) no significa que sean la capital. En Puerto Rico nosotros no queremos el reggaeton ya so nos hacen un favor de llevárselos a todos para allá por que eso es lo que los reggaetoneros Boricuas han hecho. Y les van a explotar eso allí también. Reggaeton lo que trae es jodedera, pregúntale a cualquiera aquí en PR. Pero con todo y eso los exponentes más grandes son y siguen siendo Boricuas y eso todo el mundo lo sabe. Los negros americanos han estado envueltos en este movimiento mucho antes que los colombianos empezaran ha envolverse en el reggaeton. No traten de cojer crédito por algo que se empezó desde abajo en PR y nuestros muchachos se fajaron para llevar esto donde donde esta y Nicky Jam sabe que es 100% verdad lo que digo. El brego mal aquí y se corto las patas y ahora le debe su 2nda oportunidad a Colombia pq lo ayudaron so el está OBLIGADO a hablar así pq no le cuesta mas remedio y muy bien que sea agradecido pq aquí no lo queríamos por sus vicios y comportamientos. Culpa de el no de PR.

  11. Hagan uno en Puerto Rico si en realidad le importa la cultura del reggaeton y no quién tiene más hits en los billboard.

  12. So according to this clown it took reguetton to make us cool ? Foh dudes that play congas and trumpets dress like real men tho facts .

  13. Real shit old school reggaeton was the original sound and can never be imitated or resurrected. It was all I was listening to at one point. I can't listen to this new sound, at all..

  14. En Texas, se respeta el regeton. Listos para un mega tour con todos! Claro con nuestras botas y nuestras tejanas bien puestas!

  15. Forreal yo you see these big labels like quality control or ysl or roc nation or cash money they artists not pulling these streaming numbers like these Latin artists and just go on Spotify look at the monthly listeners on they artist compared to Latin artist the numbers do not lieee the YouTube views do not lieee numbers do not lieee

  16. The Summer of 2004 I got my first job at Burger King 👑, my boss at the time was Colombian Woman beautiful inside and out, she introduced me to her family. Me being a American Born kid(Cuban Father and Ecuadorian Mother) most of my friends in the neighborhood I grew up in was mainly Chinese. In school most of my friends were Italian, Irish or Chinese, Latin friends I could count with my hands. Going back to Burger King I remember everyone in at the job was either Colombian(which I loved the women as a child) or Dominican. It was a whole new world to me. They would play all summer for 3-4 years I was there Reggaton, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jams, Wisin Y Yandal, Calle 13, Tego Calledron, on and on. To be honest I hated it cause I didn’t understand it, made no sense to me. I was just being introduced to Kanye West with the College Dropout and Pharrell(NERD) the whole Bape Movement. So this sound and look was wack to me. Fast forward 5-10 years later, I work in the catering business and I remember hearing Mi Gente J Balvin, but years prior seeing his face everywhere(I had the same feeling when I seen Pharrell in the early 2000’s when he was in every video). Then boom I like it that Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin! An explosion 💥 Latin Trap is the hottest ever!!! To think 🤔 the few artists of reggaeton in the 2000’s came out no one in the U.S. was looking for that kind of music. Crazy! I’m VERY PROUD of everything J Balvin is doing for Colombia and Latinos overall. Getting rid of that Pablo Escobar image of wanting to be a drug kingpin and breathing in new LIFE to Colombia 🇨🇴 and Latinos Overall!!!!!
    At 33 years old I can say I’m proud to be LATINO!!!!
    Latino Gang!!!!
    Para La Cultura!!!!!!

  17. 🇵🇷Puerto rico hizo un gran aporte al género, pero los 🇨🇴Colombianos lo exportaron a otros continentes 🌎 por que hizo una 🎤música mas amigable al oído de las personas más comercial sin perder el toque y sabor puerto riqueño respetando su origen y sus grandes contribuyentes al género, ese es el resumen del reggaeton actual, un conjunto de mezclas y aportes latinos, la disciplina del colombiano el paísa en específico y su diversidad en cultura y aceptación hacia otras.

  18. Mi país: no es un país perfecto de hecho tiene muchos problemas. A pesar de todos los obstáculos que tiene mi país yo soy orgulloso de donde vengo y done vaya y me preguntan de donde soy con mi cabeza en alto digo Colombia. Siempre orgulloso e intentando decirle a la gente que nuestro país es un paraíso y tienes que ir. Como dice J Balvin vayan que no se arrepentirán. Colombia, Medellín, Bogotá los amo

  19. This is nobody's music, this is everybody's music! Wise words from Nicky. I'm so proud of being a Latino and our culture.
    Viva Latino-america 🇦🇷🇨🇱🇨🇴🇨🇷🇩🇴🇪🇨🇵🇦

  20. This needs more views. It’s inspiring to me as an artist in wanting to find what’s next and how we can expand la cultura. Watch my music video “La Cobra” a Hip-Hop/Latin EDM fusión, shot in Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 https://youtu.be/VTH6oh1nbvo

  21. I'm from Medallín and I miss it, no sé porque hijueputas escribo en inglés pero extraño mi Colombia y Medallo 🇨🇴🌈✨❤️ amo Antioquia, amo Medallo, amo ser paisa, ahhh pero pronto gonorreas volveré ❤️

  22. Escuchar que Colombia adopto el regaetton de mi isla 🇵🇷 y su gente buena bendiciones a mis hermano colombianos y a todos los latinos que escuchan reggeton latinos unidos siempre

  23. Wasnt the music mainstream by the time of Gasolina and Dale Don Dale? Was it not global enough to make it to Hollywood in Fast and the Furious? That is a ridiculous statement. I mean, even Gasolina was the first song to be cross genre and which is still played in parties of other genres. The songs were repetitive? The songs use estribillos since 20th century latin american music. This nationalist agendas in clearly transnational music serves to ignore the fact that Puerto Ricans were and still are the protagonist of a transnational genre. Sure, Colombia has contributed a fresh take on it, but it isn´t like things in Puerto Rico are not being constantly innovative, which is how this biased documentary makes it sound. That is why J Balvin chooses to do an album with Bad Bunny in the first place right after Bad Bunny innovated the sound of urban music. In fact, nobody ever thought it was possible to do a modern Album like the one Bad Bunny did where trap was mixed with pop punk elements, reggaetón, rap and beyond. Self-proclamation isnt an honest view of things. Why aren´t artists like Jhay Cortez, Lunay, Brytiago, Darell even mentioned? Because it does not suit the narrative of this video.

    Puerto Ricans lost their way between 2014 and 2017? Nicky Jam does a nice job playing to his crowd, yet if you search top reggaeton tracks between 2014 and 2017 the majority are still Puerto Rican artists and right about 2017 Despacito hit, the biggest reggaeton pop song of all time. Now I am the first one to stand by his words in that this music is not anybody´s to claim because, 1) it is not folklore of any country and, 2) it is a transnational music, but I think Ozuna is quite correct in calling it like it is, Medellin is the second home of Reggaetón. Puerto Rico still produces the most Reggaeton at the same quality as everywhere else. You might say that crossover wise, the Medellin scene can be surpassing Puerto Rico, but that does not mean we are not still the most prominent or that even the change to poppy elements even resonate with everyone. One look around the old DY, Wisin and Yandel and Don Omar TYoutube videos are very telling of that, or even the Wisin and Yandel epic rebounds such as Todo Comienza en la Disco. One word again: honesty.

    Reggaeton did not have ¨that latin flavor¨? What is that guy talking about? Is he subtly implying that there wasn´t latin american mestizaje or mulataje in reggaeton prior to the colombian contribution? This is laughable, at best.

  24. how J Balvin and Medellin WHITENED the conversations and modern anglo convos o reggaeton. not that j balvin doesnt have some good songs ill give him credit but him rosalia maluma etc are getting lame and becoming minstrel shows of themselves and others

  25. Everyone claims J Balvin to be humble, but he is much more beyond humble. He’s a smart guy. And he’s making tons of money with his music. More than any other latin artist.

  26. deberia haber recordado tambien con la salsa cuando estaba muriendo ese sonido los colombianos, especialmente los de Cali la inovaron y la rescataron y sucedio igual la hizo conocer en paises que rechazaban el estilo meramente caribeno y los de Cali le dieron ese toque que gusto a otro estilo de gente como los de cono sur, espana y mexico, asi pasa ahora, ya lo mexicanos, espanoles y argentinos entraron en la escena del reguetton por los colombianos

  27. Estos es pa todo los haters del reggaeton que viva Colombia 🇨🇴 que viva Puerto Rico 🇵🇷 y que viva el reggaeton.🖕🏽

  28. The beats and the song writers take it all, I don't even know 90 % of this artists . The lyrics, I don't think they represent the culture. If you really listen to the lyrics , this kind of lyrics is what MAMMON enjoy and I, and we all. Even if you don't admit it ..

  29. Solo para dejar les sabar QUE EL PRIMERO DE SER EL CROSSOVER FUE N.O.R.E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbVc5OalG4E NO BEYONCE Y FUE EL QUE INTRUDUSO EN REGGEATON AL MERCADO AMERICANO Y PARA MAS DESIR JAY Z TAMBIEN CUANDO TODO COMENSO FIRMO A HECTOR EL FATHER A SU DISCOGRAFIA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6qzpVBS4rs PARA QUE SEPAN UN POCO DE HISTORIA…

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  31. That’s more like pop culture, and those artist come from privilege places, in other words didn’t work hard to be there. Colombia has more real talent. Choquitown is one of them, they represent true Colombia! 🤷🏽‍♂️

  32. Nice. I lived in PR in '94-99 and saw "underground" become reggaetón. It was really interesting to see how it blew up when the governor made it illegal and sent cops to raid the head shops and confiscate the CDs. That made it blow up. Then there was a backlash. People complaining it wasn't Puerto rican enough. The reggaetón artists reacted. Mixed it up with salsa, merengue, bachata, techno (what was playing in the clubs). And it blew up.
    Do more of these please.
    On San Juan, Buenos Aires and Caracas. Then something weird. Like Korean reggaetón. Or Russian.

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