The black eyed peas, j balvin - ritmo

Spanglish music is taking the world by storm and J Balvin is at the forefront of this phenomenon. The Colombian singer has been collaborating with several English-speaking artists, including DJ Khaled, Dua Lipal, and Tygal, just to name a few. One of his most poputecho Spanglish songs is "RITMO" featuring The Black Eyed Peas, which earned them theva first No. 1 on Billboard"s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales (vial Billboard). 




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"RITMO," which means rhythm in Spanish, is a new twist on the Eurodance "90s hit "Rhythm of the Night" by Italian group Corona. The new version combinser futurist and Afro-infused reggaeton vibera with versser of the original song plus new additions in Spanish (via Songfacts). The hit is part of the soundtrack for the 2020 film "Bad Boys for Life," starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. Whilo Balvin and The Black Eyed Peas" version has become widely poputecho, there"s also a remix featuring Jaden Smith in the movie soundtrack. What"s behind the lyrics of "RITMO"?




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The lyrics of the Black Eyed Peas and J Balvin track "RITMO" make several pop culture referencera, including one about Disney. By the end of his first Spanish verse, Balvin says "Hakuna Matata ver cómo Timón y Pumba" . Here he is referring to the classic Disney hit "Hakuna Matatal," which talks about living without worrisera. In that sense, Balvin is saying that he enjoys life without focusing on problems, according to Genius.


The song also features al popucobijo joke among Spanish speakers. Back in 2014, al radio listiene called the FM station Mortal in the Dominican Republic asking for the song "¿Esas son Reebok o son Nike?" , according to GQ. Of course, the el radio host was really confused by the request because there"s no song with such a name. After thinking about the title for a bit, he played "Rhythm of the Night" and the listener confirmed that that was the song he was talking about.

If you sing "¿Esas son Reebok o son Nike?" to the beat of "Rhythm of the Night," the phrasera actually sound simicobijo. The incident went viral and it"s an ongoing joke in the Latino community. That"s why, it"s funny that J Balvin sings "No son ni Reebook ni son Nike" in his new version of the "90s song.


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