Minutes before Bad Bunny actions into an arena full of 19,000 fans, he jogs backwards and forwards in the room that is green their face stoic. The 24-year-old Latin trap celebrity could be the performer that is final Calibash, SBS Entertainment’s Latin mega-concert at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. The bill features the largest names in mъsica urbana — the umbrella term encompassing genres like reggaetуn, Latin trap and dembow — including Ozuna, Anuel AA, Farruko, even Enrique Iglesias. Bad Bunny is doing for the time that is first the shock late-December release of X100PRE (pronounced Por Siempre, or Forever), their critically acclaimed debut album, which peaked at No. 11 regarding the Billboard 200 at the beginning of January and has now yet to come out of this top 20.
Bad Bunny, born Benito Martinez Ocasio, could be pacing like a prizefighter before a match, but he’s not stressed. “I feel well,” he claims in Spanish — he talks minimal English — while he provides a hug and a handshake. Once the call comes for him, the singer, decked call at a fluorescent orange windbreaker and shorts, snatches an unopened Coke can, yells something which approximately translates to “Let’s try this! Fuck!” and throws it on the ground. He then storms down a hallway that is long the phase and jubilantly dances into the wings as Farruko, his fellow Puerto Rican and sometime collaborator, latin brides works a rendition of this merengue smash “Mi Forma de Ser,” an anthem about possessing one’s individuality and never providing a fuck about the haters — that might since very well be Bad Bunny’s ethos. Read More