As is evidenced throughout the site, hip hop musicians aren’t ever just limited to hip hop. Waka Flocka and Pusha T have recently dabbled in the EDM world. Chance The Rapper and Childish Gambino frequent their singing roots. And A$AP Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$AP is essentially one drug-fueled and folk-inspired rap album (this is not an insult or negative criticism).
So, seeing Future jump into the reggaeton world is far from surprising, nor is it that he would team with one of the genre’s biggest stars for his inaugural foray as well: Yandel. The two collaborated on the song “Mi Combo,” and the song is as you expect from the two: the telltale “Dembow” riddim that owes a series of Father’s Day cards to Shabba Ranks, Future warbling about owning expensive jewelry and hunting down women with questionable morals and an affinity for MDMA, and the like.
I can’t say that I am a true fan or am very knowledgable of reggaeton music; I literally start and stop at “Oye Mi Canto.” However, during a visit to a random club in Puerto Rico I witnessed what it does to women on the dance floor. And that, naturally, is what I am here for.