Bad Bunny: The Latin Pop King for everyone

Photo Credit: Paper Magazine

Photo Credit: Paper Magazine

Benito Ocasio, better known by his compelling stage name “Bad Bunny,” has made a crossover into mainstream media. Since first appearing in the Latin Trap scene back in 2016, Ocasio has achieved impressive amounts of well deserved success. 

Billboard states that his entire new album “YHLQMDLG” is on the Hot Latin Songs charts while also making its way up the Hot 100 Chart. The album name is an abbreviation for the spanish phrase, “Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana,” meaning “I Do What I Want.” 

Before ever dropping an album, Ocasio achieved success through singles and being featured on top songs. In 2018 he was featured on Cardi b’s song “I Like It,” which topped the US Billboard Hot 100. With a history of popular songs with credible artists, Ocasio was able to put his name out there and create a large following that awaited his debut album. 

His debut album “x100pre,” an abbreviation for the spanish expression “Por Siempre,” meaning “Forever”, hit the top spot on latin charts. The album included Ocasio’s single “MIA” that featured famous Hip Hop arist Drake. The song become his first in the top 10 on Billboards Hot 100. 

Since establishing his capability of releasing an album, Ocasio has become a significant name in the genre of Musica Urbana. He creates songs with no boundaries. His sound is an evolution of classic reggaeton. He fuses emotional lyrics with hard hitting beats. 

Like his sound, Ocasio doesn’t restrict himself and does as he pleases with his appearance. He likes to break gender roles and wear thing that are seen as feminine. In a latin community with outdated traditional views, it’s refreshing to have a successful open-minded person like him at the top. 

“Bad Bunny is definitely unique. He’s my favorite artist. Made me like reggaeton again,” said fan Hernan Ortiz.