J Balvin + Willy William & Beyoncé | Mi Gente

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Postby Jesper » Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:53 pm

LittleLinda wrote:@ GetBack: You are really looking ridiculous now... she is organizing a fundraising concert, she has donated millions, she has personally handed out food - now she's featuring on a song, helping the hurricane victims yet again... and you wanna dog her for it, because it might go number one. Seriously, what is your problem with this woman?
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Postby Hugo » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:17 pm

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J Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente” was a certified banger from the moment it dropped—in the streets, the clubs, the airwaves, and the charts. Released during the summer of “Despacito,” it proved the Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi’s Spanish-language pop smash was no fluke. With the track’s latest remix, blessed by none other than Beyoncé, Balvin and William seem to be following the “Despacito” playbook, adding a feature from an English-speaking pop star singing in Spanish to expand the song’s reach. But the remix is far from a cynical booster pack to an already massive song: Beyoncé will donate proceeds from the remix to natural disaster relief in communities devastated by earthquakes and hurricanes in the last few weeks. And with a mastery of Spanish that will come as no surprise to those that remember Irreemplazable, she helps William and Balvin prime the party anthem for global domination.

While Bieber’s Spanish likely benefitted from studio wizardry, Beyoncé needs no such assistance here. Even more impressively, she’s not just singing, but straight up rapping. The English and Spanish flow are two different beasts, but Bey wields her fluency like a wand, effortlessly flowing lines like “Mi gente no se detiene/Aquí nadie se quiere ir” (“My people don’t stop, nobody wants to leave”) that would twist your favorite rapper’s tongue in a knot of syllables. The track’s infectious beat, borrowed from Williams’ “Voodoo Song”—a wailing car-horn melody laid atop the iconic reggaeton riddim—remains unchanged. But Beyoncé’s flexes (“I been giving birth on these haters ’cause I’m fertile”) push it over the top. Her bars are seamlessly woven into Williams’ and Balvin’s verses too: Bey cops Balvin’s autotune croon with aplomb, and in her verse with Willy, she tips her cap to his French-Mauritanian heritage with a few lines in French, for good measure.

At its core, “Mi Gente” is about a shared cultural pride, one that transcends borders and race, from J Balvin’s native Colombia to Puerto Rico and across all of Latinidad. It’s a declaration that “El mundo nos quiere” (The world wants us) set to a head-nod bop. Beyoncé gets this, and with this remix, she backs up her words with action. This is what solidarity sounds like.

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/j- ... nce-remix/

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Postby Hugo » Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:24 pm

It reminds me of this so much



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Postby ThaInfo1 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:42 am

Idk wtf she is saying, but I am currently shaking my ass to this. YASSS KWEEN!
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Postby TIfan » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:06 am

Come thru sis!
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Postby GetBack » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:07 am

The remix with the new lines from Beyoncé were great until she started boasting and talking about herself again, she just really feels the need to validate her greatness in every thing she does, even for "charity". :oops: :oops:
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Postby TIfan » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:09 am

^^^ Girl!!! So pressed. Why? Its only a song. Its not the end of the world. Jesus
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Postby KEY9481 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:13 am

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Postby abi » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:10 am

GetBack wrote:The remix with the new lines from Beyoncé were great until she started boasting and talking about herself again, she just really feels the need to validate her greatness in every thing she does, even for "charity". :oops: :oops:
The WHOLE song is about having fun, dancing, partying, etc. and did you really expect her to sing HEAL THE WOOORLD MAKE IT A BETTER PLAAAACE or something? GetBack, seriously? I'm so done with you right now. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Loveguru » Sat Sep 30, 2017 3:59 am

GetBack wrote:The remix with the new lines from Beyoncé were great until she started boasting and talking about herself again, she just really feels the need to validate her greatness in every thing she does, even for "charity". :oops: :oops:
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Postby Benjamin » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:00 am

Azul are you with me? 8-) 8-)
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Postby Jesper » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:05 am

GetBack wrote:The remix with the new lines from Beyoncé were great until she started boasting and talking about herself again, she just really feels the need to validate her greatness in every thing she does, even for "charity". :oops: :oops:
Sis, you try to validate your gift to be annoying with every reply these days and you also don't realise it's Maybe time to take a chill pill and focus on positive things. We got it the first time. So don't blame Bey to add a fun line to a fun song for charity. :lol:
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Postby Hugo » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:59 am

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Balvin already had collaborated with multiple mainstream artists in different capacities, including Bieber and Pharrell Williams, and remixes with any number of names were infinitely possible. While many expressed interest, Beyonce was at the top of the list. To Balvin and his team's surprise, when asked she said yes -- motivated in part, they learned later, by her daughter Blue (Azul in Spanish) and her love of the song.
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Postby JimJim » Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:53 pm

The beat on this track is such an unpleasant sound.
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Postby Jesper » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:06 pm

Blue already has such an iconic 'career' :lol:
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Postby Hugo » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:51 pm

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Postby KEY9481 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:16 pm

Benjamin wrote:Azul are you with me? 8-) 8-)
This line is driving me crazy.
And Blue replying :cry:
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Postby himc15 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:17 pm

todays Airplay is great

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Postby robert989 » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:31 pm

How is this doing is it going to hit #1 on hot100
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Postby Ska8er » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:05 pm

I think #1 is a reach. It's already losing steam on iTunes, and streaming/airplay have to be bigger. A top 10 placement is almost a lock though.
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Postby Loveguru » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:32 am

Jesper wrote:Blue already has such an iconic 'career' :lol:
She is already grammy nominated... and I am not even joking :lol:
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Postby Guru » Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:33 am

Even if we remove Bey on this, this is so much better than Despacito :oops:
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Postby Hugo » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:04 am

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Postby DnBLover » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:09 am

I think it will got top 5 no problem. But I expected it to be bigger on all platforms.

On Spotify only Imagine Dragons is above on first day.
It will depend on YouTube.
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Postby Hugo » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:11 am

If "Bodak" made it, this can make it too, but it's still too early.
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