Bad Bunny drops unique yet cohesive new album, YHLQMDLG
May 7, 2020
Reggaeton superstar Benito Martinez, widely known as “Bad Bunny”, recently dropped his long-awaited album titled YHLQMDLG, following his Grammy winning debut album X100PRE.
YHLQMDLG is an acronym for “yo hago lo que me da la gana” which in English means, “I do whatever I want.” This is also evident with the cover art being a kid riding his bike with a flying car and other scenes of randomness in the backdrop. Bad Bunny truly follows through with his album being a mix of reggaeton, trap, and Puerto Rican perreo. Each song has its own feeling and vibe, but still blends perfectly into a cohesive album. This album is mostly meant for younger people to dance or vibe to and it does that perfectly.
Production for the album is incredible. It has songs produced by Diplo and veteran reggaeton producer Tainy. It also has plenty of features ranging from reggaeton icon Daddy Yankee and Myke Towers to more underground artists like Yahviah and Duki.
My personal favorites are “Si veo a tu mama,” “Hablamos Mañana,” and “Safaera.” The first of these, “Si veo a tu mama” is the first song on the album and the perfect intro as well. It has a nice and happy beat produced by Elikai and Subelo NEO. The song itself is about getting over a girl even though you still love her. Secondly, “Hablamos Mañana” captures the phrase YHLQMDLG perfectly. It was produced by Tainy and Albert Hype who produced a rather impressive beat that mixes in a blend of flutes, kicks, and guitar into a rock inspired beat. The lyrics themselves are about doing whatever you want and generally having fun. Lastly, “Safaera, Safaera” is the most perreo-heavy song with features from veterans Nengo Flow and Jowell y Randy. The beat was once again produced by Tainy, and co-produced by DJ Orma. It’s the type of song you would expect to be playing at a nightclub somewhere in Puerto Rico. The title describes the song perfectly; Safaera is slang for zafadera which is an expression describing letting loose or going wild.