Bad Bunny heart
What is the name of the Bad Bunny heart?
On Saturday (May 7), over 150 Bad Bunny fans flocked to Salgado's Color Her Conspiracy Her Tattoo her gallery to get the unfortunate little heart (corazóncito) tattoo on the cover of Un Verano Sin Ti. I was. Corazoncito is red, has one eye, two arms, two legs, and a large frown.
Where does Bad Bunny heart come from?
The cover was designed by his LA-based artist and graphic designer Ugly Primo, but Bad Bunny says the idea is his own. "During the pandemic lockdown, I drew a heart and sent it to him. Throughout the album, Hart was the first thing that came to mind. ”
What does Un Verano Sin Ti mean?
Un Verano Sin Ti (Spanish pronunciation: [um beˈɾano sin ˈti]; A Summer Without You is Puerto Rican rapper and singer Bad Bunny's fourth solo studio album and fifth overall.
Bad Bunny fans can get a free heart tattoo from the Un Verano Sin Ti album.
To celebrate the release of Bad Bunny's latest album Un Verano Sin Ti, Puerto Rico-based tattoo artist Juan Salgado invited people to get free tattoos at his San Juan shop.
However, it had to be a specific tattoo. On Saturday (May 7th), over 150 Bad Bunny fans gathered at the Color Conspiracy Tattoo Gallery in Salgado to get the unfortunate little heart (corazóncito) tattooed on the cover of Un Verano Sin Ti.
Corazoncito is red, has one eye, two arms, two legs, and a large frown.
Before the gallery's tattoo artists tattooed people for free all day, Color Conspiracy co-founder Salgado sent his Bad Bunny a text congratulating him on his new album and letting him know what he thought of the free tattoos. I was. Everyone.
"[Cab—n] I have a good idea," Salgado texted him. "How would you feel if I tattooed your heart for free to everyone who comes to my store tomorrow, Saturday?" Bad Bunny immediately left Salgado a voice message, saying he liked the idea.
When they announced it online, fans started queuing the day before so they could be the first to get their hands on the tattoo. Karla Grilli arrived at the gallery with a Corazon seat on her ankle.
“Brian” (@LaConcienciaNFT) also showed off her torso tattoo and thanked Color Her Conspiracy artist Joey Rodriguez for giving her a free tattoo.
"This day was the most magical as we celebrate [Un Verano Sin Ti] with our beloved [Bad Bunny], [Juan Salgado] and [ColorConspiracy] families," he tweeted.
How Bad Bunny conquered pop by singing exclusively in Spanish
Minutes before taking to the stage with 19,000 fans in attendance, Bad Bunny is running back and forth in the green room, with complete serenity on his face. The 24-year-old Latin rap star was the final performer at Calibash, SBS Entertainment's Latin mega-concert in Las Vegas. The list of acts included some of urban music's biggest names (a term that encompasses genres such as reggaeton, Latin rap and dembow), including Osuna, Anuel AA, Farruco and even Enrique Iglesias. Bad Bunny performs for the first time since the surprise release of X100PRE (pronounced Por Siempre or Forever: Forever (translation)), their debut album, released in late December last year, and which received critical acclaim. The album reached number 11 on the Billboard 200 in early January and is still in the top 20.
Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martinez Ocasio, may be strutting around like a boxer before a match, but he's still not nervous. "I feel great," he says in Spanish. He speaks minimal English as he hugs and shakes hands with the Billboard editor (Editor's note: the rest of the narrative is in the editor's name). When he gets the call, the singer, dressed in a fluorescent orange windbreaker and shorts, snatches up an unopened can of Coca-Cola, shouts something that roughly translates to "Let's do it! Bloody hell!" and throws that can on the floor. He then storms down the long corridor to the stage and dances gleefully as Farruco, his fellow Puerto Rican and sometime collaborator, performs 'Mi Forma de Ser', an anthem about having your own identity and the art of ignoring the haters. After Farruco leaves, Bad Bunny steps into his own image, a symbol of the 'third eye' which he recently said allows him to 'see everything', including the red carpet reporter's underwear. The audience begins to go wild. Bad Bunny, on the other hand, spreads a wide smile.
Twenty years after Ricky Martin led the so-called Latin explosion on US radio waves, Bad Bunny is considered one of music's most exciting new stars, without any "crossover" qualifications. His rapid ascent in two years from a small town on Puerto Rico's north coast to the major American arenas confirms the centrality of Latin music in American pop music, among other singles and collaborations with Justin Bieber. Like his contemporaries Osuna and Maluma, he grew up influenced by reggaeton and American hip-hop, gaining international fame as hip-hop became a kind of open source, supplying fresh sounds and connections to artists in literally every sense. Delaying the release of an album as he released single after single, his 34 tracks topped the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart and lasted twice as long as Osuna's.
Inspired by the sounds and strategies of hip-hop (especially Drake and Future ), there is no one like Bad Bunny on the charts right now: he mixes genres and denies gender differences. Bad Bunny is unequivocally a stylistically adventurous rapper and an accomplished singer whose lyrics go from raw vulnerability to street braggadocio. At a time when people of Hispanic descent make up more than 17 per cent of the US population (according to the 2017 American Community Survey) and more people speak Spanish than anywhere else in the world, Bad Bunny's success reflects the changing reality of both the pop landscape and the United States itself.
In his 30-minute set on Calibash, Bad Bunny walks through all the tracks on his new album X100PRE, as well as the collaborations that essentially got him here: "I Like It" with Cardi B and Jay Balvin, "MIA", a collaborative track with Drake that went No 1 on three Latin charts and debuted at No 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in October 2018. Backstage, his longtime friend Jesus Hernandez (aka Chu) raves to an enthusiastic crowd. "Coming from a small place like Puerto Rico and being able to make such an impact? Look at that!" - he says. On March 14, Bad Bunny will headline the American scene for the second time - as an ambassador for urban music in huge venues like Staples Center and Madison Square Garden, as well as in outlying cities like Portland and Reading, where he has yet to perform to such huge audiences.
That morning, amidst the many hangers-on, stylists and other attendants in his hotel room at the Aria Hotel, Bad Bunny looked completely at ease, sitting on the sofa with a few close friends, overwhelmed by the fiercely competitive Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) game. When the game ends, Bad Bunny jumps off the sofa and immediately gives me a "brotherly" hug. "It feels really good," he says.
Bad Bunny seems younger and cooler in person than he does during his furious performances on stage, or than his lyrics about weed, women and even orgies. The faint smell of weed, bought by his crew at the drugstore the night before, is the only hint of debauchery. As we talk, he hides in his hoodie, rubbing his shoelaces. The presence of friends, he explains, "helps you feel like you're with family, like home, you feel normal. It gives me the opportunity to always stay in orbit and not forget about Earth."
In the crowded pop and rap world, Bad Bunny is taking risks that other young Latin stars would not take. Such risks include his habit of painting his nails bright yellow or his misogynistic behaviour on social media and in his music. "When I came into the industry, I was never afraid to be myself," he says. "There were others who would advise me to be a bit quieter, but I always thought, what's the worst that could happen?"
According to provocateurs, Bad Bunny is quite progressive. He's started posting body-positive rants on Twitter encouraging women to abstain from shaving for the benefit of men; he's also advocated polygamy (tweeting that some woman deserves two boyfriends); and most recently indirectly faced homophobic comments from reggaetoner Don Omar regarding a leaked sex tape featuring an underage Osuna. "Homophobia these days?" - he wrote in Spanish. "How embarrassing, mate."
He has also used his music videos, the most popular of which have over half a billion views on YouTube, as a platform for social issues. In the video 'Solo de Mi', Bad Bunny tackles the topic of violence against women in Puerto Rico. In the video, we see the bruised face of Venezuelan model Laura Chimara, with Bunny singing in the background: "I'm not yours or nobody's/I'm my own" - a declaration of freedom against abusive treatment, and a hint at the Puerto Rican activist group Colectivo Feminista, which has recently been occupying Ricardo Rossello's mansion, demanding that he sign a decree declaring a state of emergency against domestic violence.
"I have seen Colectivo Feminista occupying the mansion. I saw the news about how many women had been killed," says Bad Bunny. "That prompted me to try and say something." His latest video, "Caro" ("Darling"), which garnered over 45 million views in its first two weeks, shows plus-size, transgender, non-binary and disabled models parading down the catwalk, as well as a man kissing Bad Bunny on the cheek. "People may have expected a video filled with jewellery, money - you know, 'expensive' trappings," he says. "But in the end the video completely changed the concept of the lyrics," turning it into an anthem of acceptance and self-love.
His attempts to rid himself of machista culture have not always ended well. Last summer, when a nail salon in Spain refused him service because he was a man, he tweeted about it: 'What the fuck year are we in? 1960?". Then, when internet trolls attacked him for wanting manicures, he offered to impregnate the wives of his detractors. (But he immediately apologised).
"Nobody's perfect," says Bad Bunny, reflecting on his response. "You don't think today like you did five years ago, even a year ago. People are always changing and I think everyone deserves the space to change and for people to acknowledge their changes. Maybe someone made a mistake and wants to make sure it never happens again."
Growing up in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico, Benito Martínez Ocácio decided from an early age to become a musician. At the age of 5 he joined a church choir, but around the same time he became interested in rapping in Spanish after receiving an exuberant Vico C record 'Ángel Que Había Muerto'. As a teenager he immersed himself in the music his mother listened to - master vocalists such as salsa legends Hector Lavo and Juan Gabriel; and the reggaeton his friends loved: Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel, Ivy Queen and Calle 13. These early influences are still present in his music, from his own sonorous voice to his most subtle lyrical touches. In "La Romana" he pronounces the words "ojalá y" ("hopefully, and…") as "ojalai" - a reference to the Voltio track "Chulin Culin Chunfly" featuring Calle 13, in which rapper Residente uses the same pronunciation.
Until 2016, the artiste posted his tracks on SoundCloud under the pseudonym Bad Bunny, balancing work at the grocery shop and college classes. That's when Noah Asad, founder of Rimas Entertainment, and DJ Luian, head of the Hear This Music label, heard his single 'Diles'. Luian introduced Bad Bunny to his team Mambo Kingz. Less than a year later, a remix of the song featuring Nengo Flow, Osuna, Arcangel and Farruko debuted at number 15 on the Latin Rhythm digital song sales chart.
Since then, Bad Bunny has appeared on more than 70 singles (46 of which are featured on the Hot Latin Songs and seven on the Hot 100). Grim anthems like "Soy Peor" and marijuana anthems like "Krippy Kush", recorded with Farruco and Rvssian and which became #5 on Hot Latin Songs, as well as inspired remixes with 21 Savage, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott and others, not only captivated Spanish speaking audiences, but also English speaking ones. Then came the track "I Like It", which became #1 on the Hot 100. Bad Bunny "sailed" into American culture, while rapping mostly in Spanish.
But Bad Bunny's spirit has yet to catch up with his fame. "It was all new in my life, which maybe I wasn't ready to handle," says the artist. He loved creating, but "I was making music for the sake of making music. It's not like I sat around and worked on music like I did later on with my album. It was like everything became very monotonous. It was like I was on autopilot and forgot what I really wanted." Around the same time, he stopped working with Luian, left Twitter and settled into a beachside mansion in Vega Baja, just a bike ride from where he grew up.
He isolated himself there, away from the chatter of social media and anyone outside his close-knit circle of childhood friends. He smoked weed and played video games, but mostly worked in an upstairs studio dedicated to X100PRE. Instead of working with established producers, he chose to work mainly with one of his long-time friends, La Paciencia, and Tainy, a member of the reggaeton guard who also produced I Like It. "It affects not only the quality of the album, but also its sentimentality," he explains. "That energy translates. You feel like you're listening to an artist and not just music meant for radio."
On 28 June last year, after a month's hiatus, Bad Bunny released the music video for the song "Estamos Bien", much of which he shot with his friends on the beach near the mansion. A few months later, he performed the track on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. "Estamos bien" is included on X100PRE. You can hear it at the end of the album in a semi-biographical three-song line that begins with "Como Antes", where Bunny reflects on his youthful innocence. "RLNDT" follows, a tribute to the boy whose disappearance shocked Puerto Rico. In the final track, Bad Bunny questions who he has become and whether hopelessness will consume him. "Estamos Bien" offers some hope - the sound of an artist emerging from the shadows. The track "pulls you out of a dark song and makes a complete transition," says Bad Bunny. "You're listening to my reality. You're listening to my truth."
X100PRE came out after months of fans speculating on what a Bad Bunny album could sound like after so many singles. "I finished it four days before it came out," Bad Bunny says with a laugh. And it sounds quite organised: 15 carefully selected tracks, a sort of genre-fluid tour through Bad Bunny's emotional maze of creativity, touching on Latin rap as well as reggaeton, drip-pop, pop-punk and even Dominican dembow, which we hear in "La Romana" featuring El Alfa. Incidentally, this track claims to be the song of the summer.
"This album is a tribute to my generation, both musically and pop culture from when we were young," says Bad Bunny, who has just been nominated for 12 Billboard Latin Music Awards, including an Artist of the Year nomination. Millennials who, like him, grew up listening to veteran Latin tunes were certainly ready for an artist of their age. In the last two years, Bad Bunny contemporaries such as Osuna and Balvin have literally burst onto the major charts and begun to fill American arenas. "Despacito" became a global hit in 2017, but not just thanks to a Justin Bieber remix. Over the past decade, the number of people in the States who speak Spanish has grown by more than 20 per cent, according to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.
But it's only recently that the boundaries have widened considerably for Latin pioneers on several levels in American culture: from Cardi B all the way to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (who has nothing to do with Bad Bunny).
Cardi, AOC and Bad Bunny have more than just Latin roots: they are implacably, even joyously sincere and honest, at a time when voters and music fans in this country seem to crave authenticity.
Its authenticity is what Bad Bunny cares most about as his fame grows. Around midnight on 11 January, he walked through the streets of San Juan to the Governor's mansion, accompanied by his friend Residente, the Calle 13 rapper he has admired since childhood. They hoped to talk to Rossello about the guns and domestic violence ravaging their island, and for hours Bad Bunny recorded his attempts to enter the mansion on Instagram. (Eight days after this interview, Bad Bunny's friend and bodyguard, Geoffrey Ayala Colon, was killed by a gunshot at Guainabo.)
A few hours later, Rossello let the duo in for a cup of coffee and a chat. But that wasn't the only significant part of the night for Bad Bunny: fans freely approached him on the street, as he always wanted them to. "That's the thing, that's the way it should be," he says. "It's like, I'm trying to connect with people."
On the morning before Calibash, he says as he explains the concept of the 'Caro' video with its unorthodox models. "Has the video changed the way you think about the song?" - he asks me with some hope in his voice. I tell him it has. "At the end of the day, it's core messages," he says. "At the end of the day, I don't do that much. I only do what I want to do - in my opinion, not going out of my flow, staying in my lane. Without boring people."