The first full-length album from the Puerto Rican new-pop superstar Bad Bunny, “X 100PRE,” was released just before Christmas, at the end of a chaotic year in which he was already the signature voice thanks to countless one-off singles and guest verses.
On “X 100PRE,” he extended his narrative, starting with Latin trap and reggaeton and exploring dembow, pop-punk and synth-pop. It showed an artist not content with sticking strictly to the sounds that be built his success on.
What’s next for Bad Bunny? And what were the sounds and movements that set the table for his rapid rise?
On this week’s Popcast:
Eduardo Cepeda, who writes a regular column for Remezcla on reggaeton history, and also contributes to Pitchfork and the Nation
Suzy Exposito, Latin music editor for Rolling Stone
Isabelia Herrera, music editor for Remezcla and a member of the curatorial committee for MoMA PS1’s Warm Up series