Despacito

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The Guide to Getting Into Daddy Yankee, One of the Greatest Rappers Ever

Whether over a dancehall riddim, a dembow loop, or a boom bap beat, Daddy Yankee is truly a G.O.A.T. emcee—full stop, no Spanish-language consideration or otherwise marginalizing categorization needed.
Gary Suarez
2.6.19
Essays

All Hail Bad Bunny, Rap's Coming King

Bad Bunny’s debut solo effort ‘X 100PRE’ makes a strong case for latin trap’s longevity in the mainstream.
Gary Suarez
1.2.19
Noisey News

"Despacito" Hit 5 Billion YouTube Views, And Then Hackers Deleted It

It was part of a hack which also affected videos by Shakira, Selena Gomez, Drake, and more.
Lauren O'Neill
4.10.18
grammys 2018

Watch Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Perform "Despacito" at the Grammys

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee perform "Despacito"—without Justin Bieber—at this year's 2018 Grammys.
Noisey Staff
1.29.18
Noisey News

How to Explain YouTube's Biggest 2017 Trends to Your Grandad

The internet's video library has shared its "YouTube Rewind" list of the biggest clips of the year. Your grandpa is confused.
Lauren O'Neill
12.6.17
pop science

The Actual Science Behind Why "Despacito" Bangs So Damn Hard

Sorry but there are a bunch of music theory reasons why this song has dominated 2017.
Emily Bootle
9.14.17
Noisey News

A Bunch of Stuff That Lasted for Less Time Than "Despacito" Has Been Number 1

The Mooch, the accumulated lives of 111 mayflies, a literal war.
Lauren O'Neill
8.29.17
Op-Eds

Daddy Yankee Is An Icon

He bulldozed the path for reggaeton to enter the mainstream, amplifying and normalizing the marginalised Latinx identity.
Rachel Grace Almeida
8.21.17
Future Days

What Will Be the Song of the Summer to Rule Them All Forever and Ever?

Now that it is Summer, we can also listen to Song. Of Summer.
Drew Millard
6.15.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Justin Bieber Literally Does Not Know the Spanish Lyrics in "Despacito"

An investigation into how we ended up with "I don't know the words so I say Dorito."
Lauren O'Neill
5.25.17
ok, wow

Why a Spanglish Reggaeton Pop Remix Is Now Nearly As Big As the "Macarena"

I'm clearly not the only one who's played Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi's "Despacito" remix (with Bieber) more times than I'd publicly disclose.
Emma Garland
5.5.17