El Corrido
How Bad Bunny joined Natanael Cano on “Soy El Diablo”

El Corrido
How Bad Bunny joined Natanael Cano on “Soy El Diablo”

El Corrido
How Bad Bunny joined Natanael Cano on “Soy El Diablo”

The “Soy El Diablo - remix” gives Natanael's Corridos Tumbados rap sensibilities.

Bad Bunny is in Miami making tacos. To get the vibe right, he turns on the "Corridos Al Cien" playlist on Apple Music and Nathanael Cano’s “Soy El Diablo” comes on. It sticks with Bad Bunny instantly — a drumless, Mexican guitar ballad with hip hop braggadocios.

“I loved the delivery,” says Bad Bunny. “He was floating through the whole song.”

The Puerto Rican sensation spends the next few days blasting the track everywhere he goes. He knows the whole song by heart. He can’t get enough of it.

He has to know who this Natanael Cano guy is.

The “Soy El Diablo - remix” gives Natanael's Corridos Tumbados rap sensibilities.

Bad Bunny is in Miami making tacos. To get the vibe right, he turns on the "Corridos Al Cien" playlist on Apple Music and Nathanael Cano’s “Soy El Diablo” comes on. It sticks with Bad Bunny instantly — a drumless, Mexican guitar ballad with hip hop braggadocios.

“I loved the delivery,” says Bad Bunny. “He was floating through the whole song.”

The Puerto Rican sensation spends the next few days blasting the track everywhere he goes. He knows the whole song by heart. He can’t get enough of it.

He has to know who this Natanael Cano guy is.

The “Soy El Diablo - remix” gives Natanael's Corridos Tumbados rap sensibilities.

Bad Bunny is in Miami making tacos. To get the vibe right, he turns on the "Corridos Al Cien" playlist on Apple Music and Nathanael Cano’s “Soy El Diablo” comes on. It sticks with Bad Bunny instantly — a drumless, Mexican guitar ballad with hip hop braggadocios.

“I loved the delivery,” says Bad Bunny. “He was floating through the whole song.”

The Puerto Rican sensation spends the next few days blasting the track everywhere he goes. He knows the whole song by heart. He can’t get enough of it.

He has to know who this Natanael Cano guy is.

i loved the delivery. he was floating through the whole song. bad bunny

i loved the delivery. he was floating through the whole song. bad bunny

i loved the delivery. he was floating through the whole song. bad bunny

He looks him up, revealing a skinny, 18-year-old kid from Hermosillo, Mexico, draped in streetwear with a tattoo running down his left sideburn.

“He seems very 2020. He looks new. He looks fresh. He looks powerful,” says Bad Bunny.

Bad Bunny’s sold. He reaches out to do the “Soy El Diablo” remix. But for Natanael, a young artist who just started hitting the charts, this all came as a surprise.

“It happened too quick, I didn’t know anything,” he says. “Bad Bunny posted a video listening to the song while having a drink. Next day he told me he wanted to record.”

He looks him up, revealing a skinny, 18-year-old kid from Hermosillo, Mexico, draped in streetwear with a tattoo running down his left sideburn.

“He seems very 2020. He looks new. He looks fresh. He looks powerful,” says Bad Bunny.

Bad Bunny’s sold. He reaches out to do the “Soy El Diablo” remix. But for Natanael, a young artist who just started hitting the charts, this all came as a surprise.

“It happened too quick, I didn’t know anything,” he says. “Bad Bunny posted a video listening to the song while having a drink. Next day he told me he wanted to record.”

He looks him up, revealing a skinny, 18-year-old kid from Hermosillo, Mexico, draped in streetwear with a tattoo running down his left sideburn.

“He seems very 2020. He looks new. He looks fresh. He looks powerful,” says Bad Bunny.

Bad Bunny’s sold. He reaches out to do the “Soy El Diablo” remix. But for Natanael, a young artist who just started hitting the charts, this all came as a surprise.

“It happened too quick, I didn’t know anything,” he says. “Bad Bunny posted a video listening to the song while having a drink. Next day he told me he wanted to record.”

It’s not everyday that a Reggaeton artist taps into traditional Mexican folk music. The oral tradition, corrido, traces back to the Mexican War of Independence. Corridos were used to express the struggles of the people, telling stories of hardship and rebellion, heartache and conquest. They can be boastful, defiant, sad.

“A corrido is a personal story, something I feel, something I want to tell,” Natanael says.

He grew up listening to corridos and mainstream music. After learning to play guitar by watching videos online, the influences smattered together.

“I love reggaeton, trap, hip hop, rap, all of that. I think that's where I cultivated the style of corridos that I do,” he says.

It’s not everyday that a Reggaeton artist taps into traditional Mexican folk music. The oral tradition, corrido, traces back to the Mexican War of Independence. Corridos were used to express the struggles of the people, telling stories of hardship and rebellion, heartache and conquest. They can be boastful, defiant, sad.

“A corrido is a personal story, something I feel, something I want to tell,” Natanael says.

He grew up listening to corridos and mainstream music. After learning to play guitar by watching videos online, the influences smattered together.

“I love reggaeton, trap, hip hop, rap, all of that. I think that's where I cultivated the style of corridos that I do,” he says.

It’s not everyday that a Reggaeton artist taps into traditional Mexican folk music. The oral tradition, corrido, traces back to the Mexican War of Independence. Corridos were used to express the struggles of the people, telling stories of hardship and rebellion, heartache and conquest. They can be boastful, defiant, sad.

“A corrido is a personal story, something I feel, something I want to tell,” Natanael says.

He grew up listening to corridos and mainstream music. After learning to play guitar by watching videos online, the influences smattered together.

“I love reggaeton, trap, hip hop, rap, all of that. I think that's where I cultivated the style of corridos that I do,” he says.

Nathanael and Bad Bunny are part of a wave of Latin music that’s exploded on the scene, recently surpassing EDM and Country as the third most popular music in the US behind only hip hop and rock. Increased accessibility to the music via streaming services and recent collaborations with hip hop/R&B artists amplified their global stage.

Nathanael and Bad Bunny are part of a wave of Latin music that’s exploded on the scene, recently surpassing EDM and Country as the third most popular music in the US behind only hip hop and rock. Increased accessibility to the music via streaming services and recent collaborations with hip hop/R&B artists amplified their global stage.

Nathanael and Bad Bunny are part of a wave of Latin music that’s exploded on the scene, recently surpassing EDM and Country as the third most popular music in the US behind only hip hop and rock. Increased accessibility to the music via streaming services and recent collaborations with hip hop/R&B artists amplified their global stage.

“When your music begins to spread around the world, and you see that it’s working away from your home … it’s pretty special.” Bad Bunny says. “We have an awesome lineup of stars — we shouldn’t feel inferior to anyone.”

Check out Natanael Cano and Bad Bunny’s Beat x Beat on their Corrido banger “Soy El Diablo”

“When your music begins to spread around the world, and you see that it’s working away from your home … it’s pretty special.” Bad Bunny says. “We have an awesome lineup of stars — we shouldn’t feel inferior to anyone.”

Check out Natanael Cano and Bad Bunny’s Beat x Beat on their Corrido banger “Soy El Diablo”

“When your music begins to spread around the world, and you see that it’s working away from your home … it’s pretty special.” Bad Bunny says. “We have an awesome lineup of stars — we shouldn’t feel inferior to anyone.”

Check out Natanael Cano and Bad Bunny’s Beat x Beat on their Corrido banger “Soy El Diablo”