El Cartel: The Big Boss by Daddy Yankee album review

i71506ms7q97.jpgIt sure took [tag]Daddy Yankee[/tag] a long time to follow up Barrio Fino (2004), the most successful and influential reggaeton album to date but the wait was not in vain. The album takes his style even closer to the edge, making it a leap forward for the artist.

He has some duets with singers like [tag]Fergie[/tag] and [tag]Akon[/tag] and as he is influenced by pop-rap household names he does not move away from the hybrid Latin style which has made him famous. The lyrics are typical Latino-specific and are as conducive to body language as they are to Spanish, speaking to club-bangers from every corner in the world.

A downside from the first album is that the sound is more mainstream; that is probably caused by the mainstream-crossover collaborations (Fergie, Akon, will.i.am, [tag]Nicole Scherzinger[/tag], Scott Storch) and some of his old fans may dislike that. That doesn’t mean that he forgot where he came from.

Tracks that are likely to become hits are spread across the album and mostly but not only the nine-track stretch that extends from “Fuera de Control” (the only Luny Tunes production here, surprisingly) to “Papi Lover” is a nonstop delight, though the three-song stretch near the end of the album including “Corazón Divina,” “Plane to PR,” and “Me Quedaria” also stands tall and closes the album on a satisfying note. Not a must have, but a nice touch at every party.

1. Jefe
2. En Sus Marcas Listos Fuera
3. Cambio
4. Fuera De Control
5. Impacto
6. Ella Me Levanto
7. A Lo Clasico
8. Bring It On
9. Who’s Your Daddy?
10. El Celular
11. Ven Damelo
12. Papi Lover
13. Que Paso!
14. Mensaje De Estado
15. Tension
16. Soy Lo Que Soy
17. Coraza Divina
18. Plane To PR Listen
19. Me Quedaria
20. Todos Quieren A Raymond
21. Impacto

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  • RaggaeTonY

    This album is a really different album then all the reggaeton albums. This Album just doesnt have a dem bow beat like in every reggeaton song there is. Which im getting bored of. These songs are all very good, they have new beats. I’m glad daddy has done this because all the artist are killing reggaeton by using the same old dem bow beat. They should try doing something new. His lyrics are amazing he talks about the immigration problem, how reggeaton became a hit, and is because of “US” The community “El Pueblo” not because of Don Omar or yankee. The real leader of reggaeton is yankee though. He said he will revolutionize the reggeaton beat, and he is doing that. He is doing that by moving to his hip-hop roots. Some are getting mad, well if the artists keep doing this, then is positive that reggaeton will die. give yankee props for doing something new. if you want old he trows some old school reggaeton.This cs is 10 stars and if people are to stupid to see that, then maybe thats a reason why people cant do nothing to help with global warmikng, try doing something productive like listening to this album. Want to hear something good, try hearing “El General”.

  • BoB Yankee

    You know All…Daddy yankee is da best 1 in this world he’s not just my best hip hop singer…he’s evry thingz Now …. his songz and all Daddy yankee is my life evry day i listen to his muzic evry day evry day
    i don’t know how i can say that but Daddy yankee is da star and my king my man my evry thing…i’m from Dubai
    All my Dream he do some show in my country
    All Dubai say Come on DaDDy !! comein here make A show we wait You


    hola quisiera que algun dia se me cumpla mi mayor deseo `´conocer a daddy yankee´

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