Bad Bunny Nods to Shakira in 'Los Pits'

Diving into Bad Bunny's Latest Album and Its Influences.

by Nouman Rasool
Bad Bunny Nods to Shakira in 'Los Pits'
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Renowned global sensation, Bad Bunny, has skillfully integrated a subtle nod to the illustrious Shakira in his latest musical venture, "Los Pits," featured in his new album "Nadie Sabe lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana" (Nobody Knows What Tomorrow May Bring).

The album, a magnum opus of urban music, has received accolades from fans and critics alike, solidifying Bad Bunny’s standing in the music world. In this thought-provoking body of work, Bad Bunny delves deep into contemporary society and culture, weaving in references to high-profile personalities, including LeBron James, Lionel Messi, and notably, Shakira.

The latter has caught the attention and admiration of his global audience, sparking discussions and praise for his ingenious integration of such references.

Exploring 'Los Pits': A Tribute

The track "Los Pits" stands out in particular, paying homage to Shakira’s impact and her memorable lines.

Bad Bunny’s choice of words has certainly turned heads, with a quote that cleverly plays off Shakira’s own lyrics. He belts out, “Bad Bunny en la cima, se tienen que acostumbrar. Ahora los hombres lloran, sí, pero sin parar de facturar,” translating to “Bad Bunny at the top, they have to get used to it.

Now men cry, yes, but they keep making money non-stop”. This line creates a direct parallel to Shakira’s groundbreaking session with Bizarrap, where she famously sang, “Las mujeres ya no lloran, las mujeres facturan,” or “Women don’t cry anymore, women make money”.

The echo of her empowering message in Bad Bunny’s work is both a tribute and a testament to her influence in the music industry. Furthermore, the inclusion of sports icons LeBron James and Lionel Messi in Bad Bunny’s lyrical repertoire serves as a clear indication of his ability to seamlessly integrate contemporary cultural references into his music, enriching the listener’s experience and connecting with audiences on a global scale.

This clever intertwining of music, culture, and societal commentary ensures that "Nadie Sabe lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana" is not just an album, but a cultural phenomenon, capturing the spirit of the times and showcasing Bad Bunny’s mastery in the art of musical storytelling.