Cardi B is switching tongues…
The 25-year-old half Dominican American rapper has joined voices with 25-year-old Puerto Rican reggaeton and Latin trap singer Ozuna to release the music video to their collaboration “La Modelo.”
In the clip, which was filmed in Jamaica, Cardi B and Ozuna throw a grandiose house party in a breezy, all-white island villa. It’s a daring departure from the usual booming trap beats Cardi B usually unleashes, but the chill vibes are an enjoyable change of pace.
Cardi B sings much of the song in Spanish, but switches back to English midway through the track to deliver some of her mad rap lines.
Cardi B’s having a breathrough year, and now she can check off a Spanish-sung reggaeton track off her list.
Ozuna, meantime, most recently appeared on Post Malone‘s remix for “Rockstar” in order to re-up the hit with some needed vitality.
Cardi B and Ozuna are a good match on “La Modelo,” with Ozuna’s laid back style clearly rubbing off on Cardi B, giving her performance some impressive subtlety.