Bad Bunny is back… And, he’s using his music to send a message to the haters.
The 26-year-old Puerto Rican Latin trap and reggaeton singer, who was named Songwriter of the Year at this year’s ASCAP Latin Music Awards, has released the surprise single “Compositor del Año.”
The single addressed the social media chatter from people who questioned his win due to his sometimes explicit lyrics.
Via the track, Bad Bunny sends a message to his haters, saying there are more important issues going on in the world.
“They fight because they gave me composer of the year but not for what matters,” he belts in the song.
In the song, which has a Soundcloud link that ends in “f–k2020”), Bad Bunny opens up about the ongoing social issues affecting the United States, including racism, immigration, the importance of voting and more.
Sampling Little Richard’s 1955 classic “Tutti Frutti,” Bad Bunny’s 2-minute, 34-second song is a rap freestyle in which he first and foremost reminds fans that he went from an altar boy to a trap star. He then mentions the Black Lives Matter movement, saying, “It’s 2020 and racism is worse than COVID/ A black man with a gun, that’s a criminal, but if he’s white, they say that’s a hobby.”
“There are more important things than sitting down to criticize the achievements of an artist,” he continues, like encouraging the youth to vote.
“There are more important things like fighting for the rights of immigrants.”
At the end of the track, the “Yo Perreo Sola” singer expresses his dream to change the world and end poverty.
“But I can’t; it’s not my fault,” he says. “Before being born, all of this already existed. We only have to teach and learn, live and grow. Understand that we will always see something that will hurt us. To have faith, to believe that it is going to be possible.”
The song can be found on Amazon under the name Bad Bunsy.