Bad Bunny Puerto Rican Rapper, Singer and Songwriter
Bad Bunny is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer-songwriter who has captured the hearts of music connoisseurs worldwide with his insightful lyrics and great sense of humor. Additionally, he’s been an active social activist who works to raise awareness about community problems.
He is a member of the alternative hip-hop group Calle 13 and runs his own record label, Bunny Records. Additionally, he has an acting career which has seen him featured in several films and television shows.
Bad Bunny was raised in a lower middle-class household in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico. His father was a truck driver and his mother taught English. As a boy he enjoyed listening to reggaeton, salsa and merengue music.
At 13, Bad Bunny began creating his own beats and free-styling on his bedroom floor. As a teenager, he continued honing his skills while studying audiovisual communications at University of Puerto Rico’s Arecibo campus; during which time, he bagged groceries to support himself financially.
Bad Bunny has earned numerous accolades throughout his career, including three Latin Grammy Awards and two American Music Awards for his work.
His music is a blend of Latin trap and reggaeton. He is one of the most influential Latin trap artists worldwide.
He has released two studio albums, X 100pre and El Ultimo Tour del Mundo.
Bad Bunny’s debut album, X 100pre, showcased his affection for romantic reggaeton music that he often described as “perrear y llorar.” This landmark record marked Bad Bunny’s first major hit and huge success in Latin American markets; selling over 1 million copies and reaching number one on Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart.
“Si Estuviesemos Juntos” — Bad Bunny’s melancholic ballad pays homage to a love that has passed, yet remains close to his heart. It serves as proof that even after years of success, Bad Bunny can still deliver an honest song with feeling.
It’s a straightforward yet profound song that speaks to the complex nature of relationships in today’s culture. He opens with an intense verse that stirs feelings of resentment and nostalgia for times gone forever, before acknowledging his regrets about them and declaring his intention to move on from them.
He often shares personal and life experiences in his songs, such as being bullied at school. This song serves as a great reminder that everyone experiences hardships throughout life and it’s essential to stay strong no matter what comes your way.
Bad Bunny has never shied away from speaking out on issues that affect his community, despite all the negativity that surrounds him. He even wrote the protest song “Afilando Los Cuchillos” in response to leaked messages that showed former Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello using sexist and homophobic language while serving in office.