Spanish-English musical collaborations have reached a fever pitch this year following the smashing success of Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” featuring Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber. Among the celebs inspired to breakout their Spanish-language skills were Nicki Minaj, Beyoncé and Camila Cabello. Now joining the roster is Post Malone for a remix of his smash hit “Rockstar.”
The rapper, who topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for eight weeks in a row, released a Spanglish remix on Dec. 13 featuring Latin musicians Nicky Jam and Ozuna. The song, which dropped on YouTube exclusively, is set to release on all platforms on Dec. 15, according to Billboard.
On Dec. 13, Malone expressed gratitude toward the two Spanish-language artists on Instagram: “thank u @nickyjampr & @ozunapr appreciate y’all for making this happen,” to which Ozuna replied: “Thank you for believing in the Latino movement.”
Urban Latin remixes are a trend in the hip-hop community this year. Nicky Minaj collaborated with rapper 21 Savage on the Spanish remix of hit “Krippy Kush” by Farruko, Bad Bunny and Rvssian, and in August, Cardi B re-released her hit single ‘Bodak Yellow’ in Spanish in honor of her Dominican roots. “A lot of my family members on my dad side of the family don’t understand English,” she captioned the song’s announcement on Instagram, “I wanted to make them proud. Sooooo I did BODAK YELLOW IN SPANISH.”