Luis Fonsi is no stranger to the construction of universally successful hit songs and looks to continue to capitalize off his track record with the latest Stefflon Don-assisted “Calypso.”
As the name suggests, the new cut draws inspiration from the Caribbean calypso sound—steel drums and all—as Steff and Luis pull from their respective Jamaican and Puerto Rican roots to craft a new outing made with the summertime in mind.
With the “Calypso” video already amassing nearly 20 million views within its first 48 hours, Stefflon Don’s inclusion on what could very well prove to be the sound of the summer is only her latest feat. Most recently, she graced the cover of XXL as this year’s sole female rapper in the Freshman Class.
Anywhere and everywhere you know I take it off Top down, all in your town, we live it up Still got an attitude and I don't give a- (what?) Tell the DJ, money pull up when we pull up The way the thing set up
The Second Disc of "Superfly" is full of surprises.
The smokey inflections are part of Sleepy Brown's infectious repertoire. Hip hop fans remember him for his affiliation with OutKast but he was more of a statesman than he is given credit for. The Dungeon Family legend comes out when his special touch is a pressing need, and of course at the right cost. On Future's "Struggles" he is the attributed element of "Soul" the Superfly curator wanted to offset his stoic rap persona.
"Struggles" appears on the second helping of Superfly that dropped this week, along with appearances by Lil Jon, Lecrae, G Herbo, and many others. The song gets the point of the film rather succinctly, of a pusher trying to leave the game but finding it hard to pull away. The motion picture follows a young drug dealer while he tries to execute the final drug deal that'll hopefully set him up for life, or sponsor his next activities.
Sleepy Brown has kept a relatively low profile since his appearance on the Idlewild soundtrack in 2006. Future's willingness to bridge two generations of Atlanta music is obviously commendable, it doesn't hurt that "Struggles" strikes a great balance between the two. If you like this record, I'd advise anyone who hasn't already to pick up Sleepy's cult classic Sleepy's Theme – The Vinyl Room.
So long, so long, so long Pluton, pluton, pluton Spit on it, spit on it, get on it Villains, dealin, spillin' Throwin' the key to the ceilin' This is one hell of a feelin' They told me I couldn't conquer this