Bad Bunny and his tribute to twentysomething merengue ‘Suavemente’, by Elvis Crespo

Bad Bunny pays tribute to Suavemente, Puerto Rican singer-songwriter Elvis Crespo’s merengue classic, in the new music video for his song Neverita.

Bad Bunny’s official video was released this Monday, August 22. In 24 hours it already has more than 7 million views.

Gently premiered 24 years ago. In Neverita, the 28-year-old rapper recreates the outfits, the dance steps, the retro special effects and the visual aesthetics (including the low resolution of the recording) of the original video by Elvis Crespo, who has already reacted to the tribute and thanked him in their social networks.

Before the end of the 20th century and when it seemed that the rhythm of merengue was beginning to lose ground in nightclubs, the successful song ‘Suavemente’ was released.

Elvis Crespo had already started his professional career at the end of the 80’s, but it was between 1998 and 1999 when he became recognized. His catchy music made new artists in the urban and merengue genres follow his influence.

That was the case of Bad Bunny, who in the video for his song ‘Neverita’ paid tribute to Crespo dancing just as he did in ‘Suavemente’.

Now, the merengue player returned the honors and in the middle of a live presentation he decided to sing the success of Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, as the reggaeton artist is really called.

Although he did not have the company of the Puerto Rican on stage, in the video shared by the Instagram account @moluscotvclips the artist can be seen interpreting the version of the ‘neverita’, while he shares closely with his fans.

Bad Bunny is the most successful artist in the entire history of reggaeton, since he has already broken the records for the highest ticket sales for his concerts and for reproductions on the Spotify platform.

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