LIL BABY JOINS BADSHAH x J BALVIN x TAINY’S TRILINGUAL HIT “VOODOO”
This song is going to put a spell on you! The enticing and enigmatic multi-lingual bop “Voodoo” is getting an exciting update with hip-hop legend Lil Baby. The new remixed version features the addition of some bussin’ lines from the singer that elevates the song to an even more modern hip-hop sound.
In case you haven’t heard the song before (you’ve definitely been missing out), it is an ambitious mix of several international sounds from all over the world, including India and Latin America. Indian singer, rapper, and producer, Badshah, and Latinx global superstar J Balvin teamed up with hit-making producer Tainy (who has churned out hits with Bad Bunny, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, Anuel, Rosalía, Daddy Yankee to name a few) to create the multi-cultural song of the summer. “Voodoo” is a cautionary tale of lust and magic, wrapped in exotic lyrics sung in Urdu, Spanish, and English.
Let me drop the OG video really quick, because it’s just too good to miss out on. A true piece of art, it’s a video with a strong storyline, loaded with cultural references from the singer’s home countries and Creole Voodoo elements. Plus who doesn’t want an excuse to watch J Balvin dance, am I right…?
And here is the remixed version for you in a direct comparison:
At 0:50 Lil Baby jumps in the song and adds his own American flair with a solid hip-hop/rap addition.
All three singers are absolute masters in their respective genres. Since I’m sure all of you already know Lil Baby, the musician who impacted the course of modern hip-hop with his instantly identifiable and inimitable style, let me introduce the other two talents.
For all of you who haven’t heard of Badshah before, better pay attention now because he is a man on a mission to take Desi-Pop global, bridging Indian and Western cultures through sensual rhythms and hooks that transcend language. His Spanish-speaking counterpart is none other than the biggest breakout act Latin music has seen in many years: J Balvin. I’m sure you’ve already heard his music all over the radio in the past few years as Reggaetón is becoming more and more popular in the USA.
What do you guys think? Which version is your favorite?