Bad Bunny Releases Debut Album, 'X100pre': Listen

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Drake, Diplo and El Alfa are featured on the 15-track effort.

Feliz Noche Buena! Bad Bunny lastly launched his full-length debut, X100pre, on Christmas Eve and it's all the pieces you have been hoping for. The Puerto Rican Latin entice rapper/singer informed Billboard he was planning to lastly unleash his 15-track first full album (whose title interprets to an acronym for "Por Siempre" — Forever) on Christmas Eve, “Real, actual, actual, actual, I completed the album three days in the past,” the artist born Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio stated on the cellphone from his residence in Puerto Rico. “At that time I stated I needed to launch it in Christmas. I didn’t need the 12 months to finish with out releasing the album. I needed to shut 2018 with it.”

The rapper stated he'd been engaged on the undertaking for six months, and not too long ago completed it by wrapping the track "Como antes [As Before],' the primary observe they recorded for the album. Though Bunny has established a rep as the king of the collaboration — showing on such smashes as "Te Boté" with Ozuna and Nicky Jam and Cardi B's "I Like It" — X100pre solely has three cameos: Diplo on "200 MPH," Drake on the current single "Mia" and Dominican singer El Alfa on "La Romana."

The album opens with the pressing entice ballad "Ni Bien Ni Mal" (Not Good or Bad), on which the singer guarantees a departed lover that "no matter occurs, I'm not going to name you," earlier than sliding into the Diplo-assisted "200 MPH," which journeys alongside on a skittery beat and lyrics about gunning a jetski and partying within the tropics. On the melancholy"¿Quien Tu Eres?," he croons "Who are you?/ Tell me associate, who’re you?/ To get near me, who’re you?," earlier than principally daring somebody to step to him, itemizing off his accomplishments and warning them to ask round about him in a fierce English-language outro.

The album additionally contains "Caro" (Expensive), about how high-dollar Bunny's circulate is, the fiery "La Romana" with the fleet-tongued El Alfa, the brand new wavey, guitar-spiked "Tenemos Que Hablar" (We Need to Talk) and the broken-hearted "Solo de Mi" (Just Me), which bounces from a midtempo misplaced love lament to a cranked up reggaeton jam within the second half, fueled by what appears like a toddler's keyboard. 

Listen to X100pre beneath.