Dis track is ubiquitous in music and is a particularly common fixture in reggaeton. Flourishing in the Puerto Rican underground in the 90s, the genre relied heavily on hip-hop and dancehall. The two genres have resulted in regular feuds between artists and crews. In reggaeton, these influences, along with the realities of organized crime lurking in the industry, that’s it (Call that “drawer” at your own risk). The slang term for his tracks, tiraeras, has become something of a rite of passage for artists looking to prove themselves to their fans and flaunt their street cred to maximize their growing fame.
With reggaeton gaining momentum in the early 2000s, new Tiraela songs became as anticipated as professional wrestling matches. I was looking forward to hearing it unfold. Whenever pioneers Eddie Dee, Julio Voltio and Tego Calderón join forces with rappers Lito & Porako, choose a side. Hear friend-turned-enemy Don Omar and Hector El-Father fire barbs at each other over the airwaves. However, it is the belligerent rapper, Tempo, who holds the undisputed title as Tiraela’s heavyweight, having traded his blows with many Puerto Rican majors and his vocals to the legendary posterity ” He leaves classic takedown tracks like ‘Conozcan Otra Parte de Mí’.
Tiraela, like most things in the digital age, Some devoted fans lament that the music has lost the intense ferocity that marked its early days. In recent years, artists like Anuel AA have revived the old-school energy by launching the rapper’s infamous tiraella with his Cosculluela. The ever-aggressive Resident (more on him later) frequently takes aim at allies and even government and law enforcement personnel. After quarreling online, Jhayco and Rauw Alejandro turned against each other and barely resisted last year, turning hostile to consecutive songs and even music videos.
Social media has brought a new dimension to these battles. When disputes between artists like Daddy Yankee and Don Omar exploded this year, they reflected decades of simmering tension between some of the genre’s biggest names. As reggaeton grew and became a global phenomenon, the commercial tactics and ambitions of some artists took a turn for the worse, like when Residente chased J Balvin and made fun of his familiar pop-oriented musical style. caused irritation and provocation. take over the chart. Other feuds reflect the uglier side of the industry, such as the rampant homophobia and transphobia that Villano’s Antillano and his Cosculluela attacks on Toquisha brought to the forefront a few months earlier.
Despite all that spectacle, one thing that never changes is the compelling energy of these feuds when they go public. Below are some of the biggest blowups of 2022. Yes, and what Héctor & Tito can now best represent in the classic tiraela.
Residente vs. J Balvin
The professional relationship between J Balvin and Residente is controversial, to say the least. In an interview with Rolling Stone en Español, Residente revealed that when they first met, Balvin mocked him for not having a bigger hit on his Spotify, sparking immediate animosity. did. In 2021, tensions boiled over when J Balvin spoke out after November’s Latin Grammy Awards, hinting that his music (and reggaeton in general) had been overlooked by the Latin Recording Academy. He suggested that his reggaeton artists boycott the awards ceremony, but had grossly miscalculated how much support he would get. The Residente fought back, calling Balvin a hypocrite and comparing his talent to cheap street food. (“Your music is like a hot dog cart … many people like it, but when they want to eat well, they go to a restaurant,” he said in a scathing Instagram video).
After the two went back and forth for a while, things finally seemed to cool down, but in March of this year, Residente hopped on to Bizarrap’s freestyle show and took Balvin down for eight straight minutes. I was. The truce was over. Residente mocked Balvin for creating the soundtrack to a children’s film and accused him of making half-hearted statements after protests erupted in his native Colombia, released on Amazon Prime. He even hinted that he used his own mental health struggles to promote the documentary.
But Residente’s most novel line was when he used Balvin’s own words against him, calling him a racist. He covered his 2021 interview conducted by Balvin. He claimed that he finally felt represented by reggaeton when he saw a Daddy Yankee, whom he identified as white. (Daddy Yankee’s father is black.) For many, the comment reflects the genre’s wider deception, showing how Balvin used that erasure to become a star. Residente took the opportunity to educate Balvin in no uncertain terms about how black Latinos are climbing a steep incline in an increasingly white genre, and Myke He named black artists like Towers, ChocQuibTown, Sech, Don Omar, and his best friend Tego Calderón. Solidarity. It was the nuclear mission that effectively brought the rivalry to its death. Jhi Balvin’s only reaction was a tweet that read: “Love and Affection” (“Love and Affection”).
Don Omar vs Laffey Pina and Daddy Yankee
“King” Don Omar and “Big Boss” Daddy Yankee have developed a rivalry that dates back to the 2000s, when reggaeton reached its peak. The exact reason why their feud began is not known exactly, and the reasons seem to vary widely, but we speculate that it has something to do with the behind-the-scenes trifles that intensified over competing opportunities and song features. Still, most modern-day peers and fans agree that the Animus has mostly to do with clashing egos.
Daddy Yankee and Don Omar have put aside their differences long enough to record several well-received collaborations over the past few years, beginning a joint tour in 2016. · Their conflict resurfaced when Omar sat down for a bombshell interview with Elle Chonbo in October. Don Omar has accused Daddy Yankee’s close associate, music manager Rafi Pina, of collaborating with Daddy Yankee’s team to undermine his role on the 2016 tour.Don Omar After Daddy Yankee called off a tour in Las Vegas, his sound equipment was cut in questionable circumstances just before he took the stage, according to . He said it was the onstage sabotage that Daddy Yankee was involved in that caused him to drop out of the tour. criticized for favorably reviewing the
Pina, who is currently serving a three-year prison sentence, and Daddy Yankee, who is finishing his retirement tour, both objected. on YouTube, and Don Omar said that if he felt the tour didn’t go well, it was only his responsibility. Yankee decided to take a page out of Don Omar’s book and make his own radio appearance, appearing on the Dominican music program Alofoke Radio Show. According to him, Don Omar quit of his own accord because he couldn’t deal with the fact that people were more enthusiastic about Yankee’s performance than he was on tour. In the past their frustrations may have been reflected in the music, but these days they reflect accusations being made in interview chairs rather than recording booths.
Villano Antillano vs. Omy of Gold and Cosculluela
Reggaeton has made some progress towards inclusivity, with more queer artists taking the mic and making space in the genre. We saw this earlier in the year after Villano Antillano and Tokisha made out with each other and some of the audience at a liberated show in a San Juan nightclub. have also been vocal about their queer identities. Villano is a public trans person who champions her own community, and Tokischa likes breaking taboos with her songs. Rapper Ommie De Oro responded with immediate disdain, uploading an Instagram story expressing how critical he was of the two artists, criticizing their performance. (“Fans and artists who support this can unfollow me,” he wrote.) Over a decade of drug dealing and violent attacks on rivals. Cosculluela, a rap veteran who has sung about the As well as being a “bad example” for younger listeners, she uses Puerto Rican gay slurs to describe them.
His comment was ridiculous and met with just the right amount of anger. Villano has been outspoken, tweeting that she doesn’t need his support or permission to live her life the way she does.She also spoke out about the reality of being an artist in the historically misogynistic genre of trance. It took time to educate people. She pointed to the number of death threats she received after her Cosculluela began ranting about her own sexuality.In the video immediately following, Rising Star — that album Substance X was one of the year’s best records — she said she was ready to move on from being an irrelevant, high-profile artist (“It was about lesbians, baby! It wasn’t,” she said.) Fans and other artists soon began rallying around her, noticing how disgusted many were dealing with homophobic tirades and narrow-minded crybaby. is shown. This is a hopeful sign that the genre is evolving.
Resident vs. Cos Cruella
Residente and Cosculluela didn’t seem to like each other, but their love affairs, like when Residente threw a shade of light at Coscu on the song “Adentro” from the 2014 Calle 13 album The hostility never went beyond a few cat comments and light jabs. multiviral.) Everything changed when Residente publicly endorsed Tokischa and Villano Antillano after Omy de Oro and Cosculluela decided to target them with homophobic comments. He showed which side he was on by snapping a cheeky selfie with Tokisha licking the photo.
In late August, Cosculluela hit back with “#RenéRenuncia,” blowing up the former Calle 13 frontman in a six-minute lap and adding some unnecessary transphobia to it to take things even further. Two days later, Resident replied with his own track, “Cosquillita.” In this song, despite his privileged upper-class background, he called out Cosculluela for a variety of things, including street stance. (Funnily enough, he also mocked the questionable haircut.) He made sure to serve his fans insider tea like they were alive. Castrates and powers away from the brave Cosculluela project in his song. Combined, these two tracks of his have garnered over 22 million views on YouTube, and even as time goes on and things change, fans are now immersed in the good old-fashioned chat between his two accomplished lyricists. also proves to show up.