The Hip Hop and Spanish Culture have been making its way to each other, allowing it to bring together artists to collaborate and make some of the greatest hits out of it. For the Spanish group Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga and rapper Snoop Dogg, that meant adding in the West Coast raps to a band playing the familiar sound of trumpets and tubas.
Alan Ramírez, lead singer of the band, and Snoop Dogg take turns singing and rapping in Spanish and English on the song. “Qué Maldición” touches base on loving someone so much that it hurts and strongly affects them. It expresses heartache and yearning for someone you miss and love.
“Te digo, te amo, that means, “I love you dearly'”/ And every time you gone, I’m always gon’ want you near me/ Snoopie,” Snoop Dogg raps.
The Sinaloa band took to their official Instagram to share with fans the cover art for the new release. It featured a cartoon-like theme with Banda MS and Snoop Dogg in the center. The Spanish group can be found wearing casual suits, as the Long Beach native appears in a green t-shirt with his gold chains, which goes along with the visual.
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¡Queremos compartir la nueva portada con nuestro amigo! @snoopdogg ¿Que les parece? Esperamos que les guste tanto como a nosotros.🔥🔥 No se olviden de seguirnos en nuestro perfil de @spotifymx para ser de los primeros en escucharla este viernes 🎵🎤Dale 👉🏻📱 a nuestras historias
They also took a moment to promote “Qué Maldición” on their Instagram featuring fans listening to the song and sharing their thoughts on it. At the beginning of the video, the artists swap clothes and instruments, making the Sinaloa members dressed in basketball jerseys and chains, as Snoop holds the tuba.
The collaboration came to no surprise for fans, since Snoop has always expressed his love for Spanish music, especially Banda MS. Back in February, the band and rapper had promoted a collaborative concert “Dos Culturas, Una Unión (Two Cultures, United)” that was expected to be held in July in Ontario, California at the Toyota Arena. There were also talks of music in the works during the time that the concert was announced.
“We are only as strong as we are united, as weak as we are divided,” Snoop Dogg’s official website read. “The love for music will unite both cultures because music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”
It’s still unknown whether the concert will happen due to COVID-19, but we can probably expect more of these songs from Banda MS and Snoop Dogg since fans have been enjoying it.