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QuaranTimes Volume 24

January 25, 2023


Sunlight at Last by William Dewar, YPIE Scholar 2028




In this Issue


  • Landmark Vote Passes Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage Protection Bill Through the U.S. Senate


  • The Phoenix: A Poem


  • The Beauty of “The Batman” - A Cinematography Analysis

  • Tips and Tricks for Note Taking and Studying

  • Male Sexual Assault and Male Rape Culture in Media; A Harmful Portrayal


  • An Interview with the A.C.E.S Interns

  • Shades and Space: Colorism in Asia

  • The Meteoric Rise of “Bad Bunny”


YPIE QuaranTimes Staff


Editors

Julia Azulay, Creative Corner Editor

Annabelle Bradley, Our Voices Heard Editor

Joyeta Dutta, Current Events Editor

Natalie Flores, Entertainment and Lifestyle Editor

Amber Morales, Our Voices Heard Editor


Advisor

Stephanie Abiva


Welcome to the YPIE QuaranTimes

Produced by YPIE’s Journalism major, the YPIE QuaranTimes is a way for YPIE students to connect and share experiences during these unprecedented times. YPIE Scholars are using this time in so many creative, meaningful ways. As such, the YPIE Journalism major hopes to highlight all of the talents in our community through this publication.


Current Events


Landmark Vote Passes Same-Sex and Interracial Marriage Protection Bill Through the U.S. Senate

By Julia Azulay, YPIE Scholar 2027


On Tuesday, November 29th, the Senate passed legislation to protect same-sex and interracial marriage, the Respect for Marriage Act, in a landmark bipartisan vote. The bill was supported by all members of the Democratic caucus, i.e. the Democratic collective, and 12 Republicans, the same dozen GOP who backed the bill for a procedural vote earlier this month. The final vote was 61-36.


The House will now need to approve the legislation before sending the bill to President Biden’s desk to be signed into law, and the House is expected to pass the bill before the end of the year. While the bill would not set a national requirement that all states must legalize same-sex marriage, it would require individual states to recognize another state’s legal marriage. For instance, if the Supreme Court were to overturn the 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges decision that legalized same-sex marriage, a state could still pass a law banning same-sex marriage, but that state would be required to recognize a same-sex marriage in another state.


In a statement after the Senate passage on Tuesday evening, President Biden said that the legislation will, “safeguard the rights and protections to which LGBTQI+ and interracial couples and their children are entitled,” and hailed it as a “bipartisan achievement.” The bill found backing from GOP senators including those in deeply red states, which goes to show the support that has grown for same-sex marriage in recent years. Utah Senator Mitt Romney said the “bill made sense” and “provides certainty to many LGBTQ Americans, and it signals that Congress… esteem and love all of our [the federal government] fellow Americans equally.”


Although the importance of this legislation was emphasized enough in the publication, I was personally contented with the outcome of final votes that argued in favor of the act, specifically the bipartisan outcome. It appears that the significance of equality in marriage is not solely confined to one party, and that several Republicans of the current Senate value the rights of Americans to marry regardless of sex or race.


I also interpreted the ‘hurry’ to pass this law through the House as a groundbreaking shift in political party power within Congress. It seems that with a Democratic majority, the Senate intends to pass legislation addressing current concerns of the nation, such as same-sex marriage, abortion rights, gun violence, or climate change, through the majority-Democrat House before new congressmen and congresswomen are sworn in.


The midterm election results further advise the nation about the prospect of Congress becoming a “lame duck” when it comes down to legislation. It can be predicted that much dissent will occur when laws are proposed between a Democratic Senate and Republican House, and there will be minimal progress in the legislative branch of the federal government, so those who currently hold office in the Upper and Lower Houses feel a necessity to pass necessary legislation.



Creative Corner


The Phoenix: A Poem

By Natalie Flores, YPIE Scholar 2028


i got up and stood in front of everyone

as i opened my mouth, no sound was heard

they could hear me but they weren’t listening

they could see me but they couldn’t read what i was thinking


nor feel the way my body went numb

or the way my insides burned…


each thought leaving and entering faster than the last

the feeling of a spotlight hitting my face

but all i saw were eyes

staring at me

seeing right through me


each breath i took, feeling like it were my last

a looming pain that was felt all throughout my chest

my ears hearing this drum,

banging louder and louder

was it my heart or the chimes of a clock?


it felt like time was slowing down and speeding up, all at once

was my time finally up?


i'm a failure, i'm a failure, i'm a failure

my brain repeated

enough times to make me start to believe it


as i look to the crowd of spectators

expecting to see a phoenix burst into flames

to much avail,

they see me…



Entertainment and Lifestyle



The Beauty of “The Batman” - A Cinematography Analysis

By Joyeta Dutta, YPIE Scholar 2027



The Batman is one of the biggest comic book films of 2022 and has received massive praise for its cinematic style. Directed by Matt Reeves, starring Robert Pattinson as Batman and Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, it tells the story of Batman finding out who is the Riddler (Paul Dano) and why is he leaving cryptic clues all over Gotham.


The story is as great as the presentation of the movie and that is credited to its amazing cinematography. The credit for the cinematography goes to Oscar winner Australian cinematographer Greig Fraser, who has worked on films such as Dune, Vice and the Disney+ show The Mandalorian.


Fraser uses a style that makes the movie not feel clean and prestigious but ‘dirty’. By having things be out of focus, and gritty, it gives the movie a different character. This is called ‘dirtying up the frame’, which usually means adding things in the foreground or blurring things in the background. Fraser uses this style a lot for intense scenes.


From the start of the movie, he uses this style, to show the Riddler looking at the Mayor. Then focusing on the Mayor to reveal his son, who is dressed for Halloween. By doing this the audience is anticipating something to happen.


He also uses this to show how alone Bruce is. When Bruce is walking in the city, while it rains, the camera is focused on Bruce and everything around him is blurred. This engages the audience with Bruce’s perspective,


Reeves and Fraser do this by using lenses that are purposefully out of focus. They used Arri Alfa Anamorphic Lenses that were purposefully detuned. These lenses allowed the camera and the audience to focus in the middle while the corners were out of focus.


Fraser makes a lot of the cinematography work due to the angles and framing. By having the angles focus on the character it engages the audience. It makes the audience feel what the character is feeling.



Take the car chase scene, the camera is focused on Penguin and Batman's point of view. The camera is inside their cars, making the scene more believable. Then when Penguin thinks he escaped Batman, the batmobile comes out of the explosion and crashes Penguin's car. All of this is through the eyes of Penguin. It shows Batman walking towards the Penguin upside down.


Another scene where the angle of the camera has the audience at the edge of their seats is the cafe scene. The way camera trails from the cafe to the Riddler being arrested to finally show the question symbol on the coffee. It has the audience hyped about what they are seeing on the screen.


Another thing that makes the cinematography beautiful is the use of lighting and color. Fraser uses red to highlight the matte black color of the Batman suit. He also uses the color red to highlight scenes that are important to Batman.




A particular scene where the red color stands out is Batman using a flare stick to guide the citizens of Gotham to safety. The scene shows Batman coming out of the shadows into the light and giving hope to the people, not fear. Using the color red in this scene makes it stand out more. Red usually suggests something like anger or fear. But this scene represents hope.


On the other hand, Catwoman is usually seen in cooler colors, like cyan. Cyan is the opposite of red in the color wheel too. It represents calmness and freedom. Catwoman has freedom, she is free in her mind. But Batman doesn’t have freedom, he has a job to protect the city of Gotham.


Cyan is also used to introduce something. When the batmobile was first shown, it had a blue light coming from the rear end. This lets the audience be at the edge of their seats. The blue light illuminating the batmobile lets the audience know that something is going to happen.


The same cyan lights are used to light the cafe where the Riddler is. The blue light again has a sense of calm but this quickly changes as he is soon surrounded by cops.


The color orange is used throughout the movie too. It is used to show Gotham. Going back to the car chase scene it also uses colors to make the scene better. This scene has orange lighting, from having the batmobile jump through the explosion. To the scene of the Penguin's car being flipped, and Batman walking towards him, upside down with the explosion in the background. The entire scene is illuminated by the orange lighting.


Fraser also uses another technique called shortside, where one side of the camera focuses on the light side whereas the opposite side is the dark side. The movie uses this technique to the extreme, where the audience can’t see one side of a character or scene.


This was shown by the introduction of Batman, where he steps out of the shadow. One half of him is shown clearly, whereas the other half can’t be shown.



This is also done to show Gotham, where one-half of Gotham near the bay is highlighted by the sun. However, the other side is not highlighted by light.


Fraser also uses led projection walls, a type of equipment that doesn’t need blue screens. By using the led projection walls the crew didn’t have to worry about blue screens looking okay or the sun setting too fast and not getting the scene. This equipment leads to shots that feel genuine and look more appealing to the audience.


The scenes of Batman and Catwoman on top of a roof, looking over Gotham, give the audience a peaceful sensation in a suspenseful movie. The background isn’t interfering with the scene but works with it to make it better.



The same is said for Batman on top of the roof at the end of the film, with a child in his hands. This scene's background doesn’t take away from the story but adds to it.


All these techniques and equipment used by Reeves and Fraser add to the story that is being told. It shows the city of Gotham through their own eyes, and it pulls the audience into thinking that Gotham feels like an actual city. In which people live and survive.


The story of The Batman through the eyes of both Reeves and Fraser is a remarkable one as it brings fans together to enjoy their version of Batman.



Tips and Tricks for Note Taking and Studying

By Jogita Dutta, YPIE Scholar 2029


Staying on top of schoolwork can be tough and balancing classwork can be even more challenging. If you’re teetering on the edge of burnout, here are some tips that can boost your efficiency and productivity.


Tip 1: Take pictures or record the lecture


Most of the time your teachers can talk really fast or there is a limited amount of time to write down everything that’s on the board. If you are rushing to scribble down the information, chances are you will miss something that was vital to what you were learning or what could be on the test. On top of that, most people do not have the neatest handwriting when rushing, so now you are left to decipher what you wrote.


This is when having a picture of the board or a recording of the lecture can come in handy. Having a digital copy of what you learned with your teacher’s exact words around midterms or finals gives you the ability to revisit and review challenging topics that you may not have fully understood. But doing this doesn’t mean that you should just stop writing things down during the lecture. It may seem tedious but studies have shown that you are more likely to remember something when you write it down. When you write things down,it helps further your understanding of the topic. In some classes doing all three may be more beneficial as it will give different “layers” of understanding, thus cementing the lessons in your brain.


Tip 2: Know what to write


Knowing what to write can be a huge help when note taking. Some teachers have huge blocks of text or just say a lot of information. How should you know what to write down? When given a lot of information to understand, you should find the most important parts of every lesson. You should get rid of sentences that don’t add useful or important information. It’s always okay to shorten sentences when needed.


For example, your teacher gives the class the first paragraph of About AP from AP World History: Modern Course and Exam Description to write in your notebooks. Not only is this paragraph large but it's also filled with a lot of information. Writing all of that in a small time frame is just not possible and when you are going to go back on your notes to study, you're just going to get confused and overwhelmed.


The first thing you should do is find the most important parts of what you have been given. Have what you have written in your notes no matter what, it doesn’t have to be word for word, but as long as it is easily accessible for when you want to use it as reference or look back on it.. Then, find the second most important part; you can shorten this part as long as you have a gist of it. And the last part is if there is any additional information or ‘filler’. While this portion may seem important, you can choose whether to add it or not. If you choose to add it, shorten it when necessary. While this may still be a lot to write, this makes it more manageable and easily digestible.


Tip 3: Pick a Good Place to Study


Not every studying method is going to work for every class and no one studying method is going to be tried and true for everyone. But creating your perfect studying space can help. Some basics are a place that’s comfortable without being so relaxing that you end up falling asleep, and try to limit distractions as much as possible. Other optional things are music or background sounds, and having snacks.


Tip 4: Different subject different study method


For studying methods, I find having flashcards of formulas, basic rules, and terms for STEM subjects like math or science classes work best for me. You should try to find practice questions about the lesson you are learning about to help you understand what you need help with. I believe that STEM subjects need the most amount of memorization.


Memorization is a studying method in itself, but the best memorization techniques are using acronyms, mnemonics, making connections to prior knowledge, and flashcards. For English and history, I find that revising your notes, and knowing basic terms is the best way to get through the class. Remember that what works for me may not work for you, so you should try and find what works for you.


Tip 5: Note taking method


Again, not every note taking method is going to work for everyone. The method I find works best for me, other than the method from tip 2, is the outlining method.


The outlining method boils down to writing notes in an outline format. Meaning that you have a heading, then your subheadings, and lastly bullet points explaining the subheading(s). This method is most useful when learning about topics that include lots of details. The advantages of the method are that it allows notes to be neatly organized, and allows you to see the relationship between topics and subtopics. This method may not work for some STEM subjects such as physics or math but can work for chemistry and biology.


I hope these tips and tricks help you avoid burnout. But remember, everyone is different so what works for me may not work for you. As a bonus tip, do an online personality quiz to find the studying method that best suits you. This can also help you find what type of learner you are, which is important to learn more about what might fit your needs.



Male Sexual Assault and Male Rape Culture in the Media; A Harmful Portrayal

By Joyeta Dutta, YPIE Scholar 2027


*Trigger Warning // Mention of Sexual Assault, Domestic Abuse, and Violence*


When people think of sexual assault, they usually imagine women as victims and a man as abusers. While this is the case with 91% of sexual assault cases, the other 9% of people that are sexual assault are not so much.


In the media 91% of sexual assault that takes place are on women, these are the cases that are also talked about. There are women who have talked and raised awareness about being assaulted. But the 9% of sexual assault that takes place are on men, and it is rarely if not ever talked about.


The reasoning is, men can’t be abused as that makes them less ‘manly’. Men are not allowed to talk about their emotions or their mental state. Throughout many forms of media men are shown as ‘masculine’ characters, and the minute they show emotions they are being ‘feminine’.


The portrayal of male sexual assault and male rape culture in media is always taken and shown as a joke or the situation is ignored. Men are ridiculed and blamed as if they wanted sexual assault and should be grateful that it took place. From comic books to movies internationally, sexual assault on men is always shown as a joke or never mentioned.


A few examples that come to mind:


Richard “Dick” Grayson otherwise known as Nightwing (Nightwing Issue #93) and (Team Titans #2)


In Nightwing Issue Vol 2 #93, the vigilante identity Nightwing is compromised by the villain Blockbuster. This results in Blockbuster seeking Dick out and fighting him. In the fight, Dick is receiving blow after blow, and Blockbuster is saying how he will kill everyone in Grayson’s life, even people who don’t know him closely. In this fight, Tarantula (Catalina Flores), a vigilante who works with Nightwing and is his apprentice, kills Blockbuster. Nightwing is very shocked and in a trance as Blockbuster is dead.


Dick sees his own hands covered with blood and is horrified at what took place. He starts going into shock, unable to breathe, and stumbles onto the rooftop. He feels as if he has failed as a hero, failed Batman, failed Catalina, and importantly failed himself. As he has an emotional breakdown, Tarantula starts comforting him. Then she straddles him, to which Dick reples “Stop” but she continues. She then rapes Nightwing.


The word “rape,” however was never used, not even by the writers. The sexual assault was swept under the rug. The writer, Devin Grayson, stated in an interview that it was nonconsensual, not rape, which is the definition of rape! She did apologize for this, however, it was too late, as she had apologized about 10 years after. Even in her apology, she made a pass by saying that Dick Grayson is known to be a womanizer.


In the same interview she made this comment on the character of Dick Grayson


“[Dick] would make a terrible boyfriend, which is actually part of what his relationship with Tarantula explored—he was involved with Babs while that was going on and would have declared with utter sincerity that he loved Barbara at any point in that debacle (and yes, that relationship was deliberately a debacle). Worse, he would have meant it.”


By making the argument about Dick being a ‘womanizer’ and bringing past relationships, it takes away from the horrible depiction of his sexual assault.


This is also not the first time where Dick has been taken advantage of but in this instance, he was also blamed. In Team Titans #2, Dick Grayson is raped by Mirage. Mirage pretends to be Starfire (Dick’s girlfriend at the time) and has sex with Dick. Later in front of the team, Mirage reveals what happens, to which Starfire replies “Dick, you slut!”. He is shamed and blamed for his assault by his team members.


This continues as no one in the team supports Dick. However, later in the future, Dick has been driven to insanity and rapes Mirage. When this happens the team is quick to support her.


The double standards are very clear. When a woman is raped by a man, people take the women’s side. The minute the narrative switches and a man is raped by a woman, no one is there to support the man that has been assaulted.


Oliver Queen otherwise known as Green Arrow (Vol 2 Issue #11)


In Green Arrow Vol 2 Issue #11, Oliver Queen is wounded and it makes him feverish. While healing and dealing with the injury, he starts suffering from delusions and hallucinations. In these moments of not knowing what is real and fantasy, Shado takes advantage and has sex with Oliver. Oliver thinks that Shado is Dinah Lance (his lover) and continues on.


This story is also never developed or brought up ever again. Never talking about the assault reinforces the idea that men can’t talk about their emotions. It complies with the thought men can’t be assaulted as they are ‘men’.


Not talking about sexual assault it complies with the male rape culture. Which states that when a man is raped by a woman it is not rape but a desirable act. That a man should be happy that a gorgeous woman chose to have sex with them, even if the man in question didn’t ask for it.


That’s My Boy


In the movie, That’s My Boy, starring Adam Sandler, his character Donny is in a sexual relationship with his teacher at 13 years old. The entire situation is taken as a joke. Statutory rape is put out as a lightheart act. Donny becomes a child star, and people ask him questions about how he got so lucky.


The female teacher who has sex with a minor does get put into jail and she is preganant. The child becomes Donny’s responsibility when he turns 18, but he doesn’t take the responsibility of raising a child. The movie makes pregnancy a part of the joke.


The movie does not do a good job of representing how there are long terms effects for children that have been sexually assaulted. It also doesn’t talk about raising a child, especially your rapist's child.


By then having the movie make jokes about how Donny (a 13-year-old) got lucky reinforces the idea that if a man or boy is raped by a woman. They should be considered to be lucky as they ‘scored’ a hot woman.


This sets a double standard for men and women when it comes to sexual assault. If the roles were reversed and it was a 13-year-old girl who was in a sexual relationship with an older male teacher and had a baby with that man, then it would be a whole different movie and conversation. However, if it is a 13-year-old boy being in a sexual relationship with an older female teacher and having a baby with them, then it is a comedy and the boy is lucky.


Negative depictions of male characters who have been sexually assaulted strengthen the male rape culture. A culture states that a man is not raped if it is by a woman and that when a man is assaulted by a man it is funny.


Portraying male sexual assault in a horrible way tells many young men and men who have dealt with the assault that their experiences aren’t real. Men have a picture in their minds that says they should be okay with the fact they were assaulted. They can’t grieve, can’t express themselves, or speak out about the assault. As they might be ridiculed.


Men learn that they can’t speak out against abuse as men don’t get raped. They have to deal with double standards, that men are not abused. Men can’t be the victims, they are only the abusers. That is what the media tells boys.


These double standards move onto real life. Take the case of Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. When Amber first made claims to be physically abused by Depp, most people were on her side. However, as more information came up and it turned out Depp was the victim. Most people were not willing to support him.


This idea that men can’t be victims of abuse is toxic and it needs to change.



Our Voices Heard


Shades and Space: Colorism in Asia

By Dylan Bicierro, YPIE Scholar 2028


The Context of Colorism

4.561 billion people, 48 nations. The continent of Asia currently is the most populated of the seven and with a span of 17 million miles, it is also the biggest in the world. With this, Asia’s differences in both culture and beliefs all differ from region to region. However through the expanses of colonialism, European influences, and archaic morals, one belief seems to be present in most Asian nations. This export of European influence is colorism and has been harmful to Asians both in Asia and among the Asian diaspora that have found themselves in other parts of the world. But even after the dispelling of European influences in Asia, colorism still runs rampant. With this, many wonder how we got here and how colorism is still enabled by many in Asia.


Class and Colorism

Asia’s many different cultures have stood the test of time. Countries like China and India have existed for thousands of years and have long histories that go along with their existence. India’s caste system is an example of class stratification in Asia. Its legality was birthed from the collapse of the Mughals and the rise of the British Raj. The adaptation of an ancient pastime into state-affiliated division based on the socioeconomic situations of families really brought colorism to light. The British Raj saw darker-skinned Indians as inferior to lighter-skinned Indians and made it harder for darker-skinned Indians by applying rules of the lower castes onto them. Skin color now became a sign of class. Dark skin now represented poverty, whereas lighter skin represented wealth. Such a dynamic opened up a new business, one that would grow into a multi-billion dollar industry that still dominates Asia until this day.


The Business of Colorism

Skin whitening is not a new thing in Asia. The cultures of ancient Asia associated lighter skin with nobles as they would remain inside for the majority of the day. On the flip side, servants would spend more time outdoors, making them prone to have darker skin. This led to a belief that skin whitening could raise one’s social status and perception. Sources say that samples from jars dating back to the Zhou dynasty show that people attempted to whiten their skin almost two-thousand years ago! This is only a reflection of the current day, as the skin whitening business is one of massive wealth. The current estimate of the world’s skin whitening business is worth around 8.6 billion dollars. It is a business that does not seem to get smaller, even with the rise of new groups that embrace natural skin and the highlighting of the negative health effects of many skin whitening products. Brands like ‘Fair & Lovely’ and ‘Ponds’ are notorious for being massive names in the market of skin whitening. But even with backlash, the market still continues to grow. It begs the question as to how such a harmful practice, both physically and morally disparaging, can still exist and thrive in Asia?


The Continuation of Colorism

Why are we still doing this? With Asia’s ever evolving societies, it may be confusing as to why colorism runs deep in societies all over the continent. A major contributor to this is entertainment. India, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippines are just some nations that use star power to enable colorism. One of India’s biggest actors, Shah Rukh Khan, has been an ambassador for F tair & Lovely’s more male oriented division, ‘Fair & Handsome’. In South Korea, the spectacle of K-pop and Korean culture has reached a global scale. Idols and celebrities are lauded and envied for having fair skin, while those with naturally darker skin are shunned and forced to whiten it. In the nation of my ancestry, the Philippines, companies like Belo use celebrities and socialites to promote whitening. Actresses like Angel Locsin have been praised for keeping up with a whitening routine.


Combating Colorism

Colorism’s influence in Asia has been massive for centuries now, but many are trying to fix that. Groups like Dark is Divine have been founded to help give people confidence in their skin and rid the world of colorism. The end goal of organizations like these cannot be seen yet because of their young existence, but the idea of showing people—especially youth, that their skin is beautiful, will hopefully perpetuate into something greater. As a person of southeast Asian lineage, I also hope to see more people embrace and find beauty in their natural skin. For now, we can only see how colorism will again evolve in Asia moving into the future.


The Meteoric Rise of “Bad Bunny”

By Yeremy Martinez, Ana Mary Martinez, Miguel Ruiz YPIE Scholars 2029


We've come a long way from the days of international stars having to erase their backgrounds to be influential in the American industry.


Stars such as Bad Bunny have sold out stadiums and brought crazed fans together from all parts of the world. A change in the industry as a whole is occurring so that artists can be authentic and bring light to issues that are of importance to them.


Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio, internationally known as “Bad Bunny”, was born into a lower-middle-class family in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico on March 10th,1994. He gained the love for Reggaeton at a young age and would listen to artists like Daddy Yankee and Vico C. Benito sang in the choir of his local Catholic church until the age of 13. He then focused on making his own beats in his room and free-styling at school.


Bad Bunny attended college at the University of Puerto Rico's Arecibo campus. As a college student Bad Bunny made his very first track “Diles”, which he released on the platform SoundCloud. This song was the beginning of his career since he then began to receive calls from producers which he answered working in a supermarket to support his studies in college.


The Reggaeton singer Bad Bunny has found immense success across all demographics. With fame in both Hispanic and English-speaking audiences, Bad Bunny’s rise in fame is unprecedented for a Reggaeton artist.


Bad Bunny has earned accolades for his artistry such as two Grammy awards, four Latin Grammy awards, eight Billboard Music awards, and thirteen Premios lo Nuestro awards. Just this year (2022) he made Spotify History when he achieved over 10.3 billion streams.


What makes his success so incredible is that he has achieved all this popularity without ever giving up his Spanish language or his Puerto Rican culture. He includes these aspects of his identity throughout his music. In songs like “El Apagón” from his most recent album Un Verano Sin Ti, where he brings awareness to injustices in Puerto Rico such as displacement and blackouts throughout the island.


Bad Bunny's success in the music industry showcases the growing popularity of the latin music genre. This could be a major inspiration for people all around the world. With 61.9 million monthly listeners we doubt his popularity will dwindle any time soon and his awareness of current topics and world problems coupled with his large audience can make an impact on the world. The passion he exudes and the quality of his recent music and concerts speaks volume for his care and passion for the reggaeton style.


All things considered we hope you are informed about one of everyone's favorite artists in the coming time. Music is supposed to bring people together and make people happy, a philosophy carried out by Latin-Caribbean music to a tea. Bad Bunny shows a new style of Reggaeton modernizing the style while paying homage to its roots. An example would be his music video for “Neverita'' from his album, Un Verano Sin Ti, he recreates the music video for “Suavemente” by Elvis Crespo. This type of clever storytelling is why he is one of the greatest artists in the coming time.



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