Drake And Romeo Santos Release New Song That Proves Bachata Has Gone Mainstream

Lovers of bachata, the romantic Spanish music genre that hails from the Dominican Republic, know Romeo Santos well. And now Drake joins Santos (and sings in Spanish!) on a new song called “Odio.”

1. Romeo Santos, the self-proclaimed King of Bachata, whose 2012 album was the top Latin album of the year, features a host of cameos including Nicki Minaj, Kevin Hart, and Marc Anthony. But the first single features none other than Drake.

2. The internet is…excited.

Romeo santos & drake on the same track & drake is singing in Spanish it's over for Latinos all over the world

— LightBright ⚡️ (@EatMyCookiexxx)

Drake killed it with Romeo

— Lil Drea (@swaggerific_17)

#confession I've been listening to "Odio" -Romeo &Drake like nonstop today.

— Roselaa♡ (@rosaaxzt)

Drakes verse is Just .. no words. ROMEO SANTOS AND DRAKE ARE IN A FUCKING SONG!! ☺ life

— Sandra Franco (@LaSandraF13)

10. Drake surprised many by following Romeo’s verse with his own in really smooth Spanish.

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11. Later in the song, he comes in rapping in English. Check out the song below. It’s available on iTunes Monday.

12. Oh, and if you’re not very familiar with Romeo, check out this hilarious teaser for his album to see how awesomely cocky he is.

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