Daddy Yankee has a new triumph and his legacy as the ‘Big Boss’ of urban music grows after his song ‘Gasolina’ entered as the first reggaeton to the musical list of the United States Congress.
before what it represents Daddy Yankee for the global music industry, the country’s Congress decided to incorporate the famous themewhich made the artist internationally known almost 20 years ago, to the National Recording Registry of the United States Congress.
In addition to ‘Gasolina’, another 24 songs among which stand out ‘Imagine’ by John Lennon, ‘Stairway to Heaven’ by Led Zeppelin, ‘Like a Virgin’ by Madonna, the theme from ‘Super Mario Bros’ and ‘All I Want for Christmas is You’ by Mariah Carey they will be included with the desire to “preserve” them for history.
According to the Library of Congress, the 25 musical themes are important “taking into account its cultural, historical or aesthetic importance in the recorded sound heritage of the nation”. In this way the list went from having 600 songs to 625.
For his part, Daddy Yanke spoke on his social networks to talk about the important achievement that makes history in the urban genre.
“For that kid who grew up in Santurce, a song “Gasolina” that was born in a neighborhood in Puerto Rico, and is recognized by the “Library of Congress” as one of the songs that transformed culture, changed musical history in the world. and USA is something I never dreamed of. And the most beautiful thing was in Spanish. When you do things with love, passion, determination and discipline and to all that you add the support of all my beautiful people for more than three decades everything you dream of can be possible “Daddy Yankee wrote in a post on Instagram on Wednesday, April 12.
Daddy Yankee premiered ‘Gasolina’ in 2004, however, his career had begun 10 years earlier. Since the song came out, it has positioned itself as one of the public’s favorites at festivals and “undergrond” concerts.
‘Gasolina’ was part of the album ‘Barrio Fino’, in which the composer and urban singer Eddie Avila, also known as Eddie Dee, collaborated with ‘Big Boss’.
The successful ‘Gasolina’ also It was the first reggaeton song to be nominated for a Latin Grammy for ‘Record of the Year’.
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Source: La Opinion