It appears Bad Bunny has everyone talking about corridos tumbados thanks to his collaboration with Grupo Frontera’s song, unx100to. In fact, this isn’t the first time Benito jumps on this genre; his first Regional Mexican collaboration was alongside Nathanael Cano with the song, “Soy El Diablo” in 2019.
However, before El Conejo Malo jumped on the back of the Regional Mexican music, there have been urban artists who had already realized the power of joining in on these Mexican rolitas. From Romeo Santos to Tokischa, there are many to choose from.
If you are new to this scene, it’s okay. Let’s take a stroll through some of our favorite collaborations between urban artists and some of the greatest voices in this Mexican genre.
Welcome to the wonderful world of Regional Mexican music!
Tokischa and Natanael Cano: ‘Kilos de Amor’
On November 15th, the unlikely duo released the corrido, “Kilos de Amor,” where La Toki takes a break from her dembow beats to give her fanbase a glimpse at her artistry and talent’s versatility. It’s worth mentioning that corridos have – traditionally – been men’s songs. But if we know anything about the Dominican star is that she is willing to go beyond the status quo to make a point.
Romeo Santos and Christian Nodal: ‘Me Extraño’
On Oct. 14, the Dominican bachatero Romeo Santos released “Me Extraño” featuring Christian Nodal. It’s a song that brings about plenty of nostalgia and musical talent.
Becky G and Peso Pluma: ‘Chanel’
On April 6, 2023, Becky G teamed up with the new musical sensation on the block, Peso Pluma. Together, they released “Chanel.”
“Chanel” depicts the centuries-old break-up story and the pain of losing love. Becky G and Peso Pluma have sung the song live on different occasions during the last couple of weeks. They performed it at Coachella Music Festival and, most recently, at the Latin AMAs.
Grupo Firme and Maluma: ‘Cada quien’
“Cada quien” was Grupo Firme’s first collaboration with an urbano artist. On December 7th, 2021, the Regional Mexican band worked with Maluma to release an anthem to anyone who could care less about anyone judging them. The sentiment of the song lies in having everyone do whatever they please, hence the title of the song.
T3R Elemento and Farruko: ‘Del Barrio a la Ciudad’
Farruko has never been one to shy away from new projects or directions. This is why he welcomed a collaboration with T3R Elemento. On April 20th, 2020, they released “Del Barrio a la Ciudad,” and it became a sensation among their true fans immediately.
Is the future Regional Mexican? It appears to be.