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Midem Report: Daddy Yankee on 'Despacito' Success & Remaining Independent

June 8, 2017

When Luis Fonsi sent “Despacito” to Daddy Yankee, Yankee heard a hit. But still, he felt there could be even more.

“Fonsi sent me an email and said, 'I have this crazy song.' Obviously he’s the creator and the main author of the song. But I thought there was something missing. I told him, ‘I think it needs energy,'" recalled Yankee during his one on one panel session (moderated by yours truly) at Midem Thursday morning (June 8).

“I went into the studio and I did my thing. The verse and the pre-hook- 'pasito a pasito,' was my creation," he said. "He gave me plenty of liberty to be creative on the session. Then I remember the ending of the song was different. I told Fonsi, ‘we need to repeat pasito a pasito after the bridge.' We put everything together and it came out. ‘Despacito.’” 

Watch the full panel here.  

 

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