Video: Joyce Santana – “Besties” ft. Young Miko
The Puerto Rican Lyricist Shares a Moving Clip For a Highlight From His Recent EP A Quien Pueda Interesar, With Appearances from Amarion and Young Miko
“Boricua MC Joyce Santana Is Bringing Bars, Bellaqueo & Perreo Intenso to Reggaeton” – Remezcla
“His bars hit hard and just right, and matched with the meticulous production Santana has an ear for working with – well, it’s just the needed touch to make you wanna romper esa cintura. But just because the songs are danceable, doesn’t mean they lack depth…Joyce Santana is grinding, easily among the best rappers on the island. It’s time the world took notice.” – Remezcla
Puerto Rican rapper Joyce Santana is known for his intricate lyricism, but he can be even more impressive when he cuts loose for a party anthem. Today, the Rimas Ent. signee shares “Besties,” a fun-loving video for his recent duet with burgeoning Boricua Young Miko. Blessed with a ping-ponging trap beat courtesy of hitmaker Young Martino, “Besties” is a dancefloor-filling banger, as Joyce and Young Miko trade bars that alternate from flirtatious to hard-hitting and back again. The video finds Miko and Joyce in a crowded nightclub, cutting between footage of the two rising stars performing the song with still photographs of San Juan youths living carefree in the city’s vibrant club scene.
“Besties” is the latest video from Joyce Santana’s recent A Quien Pueda Interesar EP. With a title that translates to “to whom it may concern,” A Quien Pueda Interesar delves deep on the subject of modern love, switching between reggaeton and trap–with beats courtesy of producer Young Martino–as Joyce speaks on distinct situations in the project’s three songs. In addition to “Besties,” the EP features, “Dormir Sola,” a melodic and complex relationship story, which recently received a music video, and “Tu Canción,” which details his regrets about the end of a recent relationship, with help from a blazing guest appearance by Amarion, one of the hottest artists in the streets of Puerto Rico. A Quien Pueda Interesar EP is available everywhere via Rimas Ent.
A Quien Pueda Interesar follows up another fiery EP, Nadie Se Salva, released in Summer 2021. Though it only spans 5 songs, the EP demonstrates Joyce’s striking versatility, moving from drill on opener “Heavy,” to trap beats on the closer “Mi Mentalidad.” Nadie Se Salva is home to “BabyMama,” which inspired a supersized posse cut remix. A fiery mix of reggaeton and modern R&B sounds, with guest appearances from heavy-hitters Farruko, Luar La L, Myke Towers, Eladio Carrión, and Ñengo Flow, “BabyMama” (Remix) already has over 5.3 million views on its YouTube audio and over 3.7 million streams on Spotify since its release in late December. In addition to Puerto Rico, the remix has reached YouTube’s trending chart in markets like Spain, Chile, Colombia, and Peru.
Joyce is currently preparing a new album to release later this year, and armed with his notebook of bars and a willingness to experiment, he’s ready to put the worlds of hip-hop and reggaeton on notice. Stay tuned for much more from Joyce Santana in the coming year.
Watch “Besties” ft. Young Miko: https://youtu.be/gvJIjvz_RLY
Buy/Stream A Quien Pueda Interesar EP: https://rimas.io/AQuienPuedaInteresar
Buy/Stream “BabyMama (Remix)”: https://rimas.io/BabyMamaRMX
Credit: Juan Rentas (@jarh__)
A lyricist with a background in poetry and a love for all kinds of music, Joyce Santana is one of the most exciting emerging rappers to rise from Puerto Rico in recent years. With hits like the Twitter-viral “Vicky” and “BabyMama” under his belt, and co-signs from the likes of Farruko, Myke Towers, and Young Martino (the producer behind the megahit “Te Bote”), among many others, Joyce has a reputation for his thoughtful, braggadocious bars and flow that can tackle anything from reggaeton to drill to R&B. In 2021, the Rimas Ent. signee released his Nadie Se Salva EP, featuring appearances from Darell, Luar La L, and many more. Stay tuned for more music from the rising rapper in the near future.
“Besties” ft. Young Miko: https://youtu.be/gvJIjvz_RLY
“Dormir Sola”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isQ5bDzFueo
A Quien Pueda Interesar EP: https://rimas.io/AQuienPuedaInteresar
“BabyMama” (Remix) ft. Farruko, Luar La L, Myke Towers, Eladio Carrión & Ñengo Flow: https://rimas.io/BabyMamaRMX
“BabyMama” ft. Luar La L: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3OjKr6wEJA0
“Contesta El Cel” ft. Darell & Young Martino: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kzmO7aLjY0
Nadie Se Salva EP: https://rimas.io/NadieSeSalva