Video: Joyce Santana – “Besties” (Remix) ft. Young Miko, YOVNGCHIMI, Villano Antillano, and Luar La L
Following In the Wake of Joyce’s EP Despues Siempre Es Tarde, The New “Besties” Remix Features Standout Verses From Some of Puerto Rico’s Most Exciting Young Artists
“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
Lyrical and versatile with a rising profile in his native Puerto Rico, Joyce Santana is comfortable on any kind of track. Returning to the club with an inclusive and sexually frank banger, Joyce shares “Besties” (Remix), a star-studded follow-up to Joyce’s Young Miko-featuring hit from earlier this year. For this supersized edition, Joyce and Miko return, but also welcomes a new verse Villano Antillano, the first trans woman rapper to make waves in the reggaeton scene who recently earned notice in Rolling Stone, as well as standout performances from red hot reggaetonero Luar La L and rising trap star YOVNGCHIMI. Over the percolating, club-friendly instrumental, the five emcees trade playfully braggodocious bars, occasionally dipping into English to emphasize their promiscuous prowess. The beat also gets a slight makeover, with the addition of militant percussion that marks the transition from artist to artist. Originally released in March, the icl “Besties” has become a fan-favorite as Joyce Santana and Young Miko continue their rise through the reggaeton scene.
The video takes a tour through Puerto Rico’s thriving club scene, giving a glimpse of the debaucherous activities that the rappers engage in on the regular. Joyce and Miko take a Tesla to an underground locale, where they run into Villano, YOVNGCHIMI, and a coterie of revelers of all genders and orientations enthusiastically engaging in PDA. Each artist makes their presence felt, as Miko leads a parade of baddies, Luar La L and YOVNGCHIMI get new ink, and Villano gets intimate with a partner in a private room.
“Besties” (Remix) arrives in the wake of Joyce’s new EP Despues Siempre Es Tarde, a celebration of the bustling Puerto Rico music scene. The EP kicks off with a solo track, “Sierra Leone,” a subdued, yet confident ballad, and ends with the bombastic solo standout “Las 6 En Miami,” but the 8-track EP mainly showcases Joyce’s range, emphasizing his chameleonic ability to mesh with a variety of tempos, sounds, and artists. On “Por Las Noches,” Joyce trades melodic bars with Alejo and Remers over a snappy reggaeton beat, while the popular single “Sin Limite” finds the emcee going toe-to-toe with Ankhal over a bass-booming trap beat. Joyce performs a lovelorn duet with Lula Miranda on “Mordía,” and raises a glass with Totoy El Frio on the recent single “One Shot.” With an additional appearance from YOVNGCHIMI, Despues Siempre Es Tarde is available everywhere via Rimas Ent.
Joyce is currently preparing a new album to follow in the wake of his momentum-building EPs. 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 near future.
Watch “Besties” (Remix) ft. Young Miko, YOVNGCHIMI, Villano Antillano, and Luar La L: https://youtu.be/s3gs4j4DXFI
Buy/Stream Despues Siempre Es Tarde EP: https://rimas.io/DespuesSiempreEsTarde
Despues Siempre Es Tarde EP tracklist:
- Sierra Leone
- Mordía ft. Lula Miranda
- Sin Limite ft. Ankhal
- Por Las Noches ft. Alejo & Remers
- One Shot ft. Totoy El Frio
- La Babygirl ft. YOVNGCHIMI
- Las 6 En Miami
- “Besties” (Remix) ft. Young Miko, YOVNGCHIMI, Villano Antillano and Luar La L
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” (Remix) ft. Young Miko, YOVNGCHIMI, Villano Antillano, and Luar La L: https://youtu.be/s3gs4j4DXFI
Despues Siempre Es Tarde EP: https://rimas.io/DespuesSiempreEsTarde
“One Shot” ft. Totoy El Frio: https://www.youtube.com/
“Sin Limite” ft. Ankhal: https://youtu.be/UN2yEUBJhuU
“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