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Bad Bunny | MIA | Single Review

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The new single, “MIA,” by Bad Bunny features Drake in a Latin-inspired hip hop love ballad. All the lyrics, even those delivered by Drake, are in Spanish. The lyrics take a possessive approach to love and relationships. The chorus translates to “Tell them that you are mine, mine / You know you are mine, mine.” The song makes a pledge to give one’s self over to love, which is complemented by the smooth lyrical delivery as Bad Bunny sings passionately to nobody. Though the Latin influence gives voice to a growing presence in hip hop at large, the themes come off as cliché and Drake’s presence does little but add star power to a lesser-known figure, and this is ultimately where the song fails to satisfy listeners.

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