First off, WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW! As I was doing my last sweep for stories came across this on Ball Don’t Lie. Carlos Arroyo, decent NBA PG and best Puerto Rican player in the league is a reggaeton artist. At first I thought this was a joke but this happens to be legit. First hear song then you’ll get my commentary. He is guy with less raspy voice singing at the beginning, FYI…
First, he went overboard on autotune if you cant tell. Numero dos, the song title translates to “She’s leaving with me.” As you guessed, its about him meeting a girl who gets hot and bothered when he is around and leaves with him without asking a question. Of course in the song there is plently of spanish sexual innuendo. Thirdly, he is doing song with Yomo who is a pretty well known reggaeton artist, hasn’t had hit in a while, but who has? Reggaeton is mostly dead, regardless he still got cred. Fourth, he mentions his label “Arroyo Hit Music.” I googled Arroyo Hit Music and no online hits besides his recently activated twitter. He probably just made it up, its not official. So thats means he’s probably footing the bill for his own music and studio time. If he has money, he should do whatever he wants. He is a veteran to the game apparently. He released first track last year. Anyways,its not the worst thing I’ve heard and its America(Puerto Rico is a commonwealth) you can do whatever you want with your money.
In any case, just when you thought the South Beach NWO couldn’t get wierder, it has. Besides having an Avatar on roster they now have a reggaeton artist. Pitbull is Latino King of Miami, I wouldn’t be surprised if Arroyo ends up making a song with him in the near future. Maybe “knock on wood” when Heat win chip ala Ron Artest.
PS, dont know if I mentioned this before but i’m half-black & half-puerto rican. Like to show love to each side evenly. Not many Puerto Ricans make news, good or bad so its about time someone makes a ripple. That being said, being half-Puerto Rican gives me authority to comment on this story. Que Viva Puerto Rico…..
H/T to InsideHoops for original story…and Balldontlie for finding it.
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