🎵 Weekly Music Newsletter: Tainy is Reggaeton’s Past, Present & Future

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9 min readNov 7, 2023

Also, The Beatles release their final song. Troye Sivan is pop’s most provocative male. Sampha dodges the sophomore slump. Another Taylor’s version.

Jay-Z has finally settled the internet’s most popular "would you rather" question: Would you rather have dinner with Jay-Z or $500,000? "You've got to take the money," he says.

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Australian singer Troye Sivan made a triumphant return this summer after a five-year hiatus with his fiery track Rush. This song served as a sizzling reacquaintance with Sivan, characterized by its upbeat tempo and boldly homoerotic vocal harmonies. With a relentless house beat and daring chants, Rush became an infectious dance-pop anthem, while its title cleverly alluded to a popular brand of poppers, a gay party drug, invoking a provocative comparison between intimacy and the sensations induced by such substances.

Shortly after his captivating comeback, Sivan released the single Got Me Started, which ingeniously incorporated a sample from the Australian electronic duo Bag Raiders’ Shooting Stars, known best from a 2016 meme. Got Me Started emerged as an instant earworm…

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