After uniting hip-hop’s biggest names in battle with Verzuz (Eve vs. Trina, Ludacris vs. Nelly, Method Mad vs. Redman, among others), the webcast series showcased the Latin battle its first with reggaeton hitmakers DJ Nelson and Luny Tunes on Sunday (July 17).
Streaming straight from MLB’s All-Star House (a poolside center in the Hollywood Hills), the genre’s pioneers delivered more than 40 consecutive classics to an intimate live crowd and over 5,000 virtual fans through Triller, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Verzuztv.com.
“People think Nelson and I are enemies but that happened a long time ago,” Luny Tunes said during the hour-long event. “Nelson deserves where I am today and where I am is thanks to him.”
Sharing the same stage and donning Dodgers jerseys, the DJs gave their all for the first three innings. Luny started the battle with Hector y Tito’s “Baila Morena,” “the duo that started the movement,” he said. Nelson quickly responded with “Pegate” by Hector y Tito. Luny then followed up with “Metele Con Candela” by Daddy Yankee and Nelson with “Yo Voy A Llegar” by Zion y Lennox.
“All of these hits were created in Flow Music. We have a really great history,” Nelson told the energetic audience after Luny shot Angel y Khriz’s “Ven Bailalo” and Nelson shot “Vengao Acabando,” his collaboration with Alberto Stylee. .
The producers battled it out in 22 rounds, including reggaeton rockets like Tego Calderon’s “Wasa Wasa” (Luny), Wisin y Yandel’s “Rakata” (Luny), DJ’s “En La Disco” Nelson (Nelson) and “Pasarela” by Dalmata (Nelson), to name a few. “DJ Nelson and Luny have the best trajectories in reggaeton,” Luny said mid-battle.
In one of the evening’s remarkable moments, Luny dedicated his battle to Daddy Yankee, “an artist who recently announced his retirement but is very important in my history,” he noted. , filmed some of DY’s hits he has produced such as “Limbo,” “Lo Que Paso, Paso,” “Machucando,” “Llamado deosystemencia” and a never-released version of “Mirame” that featured contributions. Wisin y Yandel’s face.
On the other hand, Nelson paid tribute to the late producer Flow La Movie by playing the 2018 hit “Te Boté” (originally recorded by Nío García, Casper Mágico and Darell, later remixed. back with Bad Bunny, Ozuna and Nicky Jim), spent 14 non-consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard’s The Hot Latin Songs chart and its video were the most viewed of the year on YouTube. “He left us this beater for the rest of our lives,” he expressed.
While Luny has mostly focused his fight on his old barrel beaters (“Candy” by Plan B, “Dame Calor” by Hector El Father), Nelson hasn’t shy away from presenting some hits his recent (“TKN” by Rosalia and Travis Scott, Jay Wheeler and Myke Towers’ “La Curiosidad”), as well as unreleased songs on his upcoming album De Camino a Palomino, Expires on July 22.
Luny finally ended Verzuz with “two of the reggaeton anthems,” “Mayor Que Yo” and “Noche de Travesuras,” which is why. Billboards thought Luny would take the crown for the inaugural Verzuz Latin.
Dubbed “Greetings to Latin Music Producers,” Triller’s Verzuz collaborates with MLB and is performed by Corona and TMobile. See it below:
https://www.billboard.com/music/latin/dj-nelson-luny-tunes-verzuz-reggaeton-battle-1235115306/ DJ Nelson vs. Luny Tunes – Billboard