Coast City is a Latin music duo made up of Jean Rodriguez, Luis Fonsi’s brother, and Danny Flores, a Sony music artist and producer. The two have been behind the albums of some of Latin music’s most celebrated acts including Prince Royce and CNCO. But, Rodriguez has another point of pride in music…
Jean Rodriguez, member of Coast City, is responsible for Beyoncé’s part in the “Mi Gente” remix.
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“I didn’t know I was working with her until day of because they kept everything under wraps,” Rodriguez says. “That was interesting because it added to the butterflies because I had no idea who I was working with.”
All Rodriguez knew was that he was going to be working with someone who was massive in the music world. But there was one thing he was about to learn and that’s that Blue has a lot of pull when it comes to her mom’s projects.
“The deal maker, the decision was actually Blue [Ivy],” Rodriguez says.
“I’m not sure about right now but at the time, ‘Mi Gente’ was her favorite song,” Rodriguez says. “She kept asking for it. Even when we recorded it, Blue was there during the session just jumping around and dancing. She was really the decision maker.”
Blue was so instrumental in getting Beyoncé on the ‘Mi Gente’ remix that she was given a shoutout in the song.
Rodriguez explains that the line, “Azul are you with me” is in honor of Blue getting her mom to sign on for the project.
“I would give her a high-five right now,” Danny Flores says about convincing Blue convincing Beyoncé to work a single that would help so many people. “I’m sure she just loved the song. It’s song that kids get into so I would definitely give her a high-five.”
This isn’t the first time Coast City has worked close with J Balvin.
Danny Flores and Jean Rodriguez have worked for some of the biggest names in Latin music.
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The duo not only create their own music, they also produce albums and Rodriguez is a vocal producer. Essentially, Rodriguez helps the artists he works with find the right sound for the song they are recording or creating.