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Myke Towers’ ‘Lyke Mike’ Album is a Slam Dunk: Our 5 Favorite Songs

Myke Towers is back with his new album Lyke Mike. The Puerto Rican superstar comes through with 23 new tracks that show why he’s Latin rap’s MVP.

Lyke Mike is based on Myke’s admiration for Michael Jordan.

The title for Towers’ album is a reference to basketball legend Michael Jordan. Among the 23 tracks, he actually limits the number of features to only a few artists like Ñengo Flow, Jon Z, and Miky Woodz. For most of the LP, Towers goes it alone and lets that malleable flow of his run wild.

Myke eschews reggaeton for a full LP of Latin trap.

Instead of delivering an album of reggaeton, Towers opts for straight rap and trap with Lyke Mike. A few hours before the album’s release, he wrote on Twitter, “In Lyke Mike, there’s no commercial music.” Towers also dabbles in a bit of drill music. Latido Music is here to highlight five of our favorite songs on Lyke Mike.

“Mírenme Ahora”

Around a bolero melody and trap beats, Towers raps about living large in “Mírenme Ahora.” He talks about the rough road he’s taken to be where he is now. Towers also references to the murders of Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. “They got them in the car / That’s why I’m my own chauffeur,” he spits.

“Pin Pin”

Towers pays tribute to his Boricua roots with “Pin Pin.” He turns the classic “Periquito Pin Pin” by Tommy Olivencia into a refreshing reggaeton bop. Towers even lets out a salsa music chant at the start of the song for fun.

“De Novela”

Towers shares the spotlight with another rising Afro-Boricua talent in “De Novela.” He teams up with local rapper Sahir. Like in a basketball game, they alley-oop off each other lyrically to score a slam dunk collaboration.

“Balas Locas”

In “Balas Locas,” Towers joins forces with fellow Puerto Rican rapper Jon Z. He dabbles in drill music for the first time and shows just how versatile his flow is. The guys are packing lyrical heat in this knockout collaboration.

“No Salen”

“No Salen” sounds like Towers’ triumphant song after winning the game. Latin rap’s king doesn’t let his crown slip here. This glorious and swaggering anthem is one of Lyke Mike‘s finest moments.  

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Enter Thalía’s ‘desAMORfosis’ Album: Our Top 5 Songs

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Enter Thalía’s ‘desAMORfosis’ Album: Our Top 5 Songs

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Mexican pop icon Thalía is back with her new album desAMORfosis. For most of the 14-track LP, she goes it alone with only a few guest spots. Rising Puerto Rican star Myke Towers, Dominican hit-maker Maffio, and Mexican group Banda MS de Sergio Lizárraga are among the featured acts.

desAMORfosis is Thalía’s first album after celebrating 30 years of her solo career.

desAMORfosis is Thalía’s 17th album in her storied career. In October 2020, the former Timibirche member celebrated 30 years of her solo career. In January of last year is when she kicked off the desAMORfosis era. Thalía dropped the first single “Ya Tú Me Conoces” with Venezuelan brothers Mau y Ricky. A fun fact is that Ricky Montaner co-wrote her 2014 hit “Por Lo Que Reste de Vida.”

Thalía considers desAMORfosis to a musical universe. Now that the album has landed, Latido Music is here with five of our favorite songs.

“Mojito”

“Mojito” is the newest single from the album. In the slinky bop, Thalía compares her lover’s kiss to the refreshing beverage. With the summer season coming up, this one hits the spot. She premiered the music video this week on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“La Luz”

Thalía released “La Luz” as the second single from desAMORfosis in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. She breaks the dawn with Myke Towers and the two are a dream team. This one is it! As more people are getting vaccinated and clubs are reopening, hopefully this alluring banger gets to have its shine on the dance floors.

“Tick Tock”

Last year, Thalía starred in her Facebook Watch series Latin Music Queens. The show documented her making the song “Tick Tock” with her co-stars, Sofía Reyes and Farina. The final product was well worth the wait. Thalía has always been a proponent for all-women collaborations in Latin music. The trio serves girl power with a side of sass in this knockout collaboration.

“Secreto”

In “Secreto,” Thalía teams up with Puerto Rican singer Jhay Cortez. The reggaeton visionary proves to be her perfect complement as they harmonize about a forbidden romance. Thalía turns up the heat with this hot-and-heavy pop romp.

“Barrio”

If María La Del Barrio was revisited in 2021, “Barrio” would be the theme song. Thalía has a salsa music moment here and she sounds like she’s getting life. Go off, Thalía! She wrote the song with Jeffrey “Trooko” Peñalva, who also produced it. “Barrio” is bustling and this is Thalía’s anthem for dancing in the streets.

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READ: Top 10 All-Women Collaborations in Latin Music

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: Myke Towers, Ramón Vega, Arcangel, And More

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: Myke Towers, Ramón Vega, Arcangel, And More

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Welcome to The Watch List, where we round up the best Latin music videos released in the past week that you need in your life. Check out the list below.

Myke Towers – “PIN PIN”

The Young King recruiting an army of Young Kingz. Myke Towers brings a group of youngsters to perform with him his new Reggaeton version of Tommy Olivencia’s classic “Periquito Pin Pin” for the “PIN PIN” music video.

Ramón Vega, Gera MX – “Wiken”

Fifteen-year-old Regional Mexican sensation Ramón Vega recruited record-breaking rapper Gera MX to get all the happy Trap vibes in their new song “Wiken.” Watch the ’80s inspired music video.

Arcangel x Miky Woodz x Jay Wheeler – “Si Te Veo”

Papi Arca started teasing his upcoming album ‘Los Favoritos 2.5’ with this release alongside Miky Woodz and Jay Wheeler. Watch them take La Sala on wheels in the music video for “Si Te Veo.”

Junior H – “Sad Boyz 4 Life”

Looking for a despecho track? Corridos Tumbados singer Junior H released the trippy music video for his new single “Sad Boyz 4 Life.”

Kexxy Pardo, Lalo Ebratt – “1,2,3”

Trapical Minds, the Colombian music collective led by Lalo Ebratt and Yera, is introducing their newest members: female duo Kexxy Pardo. Kexxy Pardo and Lalo Ebratt star in the colorful music video for “1,2,3.”

Ed Maverick, Muelas De Gallo – “niño,”

Mexican alternative artist Ed Maverick and Muelas De Gallo’s music video for “niño,” feels like a coming-of-age indie film. Watch it.

Jerry Di – “El Diablo”

Venezuelan singer Jerry Di takes you to what it seems to be the first party I’m hitting up post-pandemic.

Los Rivera Destino – “Amor Eterno” Cover

Puerto Rican band Los Rivera Destino did a beautiful cover for Mother’s Day of Juan Gabriel’s “Amor Eterno.” Check out our interview with Los Rivera Destino here.

Ryan Castro – “Jordan”

Colombian up-and-coming Reggaeton singer Ryan Castro released his ode to Jumpman in his new music video for “Jordan,” filmed around his native Medellín.

Nibal – “Viaje”

Venezuelan Latin Pop newcomer Nibal released the music video for “Viaje,” which follows a boy whose school trip turns into a kaleidoscopic dream. The boy in the music video? None other than viral sensation Elías Navarro aka “El Niño Oxxo.”

Amenazzy – “Joseando”

Dominican rapper Amenazzy does his own take on Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” for his new single “Joseando.” In true joseo fashion, Amenazzy is seen in the studio and in throwback videos of his concerts, showing that there are no days off for him.

READ: Myke Towers’ ‘Lyke Mike’ Album is a Slam Dunk: Our 5 Favorite Songs

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