Drunken Karaoke: Maluma – 7DJ

Reggaeton has been growing in popularity in American culture for the last several years. We’ve seen the biggest hits on the Billboard come from artists of Spanish speaking backgrounds. Reggaeton encompasses various genres as it expands to incorporate Trap, R&B and pop sounds. One artist has had much success from capturing this in their music, Columbian singer, Maluma.

Maluma has been releasing music since 2012 and over the nine years; the 24 year old has released five albums. He has worked with many other international artists, including Ricky Martin and J Balvin. His most recent project, Papi Juancho just released last year and it was known for its singles ‘Hawai’ & its remix featuring The Weeknd. This January, Maluma surprised his fans with a 7 track EP entitled 7 Days in Jamaica (#7DJ).

The album came to fruition while he was on a trip to Jamaica and collaborated with producers known for dancehall and Afrobeats. The 24 minute project includes two features from Charly Black (Love) and Bob Marley’s son, Ziggy Marley (Tónika). To accompany the project, Maluma released a visual album to coincide with the release. 

It was interesting to see Maluma bring together reggaeton and afrobeats in unison. As one of the popular artists in Latin Music, I’m interested to see how he expands his artistry. Be sure to check out the rest of Maluma’s music if you like his new EP, 7 Days in Jamaica. Be on the lookout for more things to come from the Columbian singer in 2021. 

Drunken Karaoke Writings


Dancing with my feelings

As if I was dancing with the devil

You commit to demon time

And you turn it up a level

I used to love her silhouette

Don’t need the filter red

I just imagined the good times we used to have instead

It was few far and between

You hated to not be seen

You rarely never smiled

You never intended to be mean

Some may call it puppy love

Like we a couple of teens

Su amor no se olvida

Pero lo dejaste en ruina

Esto es última

Estar en mi vida


Escribé muchas notas

El tiempo fue una bellacosa

No hace falta comprar rosas

Reggie Johnson is a poet reigning from Cincinnati, Ohio. Starting at the age of nine, Reggie has been writing poetry through their love of music and life experiences. He has 9 books now available on Amazon. You can follow him on Twitter @r_d_johnson and on IG @rdjohnsonwrites

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