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Young Gambino is a reggaeton artist based in Orlando. The Columbian-American artist who rose to prominence in 2005 as half of the duo Columbian Flow, rides the wave that reggaeton’s popularity provides and uses it to achieve stardom. His version of the genre is more pop-oriented than the hardcore sounds pioneered by black Panamanian and Puerto Rican artists. At a time when reggaeton transforms in the pop market, Young Gambino fits comfortably into the current moment. He’s helped by the fact that his image affords him some cross-genre dexterity, which opens many possibilities. He strikes the best balance between this throwback style and modernity by exploring the slinkier turns of R&B and Pop, as well as the immediately addictive flavors of urban and Latin sounds. As co-owner of Platinum recording in Orlando, FL, Young Gambino continues to record hit after hit alongside frequent collaborator and award-winning producer The Beatllionaire. Represented by Mak Music, his latest singles are “La Fiesta” and “Vente Conmigo”.

“Vente Conmigo” sees Young Gambino alongside Jory Boy and Drey Vuitton. The track’s approach isn’t the brash, blow-it-all-to-bits reinventions or the wild trap-inspired impudence of some artists. Instead, Young Gambino is a more amiable pop star who leverages his vocal strength and sense of harmony into a creation that is commercially viable.

“Vente Conmigo” reflects the genre’s crossover style, as the industry moves reggaeton from its gritty roots into radio-friendly territory. Here the aspirant Columbiam star uses his sexy, seductive charm and sick pipes to conjure up a hit-sounding single.

If you don’t speak Spanish, don’t feel bad – you don’t really have to for this one. Sleek, percussive, and reggaeton to the core, the charm is in the overall musical vibe. And while we’ve focused on objectifying the song, its best attributes are Young Gambino’s awesome vocals, which are expressive and chocked-full of confidence and swagger.

He isn’t pacing himself for the long haul to come. He’s hitting it hard from the off, with the conviction of an artist who knows that he’s arrived at exactly the right moment. As he brings a clever mix of pop and reggaeton with a catchy chorus and a swinging rhythm.

Young Gambino returns reggaeton music to its island roots and takes the listener along for the ride. “Vente Conmigo” is Gambino’s vibrant and mellifluous getaway into what the Latin music movement has to offer. His music unites people from all walks of life under a global rhythm and inclusive message.

The whole track is in Spanish, but the reggaetonero keeps a borderless mindset. “Vente Conmigo” is more than just vibes. Young Gambino creates and curates a listening experience, a journey that showcases how dynamic Latin music can be with the freshest sounds and rhythms.

That power he wields in his hypnotic performance is strong as ever on this track. He is slick and slides into the beat as a smooth operator. Young Gambino is here to take up space, so it’s up to the industry and fans to try and keep up with him.

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