Maluma fans got a pleasant surprise this weekend.
Last night, the Colombian superstar returned to social media to announce his fifth studio album, Papi Juancho, had dropped on streaming services. The unexpected release delivered 22 tracks, with production by Maluma’s longtime collaborators, Rude Boyz, as well as guest appearances by Justin Quiles, Lenny Tavarez, Myke Towers, Jory Boy, and more.
“This album is very special, it represents my essence, what I grew up with, the music I enjoy with my friends and my personal taste in reggaeton music,” Maluma said in a statement. “That’s why I collab with artists that have inspired me. It’s made with lots of love make my fans happy and also to make myself happy. I want people to really enjoy and have a great time with this music, that’s the essence of Papi Juancho.
“Its a very complete and detailed album,” he continued. “For example, the track ‘Medallo City’ is a trap mixed with salsa, a genre I hadn’t experimented with in my music, and all of what it says in the lyrics, is slang we use in Medellin, specifically in Envigado, where I grew up. I want to show my culture and I want people to see where I am from, I’m from Medallo City.”
In conjunction with the album’s release, Maluma gifted fans with the official video for “Parce” featuring Quiles and Tavárez.