Instinto – Kidd Voodoo and La Joaqui

The simmering tension between Chilean rapper and Argentinian singer La Joaqui explodes in their fiery collaboration, “Instinto” (Instinct), featuring production by Dysbit. Released in July 2024, the song ignites a reggaeton firestorm with its infectious beat, sexually charged lyrics, and a music video overflowing with provocative imagery. “Instinto” is more than just a catchy song; it's a carefully crafted spectacle that pushes boundaries, blurs the lines between reality and performance, and reignites the debate about representation and objectification in Latin music.

A Fusion of Styles:

Musically, “Instinto” is a potent blend of reggaeton and trap influences. Dysbit's production lays the foundation with a pulsating dembow beat, punctuated by booming bass drops and shimmering synth flourishes. Kidd Voodoo's smooth rapping style seamlessly transitions into La Joaqui's sassy vocals, creating a dynamic interplay that keeps the listener engaged.

A Lyrical Tug-of-War: Passion and Possession

The lyrics of “Instinto” are the center of the controversy surrounding the song. Kidd Voodoo adopts a possessive and at times aggressive tone, claiming “Te conozco de antes, antes que fueras cantante / Te gustó esta nena gangster” (I know you from before, before you were a singer / You liked this gangster girl). La Joaqui counters with lines like “Es que tu guacha es de las que más le mete” (Your girl is one of the wildest) and “Si otro aparece, saco el 47” (If another one shows up, I'll pull out the 47), showcasing her own brand of feisty independence.

While some interpret the lyrics as a playful exploration of desire and competition, others criticize them for perpetuating a culture of machismo and objectification of women. The song's ambiguity allows for multiple interpretations, sparking heated discussions online and fueling the song's notoriety.

A Visually Seductive Controversy:

The music video for “Instinto” is as visually striking as the song itself. Shot in a luxurious mansion, the video features both artists surrounded by scantily clad dancers and suggestive imagery. Kidd Voodoo and La Joaqui trade intense glances and engage in provocative dance moves, further blurring the lines between reality and performance.

The video's aesthetic choices have been met with mixed reactions. Some viewers laud the video's boldness and its celebration of sensuality, while others criticize it for being overly explicit and reinforcing negative stereotypes.

A Calculated Controversy?

It's impossible to ignore the calculated nature of “Instinto's” controversy. The song's provocative lyrics, coupled with the music video's overt sexuality, seem designed to generate buzz and maximize attention. This strategy, while successful in terms of generating discussion, raises questions about artistic expression versus exploitation.

Beyond the Controversy: The Power of Collaboration

Despite the controversy, “Instinto” showcases the undeniable chemistry between Kidd Voodoo and La Joaqui. Their contrasting styles and vocal deliveries create a captivating tension, propelling the song forward. Dysbit's production provides the perfect sonic backdrop for their fiery collaboration.

A Reflection of the Reggaeton Landscape:

“Instinto” is a reflection of the current state of reggaeton, a genre often grappling with issues of representation and sexuality. The song's popularity highlights the audience's desire for both catchy music and provocative visuals, but it also reignites the debate about responsible lyrics and the portrayal of women within the genre.

A Song with a Lasting Impact:

Love it or hate it, “Instinto” is a song that will leave a lasting impact. Its infectious beat, captivating performances, and calculated controversy make it a conversation starter and a potential turning point in the ongoing discussions about artistic expression and representation in Latin music.

[Letra de “Instinto”]

[Intro: La Joaqui]
Se me sale el instinto, baby, vamo' como el quinto
Solo yo te sigo el ritmo, comerte a otra sabe distinto

[Coro: Kidd Voodoo]
Cuando la vi, bailando loca bien crecía'
Le dije: “¿Por qué me hace' la desconocía'?”
Te juro que no sabía, lo que quería
Pasan los días, y, nena
Perdí el número ‘e tu cel y ya no te dejas ver
Que tú no eres santa, eso lo sé

[Verso 1: La Joaqui]
Te conozco de antes, antes que fueras cantante
Te gustó еsta nena gangster
Buena dеtrás y adelante (ey)
Es que tu guacha es de las que más le mete
¿Quiere' mi culito o quiere' mi piquete?
Los primeros besos en el Audi A7
Si otro aparece, saco el 47
To' están hablando pa' que yo me raye
Caemos al party, se prenden los flashe'
Es el nene bueno con la nena e' calle
Traje mi manzana pa' que me la guaye'

[Refrán: La Joaqui]
Se me sale el instinto, baby, vamo' como el quinto
Solo yo te sigo el ritmo, comerte a otra sabe distinto

[Coro: Kidd Voodoo & La Joaqui]
Cuando la vi, bailando loca bien crecía'
Le dije: “¿Por qué me hace' la desconocía'?”
Te juro que no sabía, lo que quería
Pasan los días, y, nena
Perdí el número ‘e tu cel y ya no te dejas ver
Sé que no sos santo y te recé (te recé)

[Verso 2: Kidd Voodoo]
Ven, ma, y dime, ante' que tú te me vire'
Yo quiero que sepas que no hay otro que te tire
Como yo lo hago, aunque conozca' mile'
Tiene' un desfile y ni uno define
Siempre sola, ella le llega pa'l cuarto
Dame contacto, siente el impacto
Una story sube antes del acto, pa' que la sigan buscando
Mai, te quiero ver cazándome, quiero tenerte encima, encima
Te quiero ver cazándome, quiero tenerte encima, encima

[Outro: Kidd Voodoo & La Joaqui]
Oye, ando con La Joaqui (ay)
Dysbit
Perdí el número ‘e tu cel y ya no te dejas ver
Sé que no sos santo y te recé

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