First Stream Latin: New Music From Maria Becerra, Snow Tha Product & More

First stream Latin is a collection of the best new Latin songs, albums and videos recommended by Billboard Latin editors. See this week’s picks below.

Maria Becerra, “Automático” (Maria Becerra/300 Entertainment)

A conceptual track that focuses on getting freaky inside a car, and a state-of-the-art music video filmed in a mechanic shop, Maria Becerra pays homage to old-school reggaetón in her new single “Automático.” Written by Becerra and produced by Nico Cotton, the Argentinian songstress told Billboard that she was inspired by the pioneers of reggaetón to bring this tune to life. When asked which special guest she thinks would make the dream remix, Becerra simply said Daddy Yankee. “Hopefully it will happen before he retires,” she expressed during this week’s Live With Billboard Latin. “Automático” comes four months after Becerra’s single “Ojalá” and is part of her second album La Nena de Argentinaout in 2022. — JESSICA ROIZ

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Las Villa, “Amor Y Sal” (Warner Music Latina)

The Colombian twins Las Villa do not sit around waiting for any man when it comes to relationships. They are the women of action in the new single “Amor y Sal”. “This was never going to work and we didn’t realize it, always halfway through,” they sing in the rhythmic pop song. “I’m tired of waiting and thinking about things that were, are, and will never happen.” The empowering song is a new anthem that I think many of us can relate to. — GRISELDA FLORES

Nanpa Básico, Echo M13RD4 (Nanpa Básico)

Echo M13RD4 is Nanpa Básico’s most ambitious work to date. Home to 14 tracks featuring collaborations with Adriel Favela, Ryan Castro, Santa Fe Klan, Gera MX and more, the set is a collection of experimental and innovative music with personal emotions woven into each song. The album acknowledges that state of feeling broken inside after a heartbreak. It takes you to the highest and darkest roads of love, driven by strings, keyboards and horns. His street-conscious lyrics are delivered in each song with nods to hip-hop, reggae and regional. Nanpa is able to delve into vulnerability, social criticism, romance and even hardcore rap on one album. — INGRID FAJARDO

Chris Jedi, Young Miko & Lunay, “Condado” (Universal Music Latino)

Leave it to Chris Jedi to recruit two of Puerto Rico’s hottest artists right now for a collaboration. In “Condado,” where he’s an artist-producer and actually kicks off the song, Jedi teams up with Lunay and Young Miko to pay tribute to one of the island’s most touristy spots: Condado. An upscale strip of restaurants, clubs and hotels by the sea, “Condado” tells the story of an independent girl who likes the finer things in life and doesn’t need a man. Rising rapper Miko really shines on this track with his flirty rap verses and captivating chanteos. – JR

Snow Tha Product feat. Lauren Jauregui, “Piña” (Snow Tha Product)

Known for his hard-hitting, fast-paced rap anthems, Mexican-American rapper Snow Tha Product slows down his new track. Titled “Piña (Pineapple),” the more rhythmically warped and bouncy track is her first collaboration with Lauren Jauregui. “I’ve proven that I’m a really good rapper, now I want to push myself to do other things and excel and challenge myself,” Snow previously shared. Billboard. “That song is fire. It’s sexy, it’s amazing, and it’s exactly what two Latinas should be doing.” — GF

India x Goyo, “Nubes Negras” (River Ocean Discos)

In July, Goyo exclusively revealed to Billboard that a song with salsa powerhouse La India was on the way. Two months later, the official single and music video are out, where La India’s strong vocals mix with Goyo’s fierce lyrics. Called “Nubes Negras,” the salsa-infused urban track is an anthem for women who were once victims of domestic violence but have found their freedom and self-worth, hence “no more dark clouds since you left” in the chorus. “It was very exciting for me because she is – after Celia Cruz, she is a reference for me. I see her as a woman who can sit on the salsa throne. She is like a legend,” Goyo previously told Billboard. The music video was shot in Puerto Rico. – JR

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