Weaving intricate rhyme schemes and rapping in lockstep flows, Joyce Santana is one of the most exciting up-and-comers in his home of Puerto Rico. Connecting with another rapidly rising star from the island, Joyce shares “Sin Limite,” a new video single featuring Ankhal. “Sin Limite” is the first single from Despues Siempre Es Tarde, Joyce’s next EP, out on May 20th via Rimas Ent. Attacking a beat that presents the sliding 808s and pitter-patter hi-hats of drill with a syncopated feel, Joyce and Ankhal detail an encounter with a woman frustrated with her significant other and in the market for some indecent revenge. The two red hot rappers kick off the song by trading bars, before each takes the mic for a longer verse that allows them to experiment with tongue-twisting flows. Already trending in Puerto Rico, the video showcases the chemistry between the two Puerto Rican artists, and marks the latest step in Ankhal’s recovery from a shooting incident last fall.
Headlined by “Sin Limite,” Despues Siempre Es Tarde continues a run of quality EPs from Joyce Santana. In February, Joyce shared the A Quien Pueda Interesar EP, delves deep on the subject of modern love, switching between reggaeton and trap–with beats courtesy of producer Young Martino–as Joyce speaks on distinct situations in the project’s three songs. A Quien Pueda Interesar is home to singles like the fun-loving “Besties” ft. Young Miko, and the regretful “Tu Canción” ft. Amarion. Last summer, Joyce shared Nadie Se Salva, a strikingly versatile 5-song EP. Nadie Se Salva is home to “BabyMama,” which inspired a supersized posse cut remix. A fiery mix of reggaeton and modern R&B sounds, with guest appearances from heavy-hitters Farruko, Luar La L, Myke Towers, Eladio Carrión, and Ñengo Flow, “BabyMama” (Remix) already has over 6.8 million views on its YouTube audio and over 5.4 million streams on Spotify since its release in late December. In addition to Puerto Rico, the remix has reached YouTube’s trending chart in markets like Spain, Chile, Colombia, and Peru.
Joyce is currently preparing Too Late, a new album to release later this year, and armed with his notebook of bars and a willingness to experiment, he’s ready to put the worlds of hip-hop and reggaeton on notice. Stay tuned for much more from Joyce Santana in the coming year.
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