How reggaeton superstar Bad Bunny became a voice of resistance in Puerto Rico : Code Switch Bad Bunny, the genre- and gender norm-defying Puerto Rican rapper, is one of the biggest music stars on the planet. He has also provided a global megaphone for Puerto Rican discontent. In this episode, we take a look at how Bad Bunny became the unlikely voice of resistance in Puerto Rico.

Bad Bunny, Reggaeton, and Resistance

Bad Bunny, Reggaeton, and Resistance

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Bad Bunny, the genre- and gender norm-defying Puerto Rican rapper, is one of the biggest music stars on the planet. His rise to megastardom has run parallel to — and been shaped by — Puerto Rico's political tumult and catastrophic natural disasters, and he has provided a global megaphone for Puerto Rican discontent. In this episode, we take a look at how Bad Bunny became the unlikely voice of resistance in Puerto Rico. We talk to Loyola-Marymount University professor Dr. Vanessa Díaz, whose course, "Bad Bunny and Resistance in Puerto Rico," breaks down the Bad Bunny catalog and why it's important to study this cultural icon in real time.

And we'd be remiss if we didn't mention that even if you're not a student in Dr. Díaz's class, you can still get your education with the Bad Bunny Syllabus project.