El Cartel: The Big Boss
Studio album by Daddy Yankee
June 5, 2007
The Hit Factory, Miami, Florida
Reggaeton, hip hop
El Cartel, Interscope
Scott Storch, Akon, Mr. Collipark, Luny Tunes, Humby, will.i.am, Just Blaze, Tainy, Nely, Musicólogo, Menes, Echo, Diesel, Diaz Brothers
Daddy Yankee chronology
Singles from El Cartel: The Big Boss
Released: April 12, 2007
" Ella Me Levantó"
Released: October 2007
is the fourth El Cartel: The Big Boss studio album and eighth overall by Puerto Rican recording artist Daddy Yankee. It was released on June 5, 2007 by El Cartel Records through Interscope Records. The album features contributions from [1 ] Scott Storch, will.i.am, Luny Tunes, Tainy, Akon, and Mr. Collipark among others, and was nominated for a Lo Nuestro Award for Urban Album of the Year. [2 ]
Production [ edit ]
Daddy Yankee said that he wanted people to see his style as an MC and return to his
hip-hop roots. He collaborated with producers [3 ] Scott Storch and will.i.am to combine, as he put it, "the force and our creative minds to create a new sound." He also collaborated with [3 ] Akon on a track called, "Bring It On", as track he considered as a follow-up to his lead single. [4 ] Another song from the album that is characterized as a "catchy club banger" entitled, "Impacto" was produced by [5 ] Scott Storch and features The Black Eyed Peas member, Fergie. He also recorded a song with [6 ] Pussycat Dolls' lead vocalist, Nicole Scherzinger, which he described as a "crazy dancehall, Caribbean song." [4 ]
Reception [ edit ]
Commercial reception [ edit ]
The album debuted at number nine on the
U.S. and at number one on the Billboard 200 Billboard Top Latin Albums chart, selling 82,000 copies in its first week, making it the highest reggaeton album to sell in its first week. On March 26, 2009, the album received a Latin album triple [7 ] platinum certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping 600,000 copies. [8 ]
Critical reception [ edit ]
Allmusic gave the album a positive review and said the album consists of "potential hits". [9 ] Rhapsody said, "he once again proves himself the reigning king of reggaeton" and proclaimed that "he's also doing more with hip-hop in the mainland idiom than a lot of artists." [15 ]
Andrew Casillas of
Stylus Magazine compared the album to Daddy Yankee's previous efforts and said, "while the front-loaded standard reggaetón tracks aren’t short on hit potential, they’re lacking in the sort of charisma that has made Daddy Yankee famous." He then added that "the closing third of the album is quite encouraging." [13 ]
Promotion [ edit ]
During the promotion of the album, Daddy Yankee performed at
Madison Square Garden. The album was supported by The Big Boss Tour, which started its U.S. leg at the Chicago [16 ] Allstate Arena on August 31 through October 17, 2007 at the Toyota Center in Houston. [17 ]
Singles [ edit ]
Impacto" was released as the lead single from the album on April 12, 2007. Simultaneously, the remix version, featuring Fergie was released as a second single. The videos of the two version were released in the Universal Studios. "Mensaje De Estado" was released as the first promotional recording off the album; a short music video then followed. The third official single, " Ella Me Levanto" was also released. On October 2007 was released the official video. The video was recorded in the Dominican Republic.
Track listing [ edit ]
Raymond Ayala, Leo Vazquez
Diaz Brothers 3:58
"En Sus Marcas Listos Fuera"
Tainy, Musicólogo, Menes 3:27
"Fuera de Control"
Luny Tunes, Tainy 3:03
Scott Storch, Tainy 3:05
Ella Me Levantó" Ayala
Mr. G., Nely, Tainy
"A lo Clásico"
Ayala, Vazquez, Jose Torres
Scott Storch, Nely, Tainy
"Bring It On"
(featuring Akon) Ayala, Thiam Aliaune, Frederick Tipton
"Who's Your Daddy?"
Ayala, Torres, Vazquez
(featuring Nicole Scherzinger) Ayala, Nicole Scherzinger,
Just Blaze, Echo & Diesel 3:40
Ayala, Jason Boyd
Mensaje de Estado" Ayala
Mr. Collipark, Los Vegaz 4:06
(featuring Héctor "El Father") Ayala, Vazquez
"Soy Lo Que Soy"
(additional voices by Hector "El Father") Ayala
"Plane to PR"
(featuring will.i.am) Ayala, Adams
"Todos Quieren a Raymond"
(featuring Fergie) Ayala, Adams, Stacy Ferguson
Scott Storch, Tainy
Credits and personnel [ edit ]
Raymond Ayala Musical Producer: Daddy Yankee
Co-Producer: Jose "Gocho" Torres
Creative Director: Carlos R. Pérez
A&R: Joe "3H" Weinberger, HHH Artists
Marketing: Christian Clancy
Marketing Director: Andrew Flad
Marketing Coordinator: Justin Dreyfuss
Mix Engineer: Dylan "3-D" Dresdow
Production Coordinator: Les Scurry
Publicity: Dennis Dennehy
Video: Randy Sosin/David Saslow
New Media: Ravid Yosef
Legal: Damian Elahi
A&R Coordinator: archie Schonfeld, HHH Artists
International: Don Robinson
El Cartel Records
Project Manager: Mireddys Gonzalez
Legal & Business Affairs: Edwin Prado
Manager: Nomar Ayala
Project Coordinator: Lorna Robles
Public Relations: Mayna Nevárez
Tour Manager: Milton Gonzalez
Stage Manager: Pedro Jimenez
Elastic People Team
Art Direction/Design: Carlos R. Pérez
Graphic Design: Kiley del Valle
Interactive Designer: Balind Sieber
Project Coordination: Eric Vazquez
Controller: Joanna Egozcue
Photography by: Mateo Garcia
Producer: Alejandro Navia
Stylist: O'Neal McKinght
Peak positions [ edit ]
Sales and certifications [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
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^ "Nominees for Premio Lo Nuestro 2008 Announced". ( People Time, Inc). December 13, 2007 . Retrieved . September 27, 2013
^ a b (Posted: May 22, 2007) The Boss is Back: Daddy Yankee Returns to his Roots latinrapper.com. Retrieved 11-18-2010.
^ a b Daddy Yankee's Spanglish Rapping Proves To Akon He's The Big Boss vh1.com. Retrieved 11-18-2010.
^ Daddy Yankee ft. Akon - Bring It On djbooth.net. The DJ Booth, LLC. Retrieved 11-19-2010.
^ Daddy Yankee ft. Fergie - Impacto (Remix) djbooth.net. DJ Booth, LLC. Retrieved 11-19-2010.
^ Katie Hasty, "T-Pain Soars To No. 1 Ahead Of Rihanna, McCartney", Billboard.com, June 13, 2007.
^ a b "American album certifications – Daddy Yankee – The Big Boss". Recording Industry Association of America. If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click Type , then select Latin , then click SEARCH
^ a b Jason Birchmeier, ((( El Cartel: The Big Boss > Review ))) . Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 11-18-2010. Allmusic
^ (Posted: May 25, 2007) Neil Drumming, El Cartel: The Big Boss | Music | EW.com Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11-19-2010.
^ (Posted: July 23, 2007) Christopher Catania, Daddy Yankee: El Cartel: The Big Boss < PopMatters popmatter.com. PopMatters Media, Inc. Retrieved 11-19-2010.
^ (Posted: June 4, 2007) Jon Pareles, CRITICS' CHOICE: NEW CDS nytimes.com. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 11-19-2010.
^ a b Andrew Casillas, Daddy Yankee - El Cartel: The Big Boss - Review stylusmagazine.com. Retrieved 11-19-2010.
^ (Posted: June 5, 2007) Dan Charnas, Daddy Yankee, Undisputed 'Boss' Of Reggaeton washingtonpost.com. The Washington Post Company. Retrieved 11-19-2010.
^ Rachel Devitt, El Cartel: The Big Boss by Daddy Yankee - Rhapsody Music rhapsody.com. All Music Guide, LLC. Retrieved 11-19-2010.
^ (Posted: October 5, 2007) Kelefa Senneh, MUSIC REVIEW; Still Dancing as Reggaet�n Endures query.nytimes.com. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 11-19-2010.
^ Daddy Yankee Reveals U.S. Tour Plans Billboard. Nielson Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 11-19-2010.
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^ "Certificaciones – Daddy Yankee" (in Spanish). Asociación Mexicana de Productores de Fonogramas y Videogramas.