Cosculluela

José Fernando Cosculluela Suárez, professionally known as Cosculluela,[1] is a Puerto Rican singer and songwriter. In 2018, Cosculluela was caught up in a controversy after fellow Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA released a diss track.[2]

Cosculluela
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Background information
Birth nameJosé Fernando Cosculluela Suárez
Also known as
  • El Príncipe
  • Dracula Boy
  • Coscu
  • El Niño
  • Snow White
Born (1980-10-15) October 15, 1980 (age 39)
Humacao, Puerto Rico
GenresUrbano
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2003–present
Labels

Early life and educationEdit

Cosculluela was born on October 15, 1980, to a Cuban father and a Puerto Rican mother. He came from an upper-class family and was raised in the gated community of Palmas del Mar. At a young age, Cosculluela became interested in tennis and eventually played for his high school, Colegio San Antonio Abad. He also developed passions for golf and surfing.

CareerEdit

At the age of sixteen, Cosculluela began producing underground mixtapes with his brother Jaime and his friends. After a few years of recording underground, popular Reggaeton producer DJ Buddha found out about Consculluela's talents in a San Jose studio. Buddha was working with well-known Latin hip hop producer Echo at the time. DJ Buddha selected Cosculluela to replace rapper Tempo in the hip hop group Buddha's Family. Cosculluela gained national recognition in 2004 with his underground demo "Este Es Mi Momento" and for his frequent collaborations with Yomo. Echo eventually signed Cosculluela to his label, Invasion Music.

Cosculluela gained international recognition with the hit single "Te Va Ir Mal" (feat. Getto) from the album Buddha's Family 2 distributed by Machete Music/Universal Latino.[3] Soon after, Cosculluela began working with famed producers Gocho and Alex Gargolas for multiple compilation albums. He also released a reworked version of his classic mixtape, "Este Es Mi Momento", in 2006.[4]

After this, Cosculluela moved up in the ranks of Reggaeton, appearing on such albums as Los Bandoleros: Reloaded, Invasion, Gargolas, Los Bravos, El Pentagono, El Pentagono: The Return, Los Brother, Talento de Barrio, and many more. Cosculluela is known to many as "El Principe del Verso" (The Prince of Verse) because of his exceptional lyrical abilities as an MC.

Echo was unable to get Universal Latino to release an album from any of his artists and only saw his compilation album "Invasion vol. 1" distributed.[5] This caused Cosculluela to leave Invasion in 2007 and sign a recording contract with the renowned executive producer Elias De León and his influential record label White Lion Records. After struggling with record executives to set a release for his debut album, which was originally meant to be distributed on Sony Latin, and after various delays in 2009, Machete Music was pressured into releasing Cosculluela's hit debut album, "El Principe" (The Prince). It was released thanks to Cosculluela's friendship with Wisin y Yandel, who had a partnership with Universal Latino for their record label WY Records and were very influential at the company due to their immense success and popularity.

El PríncipeEdit

In 2009, Cosculluela released his first album, El Príncipe. The album was announced a year earlier and it was named after one of his nicknames. .[6] It peaked at number three on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart and spawned the hit singles "Na Na Nau", "Prrrum", and "Plaka Plaka".[7] It also reached number eight on the Billboard Rap Albums chart.[8] A few tracks were left out of the final production. El Principe was one of the most successful reggaeton albums of the year, becoming critically acclaimed due to its diversity in lyrics and style.

El Principe: Ghost EditionEdit

In 2010, Cosculluela released his second album called El Principe: Ghost Edition. This album was a review of his first album, but with 5 new tracks. These 5 tracks were Cuidau Au Au, Humo, Prrrum Remix ft. Nardo Ranks, and Another Prrrum Remix. They were performed with Wisin & Yandel, and the last track was De Noche y De Dia feat. Yandel.

El NiñoEdit

El Niño comes with many romantic, hip hop and reggaeton lyrics. Collaborations that have been announced so far are Wisin & Yandel and Los Mafiaboyz. Two singles have been released so far, they are: "Blam Blam" and "Si Tú No Estás." The remix of "Si Tú No Estás" will feature Puerto Rican artist Farruko, Colombian sensation J-Balvin and the duo Ñejo & Dalmata.

Santa CosEdit

In 2014, Cosculluela releases his last album (non-compilation) to be distributed by Universal Latino. Santa Cos is famous for the titular track which is a scathing diss track to legendary Puerto Rican rapper Tempo.[9]

Blanco PerlaEdit

In 2014 Cosculluela left Universal Latino which lead to a bidding war among Latin labels to sign him, thanks to his success and much-publicized rap battle against Tempo.[10] Warner Music Latina won the right to distribute Cosculluela's works through his Rottweilas Inc imprint and immediately began work on his latest album "Blanco Perla". Cosculluela released the hit single "Baby Boo" featuring renowned hitmakers Wise "The Gold Pen" and DJ Luian[11] to prepare for his upcoming release.[12]

Although he began 2015 with a domestic violence charge, he otherwise enjoyed major success that year. He released the smash hit "Te Busco" with Nicky Jam, the first single from his album Blanco Perla.[13] In October 2016, he released the album, which features major hits such as "Te Busco", "Manicomio", and "La Boda", the latter of which is about his wedding, which occurred in November 2015; it features singer O'Neill as well as an intro by rapper Kendo Kaponi. The album also features collaborations with artists such as Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Farruko, Arcangel, De La Ghetto, and Tempo.

Blanco Perla remains Cosculluela's most notable work in terms of popularity as the artist decided to leave behind his hardcore hip hop roots in favour of the modern mainstream reggaeton sound of artists such as J Balvin and Nicky Jam. Hit singles from the album such as "Te Busco" feat. Nicky Jam, Manicomio, "La Boda", and "A Donde Voy" featuring Daddy Yankee have garnered hundreds of millions of plays through various streaming platforms and become some of the most well-known songs of Cosculluela's catalogue.[14][15][16]

Musical StyleEdit

ControversyEdit

On September 15, 2018, Anuel AA released a diss track aimed at Cosculluela. The track was widely criticized due to its foul language and offensive remarks about homosexuality and HIV patients.[17]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

CollaborationsEdit

Cosculluela has collaborated with Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Hector "El Father", Wisin & Yandel, Nicky Jam, Maluma, Darkiel Omar, Mexicano, Arcángel, De La Ghetto, Kendo Kaponi, Zion & Lennox, J Alvarez, Farruko, Ivy Queen, Ñejo & Dalmata, Pacho & Cirilo, Benny Benni, Pusho, Jowell & Randy, Ñengo Flow, Jenny "La Sexy Voz" and the singers Christians, Maso and Bima.

Singles/FeaturingEdit

  • "No Hacen Na" (Remix) (featuring Hector "El Father", Yomo, Yaga & Mackie, Wisin, Nengo Flow, Tego Calderon, Voltio, Lito MC Cassidy, Polaco, Arcangel & De La Ghetto, Fat Man Scoop, Mario VI)
  • "El Armageddon" (featuring Ñengo Flow, Syko "El Terror", Voltio, Lito MC Cassidy, Polaco, Eddie Dee, Vico C, Tego Calderon)
  • "No Pidas Perdon"
  • "Te Va Ir Mal" (featuring Ghetto)
  • "La Calle Llora" (featuring Mexicano)
  • "Dime Con Quien Andas"
  • "Asi Es Mi Vida" (Remix) (featuring Syko, De La Ghetto, Yomo, Guelo Star)
  • "One Blood"
  • "Somos De Calle" (Remix) (featuring Daddy Yankee, De La Ghetto, Chyno Nyno, Guelo Star, MC Ceja, Arcángel, Voltio, Nejo, Baby Rasta)
  • "Full Records R.I.P"
  • "Tu Y Yo Solos" (featuring Aldo El Arquitecto)
  • "Un Pesito" (Remix) (featuring Voltio)
  • "Ella No Es Fácil" (featuring Farruko)
  • "Click, Clack"
  • "No Necesito" (Remix) (featuring Ñejo & Dalmata, DJ RAC ROLY)
  • "Na Na Nau" (Remix) (featuring Jowell & Randy)
  • "La Reunión De Los Vaqueros" (featuring Wisin & Yandel, De La Ghetto, Franco "El Gorila", Tego Calderón)
  • "Permanent" (featuring Ivy Queen)
  • "Permanent" (Remix) (featuring Ivy Queen, Chyno Nyno, Ñengo Flow, and Franco "El Gorila")
  • "Dime Quien" (featuring Young Hollywood)
  • "Cuidau Au Au" (Remix) (featuring Daddy Yankee, Alexis & Fido)
  • "Blam Blam" (featuring Alexis & Fido) (Perreologia)
  • "Pa' Que Te Quites La Ropa" (Remix) (featuring Yomo, J King & Maximan)
  • "Latin Girl" (Chosen Few) (featuring Omega "El Fuerte", Jenny)
  • "Cuando Cae La Noche" (featuring Franco "El Gorila")
  • "Latin Girl Remix" (Chosen Few) (featuring Omega "El Fuerte", Jenny, Jowell & Randy, De La Ghetto)
  • "Bien Dura" (featuring Ian "The Kid Capo", Yomo)
  • "Dinero Y Fama" (featuring Franco "El Gorila")
  • "Patrullando"
  • "Bye Bye" (featuring Jey y El Punto featuring Jowel y Randy)
  • "El Juego" (featuring Dyland & Lenny)
  • "A Dem"
  • "Titerito" (Remix) (featuring Farruko and Ñengo Flow)
  • "Si Te Me Pegas" (featuring John Jay)
  • "A Tu Gata Le Gusta" (featuring Jolhe and Vistol)
  • "Viviendo FreeStyle" (featuring O´Neill)
  • "En La Lenta (featuring Farruko)
  • "Yo Te Amé"
  • "Solo Verte"
  • "La Nueve Y La Fory"
  • "Con Calma" (featuring Elio 'MafiaBoy')
  • "Solo Verte" (Remix) (featuring Wisin and Divino)
  • "Los Mejores Del Mundo" (Capítulo 1) (featuring Kendo Kaponi)
  • "Trankilo Sin Vender Kilo"
  • "La Liga Enterre" (featuring Kendo Kaponi, El Sica)
  • "Tírale" (featuring O'Neill and Franco "El Gorila")
  • "Mátalos" (Capítulo 3) (featuring Kendo Kaponi)
  • "Peligro" (Capítulo 4) (featuring Kendo Kaponi)
  • "Santa Cos" (RIP Tempo)
  • "Presión" (featuring Wisin)
  • "Sistema" (Remix) (featuring Wisin, Jory, Tito El Bambino, Eddie Avila)
  • "Voy A Beber" (Remix 2) (featuring Nicky Jam, Ñejo, Farruko)
  • "Payaso" (featuring Mysta El Propio)
  • "Mutaciones En Mute" (RIP Genio Y Baby Johhny) (featuring El Sica)
  • "Pa' la Pared" (featuring Jowell & Randy)
  • "Jingle El Coyote The Show" (2014)
  • "Tic Toc" (RIP Tempo)
  • "Cansa'o de lo Mismo" (featuring El Sica)
  • "Humilde Pero Cotizao'" (featuring O'Neil)
  • "Si Mañana Muero" (featuring Pacho & Cirilo)
  • "Flow De Criminales" (featuring Yomo)
  • "Se Tienen Que Retirar"
  • "Provando Voces"
  • "No Hay Adversario"
  • "Lary Lary"
  • "Guitarra Mia"
  • "Guerras Callejeras"
  • "Fugitiva" (featuring Plan B and J-Quiles)
  • "Ellos Quieren"
  • "Bandolero"
  • "Potencias Liricales" (featuring Lirikal Jav)
  • "Masta Flow" (featuring Lirikal Jav)
  • "Entre El Bien Y El Mal" (featuring Hector "El Father")
  • "Contra Mi"
  • "Asalto" (featuring Lirikal Jav)
  • "Scarface"
  • "Camina Derecho"
  • "Bam Pa' Ti" (featuring Ñengo Flow and Mexicano 777)
  • "El Combo Me Llama" (featuring Benny Benni "La Jodienda", Pusho, D-OZI, El Sica, Farruko, Daddy Yankee)
  • "Probando" (featuring Daddy Yankee)
  • "Gatilleros" (featuring Tito el Bambino)
  • "El Que Tenga Miedo Que Se Quite" (featuring Pacho & Cirilo)
  • "Lento" (featuring Jayma & Dalex)
  • "Bum Bum" (Remix) (featuring Franco "El Gorila" and Farruko)
  • "Las Mujeres"
  • "La Calle lo Pidió" (Remix) (featuring Tito el Bambino, Wisin, Nicky Jam, J Alvarez and Zion)
  • "El Que Tenga Miedo que se Quite" (Remix) (featuring Pacho & Cirilo, Juanka "El Problematik", Kendo Kaponi)
  • "Lento" (Remix) (featuring Jayma & Dalex, Jory Boy, Kendo Kaponi)
  • "Papa Caliente"
  • "La Película" (featuring J Alvarez)
  • "Suelten Pistolas" (featuring Tony Lenta, Jowell & Randy)
  • "Arca VS Coscu" (featuring Arcangel)
  • "Vivimos Facturando" (featuring Zion & Lennox)
  • "La Calle Me Hizo" (featuring Benny Benni "La Jodienda", Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam, Baby Rasta, J Álvarez, Farruko and Gotay "El Autentiko")
  • "La Conversación" (featuring Kendo Kaponi, Beltito Esta En El Beat)
  • "Chavos Pal Banco" (featuring Arcangel)
  • "Baby Boo"
  • "Simon Dice"
  • "Te Busco" (featuring Nicky Jam)
  • "Baby Boo" (Remix) (featuring Arcangel, Wisin and Daddy Yankee)
  • "Decidir"
  • "Gatilleros" (Remix) (featuring Tito el Bambino, Arcangel, Tempo, Ñengo Flow, Farruko, Kendo Kaponi, Alexio "La Bestia", Pusho, El Sica, Almighty, Benny Benni "La Jodienda", Juanka "El Problematik", Genio)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cosculluela | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  2. ^ "Anuel AA Apologizes For Offensive Song Directed at Cosculluela: Watch". Billboard. Retrieved April 30, 2019.
  3. ^ "Buddha's Family, Vol. 2: Desde la Prision – Various Artists – Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  4. ^ Chuppe Mix (January 26, 2015). "Cosculluela – Este es mi momento (Full Álbum) (2006)" – via YouTube.
  5. ^ "Echo Presenta: Invasion – Various Artists – Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  6. ^ "El Principe – Cosculluela – Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  7. ^ "Cosculluela – Chart History: Top Latin Albums". Billboard. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  8. ^ "Cosculluela – Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  9. ^ "Santa Cos – Cosculluela – Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  10. ^ "Cosculluela BlancoPerla Chart History". Billboard.
  11. ^ "DJ Luian – Songs". AllMusic.
  12. ^ "Chart Search – Billboard". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Te Busco – Cosculluela – Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic.
  14. ^ "Cosculluela Te Busco Chart History". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Cosculluela Manicomio Chart History". Billboard.
  16. ^ Cosculluela El Principe (October 14, 2016). "Cosculluela – Manicomio [Video Oficial]" – via YouTube.
  17. ^ Fernandez, Suzette (September 13, 2018). "Anuel AA Apologizes For Offensive Song Directed at Cosculluela: Watch". Retrieved December 29, 2018.

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