Puerto Rican sensation Ozuna is quickly becoming one of the most recognizable faces and voices in Latin music. Hot on the heels of Daddy Yankee and Luis Fonsi’s smash hit “Despacito” and J Balvin’s “Mi Gente,” Ozuna is out there making a name for himself with his debut LP Odesia – I’m sure you’ve heard “Escapate Conmigo” and “Se Preparo” eating up the airwaves and can we talk about his Cardi B collab that’s on the way? What a time to be alive, amirite?
Now Ozuna is also the subject of his own YouTube mini-documentary, “Musica Sin Fronteras,” that retells the story of his rise to fame from local talent shows to the biggest stages in the world. But it’s also the first time we get a real feel for the responsibility he feels toward his fans, specifically the messages he sends kids.“You’re speaking to an audience that listens to you. And the things you say to them they’ll follow. I think that’s the most important thing,” he reveals in the doc. “If I talk to kids about guns believe me all the kids would be out slinging guns… But if I talk to a kid the way I do about a little toy bear and all the things they deserve to hear then things will go in the right direction… There’s an audience for everything,” he adds. “There are fans for guns and money and all that and there’s fans for positive music with real sentiment.” In times like these where gun violence constantly spills over into the collective consciousness it is refreshing to hear an artist concerned with the messages he is putting out into the world. Ozuna’s focus on bringing positive music to people is what’s needed, now more than ever.
A theme of positivity and hope stretches through the eight-minute documentary. It was filmed at his last show in Puerto Rico and it’s a glimpse at the way the island used to be as well as a look back at some of his home movies and tough times he endured growing up in PR. “It wasn’t easy. We were hungry, the power would cut out, the water would get cut off, but that’s how I learned about companionship, how to survive, and not to depend on anyone for anything” he confesses. In fact the first thing you’ll see is his heartfelt dedication of his documentary to the people of Puerto Rico and the words that perfectly characterize the strength of the island even now, “Puerto Rico se levanta, Puerto Rico sigue en pie.”
You can view the mini doc in it’s entirety below. Let us know what you think in the comments!