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Reggaeton Superstar Yandel Opens Up About His Split With Wisin & Incorporating Hip-Hip With His Music + Performs Live

With his featured HBO Latino special ‘Camino al Concierto’ airing tonight, Puerto Rican reggaeton star Yandel joins Sway In The Morning to speak the future of reggaeton and much more.

First meeting Sway in Puerto Rico during an MTV taping of “My Block,” the two recall the night Ja Rule opened for the Puerto Rican superstar.  Formerly paired with Wisin, Yandel discusses why the two split and keeping old fans and gaining new ones while continuing his solo career.

Revealing that reggaeton’s future lies within the framework of hip-hop, Yandel tells the Sway In The Morning crew about his work with 50 Cent, Akon, Future and Chris Brown.

Wrapping things up we hear about the HBO Latino special ‘Camino al Concierto’ which airs tonight, April 10.  We also hear a short performance, check out the interview in full below.

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