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LISTEN: Anuel AA Drops New Single & Video For ‘Dictadura’

We’ve got another track from Anuel AA’s upcoming third solo album project, “Las Legends Nunca Mueren” (Legends Never Die), which still has no official release date. For now, the rapper dropped a new single today titled “Dictadura,” and it packs some non-surprising and surprising elements.

The single release was dropped with an accompanying music video, written and directed by the Puerto Rican music artist himself. The video follows a high school love story in the 1980s, in which Anuel, as a young basketball star, is romantically involved with a girl who… spoiler alert: belongs to another student. The sports element of the video comes as no surprise given the video director aka Anuel’s IRL commitment to sports. Over the summer, Anuel became an investor in local basketball by becoming the owner of the Capitanes de Arecibo of the National Superior Basketball League (BSN) of Puerto Rico. 

What was surprising in the song was when the rapper name-dropped his ex-girlfriend and fellow artist Karol G. “Tu no eres Karol G, pero llegó en el maquinon,” he raps, seemingly referring to the fact that he’d still show out for this new love interest. Anuel and Karol G broke up earlier this year. During an Instagram Live last April, the Puerto Rican artist broke his silence on the split, claiming that there was no bad blood between the two of them, which Karol G echoed soon after. 

According to Anuel, this new track is just the start of what’s to come from him not just as an artist but also as a director. In a press statement, he shared, “‘Dictaudura’s’ video is one of many to come that I direct, and I wanted the plot to guide my fans through a concept storyboard for my upcoming album Las Leyendas Nunca Mueren. He continued, “I can’t wait for them to see what is to come, but I want them to be inspired by the legends concept the way they have influenced my career and story.”