The element of surprise is one of the many things that make Bizarrap‘s music and freestyle sessions some of the most watched videos on YouTube. Who will his next guest be? No one really knows, but when the Argentine producer drops a new session, it gets millions of views in a matter of hours.
His music session with the Spaniard Quevedo is among his most watched, and it’s the one that has catapulted him to global success. Their “BZRP Music Sessions #52” scored both their first entry on the Billboard Hot 100. Currently, it has more than 400 million views on YouTube. Additionally, the track is only the second fully Spanish-language song to top the Global 200 in the chart’s two-year history, following Bad Bunny and Jhay Cortez’s “Dákiti” in 2020.
“The first ‘session’ back in 2018 wasn’t even planned,” Biza previously told Billboard. “All I wanted to do was record a local rapper who goes by Kodigo and upload that to YouTube because I was a big fan of his and I wanted others to listen to him too. My plan was to record with my phone, but for some reason it didn’t work. So we scheduled the session for the following day and I thought, ‘Why not give these freestylers the production they deserve with microphones and everything?’ So that’s what I did.”
Since then, he’s recorded freestyle and/or music sessions with Nicki Nicole, Nicky Jam, Nathy Peluso, Cazzu, Residente and Shakira. With the Colombian artist, he teamed up for “BZRP Music Sessions #53” where the Colombian star doesn’t hold back and is as blunt as ever about her ex, Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué. Most recently, Bizarrap released the corrido-powered “BZRP Music Sessions #55” with Peso Pluma.
Below, Billboard ranks 12 of Bizarrap’s sessions:
CAZZU: “BZRP Music Sessions #32”
“La jefa del trap” meets Bizarrap for this epic music session that positions Cazzu as the big boss. “Everyone is screaming President Cazzu,” she spits. “We’re living life, that Miami Vice flow. You’re a fake rapper, your chain is fake, everything you show off is fake.” The slow-tempo session takes a turn mid-track after Cazzu gets a call, which shakes things up, taking the track to a faster pace for a few seconds.
ALEMÁN: “BZRP Music Sessions #15”
A powerful collaboration between Mexico and Argentina that fuses Aleman’s raps with subtle twinkling bells throughout the track. The pause at the beginning (intentional or not) allows the song to breathe and the beat to sink in, giving this session a whole other vibe.
Nicky Jam: “BZRP Music Sessions #41”
Nicky Jam became only the second Puerto Rican artist, following Eladio Carrion, to form part of Biza’s successful “music sessions.” In a less than three-minute freestyle, where he simply states why he’s the “king of the flow,” Nicky spits verses in both Spanish and English. The track kicks off as a rap song but transitions to a hard-hitting reggaeton with a catchy chorus that credits the producer: “Biza came through and it sounds amazing/ The baby approved it and she fell in love.”
Arcángel: “BZRP Music Sessions #54”
The music session that no one saw coming. Bizarrap and Arcangel teamed up for an epic session released March 22 that delivered a show-stopping performance. The Puerto Rican artist spit fire and realness. Over an infectious house beat, Arcangel made sure to remind everyone that he started from the bottom and he’s now on top of the world. “I come from the hood,” he repeats. “My journey wasn’t easy … these trap artists are my kids, I was part of their childhood.”
TRUENO: “BZRP Freestyle Sessions #6”
Biza and Trueno have more than one session together, further proving their chemistry in the studio. But it was one of Biza’s earlier sessions that became a fan favorite. In “BZRP Freestyle Sessions #6,” released in 2019, the Argentine rapper spits verses about having flow and the dopest rhymes in the game. Biza backs up the fiery freestyle with a haunted rap beat.
Snow Tha Product: “BZRP Music Sessions #39”
Mexican-American rapper Snow Tha Product doesn’t hold back in this poignant music session where she reminds everyone of her “tremendous flow.” Providing a canvas to Snow’s fast-paced rap verses, the beat starts off slow but toward the end becomes a club banger that adequately matches Snow’s energy. “That’s why I’m on the throne and the seat’s amazing,” she declares. “I represent the community that is tired of rappers that don’t know how to rap.”
NATHY PELUSO: “BZRP Music Sessions #36”
A bona fide collaboration, Nathy and Biza teamed up to keep everyone entertained in the middle of the quarantine lockdown. Released in the fall of 2020, this music session instantly became a viral social media sensation — especially because of Peluso’s catchy verse “I’m a, I am a, I’m a nasty girl, fantastic/ Este culo es natural, no plastic/ Lo que toco lo hago bombastic/ Todo’ eso’ gile’ a mí me la mastic,” garnering a new fandom for the two Argentine stars.
NICKI NICOLE: “BZRP Music Sessions #13”
Argentine hitmaker Nicki Nicole was among the first to record a music session with the visionary producer. For Nicole’s soulful session, Biza allows her wide-ranging and sweet vocals to take the spotlight. Nicki Nicole is a solid rapper but we appreciate that this allowed her to shine as a vocalist.
Peso Pluma: “BZRP Music Sessions #55”
Bizarrap’s music session with Peso Pluma was practically a hit even before it came out, and the anticipation of these two collaborating was worth the wait. The corrido-powered “BZRP Music Sessions #55” features Peso Pluma singing about heartbreak. “I’m still here, it’s been a few nights since I haven’t slept. I’m drunk, can’t lie to you, I hit up another girl when I realized I had lost you,” the Mexican rapper and singer laments over his signature corridos sound powered by requintos and trombones — marking the first time Bizarrap recorded Mexican music.
Residente: “BZRP Music Sessions #49”
Before Shakira, there was Residente’s hard-hitting session in which he blasted J Balvin and the music industry in general. In his nearly 10-minute rap session — which is divided into three chapters — the Puerto Rican artist doesn’t hold back his bluntness, taking aim at managers who take credit for songwriting and J Balvin, among other topics.
Quevedo: “BZRP Music Sessions #52”
Shakira: “BZRP Music Sessions #53”
After collaborating with a handful of artists such as Nicky Jam, Paulo Londra and Residente, Bizarrap recruited Shakira for his latest Music Session. In it, the Colombian star doesn’t hold back and is as blunt as ever about her ex, Spanish soccer star Gerard Piqué. “A she-wolf like me doesn’t have time for novices like you/ I was too much for you, that’s why you’re now with someone more like yourself,” she sings over a futuristic pop-electronica beat.