Mariah, who is considered one of the great promises of female urban music, told Efe that the new trend is to pay homage to the great artists of the genre, and hence its theme “Perreito”, which has a touch of nostalgia.
“It’s a song as in the old times,” said the young artist, 20 years old, newly met, who referred to reggaeton as Ivy Queen, Daddy Yankee, Wisin y Yandel, Don Omar and Archangel, as his greatest musical inspiration.
“To them, we can add some salsa, but in reality, all music inspires me, as the urban music today is based on mergers,” he said.
To Mariah, born and raised in Miami, puerto rican mother and dad cuban, the passion for the music comes from the womb of his mother, who credits his eclectic musical taste.
“My mom always listened to salsa when cleaning, when cooking, put much Marc Anthony,” recalled the young man, whose name is due to the american singer of father venezuelan Mariah Carey.
The music of his childhood was also marked by the reggaeton. So much so that the 16-year-old decided to move to Puerto Rico to search for an artistic career, after having been discovered by the successful producer Nely “The secret weapon”.
Last year, Mariah was hired by Universal Music Latin Entertainment to be part of your list of urban artists and in January of this year, the organization Chart included in the list of the 10 new artists latinos are more promising time.
All the awards the thrill, but for Mariah what is important is the authenticity sufficient to maintain as an artist, as estimated has managed the puerto rican Ivy Queen.
“I love you for your attitude and your self-confidence. It does not care what the people say of it or if they like or don’t like what they are doing. It gives you the same,” he said.
Although “Perreito” it is very different musically to “Blah”, their previous single, Mariah claims that the two songs represent because they teach a woman “that knows what it’s worth, what you like and what you want”.
In this regard revealed that working on a remix of “Perreito” with an artist whose name you do not want to reveal, plus a new collaboration with the street artist, argentine Ecko, with which it already worked in “I need You”, which went on the market at the end of July.
“I also am preparing to get my first album”, he said.