Natti Natasha credits musical godfather Don Omar and his record label for helping her carve out a niche in the traditionally male-dominated genre of reggaeton.
“It is a privilege to be with the company and to be supported by such a recognized artist as Don Omar, since I consider him a brother and a teacher, because he has taught me much through his own experiences,” Natalia Alexandra Gutierrez Batista said in an interview with Efe.
The 25-year-old Dominican said the chance to be part of the Orfanato Music Group came two years ago, when Don Omar walked into the New York studio where she had just recorded a song with producer Link-On.
After listening to the track, the reggaeton star telephoned Natti and asked her to come back to the studio, where he greeted her warmly and praised her work with Link-On.
The video of Natti’s first single with Don Omar, “Dutty Love,” has logged more than 34 million hits on YouTube, and the cut will be part of the upcoming Orfanato issue “Meet the orphans: The next generation.”