Snoop Dogg and Reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee shot a video for “Gangsta Zone” yesterday (Jan. 27).
The video for the song, taken from Daddy Yankee’s album Barrio Fino: En Directo, was shot in the Torres Sabana projects in Carolina, Puerto Rico.
The video, directed by Jesse Terrero and Carlos Pérez, features Snoop and Daddy Yankee in various locales in the Torres Sabana projects.
Carolina is the fourth largest city in Puerto Rico and is dubbed the industrial capital of the island.
“We came from nothing and it is an honor to be working with him [Snoop],” Daddy Yankee said at a press conference held during a break in the video. “I consider him the best.”
Daddy Yankee, born and raised in the projects of San Juan, released his sixth album Barrio Fino in July of 2004 through his label El Cartel/Universal Music Latino.
In Dec. Of 2005, Daddy Yankee released a CD/DVD titled Barrio Fino: En Directo, which contains five new songs featuring collaborations with Paul Wall, Zion and Lennox.
Barrio Fino: En Directo has moved over 500,000 copies to date.
In related news, Daddy Yankee denied rumors spreading that he burned a Mexican flag at a recent concert.
“Recently, a malicious and false rumor has been spread with the only purpose of affecting my relationship with the Mexican community and jeopardizing my reputation as a serious and responsible artist,” Daddy Yankee said in a statement. “The rumor sustains that I allegedly burned a Mexican flag in a recent performance in this country. This has never occurred. Under [no] circumstances, would I commit such a barbaric act, first, because I have great respect for the Mexican people and all nationalities of the world and I am incapable of showing a lack of respect by committing such a deplorable act. Secondly, it is physically impossible for this to have occurred since I have not visited Mexico since March 2005, due to the demands of my work schedule, which has included among other things recording and launching of my latest album, Barrio Fino en Directo; the filming of my movie ‘Straight From the Barrio,’ launching of my new line of clothing with Reebok and my radio program On Fuego.”