Today, I ran across an old friend in on my music play list. Robi ‘Draco’ Rosa. I was first introduced to Rosa in my teens. He was a member of the hit boy band Menudo. Who didn’t know about Menudo back then? It was the 80’s. I remember hearing Rosa sing lead in Menudo’s song called “Hold Me” during a Saturday cartoon commercial break. That was when I feel in love with Robi Rosa, no joke. I was not then or am I now ashamed of it one bit either lol. Soon after that song, as most boy bands do, Menudo disbanded, and thus disappearing from my radar.
In 2006, I was living in Puerto Rico when a music video caught my eye. It was Mas y Mas (also called Crash Push), by Robi Rosa. I watched the video and once again feel in love with they mellow tones of the artist’s voice. After listening to the song, I knew I had to get the CD and find out more about this ‘new’ artist. After reading about him on Bilboard Magazine website, I realized who he was and that he was not a new artist, but rather making a come back. His music is soul soothing and awesome.
As I read on, I found that he kept ties with his old band mate Ricky Martin. Robi Draco Rosa responsible for many of the hit songs that redefined Ricky Martin’s Career as a GLOBAL phenomena. Rosa wrote Martin’s hit songs, María, La Vida Loca, La Copa de La Vida, She Bangs, and Shake Your Bon-Bon. No joke. That is how awesome he is. What a great friendship Martin and Rosa must have had over the years, to work together to create such wonderful music for the world to enjoy.
Today, I was sharing some music with a friend and he came to mind. As I searched through the videos I wondered why I was seeing Rosa doing duets of his own hit songs with well-known artist like Alejanndro Sanz and Ricky Martin. I found that at that time, Rosa was diagnosed with a non-hodgkin lymphoma cancer. When things like cancer hit you, you can either choose to yield to it, or fight and try to get the most you can out of life. I am glad that it seems that Rosa is doing the latter. It is a great pleasure today to share with those who have not already experienced it, the music of ‘Draco,’Robi Rosa. Below you will find the original version of ‘Mas y Mas’ and ‘Como Me Acruerdo’. I have also added a second version of Mas y Mas featuring Ricky Martin. Whats better than Jazz hands you ask? Ricky Martin hands of course!! Watch and enjoy! Lol
Robi ‘Draco’ Rosa Más Y Más Original Version
Como Me Acuerdo
Más Y Más (Premios Lo Nuestro 2013 featuring Ricky Martin)