Reggaeton icons come and go, but few have endured for as long as Zion & Lennox. Hailing from Carolina, Puerto Rico, the two vocalists first melded their minds (and voices) 20 years ago — then made waves with their 2004 debut, Motivando a la Yal, or Motivating the Girl.
With the power of Zion’s melodious soprano and Lennox’s sturdy baritone, the duo became one of the genre’s most recognizable and sought-after acts; they’ve appeared on hit songs by Enrique Iglesias, Daddy Yankee and J Balvin. They’ve also raked in seven ASCAP Awards for their songs, most of which they’ve written themselves.
“Ever since we recorded the first song in the studio with [Trebol Clan’s] DJ Joe,” Lennox says, “we noticed that our voices made very good chemistry.”
Zion adds: “I knew that we would be a duo… I knew we would be doing some interesting and special music for decades. And 20 years later, we’re still popping. It was the best choice I ever made in my life.”
In their bouncy new track “Mujer Satisfecha,” Zion & Lennox outline, in generous detail, the benefits of keeping a lady satisfied in the bedroom. Written by Lennox and Jorge Milano, the Dimelo Flow-produced track is a hot-and-heavy throwback to the days before they broke into the Latin pop mainstream. Zion sings, “How delicious it is to taste you/I don’t forget your taste.” Lennox, however, puts it more bluntly: “Lo que haces con tu boca me paraliza,” he bellows, which is to say, “What you do with your mouth paralyzes me.”
Zion & Lennox plan to release an album later in 2020 in celebration of their two decades of international success. Although the ongoing COVID-19 crisis forced them to postpone their first-ever U.S. headlining tour, the two will bounce back with new dates soon.
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“Don’t get tired of us,” Zion says. “We’ll still bring that original flow to your speakers for years to come.”