The Colombian star’s reinvention of the track, which will be included in the upcoming star-studded covers album The Metallica Blacklist out Sept. 10, finds Balvin rapping about his humble beginnings, his hustle, and fame over hip-hop drums.
“One of my favorite bands and favorite songs,” the reggaeton star wrote on social media. “For the culture! Music was created to unite.” J Balvin’s “Wherever I Roam” was one of two new versions released Wednesday. The other one was from country artist Jon Pardi, which you can listen to here.
The releases come in honor of Metallica celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Black Album with a covers set that will feature more than 50 artists taking on songs from the chart-topping 1991 LP.
The Metallica Blacklist will be available in all formats, including a limited edition seven-LP vinyl pressing, while the reissue will also be available in all formats as well as a limited edition box set.
Listen to J Balvin’s “Wherever I Roam” below: