Cash Money’s Austin Mahone Drops Hip-Hop Flavored New Single ‘Banga Banga’

Austin Mahone made a swift recovery from the blood clot that momentarily derailed his ascent to superstardom and is already prepping the release of new single “Banga Banga”. Produced by Sean Garrett, the percussion-heavy, hook-filled anthem represents a major change of pace for the 17-year-old.

Like Justin Bieber before him, Austin is hoping to widen his appeal (and make the transition to adult pop star) by dabbling in hip-hop. It’s a risky proposition for a teen associated with upbeat dance fare like “What About Love” but “Banga Banga” has a strong enough of a pop sensibility — not to mention a crazily catchy chorus — to please everyone.

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