Gary Suarez

Cultura

Why Every Popular Rap Song Gets a Latin Trap Remix

Gaming the system by combining an original track with an ostensibly related one with some level of Latinx representation is a long-standing strategy.
Gary Suarez
4.24.19
Remembering Things

Prince's Final Top Ten Hit Is Pretty Creepy in Retrospect

Twenty-five years after reaching No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, “The Most Beautiful Girl In The World” feels complicated.
Gary Suarez
2.25.19
Essays

Somehow Nickelback Made Ice Cube's Meathead Racing Flick 'Torque' a Classic

Fifteen years after its release, we look back on the sappy bro soundtracks that defined the nativist exceptionalism of the post-9/11 years.
Gary Suarez
1.25.19
Cultura

Kevin Fret’s Death Highlights Latin Trap’s Homophobia Problem

Only after his murder is the openly gay Latin trapero getting the attention his work deserved.
Gary Suarez
1.15.19
Essays

All Hail Bad Bunny, Rap's Coming King

Bad Bunny’s debut solo effort ‘X 100PRE’ makes a strong case for latin trap’s longevity in the mainstream.
Gary Suarez
1.6.19
Cultura

As Latin Trap Thrives, A. CHAL Is The One To Watch In 2019

With reggaeton and dembow now firmly established on the charts, the Peruvian singer-songwriter is primed for a breakout year on the back of his debut EP, 'Exotigaz.'
Gary Suarez
12.28.18
Cultura

Can Latin Trap Go Mainstream Without Sacrificing Authenticity?

Even as Bad Bunny and J Balvin cozy up to English-language acts, there’s plenty of room for others to mine the darker, druggier corners of the genre.
Gary Suarez
11.20.18
Cultura

Menor Menor Has Secretly Had Latin Trap's Best Summer

With a boost from Carbon Fiber labelhead Farruko, the Afro-Honduran rapper stands poised to smash the genre's color barrier.
Gary Suarez
10.18.18
Interviews

Suicidal Tendencies Are Still Punk as Fuck (Whatever That Means)

We talked to Mike Muir about four decades of hardcore, 'Still Cyco Punk After All These Years,' and how they became one of the most influential bands in extreme music.
Gary Suarez
10.18.18
Cultura

Latin Trap Has a 6ix9ine Problem

Anuel AA's new track "Bebe" features 6ix9ine, and opens up a whole can of worms.
Gary Suarez
9.18.18
Noisey

Brujeria's Gory Deathgrind Debut Inspired a Generation of Latinx Metalheads

25 years later, Latinx band members past and present look back on 'Matando Güeros,' the group’s unflinching 1993 Satanic narco-grind LP.
Gary Suarez
8.23.18
la cultura

The Return of Latin Trap's Most Notorious Star, Anuel AA

In any online discussion about Bad Bunny Aneul AA's name will pop up. Now fresh from prison and with a new project out, he's ready to claim the title of king of the genre.
Gary Suarez
7.28.18
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