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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Holy Shit, Listen to Drake and Bad Bunny's Joyous New Single "MIA"
Drizzy hops on "MIA" with Bad Bunny and the result is everything you expected.
Bad Bunny's Embrace of Femininity Comes with a Caveat
The Latin trap star is pushing against toxic masculinity while revealing the genre's limits of acceptance.
Latin Trap Has a 6ix9ine Problem
Anuel AA's new track "Bebe" features 6ix9ine, and opens up a whole can of worms.
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.
The Attempted Kidnapping of Bryant Myers
One of Latin trap's stars was recently the victim of a harrowing crime, underscoring how troubling it is that critics call these artists' authenticity into question.
Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and the Perils of Latin Novelty
"I Like It" is an inarguable hit, but its sample invokes a history of the industry exoticizing songs sung in Spanish. Burger King is involved somehow.
The Future of Latin Trap Could Belong to a Reggaeton Veteran
Trap music dominates in rap right now, regardless of language, and each month Cultura explores the Latin side of hip-hop's hottest sound.