Gary Suarez

Features

Tim Heidecker's Divorce Album Is No Joke

The cult funnyman is known for his irreverent and outlandish comedy on Adult Swim, but his new album 'What The Brokenhearted Do…' gets real about an imaginary break-up.
Gary Suarez
6.5.19
PROFILES

Nav Is Finally Self-Aware

The Punjabi-Canadian rapper may be a frequent target of maligning memes and industry plant accusations, but The Weeknd’s homegrown favourite now has a Billboard chart-topping album despite the controversy.
Gary Suarez
5.8.19
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
1.2.19
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
11.27.18
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
10.17.18
Cultura

Menor Menor Has Secretly Had the 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
10.17.18
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
Essays

With 'Beast Mode 2,' Future Reminds Us How Goddamn Good He Is

Future's deliberately restrained and curated nine-song return proves us how much better he is at treating the studio’s vocal booth as a confessional than anyone else.
Gary Suarez
7.9.18
Cultura

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.
Gary Suarez
4.27.18
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