stream of the crop
Thom Yorke's Breathtaking Solo LP and 9 More of the Week's Best Albums
Impossibly cool house tracks and tense raps fill out the rest of this week's essential listening.
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.
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.
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.
Beyoncé Hopped on a Remix of J Balvin's "Mi Gente" for Charity
She'll be giving proceeds from this new version of the bop to hurricane and earthquake relief efforts.
The Latin Grammys Ignored the Elephant in the Room, but the Performances Still Ruled
There wasn’t an army of defiant musicians bashing Donald Trump, which made for an awkward omission.
J Balvin’s Global Reggaeton Takeover Is Just Beginning
We sat down with the Colombian superstar to discuss hip-hop, Donald Trump, Drake, and—yes—Pokémon Go.
we saw this
We Talked to Fans at a Pitbull and Enrique Iglesias Concert in El Paso, Texas
"It has a lot of connotations. If you're in the party mode it's like, 'Let's go for it. Let's party it up!'"