Why Every Popular Rap Song Gets a Latin Trap Remix
Gaming the system by combining an original track and an ostensibly related one with some level of Latinx representation is a long-standing strategy.
After Wax Idols, Hether Fortune Is Better Off Alone
Having abruptly disbanded her primary creative outlet for nearly a decade, the songwriter is now working by herself, at her own pace.
Eddie Murphy's 'Life' Shows How Complicated Cancelling R. Kelly Can Be
Twenty years after the buddy comedy first debuted in cinemas, its soundtrack proves problematic in the wake of serious new allegations against executive producer R. Kelly.
As Pop Music Embraces Música Urbana, American Trap Keeps Its Distance
Latin and American trap has been slow to get in bed together.
Why Indie Rock Fifty-Somethings Are Going Synthpop
Decades into their careers, rock 'n' roll journeymen from seminal bands like Guided By Voices and Pavement are discovering the subversive joys of making electronic music.
Orville Peck Is a Lone Stranger Singing Country Songs From Behind a Mask
The queer cowboy and pseudonymous country singer discusses his evocative campfire torchsongs and debuts the music video for his latest single “Turn To Hate.”
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The Guide to Getting into Ice-T, the God of Talking Shit
A brash attitude, true pioneering lyrical skills, and hardcore energy made him a star. Here's where to start with his vast catalog.
American Media Still Doesn’t Get Música Urbana
The 'New York Times Magazine''s failure to recognise Spanish language hip-hop and pop in its "25 Songs That Matter" feature underscores the media's misunderstanding of a major movement.
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.
How ‘The Sebadoh’ Killed Sebadoh
Twenty years later, 90s indie rock icons Lou Barlow and Jason Loewenstein reflect on the tumultuous times surrounding their ill-fated and short-lived major label record deal.
The Grammys Buried Latin Trap
In spite of Camila Cabello's splashy "Havana" opener, at the Grammys it was as if the last year or so of Billboard Hot 100 hit-making by Latin American artists hadn’t happened.
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The Guide to Getting Into Daddy Yankee, One of the Greatest Rappers Ever
Whether over a dancehall riddim, a dembow loop, or a boom bap beat, Daddy Yankee is truly a G.O.A.T. emcee – full stop, no Spanish-language consideration or otherwise marginalising categorisation needed.