Gary Suarez

best of the 2010s

Bad Bunny Is the Artist of the Decade

The Puerto Rican rapper known as El Conejo Malo ends the 2010s as one of the biggest stars worldwide without giving up on his native tongue.
Gary Suarez
11.8.19
Cultura

Urbano Producers Are Becoming Pop Stars, Too

Producers like Tainy are leveraging reggaetón's chart success for their own shot at superstardom.
Gary Suarez
9.30.19
Metal

Twenty-Five Years Later, Korn Are Still 'in This for Life'

Ahead of their new album 'The Nothing,' the nü-metal pioneers reflect on their massively successful career—and why they don't want to be a nostalgia act.
Gary Suarez
9.11.19
Interviews

With 'TM104,' Jeezy Is Proving that Rappers Are Allowed to Mature

The rap veteran has successfully transitioned from snowman to business man, making moves including securing ownership of his masters. With retirement rumors swirling, what comes next is up to him.
Gary Suarez
9.5.19
Cultura

Baja Beach Fest Was a Game-Changing Showcase of Latinx Excellence

The electrifying beachfront gathering—which featured Bad Bunny, Becky G, and J Balvin—felt like a line in the sand for the future of música urbana.
Gary Suarez
8.29.19
PROFILES

Rick Ross Has No Plans to Step Down as Hip-Hop's Boss

Upon the release of his highly anticipated album 'Port of Miami 2,' the Miami veteran reflects on the decade he's spent running rap.
Gary Suarez
8.9.19
Essays

Lil Nas X Played the Chart Game and Won

'Old Town Road' made Billboard Hot 100 history this week, by gaming remixes and boldly going where Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, and Justin Bieber didn’t.
Gary Suarez
7.30.19
Anniversaries

40 Years Later, 'Highway to Hell' Is Bigger than AC/DC

The Australian hard rockers’ final album with singer Bon Scott lives on as part of the shared soundtrack of our modern lives.
Gary Suarez
7.26.19
Cultura

How Mr Eazi, J Balvin, and Bad Bunny Made One of the Best Songs of the Summer

The Nigerian star's unexpected appearance on the duo's surprise album united afrobeats and urbano. It came together, of course, because of the internet.
Gary Suarez
7.18.19
Essays

Bad Bunny and J Balvin's Surprise Album 'Oasis' Could Have Been Better

The current kings of reggaetón and Latin trap give their fans the tag team event of the summer, for better or worse.
Gary Suarez
7.2.19
Noisey Next

Puerto Rican Hitmaker Jhay Cortez Doesn't Need American Hip-Hop’s Approval

The writer behind Cardi B's "I Like It" and other bangers is ready to top the charts under his own name.
Gary Suarez
6.27.19
Essays

The Success of Lil Keed Cements Young Thug's Legacy

The YSL rapper’s 'Long Live Mexico' album proves Thugger's hard-won influence over rap’s new generation.
Gary Suarez
6.26.19
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