latin trap

7.18.19

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.

6.27.19

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.

4.18.19

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.

3.8.19

American Media Still Doesn’t Get Música Urbana

The 'New York Times Magazine''s failure to recognize Spanish language hip-hop and pop in its "25 Songs That Matter" feature underscores the media's misunderstanding of a major movement.

2.12.19

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.

1.14.19

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.

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1.2.19

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.

11.19.18

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.

10.17.18

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.

10.11.18

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.

10.3.18

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.

9.18.18

Latin Trap Has a 6ix9ine Problem

Anuel AA's new track "Bebe" features 6ix9ine, and opens up a whole can of worms.

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