latin trap

Op-Eds

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.
Gary Suarez
3.8.19
Cultura

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.
Gary Suarez
2.12.19
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
1.14.19
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

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
11.19.18
Cultura

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.
Gary Suarez
10.17.18
Noisey News

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.
Kristin Corry
10.11.18
Essays

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.
Mariana Viera
10.3.18
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
la cultura

The Return of Latin Trap's Most Notorious Star, Anuel AA

In any online discussion about Bad Bunny Aneul AA's name will pop up. Now fresh from prison and with a new project out, he's ready to claim the title of king of the genre.
Gary Suarez
7.27.18
Cultura

The Attempted Kidnapping of Bryant Myers

One of Latin trap's stars was recently the victim of a harrowing crime, underscoring how troubling it is that critics call these artists' authenticity into question.
Gary Suarez
6.29.18
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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