Watch a Clip From “Mala,” Kevin Fret’s Posthumously Released Video

Kevin Fret – who billed himself as the first openly gay Latin trap artist, and who was murdered in Puerto Rico – has a new video out, which premiered on Univison on Tuesday. The short preview for the posthumous single “Mala” shows the 24-year-old rapper walking down a red carpet as adoring fans reach out to him to pose for selfies, later making his way into a strip club where he dances and declares he’s ready for fame.

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YG Taps Tyga, Jon Z For Mariachi-Inspired ‘Go Loko’ Video: Watch

YG returns with another single, heading toward the release of his 4Real 4Real album later this month. The “Go Loko” visual arrived on Friday (May 3) featuring assists from frequent collaborator Tyga and Puerto Rican artist Jon Z.

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Karol G & Anuel AA Talk the Joys of Being Together and Recording With Ivy Queen

Anuel, who in recent weeks got heat for questioning Ivy Queen’s title as the “Queen” of reggaetón on his Instagram posts, said he’d be happy to collaborate with the pioneering rapper. “Why not? She’s a legend,” he said. 

As for Karol G? She already recorded with the legendary Puerto Rican diva. “I’ve always said it: I recorded in one of her songs that hasn’t been released. I hope they release it one day,” she said.

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9 Highlights From Wisin & Yandel’s Sony/ATV Iconic Songwriter Q&A Panel at Billboard Latin Music Week

Wisin & Yandel took the stage during 2019 Billboard Latin Music Week as part of this year’s Sony/ATV Iconic Songwriter Q&A session, moderated by Leila Cobo, Billboard’s Vice President and Latin Industry Lead.

The panel, which took place Tuesday (April 23) at The Venetian in Las Vegas, was introduced by Jorge Mejia, president Latin America & US Latin, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, who emphasized that the Puerto Rican duo holds the most sold-out records at the Coliseo in Puerto Rico, with eight sold-out shows.

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Ozuna Talks Extortion Plot, Admits He Doesn’t Know What ‘Taki Taki’ Means at Billboard Latin Music Week

Puerto Rican reggaeton star Ozuna told a captive audience at Billboard’s Latin Music Week that his fans deserved an apology after it was revealed that the musician paid someone off to keep an explicit video of himself from being released.

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Singer-Songwriter iLe Rallies for Puerto Rican Freedom — And Her Own — in Upcoming LP, ‘Almadura’

“I want my country to be free,” said Ileana Cabra Joglar, better known as iLe, with one hand on her chest. During a recent performance at El Museo del Barrio — New York City’s leading art museum for the Latin American diaspora, and the jewel of Spanish Harlem — she took a moment between songs to give pause and take in the history of the space.

On May 10th, she’ll present Puerto Rico and the world with her intimate sophomore album, Almadura. A play on the word armadura (armor), the title literally translates to “strong soul” — a rather sane weapon of choice in arduous times. The 12 song collection is lyrically-focused, driven by emotion, and infused with call to actions between the lines for people from an island which has been colonized by the United States for over a century now.

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AVANDRA’s New Album Descender Is Post-Hurricane Prog Metal Fury From Puerto Rico

Puerto Rican progressive metal unit Avandra‘s sophomore effort Descender was written in the dark after Hurricane Maria by frontman and band mastermind Christian Ayala Cruz. So of course it stands to reason that behind all the technical wizardry and challenging songwriting, Descender is pissed. Which is why I’m so excited to premiere this record for you all today. Without knowing its background, Descender is a fantastically progressive record that manages to write songs that happen to be dazzlingly difficult, not just dexterity exercises to show off. But by knowing the record’s background, it adds a purpose to the edge and allows you to really dig in to their aggressiveness.

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