Since its inception, reggaeton and Latin trap have been a traditional boys’ club. Newcomer Mariah, a Cuban-Puerto Rican artist from Miami, forms part of a new-age group of women in the industry, aside from pioneer Ivy Queen, aiming to disrupt the male-dominated business. In just a year, the 19-year-old catalyzed the genre’s disruption with female-driven anthems like 2018’s “Blah.”Continue Reading
We still have no idea about what’s going on with him and Rosalía, but while we wait for answers, Bad Bunny‘s shared a new single titled “Estamos Arriba.” The charged-up single, which features Myke Towers, finds the two Puerto Rican rappers from a height. Stream the track below.Continue Reading
Ricky Martin weighed in on the fierce debate in Puerto Rico over a bill allowing government employees to avoid serving certain constituents on religious grounds ― and soon after, the island’s governor decided to kill the measure.
The singer, who was born in Puerto Rico, published an open letter on Thursday denouncing the measure as a “hate bill” that “projects us to the world as a backwards country.”Continue Reading
Bad Bunny is killing it right now. The Puerto Rican Latin Trap artist has had a slew of singles on the Billboard charts since his breakthrough in 2017. He’s also currently riding high on two hit singles: “Caro” and “Callaíta.” Still, despite all of his achievements, the rapper recently revealed that it feels most people tend to focus on his nonbinary fashion choices rather than his music.
And he’s refusing to let it bother him one bit.
Paper magazine featured Bad Bunny on their digital cover and the artist spoke out against his haters that simply cannot accept his style.Continue Reading
LaLa Anthony is enjoying the New York City heat this weekend.
On Sunday, the newest 90210 cast member shared a snap of herself showing off her stunning curves on the day of the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. In the post, Anthony is standing outside on a balcony while wearing a two-piece bikini of the Puerto Rico flag. The actress is all smiles as she looks toward the sun in the photo. Anthony is also rocking neon yellow nails with matching toes. For accessories, the Power star is wearing a red hat and an ankle bracelet. To finish off the look, she is also wearing red lipstick. According to Anthony’s post, the photo was shot by photographer and art director Robert Ector.Continue Reading
Meet Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican rapper taking over YouTube. Bad Bunny is a trap rapper who is making waves in the Latin music world. His debut album, “X 100PRE,” scored the No. 1 spot on the Top Latin Albums chart this year. But it’s probably not the first time you’ve seen him. He’s worked with Cardi B on “I Like It” and “Mia” with Drake. And he just dropped his new song, “Callaita.” But Bad Bunny’s appeal extends beyond these star-studded music collaborations. He’s been instrumental in bringing Latin trap to mainstream American audiences while rapping mostly in Spanish.Continue Reading
For Romeo Santos, performing live isn’t just about singing a song. It’s about giving die-hard fans an entertaining, memorable and life-changing experience.
His commitment to live performance is probably why he’s been able to sell out Yankee Stadium twice and is now set to become the first Latin act to perform at MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Giants and New York Jets. The King of Bachata will perform his “UTOPIA The Concert” at the East Rutherford, New Jersey, venue on Sept. 21.
“It is a blessing,” the singer of Dominican and Puerto Rican descent, who hails from the Bronx, said in an interview Monday. “I’ve had loyal fans for quite a while now. To be able to even say that I’ve already sold out two nights at Yankee Stadium, multiple nights at Madison Square Garden — it’s truly a blessing. Now it’s a new challenge in my career to do MetLife, so I’m super-excited about that.”Continue Reading
Grammy winning saxophonist and educator David Sanchez has a new album of originals, inspired by the melodies and rhythms coming from, as the title Carib implies, the Caribbean region, notably Puerto Rico and Haiti. Sanchez, of Puerto Rican descent, is deeply moved by the cultural and music in the Pan African countries, especially these two islands that never get adequate attention, and are, unfortunately, often ignored.Continue Reading
Bad Bunny sounds tired on first “hello,” but his energy soon peps up. When we speak over the phone, he’s in the midst of wrapping up a U.S. tour, and a few nights earlier, he’d sold out Madison Square Garden. I ask how he feels about that milestone: “How do you think?” he replies. “Happy. Proud.”
The 25-year-old Puerto Rican trapero’s celebrity status exploded last year after a series of mega-hits, most notably “Mia” featuring Drake and “I Like It” with Cardi B and Colombian reggaetón star J Balvin, that charted high across multiple categories (the latter, of course, hitting number one on the Hot 100). In November, YouTube announced his placement as the third most played artist globally (just behind J Balvin, with fellow Puerto Rican artist Ozuna, who he also collaborates with, at number one).
In Puerto Rico, for a few years now, his music has been ubiquitous: Across the archipelago, any time of day, every day, the thick and booming, subtly garbled baritone of Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio — el Conejo Malo — can be heard blaring from a passing car, pouring out the doors of a bar, on the radio, floating along the beach or reverberating from a neighbor’s apartment. You can even hear it onstage at queer drag shows.Continue Reading
In 2017, Rico Nasty delivered her viral single “Poppin’,” which grabbed over five million views on YouTube thanks to its sharp visuals and rock-inspired rhymes. She kept the heat going a year later with “Smack A B*tch,” pairing her high-tempo lyricism with a song about life stresses. In the video, she dons a blue bubble coat, cat-ear headphones, and platform combat boots — à la goth girl.
“I don’t look normal, I always wear outrageous sh*t,” Rico tells Teen Vogue. “I don’t want to say I’m that famous, but when you see me, you see me.” Perhaps it’s her strikingly edgy aesthetic — heavy black eyeliner-lined eyes, studded boots, model gazes — or her commanding voice, but the 22-year-old artist, born Maria-Cecilia Simone Kelly to a Puerto Rican mother and African-American father, managed to transcend her local stomping grounds, have a baby as a teenager, and move further into the hip-hop stratosphere.Continue Reading