Anitta and Pedro Capó have been confirmed to perform at the Conmebol Copa America Brazil 2019 closing ceremony at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on July 7, the organization confirmed on Tuesday (July 2). It will be the first time that Brazilian star Anitta will perform a duet with the Puerto Rican singer.Continue Reading
Bad Bunny, Daniel Caesar, Khalid, Ashley McBryde, King Princess, Lewis Capaldi and Jessie Reyez are confirmed to perform at Apple Music’s Up Next Liveseries, the platform confirmed on Monday (July 1). Each artist will perform for fans in one city, for one night only.
Up Next Live will kick off on July 9 with Puerto Rican trap singer Bad Bunny at Apple Piazza Liberty in Milan and will wrap up on August 23 with Khalid’s performance at Apple Carnegie Library in Washington, D.C. The full schedule is listed below.Continue Reading
Nuyorican rapper Princess Nokia is making her feature film debut, but don’t expect her rapping moniker to appear anywhere in the credits for upcoming film Angelfish. For her first big screen outing, she’ll go by Destiny Frasqueri.
The change in credit speaks to the way Frasqueri wants audiences to see her acting work as removed from her more assertive and imposing music persona. There’s a softness to the Peter Lee-directed romantic coming-of-age film where she plays Eva – a young Puerto Rican woman who’s torn between her responsibilities to her family and her dreams, and Brendan (Jimi Stanton), an Irish-American man dealing with family problems of his own.Continue Reading
You already know Jhay Cortez. The Puerto Rican singer has been urbano’s secret hitmaking weapon for a minute; he’s credited as a writer on Billboard-charting singles like Anuel AA’s “Amanece,” Natti Natasha and Ozuna‘s “Criminal,” and Bad Bunny’s “RLNDT,” to name but a few. At least two of the biggest bilingual singles of the past couple years—Cardi B‘s “I Like It” and the Benny Blanco and Tainy’s team-up “I Can’t Get Enough”—benefitted from his work behind the scenes. And he’s been as essential to the stateside ascent of J Balvin as has the Colombian reggaetonero’s longtime producer Sky El Rompiendo. But in his mind, he’s still a kid in the studio, hungry for his own time to rock the mic.Continue Reading
In the world of English-language music, chances are that “new Oasis” means something very different to you than it does to the Spanish-language Internet. When the possibility of a joint album between two of the biggest names in urbano, J Balvin, the Colombian global domineer of 2017’s “Mi Gente” and longtime reggaetonero, and Bad Bunny, the 25-year-old face of Puerto Rican trap, became a reality back in September, it was a big deal.
Balvin confirmed to radio host Ebro Darden, who casually suggested a potential joint album, that he’d title the whole of their six or seven unreleased songs together Oasis — a word written the same in English and Spanish. Before long, Balvin and Bad Bunny were name-dropping Oasis on the outro to Jhay Cortez’s “No Me Conoce” remix. Cryptic Twitter teases ensued for months, until Oasis finally dropped today.Continue Reading
It’s the American Dream for the digital age.
Three years ago, Maria Al-Sadek was a college student living in Alabama. Now she’s a rising model, writer, stylist and influencer — working with brands such as Marc Jacobs and Armani Beauty — who lives in Brooklyn. She also boasts more than 400,000 followers on Instagram.
“I’m just exploring all the things I like to do,” the 27-year-old, who posts under the handle @MariaAlia, told The Post.
The daughter of a Puerto Rican mother and Palestinan-immigrant father, Al-Sadek wasn’t used to seeing many people like her growing up.Continue Reading
Farruko, Sebastian Yatra, Tini and Mau y Ricky have been added to Univision’s Premios Juventud lineup.
Puerto Rican singer Farruko, who is nominated in three categories, is set perform songs from his album Gangalee,while Colombian singer Sebastián Yatra will be joined by his girlfriend Tini to perform their song “Cristina.”Continue Reading
As recognizable as J.Lo‘s become, the mixed reactions to her Motown tribute at the 2019 Grammys underscored the fact that not everyone’s in complete agreement about her racial identity—and the fact that it’s technically none of their business did nothing to stem the tide of Tweets and Reddit threads debating the issue.
That Jennifer Lopez is not a Black woman is a fact nothing (save for a surprising 23andMe result) could call into question. But whether she’s white is another matter entirely.
So, what is Jennifer Lopez’s race? Any attempt to answer that question has to start with the difference between “race” and “ethnicity.”
Jennifer Lopez was born and raised in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx, a borough of New York City. Her family came to New York from Ponce, Puerto Rico’s largest city after San Juan. Puerto Rico is an unincorporated U.S. territory.Continue Reading
Spike Lee’s movie “She’s Gotta Have It” has been rebooted! It is now a show on Netflix with leading Latino talent including rapper Fat Joe and Hamilton actor Anthony Ramos.
Ramos who plays Mars Blackmon and Fat Joe joined show writer Lemon Anderson to share a meal and swap stories on all things Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican. In true New Yorker style the trio held nothing back during their conversation. They reminisced on their Puerto Rican roots, bringing old and new actors together, and their experience filming on the island. Above all, it was a celebration and love fest for their ancestral home of Puerto Rico.Continue Reading
To his mother, David Hance was a shy, nerdy Puerto Rican kid from the Bronx who had an unhealthy obsession with video games. To everyone else, he was Allied—a world-class esports champion, whose boisterous live-streams garnered thousands of views. For years, Hance navigated these disparate identities with ease. But then, at age 24, he was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer.
In a new documentary from The Atlantic, Hance’s family undergoes the emotional process of reconciling the David they knew with his secret identity—a professional gamer and tragic hero, beloved by a large online community.Continue Reading