Reinventing Karol G

Last March, the Colombian singer Karol G was just weeks away from finalizing an album she’d been working on for months. The songs had been mixed and the album images had been shot. Then, one afternoon, she was sitting at …

Lido Pimienta Is Feeling Free

Lido Pimienta is at home in Toronto the day after releasing yet another visual feat — this time, it’s the Orly Anan-directed video for her song “Coming Thru,” which features her presiding over an opulent table that brims with lush …

Eladio Carrion Has Seen the Future of Latin Trap

On Monarca, the Puerto Rican rapper Eladio Carrion stretches the bounds of trap en español without ever abandoning its core. The follow-up to his 2020 debut, Sauce Boyz, Carrion’s latest album riffs on spiky trap corridos, drippy emo-rap, and bludgeoning …

Farruko Drops Dual Tracks ‘Oh Mama’ and ‘XOXA’

Farruko has released Premium, containing the dual singles “Oh Mama” and “Xoxa.” “Oh Mama” (above) features Myke Towers, with a video directed by Fernando Lugo that boasts cars and women. “Xoxa” (below) takes a lighter tone; Farruko and El Alfa …