See Madrid Rapper C. Tangana’s Sultry Hollywood Jaunt in ‘Un Veneno’ Video


Iberian lure grasp C. Tangana premiered his new music, “Un Veneno” (translation: “A Poison”) on Wednesday, together with a luxe new video. Recorded alongside flamenco singer-songwriter Niño de Elche, the music flirts with the traditional bolero type, however with an Afro-Cuban twist.

It’s a notable change of tempo for the MC, whose most up-to-date launch was “Booty,” a collaboration with Mexican-American pop starlet Becky G. “I could come from rap,” Tangana tells Rolling Stone. “But I contemplate myself an artist above any kind of music or self-discipline, I don’t consider in style. My type is all types.”

Tangana shocked Spanish audiences with a reside efficiency of the music this week, which aired on the nationwide expertise present Operación Triunfo — akin to stateside packages American Idol or The Voice, it’s arguably the most well-liked tv program in Spain. “I’ve all the time hated these packages,” the 28-year-old Madrileño says. “But I feel it was the very best place to spitball [the song] for the primary time.”

Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Álvaro Santos, the video follows Tangana and his co-star, Spanish mannequin Laura Sanchez, by means of the yellowed desert haze of SoCal in 16 millimeter movie. Locally legendary digs just like the Chateau Marmont resort and Cuban-American sizzling spot La Floridita characteristic prominently within the video, including to its classic Hollywood ambiance. Tangana’s beleaguered inside monologue regularly transforms right into a full-on bolero, a mambo-infused lament on the disintegration of his personal life.

“Artists, in all our ambition, attempt to be beloved by the general public,” Tangana says. “This love can find yourself being a condemnation.”

Tangana’s newest album, Avida Dollars, was launched within the spring.