By Jesus Trivino | 08/14/2014 - 16:28
Joell Ortiz is a lot of things—an incredible MC, a doting father, a standup Puerto Rican and . . . a master hashtagger.
By Jesus Trivino | 08/14/2014 - 16:04
Crazy Legs isn’t one to boast. So leave it up to us: the Puerto Rican b-boy legend is one of the most iconic Latino figures in hip-hop history. ‘Nuff said.
By Jesus Trivino | 06/15/2014 - 11:00
Black Eyed Peas’ founding member Taboo is ready to drive his own destiny. As a member of BEP he’s sold out arenas, topped the charts and attained platinum plaques.
By Jesus Trivino | 03/16/2014 - 10:00
Yes, Kid Cudi may be a star in the rap world but with his scene-stealing role in Need for Speed, in theaters this Friday, non-hip-hop fans are about to get familiar with the Mexican and African American rapper and actor.
By Jesus Trivino Alarcon | 11/14/2013 - 15:05
Reggaeton meet your new prince…thy name is J Balvin. The Colombian reggaetonero has updated his genre’s sound with dance-inspired beats and seductive, Drake-esque lyrics. But don’t take our word for it, let the handsome Balvin tell you himself. We caught up with him to talk about his new album, La Familia, his favorite rapper, Drake (no surprise there), and the responsibility of pushing reggaeton into the future.
Tell us about your new album, La Familia.
By Jesus Trivino | 08/13/2013 - 18:54
L.A.-based rapper, Kendrick Lamar, dropped a bomb on the hip-hop world today with his incendiary verse on (Naya Rivera’s beau) Big Sean’s “Control.” The Billboard chart-topper threw lyrical darts at his contemporaries (Mac Miller, A$AP Rocky, J.
By Sugey Palomares | 05/02/2013 - 09:53
Chris Kelly, also known as the “Mac Daddy” of the rap duo Kris Kross, has died, reports The Associated Press. The 34-year-old rapper was found unresponsive in his home yesterday afternoon and was later taken to Atlanta Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be held today.
By Jesus Trivino | 04/06/2013 - 09:21
When a picture allegedly showing Daddy Yankee making out with another guy hit Twitter earlier this week, the reggaeton superstar had to once again take time out of his busy schedule to make it clear that he’s straighter than an arrow — twice.
By Sugey Palomares | 06/28/2012 - 18:00
Hip-hop artist, Trina established herself as the "Diamond Princess" after the release of her sophomore album, sharing the same title, dropped in 2005. Since then, the rapper has produced several hits including her fourth album, Still The Baddest, which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.
We heard the Florida-based artist is Latina, so we tracked her down to get a breakdown of her roots. Find out what she had to say below:
What is your ethnic background?
"My dad is Dominican and my mom is from the Bahamas."
By Jesus Trivino | 04/02/2012 - 15:47
It was a peaceful, breezy spring day in Brooklyn, New York in 1994. It wasn’t cold enough for a coat, yet it was perfect for a light hooded sweater. I wore a tan Timberland hoodie over my Catholic school uniform to disguise my preppy getup. This day I took the long way home; I wanted extra time to listen to A Tribe Called Quest’s latest album, Midnight Marauders, on my portable Walkman (Yes! Cassettes!). I put on my hoodie, popped on my headphones and let Q-Tip and Phife dole out ear candy.