The New Latin America
Hip-hop wouldn’t have been possible without Latinos in New York City. Decades removed from those strong beginnings, Latin America has its own long-standing rap music traditions to consider—with legends like Control Machete or Illya Kuryaki & The Valderramas honored by newer players on the trap and reggaetón front like Alemán from Mexico and Cazzu out of Argentina. With influences that are local, regional, and international, this is the New Latin America. Our editors regularly update this playlist—if you hear something you like, add it to your library.