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“Young, Latin & Proud” Is Your Anthem For The Summer And Forever

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Sometimes it feels like everyone’s trying to tell you how to feel, what wear, what to eat, etc. In those moments, the best thing you can do is throw on your headphones, drown out the noise, and meditate on what matters most. That’s where Helado Negro’s “Young, Latin, and Proud” has got you covered. The track is simple, yet rich, emphasizing message over any clever turn of melody or complex percussion.

Helado Negro described the track to Pitchfork as an attempt to connect with his roots, saying, “it’s less about trying to exclude yourself, and more about just being proud of who you are and all the things that come with that.” The Ecuadorian-American added, “It’s not trying to make it this Public Enemy song, and more like someone picking you up in their arms and saying, ‘This is what it’s about—it’s all good!'” Remember, this whole Latino thing is a full-time job, so take care of what’s most important, because one day you’ll be old, Latino and, hopefully, still proud.

Want more Helado Negro? Listen to his latest single, “Runaround.”


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Listen to "Safari" J. Balvin's New Track Featuring Pharrell

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Listen to “Safari” J. Balvin’s New Track Featuring Pharrell

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“Safari,” the latest single from J. Balvin’s album “Energía,” is packed with heavy, ear-thumping intensity and this recently-released video — not quite a full video and not a lyric video — will take you on a safari-level acid trip. The track features J. Balvin backed by the ballistic rhymes of BIA, the beauty of Sky, and the sweet Spanish-language vocals of Pharrell, who produced the track. Balvin described the enthusiasm that went into making the song: “When you work with Pharrell, you gotta bring 200 percent.”

Barely a month old, “Energía” has already received colossal levels of love from Balvin’s fans, as well as critical acclaim across the globe. The first video from the album, “Bobo,” already has over 238 million views on YouTube, and holds the single day record of views for a Latin artist. The mass-appeal of “Bobo” shows that Balvin’s strength as a musician comes from his ability to connect with his audience. Balvin recently told Billboard that relatable lyrics equal success: “And that’s what happened with ‘Bobo’.”

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