Changua Boyz / CO
Sónar by Day - SonarXS
As Latin Trap continues its assault on the global charts, ha$lopablito represents the ultra-local flipside. Hailing from Bogotá, Colombia, his music stands out for its lyrical focus on real issues affecting the country, from government corruption to the glamorization of the drug trade to the spread of fake news on social media. Not what you’d expect perhaps, but arguably, exactly what the genre needs.
A founding member of the influential collective Changua Boyz Crew, ha$lopablito broke into the spotlight with 2018’s Es El Puto Sueño, an explosive mix of salsa samples, g-funk and bass heavy trap beats that serves as the perfect backdrop to the rapper’s deft lyrical stylings. Following a triumphant show at Sónar Bogotá in 2018, this summer all eyes will be on the young rapper’s debut on the SonarXS stage at Sónar by Day.
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