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Álvaro Díaz is a rapper from Puerto Rico whose music offers a unique combination of intricate Spanish-language raps over wildly imaginative beats, drawing influence from vintage hip-hop and global EDM as well as vanguard club music. His debut long-player, 2015’s Hato Rey, was a shout-out to his San Juan neighborhood; its array of musical genres crisscrossed soul and funk with reggaeton, plena, and bomba. 2016’s nine-track San Juan Grand Prix was grittier, harder, and more combative. In 2019, he issued the charting collaborative single “Videos” with Rauw Alejandro. 2020’s star-studded Diaz Antes was preceded by nearly a dozen singles and the five-track EP Diaz Antes: La Ciudad de los Niños Tristes. Among his featured guests were Yandel, Miky Woodz, Cazzu, and Lyanno. 2021’s full-length Felicilandia featured Alejandro, Feid, Tainy, and Sebastián Yatra (who appeared on the breezy hit “Online”).

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