After hanging back for awhile, Puerto Rican rap trio Füete Billete is back with an onslaught of tie-dyed bucket hats, backseat bong sessions, and “tu madre” inner lip tattoos – the trappings of their new video for “Trå,” the second single off their upcoming album. Papelón City will be released by Mexican hyper-drive squadron NAAFI later this year.
Füete’s debut album Música de Capsulon crashed onto everyone’s rude hip-hop playlists in 2013, but then the trio fell back, with the exception of last year’s “Buena Vida” and emcee Pepper Kilo’s blessing “Tu No Sabe Na.” The time was right for some movement and they’re giving it to you now. If this kick-off is any indication, the new album will be suitable for the flyest of bonches.
This spring, Pepper Kilo linked up for our interview with the NAAFI family at the Mexican collective’s first appearance at SXSW. He was pretty straight up about “Trå”: “It’s good. It’s rap music. Nothing else but rap.”
Can’t wait for the full release? You can cop a special value pack of “Trå” and Füete’s team-up with PXXR GVNG’s high fashion neo-trapper Yung Beef on iTunes. On August 5, the boricuas will come through NAAFI’s home turf for a Mexico City fiestón, also featuring Jamez Manuel, Hiedrah’s Tayhana, Tygapaw and NAAFI’s Estado de México rep Omaar. It promises to be as hard-hitting as its promo trailer, shot in a sweaty DF boxing gym by Daniel M. Torres.