Back when Gucci, Jeezy, and Zaytoven were spawning the sound of Atlanta trap, who knew the genre would connect with artists from all corners of the globe? More than a decade after its emergence in the mainstream rap world, trap has found a new home (or a timeshare?) in the Spanish-speaking universe. Mexico City’s Homegrown Entertainment has found success as the coke-fueled party house of the growing trap-en-español movement. On their parallel imprint La Trampa Records, the crew embraces its irreverent take on hip-hop, one that feels fresh and far from old school hip-hop. Homegrown Entertainment isn’t worried about lyrical prowess or Gang Starr cadences, they’re here for the drugs, the parties, and the lana.
Their latest offering, “Marihuana y Percocet,” premieres today exclusively on Remezcla. The track sees two of Homegrown’s resident traperos – FNTXY & Yoga Fire – link up with New York-based Dominican rapper Lito Kirino, over production from the imprint’s resident beatmaker BrunOG and Barcelona’s Steve Lean. Together, the collaborators are shaping hip-hop’s next wave – one that’s increasingly global, multilingual, and unfolding on the cyber streets, rather than the streets of South Atlanta.
Dark, ominous, and replete with rap braggadocio, “Marihuana y Percocet” sounds like something you’d expect from Future Hendrix or Big Guwop, and tows the line between a joyous celebration and a cautionary tale. It’s an homage to the spoils of a life of trappin,’ real or imagined, one that’s decorated with designer logos, an endless supply of narcotics, and inevitable bullet holes. FNTXY and Yoga Fire’s upcoming album, slated for a May release, will definitely be a taste of the effervescent trap scene taking hold in CDMX and across Latin America.
Along with the premiere of “Marihuana y Percocet,” the Homegrown Entertainment collective has put together an exclusive playlist, full of bangers and triple-time hi-hats. Stream the playlist below, look at yourself in the mirror, and work on your rap hands.