We first fell in love with BB Bronx back in 2010, when the young rapper showed off his baby tigueraje in a now infamous freestyle video. Since then, the 18-year-old artist (aka Carlos Almonte) has released a debut album, collaborated with Puerto Rican reggaetón star Farruko, and spawned an NYC dance craze with last summer’s “Bronx Whine.” Phew! He’s also right off the release of his newest video “Nadie Como Yo,” featuring fellow New Yorker Eli Jas. There’s no doubt he’s about to make it big, so we reached out to the D.R. native to pick his brain about emerging talent in the world of Latin urban. Here’s BB Bronx’s selection of ten urbano artists to watch.
Mark B (Dominican Republic)
He’s a very humble, cool kid from New York that has a good D.R. sound.
He’s my brother and the best songwriter I know.
Shelow Shaq (Dominican Republic)
O.D. funny! He’s also very creative with his ideas.
2 Milly (USA)
His dances are dope, and his energy is dope too. Everybody is Milly Rocking.
Johnny Sky (USA)
He has an amazing voice and really good music.
Poeta Callejero (Dominican Republic)
El Chevo (Honduras/USA)
He has a unique sound that I really like, and brings a heavy Central American sound to urban pop.
Matt Hunter (USA)
I love how he has matured in his music, and how he always interacts with his fans.
DJ Maah3z (Cuba/USA)
He’s one of my good friends and the best young DJ out of Miami.
Abraham Mateo (Spain)
He sings and dances. He reminds me of myself.