RAUW TAKES US INTO OUTER SPACE
The Puerto Rican pop star’s latest swerve finds a spot in the cosmos that’s all his own
Rauw alejandro has always been at home spinning off in unexpected directions. The Puerto Rican star, known for his quick-footed, anti-gravity choreography, has danced his way through a dizzying mix of genres: risqué, racy raps on his two-part EP Trap Cake, thudding old-school reggaeton on Afrodisíaco.
Last year’s Vice Versa was his biggest triumph yet, a sharp sophomore effort that somersaulted between pop, drum-and-bass, and Brazilian funk while delivering the mammoth hit “Todo De Ti,” which was nominated for Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the Latin Grammy Awards. Such success left his rabid base of fans wondering one thing: Where would Rauw go next?