The Kansas-born Puerto Rican artist Eladio Carrion, famous for his freestyles and (trap) bars, has released his second album to date, Monarca. The 14-track production comes a year after his debut album “Sauce Boyz”, released last January (2020).
Starring guest collaborations from the likes of Argentinian female trap star Cazzu and Yandel “La Leyenda”, rising Puerto Rican artist Lunay and Colombian superstar J Balvin, among others, his new album explores the roots of hip-hop and his signature Latin trap sounds.
Released as a series of animated videos on Youtube last Thursday, the album opens up with a confession style-intro and includes a remixed version of his hit ELE UVE, which has so far managed to score more than 11 million views on Youtube, featuring fellow Puerto Rican rapper Noriel, Cuban artist Ovi and Mexican star Natanael Cano. He also released a music video for the track Progreso, and has just dropped the official music video for Mariposas.
Influenced by his mainland U.S and Puerto Rico, Carrion continues to deliver a versatile yet hard-hitting rap style on this album including a drill song –TATA ft. J Balvin, who had previously teamed up with the Puerto Rican on the track Mi Funeral ft. Nengo Flow.
So far he has written songs for and collaborated with artists such as Bad Bunny, Bryant Myers, Zion and Jon Z, among others. Some of his most famous hits include Mi Error ft. Zion, Mi Funeral ft. J Balvin and Nengo Flow and Hielo ft. Jhay Cortez.
Now with more than 6million monthly listeners on Spotify, and a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Rap/Hip-Hop Song for his breakthrough hit Kemba Walker ft. Bad Bunny, Eladio Carrion continues to position himself as one of the strongest Latin trap artists on the rise.
Fun fact: Eladio Carrion was in fact a professional swimmer and comedian/influencer before dedicating his full-time to music.