Reanna Cruz

Reanna Cruz is a news assistant for NPR Music's Alt.Latino.

Injury Reserve, 'Knees'

Aug 26, 2021


Injury Reserve was starting to get its due when one of its emcees, Stepa J.


A late contender to the song of the summer discourse, "Cold Heart" is almost a mad libs of pop music: What happens when you take one of the greatest hitmakers of all t

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Madonna turns the beautiful age of 63 today and, in honor of the Italian-American ic

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Coming off supernova hit "Blinding Lights," a fan like myself couldn't help but wonder where


In the gimmicky, excessive world of drag queen music, it's always interesting when a queen scales back and delivers something unexpected.


True Blue reminds us of the power, innocence and innovation that Madonna's music has always managed

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Lil Nas X is unprecedented: he emerged from the depths of stan Twitter to take over th

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Built from two dance floor classics — "Planet Rock" by Afrika Bambaataa and "Percolator" by Cajmere — City Girls' latest single, "Twerkula

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In 2021, J Balvin released 11 singles.

Turnstile, 'Holiday'

Jul 1, 2021


Turnstile has the ability to lure even the most poptimistic listener with spectacular hooks.