Monday, October 02, 2023


Spain’s Top Rapper Yung Beef Shares Genre-Bending ‘El Plugg 2 Mixtape’

Keeping his underground aesthetic even as he racks up hundreds of millions of streams, Spanish rapper Yung Beef does things his own way. Coming through with an epic new project that touches on his diverse tastes and influences, Beef shares El Plugg 2Created in collaboration with American producers like DP Beats (Playboi Carti, Lil Uzi Vert) and Beef’s frequent production partners like PipoBeats and Kid FavelaEl Plugg 2 features an intoxicating combination of sounds, primarily blending the blown-out sonics and synth melodies SoundCloud-flavored trap music with reggaeton rhythms, but also incorporates elements of punk and alt-rock and more avant-garde genres like hyperpop. Throughout, Yung Beef is an ideal host, switching between hard-hitting flows and lovely melodies, all the while projecting an effortlessly cool and brazenly DGAF attitude that transcends language barriers.

The sequel to Yung Beef’s 2018 El Plugg Mixtape, which featured production from Mexiko Dro and generated over 21 million streams worldwide, El Plugg 2 is a testament to Yung Beef’s restless creativity, painting the fullest picture yet of his wide-ranging artistic tastes and talents. The mixtape is home to Dragon Ball Z-referencing lead single MAJIN VEGETA,” which reached over one million views on YouTube in less than a week, and last week’s PROBLEMAS MUSICALES,” an immersive cloud trap collaboration with Beef’s La Venedicion label signee Uzii GaangEl Plugg 2 features additional contributions from Goa, who connected with Beef for Guns N Roses” on the original El Plugg, and most notably Pablo Chill-E, a frequent collaborator of Yung Beef and one of the hottest rappers in South America. Packed with enough artistic ideas to fill 24 tracks, El Plugg 2 is available everywhere via La Venedicion / EMPIRE.

Filtering genres such as trap and reggaeton through his rebellious perspective, Yung Beef is turning heads in Spain and beyond for his intoxicating blend of sounds. The prolific artist generated over 70 million streams on his four 2020 projects, including Shishi Plugg, a collaborative project with Pablo Chill-E that featured the single No Nos Pueden Suportar (the first song by a Spanish rapper to gain more than 1 million views on the WorldStarHipHop YouTube channel), and Sonrisas, which  featured production from Brodinski and a guest spot from 645AR. Boasting a YouTube following of more than 244k subscribers, the Spanish icon had a busy live schedule planned for 2020, before the pandemic hit, including a duo spot at Lollapalooza Chile with Pablo Chill-E, and his own curated stage at Primavera Sound in Barcelona. Expect Yung Beef to pick up where he left off with these festivals in 2022.

He’s already got his home country on lock, but with El Plugg 2, Yung Beef plans to emulate his idol Young Dolph and make waves in the American rap scene as an independent artist. Don’t bet against him.

Buy/Stream El Plugg 2

El Plugg 2 tracklist:
01. INTRO (Prod. by FvckVibez)
02. PROBLEMAS MUSICALES (Ft. Uzii Gaang) (Prod. by DP Beats)
03. SANTUARIO 2 (Prod. by Roy Dee, Ambeats, 190)
04. 20TRAP20-IKARI (Prod. by 1Guilthy)
05. TRANSILVANIA (Prod. by Roy Dee & Pochi)
06. LANZADERA (Ft. JoshOrtiz) (Prod. by 1Onlycartoon)
07. HOROSCOPO (Ft. Yung Caza) (Prod. by Oldpurp)
08. BLICKY (Ft. Alex Fatt) (Prod. by Oldpurp)
09. YOGA (Ft. El Mini) (Prod. by Oldpurp)
10. BUFFALO66 (Prod. by Pochi)
11. CARAMELITO (Prod. by 1Guilthy)
12. WICKR (Ft. Camin & JoshOrtiz) (Prod. by Icemoonmusic)
13. HASTA EL DIA QUE ME MUERA (Ft. Pablo Chill-E) (Prod. by Pochi, Roydee, Jagurclaw, 4Lx)
14. SI TE VAS NO VUELVAS( Prod. by AMbeats)
15. PARENTAL ADVISORIES (Prod. by Pochi)
16. NO TE QUIERO VER MAL (Ft. Albany) (Prod. by Sehemyre)
17. KASINO (Ft. Nitty Kasino) (Prod. by Oldpurp)
18. ROG ELIO (Prod. by Roydee)
19. KOURTNEY HATE (Ft. Goa) (Prod. by Paquiao)
20. MAJIN VEGETA (Prod. by PipoBeats & Kid Favela)
21. SWISS MONEY (Ft. Vita Balaguer) (Prod by Oldpurp)
22. ES UN ADIOS (Prod. by Jr & Oldpurp)
23. PLUGG 2 (Ft. Papi Trujillo) (Prod by 1Guilthy)
24. METALLICA (Prod. by Steve Lean)

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