Genre-Bending Spanish Rapper Yung Beef Shares “Majin Vegeta”
“Majin Vegeta” is the First Video from El Plugg 2 Mixtape, Coming in April via EMPIRE
The Granada Native, Who’s Worked with Metro Boomin, Pi’erre Bourne, 645AR, and More, Kicks Back With His Beamer and His Pitbull in His Stylish New Video
“Beef’s geographically diverse sound is unapologetic, with piercing, incisive lyrics over trap beats fused with reggaetón, salsa and more besides, and characterised by its shout-outs to various fashion brands. That all makes sense, as Beef has become a poster boy for labels like Calvin Klein and Givenchy.” – Dazed
“His swaggering aesthetic would come across as crass was it not for the quality of the music – a powerful crossroads that sees the sweaty sounds of Caribbean dembow and reggaeton collide with contemporary hip-hop.” – Highsnobiety
“Yung Beef is without a doubt one of the hottest artists coming up from overseas right now. The young Spanish rapper has been creating a buzz in Spain for a while, and is now starting to catch looks over here in America.” – Lyrical Lemonade
“One of the 25 artists shaping the future of music…A flagbearer for the new Spanish sound…Pulling his biggest tunes off YouTube, deleting releases and dropping projects by surprise have all fed into the cult status around him, while the music sounds equally unpolished, unpredictable and sporadic.” – Crack
Spanish rapper Yung Beef draws praise on both sides of the Atlantic for his intoxicating mix of Atlanta trap, groovy reggaeton, and emotional rock music. Today, the Granada native provides the latest taste of his unique alchemy, sharing “Majin Vegeta,” his new video single. Named after a Dragon Ball Z villain who derives his power from dark forces, “Majin Vegeta” is a low-key reggaeton-influenced slapper, produced by two of Yung Beef’s favorite collaborators Pipo Beatz and Kid Favela. Yung Beef layers on the auto-tune and attacks the beat from unconventional angles, giving an ethereal quality to his street savvy lyrics. In the video, Yung Beef mobs on the Mediterranean coast of Spain with a crew of close associates, as they take turns whipping a BMW and an ATV, along with his devilishly adorable pet pit bull.
“Majin Vegeta” is the first single from El Plugg 2, the genre-bending artist’s upcoming project. The sequel to Yung Beef’s 2018 El Plugg Mixtape, which featured production from Mexiko Dro, El Plugg 2 was widely acclaimed for its combination of sounds, mixing elements of Punk and alt-rock with trap music, earning over 21 million streams worldwide. El Plugg 2 features production from American rap sound architect DP Beats (Lil Uzi Vert, Playboi Carti), as well as contributions from Yung Beef’s favorite collaborators like JAGURCLAW, Pochi and Kid Favela. Staying true to Yung Beef’s artistic roots, the upcoming project features 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. El Plugg 2 arrives in April 2021 via EMPIRE.
Yung Beef shows no signs of slowing down after releasing 4 projects in 2020, garnering 70M+ total streams worldwide. The projects included 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. 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.
Stay tuned for more music from El Plugg 2 to come in the coming weeks.
Watch “Majin Vegeta”: https://youtu.be/MvADosxhqzU
Buy/Stream “Majin Vegeta”: https://music.empi.re/majinvegeta
Spanish rapper Yung Beef is one of his home country’s most popular artists. He’s collaborated with producers like Metro Boomin, Southside, DP Beatz (Playboi Carti), and Brodinski, and made songs with 645AR, Pi’erre Bourne, Pablo Chill-E, Duki, and many more. The genre=bending artist participated in global campaigns for brands like Calvin Klein, Puma, Nike, and Givenchy.
Besides all this, he’s one of the more original and unpredictable European rappers, mixing Atlanta trap with left-field reggaeton and rock and pop music. He’s the major figure in the Spanish rap scene.