- The Puerto Rican rapper pushes lower back towards machismo, centering trans experiences in her awesome ‘muñeca.’
- In Latin rap, a type incredibly overwhelmed by cishet male specialists at the center of attention.
- Villano Antillano addresses the networks still in the shadows: the LGBTQ+ people and ladies.
The Puerto Rican rapper, transsexual and nonbinary, focuses her neighborhood local area in her lively new music video for the pounding track “Muñeca,” radiating through with each shade of the rainbow.
She collaborates with Ana Macho, another Boricua craftsman, in the pink-shaded visual that discovers them running a sex shop with other trans people as clients line up around the bend. They gladly recover “muñeca,” the term frequently disparagingly applied to trans sex laborers in Puerto Rico.
Since breaking out into 2018, Villano, whose name means “scoundrel” in English, has been determined to standardize and address the strange viewpoint in spaces overwhelmed by machismo, or harmful manliness, as in Latin rap, which incorporates reggaeton and traps music. So she does it’s anything but a hot doll-like dress, her blonde hairpiece, and dazzling red lipstick in the “Muñeca” cut.
“Villano Antillano is the kind of person I am,” she discloses to MTV News. “Returning to shows like The Powerpuff Girls and numerous Disney motion pictures, the scoundrels have a lot of eccentric qualities. I’m playing with that outlook. They’re the miscreants, in a manner of speaking, yet they generally wind up being better compared to the legends, in my opinion.”
Reclamation is a solid topic that goes through Villano’s music. Meanwhile, in 2018, when Puerto Rican rapper Anuel AA delivered a track focused on individual rapper Cosculluela that utilized homophobic language, Villano shot the reaction track “Pato Hasta La Muerte.” She turned Anuel’s “Genuine Until Death” slogan into the engaging “F-g Until Death.”
In last year’s knockout track “Pájara,” Villano recovered more homophobic slurs in Spanish with her furious stream. “Somebody needed to say something, and it was me, yet it could’ve been any of us,” she says.
Masculinity, which is established in Latinx culture in Latin America and the United States, is essential for the sexism of killing ladies in Puerto Rico. In January, a susceptible situation was announced on the island against the femicide that is excessively influencing Black and earthy colored trans ladies.
In the territory U.S., assaults against trans ladies have likewise risen. “I don’t have a sense of security, and I stress for my sisters locally and my sisters by blood in my family because nobody knows whether we’ll be straightaway, and it shouldn’t be that way,” Antillano said. “Also, in this space that we’re battling for, we have the expression, ‘On the off chance that they contact one of us, they contact we all.'”