"The way I talk about and think about sound and music is to think about things being shapes and colors and textures," Helado Negro tells NPR. "That's, as much as it is musical, kind of like a language."
"My music is where I'm able to release feelings and have fun with it," Wolf tells NPR. "I love for my shows to be a big party. So when I'm performing, if it's my release, I want it to be a release for other people."
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In the third part of our series exploring crossover in pop music, we reexamine the so-called "Latin explosion" of the '90s: what it was supposed to be for audiences across the U.S., and what it actually came to represent.
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