By Jack Rico
We’re sending love and prayers to Houston, Texas. On this week’s episode, our good friend Luis Miguel Echegaray, the head of Latino content for Sports Illustrated stopped by to talk about their new initiative for Hispanic sports fans. Also, as the ‘Despacito’ phenomenon winds down, where does Latin music go from here? Some say it has a bright future in mainstream, others aren’t as optimistic. Pop culture writer Julyssa Lopez visits the show to discuss her most recent article in the Washington Post titled, “What’s next for Latin music after the summer of ‘Despacito?” where she explores these questions thoroughly.
We are also asking our Caucasian friends from the showbiz industry to weigh in on Latino underrepresentation in Hollywood brought up by John Leguizamo’s article on Billboard.com that really made the rounds this week. Give a listen on what they had to say about it.
A perspective on Latino underrepresentation from our Caucasian friends – 1:04
Luis Miguel Echegaray talks how SI.com is reaching out to Latino sports fans – 6:24
JackedIN (recap of pop culture stories) – 20:26
Julyssa Lopez on the future of Latin music in the US – 22:02
This week’s music playlist – 32:45
Refugee – Skip Marley
Yo Voy Ganao – Systema Solar
She’s On My Mind – JP Cooper
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