A rapper's latest gig: Spanish pop star
His winding path to fame leads to a musical style more rumba than rap
by Alex Marshall
C. Tangana, one of Spain's biggest rap stars, two years ago hit "a little bit of a crisis".
He was riding a wave of fame known for provocative songs and equally provocative interviews. But he was fast approaching his 30s, he said in a recent Zoom interview, and risked becoming one of those "cringe-y embarrassing" rappers who act a decade younger than they are.
So C. Tangana - real name Antón Álvarez Alfaro - did a U-turn and decided to try his hand at other styles of music that he had loved since childhood like flamenco and rumba.
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