Sociology Faculty Jennifer Jones Talks New Music Trend “Trapcorridor” on the New York Times

A New York Times article about the rising popularity of “trapcorrido” music, which blends Mexican folk ballads with trap music influences, includes comments from Jennifer Jones, UIC assistant professor of sociology. Jones believes the popularity of trapcorridos songs is due in part to the changing demographics of the United States. “Mexican kids are growing up with trap music in the South. They’re fusing those two pieces of their lives, growing up in black neighborhoods, and are attentive to how black culture has shaped the south and are also a part of new wave of Latino settlement in these places,” she said. (subscription required for access to NYT, but story is also available here.)