Trap Corridos are becoming more popular than ever thanks to artists and groups like Natanael Cano, Fuerza Regida, Legado 7, and Arsenal Efectivo. Also on the come up is 18-year-old Junior H whose family hails from Guanajuato. He sat down with Pepe Garza to talk about how he got started, his new album release date and what the “H” in Junior H really stands for.
Coming to the U.S. at the age of 15 (just 3 years ago) Junior H has accumulated millions of Youtube views and has recently signed to Rancho Humilde, a label notoriously known for urbanizing Música Regional Mexicana. Under the new direction of label CEO Jimmy Humilde, he’s one of the few artists who is helping to usher in and shape the new genre of Trap Corridos.
“When I moved to Utah, I learned how to play guitar. I didn’t really know notes, but I kept writing and one day I recorded a song called ‘No He Cambiado’ (I Haven’t Changed) but it was a new sound in Mexican music so I didn’t think anybody was going to accept it,” he told Garza. “I was working in restaurants at the time and I uploaded it to Youtube. About a month later I looked it up and it had like a million views so I started reading the comments and that’s when I decided to get on Instagram. Jimmy (Humilde) eventually heard my music and I later signed with him.”
“This is talent that is really coming from the streets,” Humilde tells Garza. “I heard him (Junior H) on Youtube and he was already running up tons of views so it’s not like I discovered him. I just really liked his music and became a fan of his and we’ve been able to work something out with my friend George at Z music, the label he was already with.”
It’s been popular opinion that the “H” in his name stands for being from Houston, but he cleared up rumors that the initial, in fact, stands for his last name.
March 27 is the planned release date for Junior H’s album “Atrapado En Un Sueño” (Trapped In A Dream) but in the meantime, you can enjoy his most recent interview with Pepe Garza.
You can also stream “Mi Vida En Un Cigarro” on Apple Music Here: