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East Los homies Delinquent Habits made people pay attention with Tres Delinquentes, the music video for a song on their self-titled first studio album. This music video has it all! English, Spanish, Spanglish, hiphop, rap, mariachi, moshing, hynas, scratching, lowriding, little people, Blaxicans, and, of course, burros.


Here’s one from the vaults! Is Star Spanglish Banner a lost track from INSANE IN THE BRAIN, the unreleased 2007 album that was the subject of speculation, lawsuits and at least two shootings? Those close to HORCHATA ICE (photo) won’t say. And those ties to Biggie and Tupac? Don’t go there.

 


WBAI (NYC) DJ Jay Smooth analyzes the Donald Sterling tape chingadera and wonders why adjudicated racist Sterling needed to get caught saying something before people got pissed. East Los homeboy Sterling has been an evil guy for years. And what about the the girlfriend?

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The Bay Area’s Bang Data is in love with the Golden State. And Amor Califas California Love is in Spanglish, just like we like it.


Los Angeles locations like Pico and La Brea, 108th and Crenshaw, The House of Blues and Dockweiler Beach were all featured in rap lyrics. Now New York’s Jay Shells wants to make sure these landmarks get the respect they deserve. [Some NSFW lyrics.]

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Did Uncle Sam kill Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson? (video)

by GLENN BECK September 17, 2013 Cultura
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Did the United States government kill Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson as part of a plot to “control African-American youth through their music?” Former Defense Department operative Robert Connors says we’ll find out Monday next week! [Note: We tried to run a copy of this video earlier today but it was removed from LiveLeak just […]

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Rebel Diaz: ‘I’m An Alien’ [music video]

by MOON GUAC September 4, 2013 Cultura
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From Chicago to the Bronx, Rebel Diaz makes music that fights racism and celebrates indigenous people. Is there something familiar about this song’s chorus? I’m An Alien includes a sample from Sting’s Englishman in New York. PREVIOUSLY ON NEW JACK CITY:

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My Shocking True Confession: Yes, I am a ‘Chipster’

by Magally Miranda August 26, 2013 Cultura
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I’m a textbook Chipster. I ride a pink road bike named Rosita or a commuter folding bike, rock the thrift store combat boots with floral print dresses, listen to independent local artists like Chicano Batman, L@s Cafeter@s, eat vegan burritos, etc. As a matter of fact, one or more of my closest companer@s can check […]

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Harlem activist calls ‘Harlem Shake’ video craze a ‘racist meme’

by Malcolm Mex February 20, 2013 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from HARLEM) The Harlem Shake viral video craze is a racist meme characterized by a near total lack of African-Americans, Harlem Community College graduate student Emiliano Zapata Shabazz-Jones declared yesterday. Shabazz-Jones, a Harlem native, emailed PNS about the video meme, which, he wrote, “commodicates and transmogrifies” African-American culture and is “an insult” to […]

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Cypress Hill, Rusko, Damian Marley: ‘Can’t Keep Me Down’ (video)

by QUESO QUESEM October 19, 2012 Cultura
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South Gate, CA homeboys Cypress Hill released Insane in the Brain (video, below) almost 20 years ago. It’s 2012, do you know where your brain is? Why here it is — up “amongst the clouds!” This visually stunning new music video, Can’t Keep Me Down, is a Cypress Hill collaboration with dubstep producer Rusko and […]

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From ‘Legalizame’ by Dazer: The haunting ‘La Raza’ (audio, video)

by QUESO QUESEM August 14, 2012 Audio
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Hip hop artist/activist Dazer — originally from Chile — lives and creates in Los Angeles where he filmed the haunting La Raza, featured on his new album Legalizame. The beauty of the melody makes the lyrics soar. Here the words in Spanish and (robot) English and a streaming audio-only file:

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Konichi-wa, homie, from Japan’s cholos, lowriders y Chicano rappers

by YOKO LOCO June 22, 2012 Cultura
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Invasion, “Asia graffiti & lifestyle magazine,” writes: Two parts of Chicano hip-hop culture in particular have become popular in Japan: the music, and the cars. When the Japanese do Chicano rap, they still rap in Japanese instead of English, Spanish, or some mixture of the two. But the beat, the clothes and the look are […]

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Father’s Day Music Video: That’s how they roll in ‘The Dad Life’

by Soy Capitan June 17, 2012 Cultura
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The Hawaii homies of the Hope Chapel West Crew in Oahu rap about the day-to-day realities of The Dad Life. Because that’s how they roll.

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La Chata’s Music Box: Rest in Power Beastie Boy Adam Yauch AKA MCA

by La Chata May 4, 2012 Cultura
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RIP Adam Yauch AKA MCA. May the Fourth be with you in your next life. Cancer got the better of you but you always fought for your Right to Party! You want the half-hour extended version NSFW video? We got it right here!

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Everyone has a double: ‘Doppelganger’ by Elphomega (music video)

by Ric Clarque May 2, 2012 Cultura
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Every person has a double. Spanish hiphop MC Elphomega encounters his “twin” in Doppelganger. His shadow of a shadow invokes varsity cheerleaders, cholo gang jackets, Kim Novak and meat, lots of meat, just like in all the other Kim Novak cheerleader meat and cholo videos. Also: Good beat and easy to dance to.

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The O.C. featuring Baby.K: ‘Somos Locos’ (NSFW music video)

by HIP HOP HUMANOIDS April 26, 2012 Cultura
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What if the Insane Clown Posse moved to French Canadia and made a Spanglish hip-hop video in an insane asylum? Mira! This crazy video by The O.C. comes from the Montreal Hip-Hop en Español scene. The O.C.is a duo made up of MCs Chele and One from Heavy Soundz and featuring many members of the […]

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LaChata’s Music Box: Aztlan Underground’s newest video ‘Our Nature’

by La Chata April 20, 2012 Cultura
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With love from LaChata: For 20 years, Aztlan Underground has presented an evolution of consciousness intertwined with pre-Colombian thoughts, feelings and sounds. In a search for the other — the unknown — Aztlan Underground gives birth to a visceral sound that challenges listeners. Check out their new, visually-stunning music video Our Nature. It starts with […]

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Mexican city bans Los Tigres for narcocorrido, actual narcos still OK

by Santino J. Rivera March 15, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from CHIHUAHUA) The New York Times reports that Mexican super group Los Tigres del Norte, dubbed the Metallica of Norteño Music, has been banned from performing in the state Chihuahua after they sang one of their popular narcocorridos at a cattle expo in Ciudad Juárez. The band began a heavy rendition of La […]

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TGIF Music Video: ‘It’s Chicano Rap’ by Jaime G. (NSFW)

by Comic Saenz February 3, 2012 Cultura
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TGIF Music Video: It’s Chicano Rap from Jaime G. This hardcore video has it all! “Low riders with 13-inch wheels,” Los Doyers jerseys, guys with tats on their heads, the Sheriff, hot ladies and a slick beat. NSFW (language.)

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