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Pocha Tatiana Maya ❤️ Being Mexican-American.

tialencha300I say there are racists, or Marxists, or Russia-level fascists
An orange glo-worm that hashes and dashes.

“Hey Beaner,” said the weiner, “go back to Mexico!”
Three gueros in a car. I yell back at the guero,
“Oh yeah? Thas not bery far.”

And the white people say, there’s no racists, or Marxists,
Or Russia level fascists, no orange colored glo-worm
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POCHO amigo Gary J. Baca introduces pioneer Northern California Chicano rappers the Funky Aztecs to the cameras on Viacom public access TV’s New World Videos. In Barrioism, the impossibly young homies list all the vatos in the neighborhood. The video list of personalities is from 1991. Does it still sound familiar?


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.

 


QUESTION: How can you tell when Cinco de Mayo has turned into a totally American holiday? ANSWER: When gabachos from Tennessee start making rap videos about it in broken Spanglish! Dear Hootie (AKA Hoochie) and the Brofish: Orale!

National Poetry Month: ‘Obama Shoulda Seen This’ (NSFW video, photos)

by Especial Correspondents April 22, 2014 Cultura
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National Poetry Month means — to us — poems by and for the people, like Jesús Iñiguez with his poem about immigration. Spoiler alert — Iñiguez is not exactly happy with Administration policies and questions President Obama’s legacy. [NSFW “F-bomb.”] Post by Jesús Iñiguez.   More from the Obama Legacy blog:

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Modern Day Classics: Lighter Shade of Brown, Latin Active

by EresNerd February 21, 2014 Cultura
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Lighter Shade of Brown is an iconic group for Latino Hip-Hop.  The Southern California duo of Robert Gutierrez and Bobby Ramirez entered into the Chicano consciousness in 1990 with their album, Brown and Proud. Featuring the singles, On a Sunday Afternoon and Latin Active, the album is a modern day classic.

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‘Tokyo: Living La Vida Lowrider’ by Luis J. Rodríguez

by Luis J. Rodríguez February 12, 2014 Cultura
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A row of bald-headed, broad-shouldered young men stand together in the middle of a small smoky dance club called Sound Base. They wear well pressed Dickies pants, Locs (wrap-around shades), extra-long flannel shirts or long cotton athletic shirts in black and gray. A few had T-shirts with images of lowrider cars as well as cholas […]

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Bang Data has mad ‘Amor Califas (California Love)’ [audio]

by MOON GUAC January 24, 2014 Audio
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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.

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Artist marks rap history at Los Angeles’ intersections (NSFW video)

by MOON GUAC Y HABLO PICASSO January 9, 2014 Cultura
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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.] PREVIOUSLY ON PICO BOULEVARD:

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Freestyle rap by Ray Sipe: ‘Thank you, thank you, Mexico!’ (video)

by MOON GUAC August 14, 2013 Cultura
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Ray Sipe loves so many things about Mexico, especially hot and spicy food, chiles and piñatas, and he rhymes them all in Thank you, thank you, Mexico. Here’s what he has to say for himself on his YouTube page: Funny songs on any subject.I do take requests.Send me a message.Facebook:raymond.sipe.9:Twitter;raysipe:Instagram;ra ysipe.twitter;raysipe. Instagram;raysipe.My videos are PARODIES;no […]

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GOP, Christians reach out to millennials: ‘Rappin’ for Jesus’

by Soy Capitan June 20, 2013 El Now
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If the GOP has any future, it needs fresh blood, according to young Christian conservatives at a recent right-wing confab. And reaching “Millenials” means communicating in the languages These Kids Today know — sarcasm, hiphop, humor and snark. “How do you make abortion funny?” That was a key question mulled at a major conservative gathering […]

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A Tribe Called Quest: I Left My Wallet in El Segundo (music video)

by L. PEQUENO June 18, 2013 Cultura
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True story! My mom went on a game show and won a cruise vacation and left me home alone so I took the 1974 Dodge Dart with my crew and went cruising. Across the country. We paid our turnpike tolls and hit the road, taking turns driving so people could sleep in the back. Then […]

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Rice Boy Liu: Rapping in 12 different ethnic accents (NSFW video)

by BREWSTER SOSS June 5, 2013 Cultura
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Hey, Mr. Homie Rice Boy Liu: Do I really esound like that? (NSFW language.)

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HipHopAlkatraz and Midget Loco: ‘Me-xicano’ (NSFW music video)

by JUAN Q. PUBLIC March 1, 2013 Cultura
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Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. HipHopAlkatraz and Midget Loco are proud to say Me Xicano. (NSFW language.)

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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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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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Molotov: ‘Voto Latino (para la igualdad de razas)’ (music video, lyrics)

by QUESO QUESEM June 15, 2012 Cultura
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Every vote counts, pochos! And Mexican rockers Molotov’s Voto Latino remind voters what’s important. We’ve got the lyrics here:

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‘Legalize Me/Legalizame’ rap by Estado de Emergencia (music video)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 4, 2012 Cultura
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“We drive without licenses and they take our cars and we start all over again from zero.” Los Angeles pro-undocumented immigrant rap group Estado de Emergencia (State of Emergency) hits the online airwaves with their legalization anthem, Legalizame. Fronted by Dazer, the video was filmed during a pro-immigrants rights march on May 1. Univision gives […]

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Cinco de Mayo is an American holiday — and we’ve got videos!

by QUESO QUESAM May 5, 2012 Cultura
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QUESTION: How can you tell when Cinco de Mayo has turned into a totally American holiday? ANSWER: When gabachos from Tennessee start making rap videos about it in broken Spanglish! Dear Hootie (AKA Hoochie) and the Brofish: Orale! For your Only in Los Angeles moment, check out a local news video about Cinco de Mayo […]

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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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