#TBT 1999 Video Classic: Delinquent Habits ‘Tres Delinquentes’
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.
Happy 4th of July! ‘Star Spanglish Banner’ by Horchata Ice (audio)
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.
Jay Smooth: The multi-layered racism of Donald Sterling (video)
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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Mas…Jay Smooth: The multi-layered racism of Donald Sterling (video)
Bang Data has mad ‘Amor Califas (California Love)’ [audio]
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.
Artist marks rap history at Los Angeles’ intersections (NSFW video)
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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Mas…Artist marks rap history at Los Angeles’ intersections (NSFW video)
Did Uncle Sam kill Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson? (video)
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 after we published our story at 7:30 AM. Please email email@example.com if you see a ‘video no longer exists’ screen before we notice it. Gracias.]
Rebel Diaz: ‘I’m An Alien’ [music video]
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.
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My Shocking True Confession: Yes, I am a ‘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 the boxes off POCHO’s Chiptser Check-off list. It’s with this Curriculum Vitae that I am qualified to write on the Chipster question, right?
Cypress Hill, Rusko, Damian Marley: ‘Can’t Keep Me Down’ (video)
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 Damian Marley. You totally want to maximize your video player and crank your sound for this. (Possibly NSFW lyrics.)
Here’s your flashback:
Mas…Cypress Hill, Rusko, Damian Marley: ‘Can’t Keep Me Down’ (video)
From ‘Legalizame’ by Dazer: The haunting ‘La Raza’ (audio, video)
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:
Mas…From ‘Legalizame’ by Dazer: The haunting ‘La Raza’ (audio, video)
Konichi-wa, homie, from Japan’s cholos, lowriders y Chicano rappers
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 quite matched.
Peep this short video of Japanese lowrider hydraulics:
Mas…Konichi-wa, homie, from Japan’s cholos, lowriders y Chicano rappers
Father’s Day Music Video: That’s how they roll in ‘The Dad Life’
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.
La Chata’s Music Box: Rest in Power Beastie Boy Adam Yauch AKA MCA
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!
Mas…La Chata’s Music Box: Rest in Power Beastie Boy Adam Yauch AKA MCA
Everyone has a double: ‘Doppelganger’ by Elphomega (music video)
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.
The O.C. featuring Baby.K: ‘Somos Locos’ (NSFW music video)
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 Del Mondongo crew. Del Mondongo is a label/collective formed by a circle of Latino MCs: Boogat, Alquimia Verbal and Heavy Soundz – two all-star hip-hop crews that splinter into different side and solo projects. Loco, eh? (Crazy NSFW language.)
LaChata’s Music Box: Aztlan Underground’s newest video ‘Our Nature’
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 indigenous drums, channels the apocalyptic opera of the Doors and celebrates the natural animal spirit that inhabits us all.
From the hidden vaults of the Mayan pyramids, two more videos below:
Mas…LaChata’s Music Box: Aztlan Underground’s newest video ‘Our Nature’
Mexican city bans Los Tigres for narcocorrido, actual narcos still OK
(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 Reina del Sur — which details the life and exploits of drug trafficking legend Sandra Avila Beltran — but were quickly escorted offstage by portly Federales armed with stale churros.
Juarez Chief of Police Feo B. Sonso says that the city doesn’t mind actual narcos and their beheading tactics so much as it does bandas singing about them.
“Bandas? We don need no steenking bandas!” Sonso said.
Mas…Mexican city bans Los Tigres for narcocorrido, actual narcos still OK