May 25, 2011

Bobbleheads and Bling: The Message of Tex-Mex Rapper Pedro Herrera

From the New York Times, a feature on Pedro Herrera, "Chingo Bling," who takes inspiration from Mexican foods and culture, and weaves his political concerns into the popular hip-hop that has made him a standard bearer for the Latin American experience. Among his recordings: They Can't Deport Us All (Asylum Records); Chave del Ache: The Kid from da H, El Mero Chingon, Duro en la Pintura, Chicken Flippa, Tamale Season, and Air Chingo: The Mixtape (all Oarfin Records). A link to Chingo Bling's blog here.

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