Everyone knows that we're livin' la vida loca here at Y! Music, but how many knew that we're also big fans of narcocorrido--musical stories about narcotics trafficking?
Probably not a lot of you! But this peculiarly Mexican-American song form is the folk music of today, and we're on board! So much so that we're using exclamation points with a DiMartinoesque casualness!
Parents may be concerned that narcocorrido glorifies the drug overlords, but that's not strictly true. Singer Gabriel Berrelleza of this week's guest artists, Los Cuates de Sinaloa, explains: "A corrido is a musical story taken from real life. It can be about a tragic accident or praising a person... a lot of people think narcocorridos are only ones who can challenge the government. To them, it's like an action picture. The one who wins in the end is the good guy. And for those people, the government is the bad guy."
Our video is "Los Gallos Mas Caros," which, in English, means "more expensive roosters." Seriously! You're certain to enjoy the song, the video, and our captions, a few of which are bilingual, by cracky! So keep reading Framed religiously, and be back here again next week!