Kristofferson San PabloIn the late aughts, the safe money was on L.A.-via-Palmdale trio Pac Div. They seemed poised to lead the burgeoning "New West" movement -- the pre-Odd Future crop of young rappers seeking to reclaim hip-hop for the Left Coast. They were the group everyone from industry ... More >>
Corridos are narrative ballads in Spanish, a much-loved form in popular song among Mexicans and the Spanish-speaking populations of the Southwestern US. (Note to gringos: If Johnny Cash had been Mexican, he would have sung corridos).
One of the most interesting aspects of corridos is that, since th ... More >>