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Album Review

The term "thug life" has often been used in connection with gangsta rap, but songs about criminality can also be found in everything from salsa (Willie Colón and Rubén Blades' "Pedro Navaja") to Colombian vallenato (Rafael Escalona's "Almirante Padilla") to outlaw country (Johnny Cash's "Folsom Prison Blues," Johnny Paycheck's "I'm the Only Hell My Mama Ever Raised," Merle Haggard's "The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde") to a very underground type of Southern Italian folk known as il canto di malavita — which means "song of the bad life" in Italian and focuses on the organized crime of the 'Ndrangheta (Calabrian mafia), the Camorra (Neapolitan mafia), and la Cosa Nostra (Sicilian mafia). And anyone who is seriously into regional Mexican music is well aware of all the controversy that has surrounded narcocorridos, which are corridos (Mexican folk narratives) about drug smuggling. Narcocorridos have been around for decades — many norteño fans discovered narcocorridos when los Tigres del Norte gave us classics like "Contrabando y Traición" ("Contraband and Betrayal") and "La Banda del Carro Rojo" ("The Red Car Gang") back in the 1970s — and their popularity has grown despite all the controversy surrounding them. Many radio stations in Mexico will no doubt refuse to play Larry Hernandez' 16 Narco Corridos, which is their prerogative. But blaming Hernandez for drug-related violence in Mexico is sort of like blaming Martin Scorsese or Francis Ford Coppola for organized crime in Southern Italy; art that candidly addresses the realities of thug life isn't necessarily glamorizing or promoting thug life. And the word "candid" certainly describes 16 Narco Corridos, which is full of Spanish-language references to pistoleros (gunmen), asesinos (murderers), secuestros (kidnappings), armas (weapons) and, of course, drogas (drugs). Lyrically, Hernandez holds nothing back; "El Taliban," for example, is about Mexican drug traffickers who decapitate members of rival drug cartels. But as gritty as Hernandez' lyrics are, his vocal style isn't angry, threatening, or confrontational but rather, exhibits a folksy sort of charm. 16 Narco Corridos isn't going to win over people who have been critical or disdainful of narcocorridos, but it is well worth a listen if one is already a fan of the controversial, hard-hitting narratives. [This edition contains the bonus tracks "El Taliban and "Pilotos Canabis".

Customer Reviews

EL MEJOR ALBUM DE CORRIDOS!

Me encanta Larry, este disco de corridos es el mejor.

PURRO CORRIDOS PESADOS COMPA!

ME PONGO UN TOKE DE Ku5h! Y MI PERSONA SE ALTERA!!!! ASTA EL SEREBRO ME PEGA COMPA!! DESEDE SINALO PARA TIJUAZ Y PA CALIFORNIA COMPA PURO PA DELANTE COMPRA ESE P1NCHE CD!!

este compa

si esta pesado el viejon yo ya lo vi en vivo y se avienta un buen show el compa y cuando se avienta la del baleado o la del querendon y cajetoso se pone buena la cosa se los recomiendo el disco la neta Y FIERRO PA JALISCO

Biography

Born: March 10, 1977 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Regional Mexicano

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Larry Hernández is a regional Mexican singer who rose to mainstream success in 2009 with 16 Narco Corridos, a smash hit album of self-written material that he recorded in one day. Born in Los Angeles, CA, he moved at age four with his family to Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, and grew up there. He began his musical career in a group called Los Amables del Norte. As a solo artist, Hernández released the albums Mil Noches (2002) and Hace un Mes (2008) before rising to mainstream success. 16 Narco Corridos...
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Regional Mexicano, Music, Latino
  • Released: Mar 31, 2009

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