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That Real Hustle Music: Welcome to Cano & Blunt’s Narco Rap (NSFW Video)Posted by Nathan S. on 06/27/12 | Filed under Features, Opinion, Videos, QuickHits
Americans like to think the world stops at our borders, especially when it comes to hip-hop. And if we do hear rap from any other country, we tend to look at it as a cute approximation to the "real" thing. In Mexico, however, a growing Narco Rap culture is producing shit harder than anything coming out of the trap, and Cano y Blunt are two of the culture's most popular practitioners.
Dealers in the U.S. may be listening to Waka while they sell crack, but Zeta gang members in Mexico are listening to Cano y Blunt while they dig ditches to fill with the beheaded bodies of their rivals.
Vice has an interview with Cano y Blunt that's a must read for anyone interested in the ways hip-hop, the government and crime are interwoven, both in the U.S. and abroad. Rap doesn't get any "realer" than this.
"Welcome to my kingdom, Reynosa, my dear/ Where every day everyone gambles on their life/ People who matter will blow your head off/ Better be careful or bullets will rip you apart/ Mutilated bodies floating in the canal/ Too much evil to fit in a jail cell." - Cano y Blunt "Reynosa la Maldosa"