Posts tagged Politics
Calle 13 Rips Thru Adentro

René of Calle 13 just ripped a new one on all those wanna be thugs and small-minded gang mentality sheep, he explodes from the heart and flows like a vicious dragon blazing everything negative in its way. He spits about how those that think a gun and a gang make them men and how would they like it if it was their own family. Then goes to bat on his own Maserati which he bought when he "made it" but ended up feeling uncomfortable owning it so (The) Willie Mays gives him an assist. The man has passion and lets you know damn well what it is. See the lyrics here, sorry it's in spanish only but if I find a translation I'll post it.

M.I.S. Went 'Politico'

M.I.S. is back and this time there's change for the better with the addition of an actual band in his music, another plus that creates a more genuine sound to 'Politico'. This album features a rambuncious jumping plethora of sounds and lyrics that touch base on the current state of his native Mexico, where a vast amount of hurt and force is playing out and it's gotten thru to Mexican Institute of Sound. Politico still has the quirkiness that Lara is known for and builds upon that with serious words reflecting how he feels the government is being run and what's happening now. So not only has he created another winner sound wise, this time there's more message in his delivery and it speaks loud volumes. Still mixing a part of old Mexico and modern bass of hip shaking fun that's always present, he's stepped to a higher plane with more meaning and STILL can get the people jumping with ease. I've always appreciated the way he can juke you around with different paces and intricate touches that set the mood for each track. You can feel the outdoor party vibe as you listen thru this album and envision tons of people moving and dancing thru the night, for me... that's always a win. Laying out everything from chip tune to folk, cumbia, a real band and that infectious bass, this is an album you can slap the 'phones on or bump in a party and it's a guaranteed crowd shaker. I don't think it's fair for me to pick favorites, there's so much to hear in these 14 tracks that you won't care to pick a favorite because your too busy enjoying the ride. I highly recommend this album for anyone that wants to enjoy music that will get you thinking and at the same time let you get down with it, M.I.S. took a Giant step in a lyrical sense and it still works with his original formula. Buy... it... now.