Narcorridos have been considered a violent genre of music for recounting the exploits of criminal characters.
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These odes to the underworld are a departure from corridos, a genre of traditional music from the northern states, which reached its peak of popularity at the beginning of the 20th century, narrating the episodes of the Mexican revolution as epic deeds.
The first mutations began in the 1970s, when groups like Los Tigres del Norte recreated the adventures of drug traffickers who smuggled drugs across the border, portraying their lifestyle.
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After the historicalculiacanazo”, where the Sinaloan capital experienced hours of terror due to the arrest and subsequent release of Ovidio Guzmán, the son of “El Chapo”, also known as “El Ratón”, specialists consulted by Infobae Mexico assured that a increase in the apology of drug trafficking among the youngest.
Thus, Joaquin Y Ovid Guzman Lopezas well as jesus alfredo and Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar, better known as “Los Chapitos”, they became the new idols and citizen myths.
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“There was a boom of youth groups dedicated exclusively to recording narcocorridos. It’s a fashion to be singing that kind of music. Right now everyone is singing the one of the Mouse”, exemplified an academic from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS).
Precisely “Los Chapitos” have also served in recent times as inspiration for this type of compositions.
“Guzmán Salazar, they call them Los Chapitos, Alfredo and Iván, sons of the shortythere are for the cokes, they are the offspring of the old man, and if the skin is necessary, they raffle it for their apa, you can hear mentar, the nickname of the minors, and the power is brought by the brothers, from the Culiacán cartel ”, This is how the group describes Northern Enigma in a corrido to the children of Joaquín Archivaldo Guzmán Loera.
“Very nice little girls, so as not to lose the line, the speed, cars and adrenaline, exclusive farms, whiskey and bitter water, with long and short weaponss, the ninis know how to take care of themselves, they sound the tray, and Enigma with the corridos, with his most faithful friends, they have a good time relaxing”, the song continues.
The Mexican army considers Iván Archivaldo Guzmán Salazar, alias “El Chapito”, 39 years old, as the leader of the organization, so a corrido dedicated exclusively to him entitled “El Señor Iván” and also composed by ENorthern nigma.
“I am the reflection of the old man when I look in the mirror, I already have the instructions to take care of Culiacán, I have the upper hand because they gave me the commandthere I bring the chimales, Taliban out there, and I also have the support of Alfredito my carnal ”, says a part of the song.
“I was also in prison, I also went through that, and now I bring all the weight, the power was given to me by my apá, overcame the inseparable to justice guilty, long live cublo of the left and a presidential plane, the most placid artists singing to Mr. Iván ”, continues the narcocorrido.
The singer Gerardo Ortiz also composed the song “Archivaldo” in 2013 and the band Máximo Grado sang “Yo soy Iván” in 2019.
The other son of El Chapo who has his own corrido is Ovidio Guzmán López, alias “El Ratón”. The song narrates different parts of Ovidio’s life and his operations within the criminal organization.
“I am El Ratón, I am Ovidio, I am Guzmán son of El Chapo, I am the brother of Alfredito and Archivaldo, And by the way, I apologize for the Culiacanazo thing, I didn’t fight, Well, the lives of my daughters came first, and I thank the crowd on Black Thursday, they raffled for my leather, with everyone from the government”, reads part of the song.
“I’m El Ratón, I’m Ovidio, I’m Guzman, son of El Chapo, it’s hard not to have him here by my side (…) We have to keep going, ahead of him he keeps on killing her, and the Mouse peeled the cat again, See you there, kid, Chapiza is still in command, ”says the narcorrido.