What's up everyone. We are doing a contest with T.I. and we are giving away $1200 a day for the next 10 days. Just wanted to give you all a heads up.
https://www.allhiphop.com/ti

Meet 'El Compa 🤬 ', Compton's Very Own Black Mariachi

S2J
S2J Members Posts: 28,458 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited October 2015 in For The Grown & Sexy
Screen-Shot-2015-07-07-at-5.48.31-PM.png

BRtpqdaCMAAWCgs.jpg
Rhyan Lowery is a 19-year-old African American from Compton, but he grew up listening to Mexican regional music — corridos, banda and cumbia. So it’s no surprise he loves some of those signature sounds.

“The accordion — it’s amazing what they can do with the accordion, and what sounds you can get from it. Also, the tuba and the Charchetta, it’s awesome! I guess that’s what draws me to it,” he says.
But the music wasn’t the only draw.
“I love Mexican women,” he says. “And Mexican women, they dance banda and cumbias and Norteñas. Music is the key to the heart so if I’m going to win the heart of a Latina, I have to do my homework.”

But Lowery says when he was growing up, his African American friends didn’t understand his love of all things Mexican. They’d say “what are you doing? You’re supposed to be singing rap and hip-hop. Why are you hanging out with the Mexicans, those are the enemies," he recalls.
Lowery says he’d tell them, they’re not enemies — they’re my friends. “Because of that, in 9th and 10th grade year, I had like no black friends. No one wanted to hang out with me, because they were embarrassed that I would sing and hang out and speak Spanish.”

A couple years ago, one of his high school friends started calling him “El Compa 🤬 ,” which means “my black friend.”
And it stuck.

El Compa 🤬 got discovered the way a lot of young talent gets discovered these days. His manager, Antonio Lopez, saw a video of a 16-year-old Lowery singing a capella on YouTube.

That was three years ago. This past May, El Compa 🤬 appeared on the LA-based TV show, “Tengo Talento Mucho Talento,” (I have Talent, A lot of Talent). He came in third.


He sings a tune, “🤬 Claro,” written by his manager Lopez, with lyrics that translate as: “I’m black, of course, African American, heart and soul of a Mexican.”


“Look what I’ve started. I’ve made something like Obama, he’s the first African American president. Well, I’m the first African American in the 'Regional Música Mexicana.'"


http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-10-20/african-american-compton-rising-star-mexican-music-scene

«1

Comments

  • A Talented One
    A Talented One stew Members Posts: 4,202 ✭✭✭
    Did this really deserve a thread?

    I doubt it.
  • jono
    jono Right fist = power, left fist = unity Members Posts: 30,280 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why are Mexicans obsessed with cowboys?
  • Brother_Five
    Brother_Five Road to PerditionMembers Posts: 4,448 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He could just claim to be Mexican since they have dark skinned folks as well
  • R0mp
    R0mp Keep Moving. Members Posts: 4,250 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I'll keep moving.
  • goldenja
    goldenja Members Posts: 6,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I ain't mad at him. do ya thing brotha!
  • gns
    gns Bleeding 24/7 Members Posts: 21,285 ✭✭✭✭✭
    @s2j drop a vid of old boy black mariachi-ing nh
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol.

    Dude is funny
  • D0wn
    D0wn Members Posts: 10,818 ✭✭✭✭✭
    w/e, just don't perform in Mexico... they hanging politicians from their own billboards... lmao. and they practically ran all their Afro Mexicans out of Mexico..
  • nawledge_god
    nawledge_god Lurk And Talk Shit Chiraq RefugeeMembers Posts: 5,622 ✭✭✭✭✭
    S2J wrote: »
    Screen-Shot-2015-07-07-at-5.48.31-PM.png

    BRtpqdaCMAAWCgs.jpg
    Rhyan Lowery is a 19-year-old African American from Compton, but he grew up listening to Mexican regional music — corridos, banda and cumbia. So it’s no surprise he loves some of those signature sounds.

    “The accordion — it’s amazing what they can do with the accordion, and what sounds you can get from it. Also, the tuba and the Charchetta, it’s awesome! I guess that’s what draws me to it,” he says.
    But the music wasn’t the only draw.
    “I love Mexican women,” he says. “And Mexican women, they dance banda and cumbias and Norteñas. Music is the key to the heart so if I’m going to win the heart of a Latina, I have to do my homework.”

    But Lowery says when he was growing up, his African American friends didn’t understand his love of all things Mexican. They’d say “what are you doing? You’re supposed to be singing rap and hip-hop. Why are you hanging out with the Mexicans, those are the enemies," he recalls.
    Lowery says he’d tell them, they’re not enemies — they’re my friends. “Because of that, in 9th and 10th grade year, I had like no black friends. No one wanted to hang out with me, because they were embarrassed that I would sing and hang out and speak Spanish.”

    A couple years ago, one of his high school friends started calling him “El Compa 🤬 ,” which means “my black friend.”
    And it stuck.

    El Compa 🤬 got discovered the way a lot of young talent gets discovered these days. His manager, Antonio Lopez, saw a video of a 16-year-old Lowery singing a capella on YouTube.

    That was three years ago. This past May, El Compa 🤬 appeared on the LA-based TV show, “Tengo Talento Mucho Talento,” (I have Talent, A lot of Talent). He came in third.


    He sings a tune, “🤬 Claro,” written by his manager Lopez, with lyrics that translate as: “I’m black, of course, African American, heart and soul of a Mexican.”


    “Look what I’ve started. I’ve made something like Obama, he’s the first African American president. Well, I’m the first African American in the 'Regional Música Mexicana.'"


    http://www.pri.org/stories/2015-10-20/african-american-compton-rising-star-mexican-music-scene

    @Purr Will You Be My Date?
  • leftcoastkev
    leftcoastkev Nothing left to prove Bay Area, CAMembers Posts: 6,232 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He sings a tune, “🤬 Claro,” written by his manager Lopez, with lyrics that translate as: “I’m black, of course, African American, heart and soul of a Mexican.”

    Get this fool the 🤬 up outta here...

    peter-pan-no-me-gusta-copy.gif

    UmNy32z.gif

  • nawledge_god
    nawledge_god Lurk And Talk Shit Chiraq RefugeeMembers Posts: 5,622 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 2015
    "El Mejor Talento Del Momento" Roughly Translates "As The Best Neega Out"

    giphy.gif


    I Actually Think This Pretty Dope...Homeboy Is The Headliner..Might As Well 🤬 Mexicans At They Own Thing
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    SELASI_i wrote: »
    Smh the things 🤬 do to get the plug on the yay.

    Post of the month.
  • Melqart
    Melqart Epistemophilic Pronounced Malk-artGuests, Members Posts: 3,679 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lmao @ doing all this to get latina women. bruh must really be a lame lol smh... more power to him though.
  • Mr_Vicodin81G
    Mr_Vicodin81G Eating pain pills for breakfast Walgreens Pharmacy Members Posts: 2,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The original cowboys or vaqueros were Mexican. Plus ranches are a big thing down in Mexico so everyone on the whole cowboy tip.
    jono wrote: »
    Why are Mexicans obsessed with cowboys?
    jono wrote: »
    Why are Mexicans obsessed with cowboys?

  • Olorun22
    Olorun22 Members Posts: 5,696 ✭✭✭✭✭
    The original cowboys or vaqueros were Mexican. Plus ranches are a big thing down in Mexico so everyone on the whole cowboy tip.
    jono wrote: »
    Why are Mexicans obsessed with cowboys?
    jono wrote: »
    Why are Mexicans obsessed with cowboys?

    Need more proof bruh
  • Mr_Vicodin81G
    Mr_Vicodin81G Eating pain pills for breakfast Walgreens Pharmacy Members Posts: 2,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I give dude props tho. I'm Mexican and can't stand banda or nortenas. Damn accordion gets on my nerves lol my girl is Puerto Rican so I gotta deal with the salsa music and what not. Just can't get into Spanish music at all lol
  • Mr_Vicodin81G
    Mr_Vicodin81G Eating pain pills for breakfast Walgreens Pharmacy Members Posts: 2,923 ✭✭✭✭✭
    En-Fuego22 wrote: »
    The original cowboys or vaqueros were Mexican. Plus ranches are a big thing down in Mexico so everyone on the whole cowboy tip.
    jono wrote: »
    Why are Mexicans obsessed with cowboys?
    jono wrote: »
    Why are Mexicans obsessed with cowboys?

    Need more proof bruh
    I know it's Wikipedia so you can take it with a grain of salt but it mentions it
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy
  • SneakDZA
    SneakDZA damn, am I a sinner? Members Posts: 11,223 ✭✭✭✭✭


    no hate just facts: he's a terrible singer.
  • fuc_i_look_like
    fuc_i_look_like Members Posts: 9,190 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Abraxas wrote: »
    lmao @ doing all this to get latina women. bruh must really be a lame lol smh... more power to him though.
    sound like some 🤬 🤬
  • ThaNubianGod
    ThaNubianGod Members Posts: 1,862 ✭✭✭✭✭
    jono wrote: »
    Why are Mexicans obsessed with cowboys?

    They started the whole cowboy 🤬
  • VIBE
    VIBE Members Posts: 54,384 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol @ the khalessi tag
  • Splackavelli
    Splackavelli I'll getchu bitch!!! Somewhere drunk off my ass.Members Posts: 18,806 ✭✭✭✭✭
    D0wn wrote: »
    w/e, just don't perform in Mexico... they hanging politicians from their own billboards... lmao. and they practically ran all their Afro Mexicans out of Mexico..

    Yep and malcolm x 's grandson got killed down there. I wouldn't go down there for anything.