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Where Mexican Folk Ballads Meet Trap Music

‘Trapcorridos’ — tales of love, bandits, heroes and gangsters — are a sensation in California and Mexico. LOS ANGELES — When Francisco Rodriguez, 31, was incarcerated in a federal prison near San Diego, he began writing songs. He had grown up in Santa Maria, Calif., listening to corridos, a form of traditional Mexican ballads that his parents and grandparents loved, so that is what he gravitated toward writing. Full Story at New York Times Fashion and Style…

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