After Chalino Sanchez, corridos became Mexico’s and the American
Latino’s equivalent to gangsta rap and they became super popular.
Chalino wrote about his brother, Armando, and his boss, Rigo Campos. He
wrote about the good, the bad, and the ugly. He sang about men who
overcame impossible poverty to survive and prosper (for a while) as men
of means and power, as valientes. They lived and died by violence in a
corrupt system standing up for their own dignity.