Rap’s Obsession with the Latino Drug Lord

The Latino drug lord has long infiltrated pop culture. Want proof? Just look at Scarface, Narcos, and, of course, your favorite rapper’s lyrics. Here are some rhymes that prove hip-hop’s ever-present obsession with notorious narco legends.

“Now everywhere all I see is Pablo, Esco/ Last time I checked I was still breathin’/ My neck was still freezin’/ Now everybody got an Escobar Season.”Nas, “Nas Album Done”
“Watching Escobar on Netflix/ I’m the type to buy shit for my next bitch.”2 Chainz, “Baller Alert”
“Karma catches up to all you head honchos/ 2 dome shots in that head, Griselda Blanco.”The Game, “See No Evil”
“Moment of silence for Griselda Blanco/ Now let’s bring the drugs in for Griselda Blanco.”Chief Keef, “Griselda Blanco”
“El Chapo, I am the God/ You know I get the kilos, cincuenta por ciento/ If you are not bilingual/ Get the fuck up out of town, ‘fore we run your ass down.”The Game, “El Chapo”
“It’s Big Pun, the one and only son of Tony Montana/ You ain’t promised mañana in the rotten manzana.”Big Punisher, “Dream Shatterer”
“Fuck Sosa, this Hova, this is real life/ This is what the ending of Scarface should feel like.”Jay Z - “Illest Motherfucker Alive”
“Fed time with Manuel Noriega/ The real Noriega, who did America 100 favors.”Immortal Technique, “Watchout”
“These rappers thinking that they Pablo Esco/ These rappers thinking like they Noriega/ My homies moving that Griselda Blanco.”Bodega Bamz, “Scarface”

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