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Rico Suave

Rico Suave

Rico Suave

My name is Rico Suave, an 18-year-old rapper from South Central Los Angeles. When I was nine, my family moved to the Sunnyslope neighborhood of Phoenix, Arizona in the name of economic security. I love Phoenix and the Suns, but I miss my hometown. Â It's not in my nature to make things better; it's always been easier for me to make things worse.

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Rico Suave, which could roughly translate from Spanish as “rich and smooth,” first gained widespread popularity in the US in 1991 with the release of Gerardo Mejía’s wildly popular Spanish-English rap song, “Rico Suave.” The lyrics describe a smooth-talking Latino womanizer, which is possibly the source of the character archetype it spawned. Because the song was on his debut album and told a story in the first person, Rico Suave also became a nickname for Mejía himself.

Read allGerardo performs in the music video "Rico Suave" from the album "Mo' Ritmo" recorded for Interscope Records. The video begins with Gerardo dancing shirtless and in a leather jacket with blue jeans. He dances in front of a skyscraper, on the beach, and in front of a gazebo. The video also features footage of beautiful women in swimsuits and a Mariachi band. (Source: www.imdb.com)

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Gerardo's real-life father played his girlfriend's father in the video. (Thanks to Ed Pearce for his help with this. Ed is author of Food for Thought: Extraordinary Little Chronicles of the World, where you can learn that Mexican food was popularized in the US by a Los Angeles restaurant: the El Cholo Spanish cafe which opened at 1121 South Western Avenue in a courtyard with a mission-style fountain in 1930. The Proprietress Rosa Borquez's menu included food such as enchiladas and tacos. Another popular item they sold was the burrito, meaning literally "little burro or donkey," which originated south of Los Angeles.)

Jorges from Oaxaca, MexicoI remember 2 singers - guys mentioned in the news and media like the new sensation: Gerardo and Ricky Martin (in their different and each time). Gerardo was mentioned like "one kid dancing and singing winning prizes in southamerica is gaining popularity". There were rummors Madonna wanted "date" with Gerardo and this one rejected her. Once he said in interview "sometimes I dislike meet or go out to joyride with my girlfriend because she is so pretty and we receive some bothering comments". (Source: www.songfacts.com)

 

 

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