This has two strikes against it right from the get-go: 1) Ska tunes, 2) The “vato loco” vibe they’re trying to play up here. The whole mystique surrounding the Chicano gang subculture, especially when it comes to the entertainment industry, is nothing more than the Brown equivalent of the minstrel and the inherent “circus music” quality in ska is surprisingly appropriate here. Fuck, you could’ve spent all the time and effort you put into your songs educating those exposed to your music about the good things about the culture instead of reinforcing the stereotype that we are all ignorant criminals. Parade around like a bunch of payasos if you want, but this is one Chicano who won’t be smiling.
–jimmy (no address)