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This Kid from Compton Sings Corridos Like a Mexican

Kid From Compton Sings Corridos Like a Mexican

Meet El Compa Negro.

Single asf :c

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He’s a 19-year-old singer from California who says he’s got the heart of a Mexican.       

Don’t believe him? Just watch.

EL KARMA -ElCompaNegro® Tagg a friend

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What??? Hijo de Suuuu!

His name is Rhyan Lowery and he grew up in Compton, California.

Super throwback 13yearsold my lil compita Juanito en el rancho

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He told Estrella TV that most of the friends he grew up with were Mexican, so he’s always been influenced by Mexican culture.  

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El Compa fell in love with norteñas while living in Perris, California.

Good afternoon hmu:)

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One day, he said he heard live music from a neighbor’s house. Thinking it was a party, he went over to crash it and discovered it was a practice session for his neighbor’s norteño band.    

They let him hang out during practices…

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… and he eventually started playing drums with the band. He then got the itch to sing when he heard Julión Álvarez’s “Y Tu.”

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… El Compa Negro started building a buzz through social media.  

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He eventually caught the attention of Larry Hernández

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…who invited him to perform a few songs with him at a live show.        

Since then he’s been performing with his band, El Compa Negro & Los Mas Poderosos.

Do u like the logo because I love it

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And meeting a who’s who of the regional Mexican music scene:

Con Lupillo Rivera

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Yep, that’s Luis Coronel…

Super throw back @luiscoronelmusic

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And Beto Sierra…

Tbt

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And Jorge Gaxiola of Voz De Mando

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He’s also performing at bailes across the United States.

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El Compa says he’s got a few haters who think he shouldn’t be singing Mexican music.

Old pic i found of me on google saludoss

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But El Compa says this to those who doubt his love for Norteñas: “Yo soy negro, claro. Afroamericano. Corazón y alma de un Mexicano.”

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