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This Kid from Compton Sings Corridos Like a Mexican

Meet El Compa Negro.

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Don’t believe him? Just watch.

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What??? Hijo de Suuuu!

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

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

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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.

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

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Yep, that’s Luis Coronel…

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And Beto Sierra…

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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.

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