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From Kings of Leon to Gwen Stefani, these Guys Give Your Fave Songs an Awesome Makeover

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Meet El Comanche and Larry Mon of Los Master Plus.

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They’re a Guadalajara-based duo that has racked up millions of views on YouTube with their kitschy, fun, electro-cumbia covers. How do they do it?

They take popular songs like this…

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Add some sonidero cumbia flavor…

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For the uninitiated: sonidero is a style of cumbia that is popular in Mexico.

And it becomes this:

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How many Spanish-language versions of Sex On Fire by Kings of Leon have you heard? In 2011, Los Master Plus dropped this gem, raising plenty of eyebrows and moving plenty of hips.

Their outfits are also on ???.

todo listo hoy a las 7 hoy en LOS ANGELES downtown en @grandperfs ?????#AJU #Adelante

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viernes de vestir bien ✨ #pacifico #chela #sinaloa

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Tiger print collars, reflective sunglasses, scorpion belt buckles… AND PACIFICO BEER CUFFLINKS. Slick.

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Hold up, heeeeeeeey – they’ve made Dr. Dre’s “The Last Episode” in a song your whole family can dance to.

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The only thing missing in this video is Dr. Dre making a cameo.  All the other covers can bite the dust, porque ya la aburristes aguacate.

Somehow, they’ve resurrected Lambada.

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When “Lambada” would come on at family parties, people would jump up hit the dance floor. These days, it’ll probably get eyerolls – unless you play the cumbia-fied Los Master Plus version, “Fiestiña.” Now, when those familiar synth notes hit, you’ll NEED to dance.

They also believe partying is serious business.

Beer bongs? Psh, that’s for freshmen. Ever heard of the “carrusel ranchero”? That’s how these guys get down.

Seriously, they worship San Agusdrink.

No, not Saint Agustine. Los Master Plus pray to San Agusdrink, the patron saint of the party. So THAT’S how you survive the carrusel ranchero. And yes, you can get that shirt here.

They’ve even tackled No Doubt’s “Don’t Speak.”

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There’s no doubt No Doubt fans will have a soft spot in their hearts for “Mami.” But maybe a bit of autotune would helped these guys hit some of Gwen Stefani’s high notes…

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I mean, could you ever see yourself dancing to a depressing Radiohead song? 

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Now you can. Honestly wondering how Thom Yorke and Johnny Greenwood would feel about this cover.

Their video for “Suave Leve” was so epic, they needed a movie poster for it.

When was the last time you saw a movie poster for a music video? Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood”? Sure, but Los Master Plus did it WAY before her.

Even their songs that aren’t covers are still fire:

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You’ve seen the poster. Here’s the video. WAIT, was that Steve Aoki in the video?!

And they’ve expanded beyond cumbia.

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On their latest album, Adelante, there’s isn’t just cumbia. There’s also bachata on “Vengache Pa’ca.” The electro-funk of “Vas a Querer” is reminiscent of another pack of Mexican goofballs: Molotov.

Don’t worry, though, Los Master Plus are still playing plenty of “cumbiatron.” Because the party never stops.

Which cumbia-fied cover is your favorite? Let us know in the comments. 

During the Middle of a Game, Wilmer Flores Proves There IS Crying in Baseball

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During the Middle of a Game, Wilmer Flores Proves There IS Crying in Baseball

This is New York Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores.

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There he is, smiling, for his official photo on New York Mets photo day. He’s happy to be a Met.

The 23-year-old from Venezuela was having a decent season with the Mets.

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He’s got 10 home runs but is only batting .241. Shorten up that swing, pal.

But recently, trade rumors began flying on social media.

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This NY Post reporter appeared to have the scoop.

Sherman reported that Flores and two other players would be traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Carlos Gomez.

Despite all the reports about the trade, Flores suited up and started at shortstop versus the Atlanta Braves…

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Usually, players who are about to be traded are removed from a team’s starting line-up.

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And journalists didn’t understand why.

Apparently, Flores caught wind of the reports. He couldn’t hold back his emotions.

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Flores began shedding tears on the field.

This reporter couldn’t believe it.

Some quoted a famous line from A League of Their Own.

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Others felt it was disrespectful to leave Flores on the field if he was no longer a Met.

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Except Flores was still a Met. The trade hadn’t been finalized.

And Mets general manager Sandy Alderson wasn’t happy about it.

Wilmer, we know it’s tough. But go back and remember this moment:

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Remember how happy you were on photo day? You’ll get that smile back.

Is there crying in baseball? What would you have done if you were Wilmer Flores? Let us know in the comments. 

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