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This Playlist Will Get You Through Your Election Day Angst

The election is finally here! Whether you’re at the polls waiting to cast your ballot or your sitting at your desk anxiously awaiting the results, listen to these handpicked songs to get  you through your day.

“Somos Mas Americanos,” Los Tigres del Norte ft. Zack de la Rocha.

This song inspired the playlist. Los Tigres del Norte, a comfort to those of us who call America their second home, are joined by Zack de la Rocha, the woke AF Mexican-American poet who gave Rage Against The Machine that fire, in proclaiming that we are more American than those that want us out of here. Also, that this song opens with the baseline from RATM’s “Killing In The Name” so that’s just dope.

“Renegades Of Funk,” Rage Against The Machine

No matter how hard they try they can’t stop us now.

“Young, Latin, and Proud,” Helado Negro

Pretty self-explanatory, TBH.

“My Shot,” Lin-Manuel Miranda

This Latino has been one of the few things keeping us sane this election, so you best believe I’m included “My Shot,” a song about not wasting any opportunity you’re given. Also, this GIF tho.


“This Land Is Your Land,” Woody Guthrie (My Morning Jacket Cover)

True story: My elementary school music teacher taught me this song and told me it was the U.S. national anthem. I still believe this to be the case.

“Latinoamérica,” Calle 13

Speaking of, I feel like this is our anthem.  

“ICE El Hielo,” La Santa Cecilia/ “Clandestino,” Manu Chao

These two go out to our undocumented brothers and sisters who are unable to make their voices heard. Make sure you cast your ballot and speak for them as well.

“Ingrata,” Cafe Tacvba

Because America has been kind of ungrateful. Latinos have always and will forever be a part of this wonderful country; we make it better, and people should be appreciative of that.

“La Vida Es Un Carnaval,” Celia Cruz

But for real, this election cycle has been a f**king carnival.

“Mi Cucu,” Sonora Dinamita

Women voters be like “no te metas con mi cucu” to Trump.

“It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” R.E.M.


“FDT,” YG & Nipsey Hussle

Because for real.

Here’s a much longer list, including some of your own recommendations. Got any questions or want to hear the reasoning behind certain songs? Hit me up.

READ: A Quick Throwback To All The Awful Things Trump Has Said, Just In Case You Needed More Motivation To Go Out And Vote

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Foul-Mouthed Karen Yells At People To Stop Playing Bad Bunny And Play ‘American’ Music Instead

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Foul-Mouthed Karen Yells At People To Stop Playing Bad Bunny And Play ‘American’ Music Instead

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Puerto Rico is part of the United States. Puerto Ricans are American citizens (without the right to vote). Music made in Puerto Rico would then be considered American music since it is part of the U.S. However, one Karen in Wisconsin just doesn’t understand that and had a complete meltdown.

A very angry white woman went on an expletive-filled rant against people barbecuing in the park because of their music.

My first Karen was today. Todo por que no le gusta la musica que escuchamos 😂 #KarenWantTalkToTheManager Stop Being Racist. To use this video in a commercial player or in broadcasts, please email

Posted by Ramon Luis Cancel on Wednesday, May 20, 2020

A woman made a point recently to verbally attack a Puerto Rican family while barbecuing in a park. What did they do to offend the woman? They were playing Bad Bunny. The woman, who has not been identified, called on the group to play American music because they are in America.

“You are so fucking disrespectful,” the Wisconsin Karen told the group when they called her disrespectful. “Puerto Ricans. Fuck all this.”

During her rant, the group turns on Bad Bunny’s “Safaera” and continued to argue with her.

“Safaera” is one of Bad Bunny’s most popular songs. It would be pretty hard to convince people that this song is something that should be turned off. Like, Why can’t people just enjoy their time out and about without having to get into a racist, xenophobic argument?

Some Puerto Ricans on Twitter made sure to remind her how lucky she is to be in Wisconsin.

This isn’t the first time someone was verbally harassed in a park for showing their Puerto Rican heritage. One man was charged with a hate crime after trying to attack a woman in Chicago who was wearing a shirt with a Puerto Rican flag on it. It is a true testament to their resolve that the Puerto Rican family being yelled at were able to stay calm and level-headed. Granted, they did argue back but it seems they were provoked.

It seems the woman needs a basic civics lesson on how Puerto Ricans are Americans.

A poll conducted by Morning Consult found that half of Americans do not know that Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens. The confusion has been exacerbated by President Trump during the early stages of Hurricane Maria recovery. The Trump administration has been criticized for its treatment of Puerto Rico.

People commented on the Facebook video about how else the situation could have been handled.

Credit: Ramon Luis Cancel / Facebook

If she wants to hear American music, then let her hear American music. Crank that volume all the way up and let her hear the true range of American music. There’s nothing better than educating someone when they let their ignorance be known.

One person is just feeling bad for the man clearly trying to get the confrontational woman moving.

Credit: Ramon Luis Cancel / Facebook

He really just wants to keep it moving. It is almost like he realized before she did that being on camera saying racist things is not a good look in the time of social media and doxxing.

Smartphones have changed the way we live by giving us a chance to capture moments like this and broadcast them to the world. Social media serves as a way to really make the most out of the public shaming.

READ: Felony Hate Crime Charges Have Been Filed Against The Man Who Harassed A Woman For Wearing A Puerto Rico Flag Shirt

Cardi B’s Jokes About ‘Sucking In Her Stomach’ For Pictures Is The Realist Thing I’ve Seen In Quarantine


Cardi B’s Jokes About ‘Sucking In Her Stomach’ For Pictures Is The Realist Thing I’ve Seen In Quarantine

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Like us, Cardi B is about the “suck it in life” this quarantine.

We’ve always known that the rapper knew how to keep it real. Especially when it comes to body confidence. The beloved Domicanana with Trinidadian roots has been trying to live her best life while in quarantine and part of that has been showing off her body in a lineup of pretty impressive bathing suits.

Exhibit A: these stringy bikini looks show how divine and body pos she is.

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How y’all doing on this beautiful Monday ?

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The rapper posted this beautiful picture of herself earlier this week after revealing that she had a new tattoo finished on her back. “Okay guys! Soooo here it is! It took me several months but I’m finally finished. This is my back tattoo! It goes from the top of my back to the middle of my thigh,” Cardi wrote in a caption to her Instagram. In a separate clip to her Instagram, she credited tattoo artist Jamie Schene of Union3Tattoo for the work.

I mean… just look at her.

In a recent post to her Instagram page, the rapper got real about her pictures and admitted to being about that “suck it in life.”

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Suck it in life .

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“I suck the s–t out my stomach for this pic so appreciated,” she wrote in the caption to her Instagram post. In it, Cardi can be seen wearing a teeny bikini and lace-up stilettos. To follow up, the rapper shared another Instagram video, this time of herself walking towards the camera in her bikini, and faulting her body. When she turns she shows off her side profile and lets out her stomach. And tbh we love the natural curves!

Of course, it didn’t take long for fans to flock to the comments and gas up the rapper.

“Same here sis!!! ,” Antonique Smith the actress from “Notorious” wrote in the captions. “Thank you for the honesty!” “If this ain’t da realest shii,” sevyn added to the comments.

It’s no surprise the rapper is being open about her body. She has a long history of being honest about her own body positivity and experiences with liposuction and receiving plastic surgery after giving birth to daughter Kulture. In an interview with E! she explained that speaking openly about the procedures was important for her she does not “like lying about things.”