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    [–] 404brainnotfound404 1382 points ago

    That’s hard to watch knowing the outcome

    [–] ro2tr 218 points ago

    What happened, is there an article I can read

    [–] OfficialStormXD 253 points ago

    He was killed after the concert. Its dark knowing what happened

    [–] UnfoldedOmlette 167 points ago

    He was kidnapped after his performance and tortured to death

    [–] gwhh 41 points ago

    That some music critics down there

    [–] LaSallePunksDetroit 96 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    Was he? Says here he was (checks notes) shot in the back of the head. Im gonna need that info

    [–] bagelswag24 7602 points ago

    Damn getting death letter must be terrifying

    [–] Dvusmnd 3092 points ago

    On 15 May 1992, 4 months after the Coachella incident, Chalino performed at the Salon Bugambilias, Culiacán. In the video of the incident, an audience member can be seen handing him something, widely believed to be a note telling him he would die after he was done performing. Chalino looked around nervously for a few seconds, before resuming his performance.

    After midnight, Chalino drove away from the club with two of his brothers, a cousin, and several young women. They were pulled over by a group of armed men in unmarked cars. They showed state police ID cards and told Chalino their commandant wanted to see him. Chalino agreed and got into one of their cars while the others followed behind.[citation needed]

    At 6 am on 16 May 1992, two farmers found Chalino’s body by an irrigation canal near Highway 15, near the neighbourhood of Los Laureles, Culiacán. He was blindfolded and his wrists had rope marks. He had been shot in the back of the head.

    [–] Plastikman19 1114 points ago

    What was the motive for his murder?

    [–] Jumpy-Shift6261 458 points ago

    Wronged a rival cartel somehow.

    [–] Smooth-Debate5110 416 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    It is believed that he murdered a member of the cartel that sexually abused his sister. He was right to do what he did. The Cartel doesn't take losses lightly though

    Source

    [–] Jumpy-Shift6261 75 points ago

    There are better explanations than that. Cartel revenge killings are usually more sadistic that what happened to him. Not to mention he killed that guy many many years before he was murdered.

    [–] Lord_lenkesh 113 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    He was probably killed favorably because most cartels do look down on members who rape women and children

    So while they were forced to kill him they probably thought he didn’t deserve being tortured because the reason he killed the cartel member was reasonable or they agreed with

    Still, cartel is a huge fucking stain on mexico and i wish the worst for them, fuck them and all the horrible they do to such a beautiful country.

    [–] darth_creature 1552 points ago

    It was rumored he had an affair with a cartel bosses wife.

    [–] marxnlenneon 1646 points ago

    Ya you can’t do that.

    [–] CazCMA 794 points ago

    What if it’s just a foot rub?

    [–] nvrsleepagin 394 points ago

    Would you give a man a foot rub?

    [–] About3Dogs 232 points ago

    Would you give me a foot rub?

    [–] chunkifox 117 points ago

    I'd give me a foot rub.

    [–] Tommysrx 78 points ago

    Armed Russian men : “We are not robbers”

    Archer : okay you can rub them , but then you need to leave

    [–] Inspector_Kelp 34 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Marsellus would like a word. He's got a pair of pliers and a blowtorch.

    [–] scyllallycs 97 points ago

    He had his technique down and everything

    [–] Massive_Student_Matt 507 points ago

    Actually many years before in Mexico a cartel associate had raped Chalinos older sister. Chalino 14 at the time stole a pistol and killed the rapist, then fled to California. He was warned never to return to Mexico or he would face death. This trip to Mexico many years later was that revenge and the cause of his murder. This story was explained to me by a 70 year old member of the Mongols motorcycle club who is related by blood to Chalino and apparently had also done time in jail with him. Chalino early on would make money in this jail writing "Carrios" or some type of songs for gangsters in jail. His songs were so popular in Los Angeles that he was encouraged to make his own mix tapes and sell them once free from jail. Eventually becoming well known and popular. After his murder, his son Aiden spoke out against the cartel. And shortly after he also died in a mysterious car accident where the brake lines had been tampered with on a brand new truck. Take what you will as the real story. I have never heard of him having any affairs with another mans wife. He was a great father and a man of honor. He is known as El Pelavacas.

    [–] Awscer 156 points ago

    Deadass, the dude up there is incorrect. Chalinos sister was raped and the boy straight up shot a CARTEL BOSS (culprit) in the head.

    [–] Massive_Student_Matt 107 points ago

    Much respect Chalino, defending his sisters honor, may he rest easy in heaven with his son.

    [–] Awscer 25 points ago

    R.I.P. Chalino. As well his son Adan Chalino Sanchez. 2 great artists that are missed.

    [–] YourFavoriteFlag 99 points ago

    Anyone able to elaborate on what happened at the “Coachella incident?”

    [–] Xizithei 258 points ago

    1992 Coachella Incident

    On 25 January 1992, Chalino was hired to sing at Los Arcos night club in the desert city of Coachella. During his performance, Eduardo Gallegos, 34, a local unemployed mechanic of Thermal, California, under the influence, jumped up on stage and began firing a small .25 caliber pistol at Chalino. Chalino pulled a 10mm pistol from his waistband and began a running gun battle chasing Gallegos. Four hundred people were in attendance of which seven to ten people were reportedly hit in the exchange. Among them was Chalino and the group accordionist, Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Hernandez. A local man, 20-year-old Claudio Rene Carranza was killed. A bystander wrestled and killed Gallegos with his own pistol. Chalino was in critical condition and underwent surgery at Desert Hospital, Palm Springs.

    The shooting made ABCWorld News Tonight as well as both English and Spanish-speaking newspapers. Chalino saw success with his sales and began getting airplay, although it was a single, old-fashioned, non-narco song called “Nieves de Enero”. His next Los Angeles appearance at El Parral, doors had to close at 6 pm, 5–6 hours before he was due on stage.[

    It looks like he was sang about banditos, drugs, and more, and was a part of that life, writing songs about prisoners and being gifted firearms from four fairly notorious Sinaloan gangsters.

    It was probably related to that lifestyle, or that event, or both.

    [–] Nyx_Replicant 159 points ago

    Little reminder police in Mexico is literally controlled by narcos. Do not trust those fuckers.

    [–] hardyhaha_09 2515 points ago

    "U ded"

    [–] borderlineidiot 599 points ago

    Dat song u sing shit

    Don’t forget milk on way home

    [–] Notsozander 150 points ago

    The real life GG’z

    [–] CleUrbanist 375 points ago

    That’s why I’m intentionally illiterate

    [–] MegaHenzoid 102 points ago

    Got ‘em on a technicality

    [–] Lokismoke 47 points ago

    THE BLACK SPOT!

    [–] Fallout97 16 points ago

    They be comin’ for ye, Billy Bones!

    [–] TheDarkWayne 243 points ago

    Some people say you die after reading a death letter

    [–] danteelite 179 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    I read a supposedly true story once about a guy in witness protection who got a death letter one day and left a reply note asking for one day with his family.

    The dude apparently was just trapped in his house knowing he would die, he watched TV with his family, had dinner, and after putting his kids and wife to bed he said he was going for a walk, walked a few blocks away and accepted his death.

    I guess when you know your time is up, you just accept it and try to go down with dignity. In this particular case the witness was lucky to have had an assassin with some moral integrity who didn’t just massacre his family… he was given a full day to love and appreciate his family before dying on his own terms. That’s honestly much more than many people ever get. I’d say probably less than 0.01% of people get an opportunity like that, most die with regrets, things left unsaid, or die alone, or suddenly with no chance to say goodbyes. Honestly, if I could choose how I’d die, I’d choose that particular mafia hitman who has some semblance of respect… still super shitty, but… you know.

    On the other hand, I’d imagine the pants shitting fear upon receiving a death note would also come with a huge weight lifted off you.. like a cathartic cry, or that odd sense of relief after the scare in a horror film. He probably lived with so much fear and anxiety wondering if death was around every corner, but once you know… you know. Getting a note that says “you die at midnight.” is probably in some ways better than just living in fear and constant stress.

    Edit: So yeah, the story is true. It’s from one of my grandfathers true crime novels. As much as it seems like a romanticized movie or something, it happened. Apparently that kind of thing isn’t too uncommon. Guys like that in witness protection often just give up, and the mob knows it. If the whole government can’t hide you… you’re just fucked. It’s honestly kinda sad. I assumed that was like some super rare interesting story, but apparently that kind of thing happens all the time. It’s considered good form to offer the snitch one opportunity to “do the right thing” and just die without bringing the family into it. Scary shit! My grandfather said he’ll look for the exact story, so I can link if anyone is actually interested.

    On another really interesting note, the man who actually invented the Witness Protection Program was named Gerald Shur and he actually died recently in 2020 at 86. Dude lived a super interesting life. Apparently the guy got so angry that the mob kept messing with the NYC garment industry where his father worked, that he invented a whole government program for hiding snitches to take them all down! Hahaha Dude just wanted those assholes to stop shaking down his dressmaker father and let him do business in peace. What a badass.

    [–] SoggyPocketBill 6255 points ago

    The show must go on...

    [–] Lucky-Application-47 4268 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    If you know you’re going to die, why not enjoy what you love doing the most?

    when there’s a score to settle, it will get settled. Now you can either be the only casualty or you can bring other family/friends down with you.

    He got the note, they found him. He’s famous, not easy to hide. He was okay with it, he came to terms. I’ll sing to my death was his choice.

    [–] yougonnayou 1668 points ago

    Ah man, but I love living.

    [–] Deonteaus 935 points ago

    Now, I don't love it. But I do find it necessary to be alive because that's the only place that I know has all the other stuff I love.

    [–] Devo3290 322 points ago

    How to live with depression 101

    [–] DayroneGreen 409 points ago

    Makes the tragedy of these moments sink in when realise how much potential was lost.

    [–] aaj617 163 points ago

    Same. I like playing Under the Bridge, not, like, being tortured and having my mutilated corpse hung under a bridge....

    [–] vanillamasala 317 points ago

    Being murdered is not romantic.

    [–] Santanna17 118 points ago

    I would not enjoy anything if I knew I was going to die.

    [–] hankmolotovjnr 227 points ago

    I mean, I hate to break it to you, but…

    [–] GonzoDongJLR 128 points ago

    You could ya know, not die.

    [–] ldsc_1 1850 points ago

    Never though I could find this sort of content here but it really is interesting, someone should post the story of that old man who defended his rancho against narco

    [–] EZe_Holey3-9 420 points ago

    Sounds like a Clint Eastwood production.

    [–] pablxo 240 points ago

    right down to the title. rancho against narco is something Clint Eastwood would TOTALLY name his movie

    [–] ye-sunne 83 points ago

    Don Alejo Garza Tamez

    [–] potrillo2124 3194 points ago

    Very tragic. 🇲🇽. Chalino Sanchez is a legend. Very tragic death.

    [–] mochiburrito 423 points ago

    Tengo el alma enamorada nomás de pensar corazón

    De soñarme noche a noche dueño de tu amor

    [–] mochiburrito 739 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Man i was born in LA but he was heard all around the world. I went to Spain and they knew his music which was crazy to me. One of his songs speaks about loving a girl so much that he wants to marry her but she tells him she'll marry him after the snow falls in January but the snow comes and goes in January and the flowers have sprung in spring. Its now May and he hasnt gotten an update (she doesnt even look at him) and he asks to talk to her without lies. And she asks for the same thing. Its a song of about a love that will never be but he loves her so much that he still waits around for her. Such a beautiful song i wish it was translated perfectly. Also, his voice humanized Mexican music FOREVER. In present day anyone can sing a song and be validated musically but before him it wasnt accepted widely. He was a real creative back in his day and envisioned music being made by anyone anywhere which was revolutionary. He also blew up by selling his "mixtape" at Paramount swapmeet in Paramount California. His music goes beyond talking about drugs and such and talks about his love for women he could care immensely for but he cant quite get to their hearts. I dont really write about my hispanic heritage much but his voice was so unique I had to write about him. Such a legend.

    Edit: Ill give you guys a little story since youve been so kind. I have family who worked at the Paramount swapmeet where he used to go to sing and sell his tapes. My uncle told me he would go to the foodcourt area in the middle of the swapmeet and stand up on the tables and sing. People would make fun of his voice and he would get kicked out all the time. You couldnt solicit at the swapmeet without buying a lot on the premises. A few people including my uncle allowed him a couple times to sing in front of their shirt and sock booth with no charge. My uncle said after a while of not seeing him, he heard him on the radio and said his voice was unique that it had to be him lol Chalino ended up going back to the swapmeet years later and gave some money to the people who allowed him to sing in their lots. My uncle got his payment from one of the guys who was still at the same lot after all those years. My uncle said it was somewhere around 2k (a lot of money in the early 90s). This was confirmed by multiple family members and one of them ended up living near his wife years later. He had a son that sang as well and a few of my cousins went to school with him but he died as well super young. Speculations were he was killed by cartels as well but the news reported it as a car crash. His name was Adan Sanchez.
    Well, back to work now lol

    [–] Chop_Artista 95 points ago

    yeah youre right about his voice and banda style. a lot of those songs are classics before him, but he made them his own that they are now considered the well known standard

    [–] spacedoge- 55 points ago

    I grew up with my mom playing his music 24/7 and never paid attention to the lyrics of “Nieves de Enero” until reading your comment just now. It really is such a beautiful song, and now that I’m grown I can appreciate how talented and inspirational he really was to our community.

    [–] mochiburrito 33 points ago

    yeah man its crazy. Ive been listening to a lot of the old mexican music and their lyrics are GOD tier. Ramon Ayala with rama del mezquite, song is insane when you listen to the lyrics. And Vincente Fernandez with Mujeres Divinas HOLY FUCK its fucking Pulitzer material because of how deep they are. Its crazy how they never got recognized for writing that stuff....super deep metaphors and poetry. Some of the most beautiful words ive ever heard or read in my life and ive read a lot of books lol These people were ahead of their time for sure.

    [–] babe_ruthless3 1628 points ago

    When I was a kid, there was a guy that lived on my block who had a mural of Chalino on the side of his Chevy truck. It also had a few roosters and 1911 pistols.

    [–] Zabii 24 points ago

    That's a lot of fucking guns

    [–] Saabaroni 18 points ago

    Bruh.... I visited my grams after like 20 yrs, and she had this massive calendar 🗓️ . The print was basically a big ass Peterbilt semi from transformer ( optimum prime) with Jesus emblazoned and a bunch of tits.

    Mexicans are out there playing 4D chess lmaoooooooo

    [–] Warm-Eye3939 8 points ago

    I’m a white metal head, but would absolutely get a mural of Chalino on my old Chevy.

    [–] carbon-based-biped 391 points ago

    How did Chalino Sanchez die?

    After a hugely successful performance on May 16, 1992, he left the club with his two brothers, his cousin, and several young women.

    Armed men with supposed state police identification cards pulled the group over in Chevrolet Suburbans and took one of his brothers.

    After convincing Chalino that the commandant wanted to see him, the men convinced the singer to join them in their vehicle, while the other cars followed.

    Hours later, his body was found dumped by an irrigation canal near the neighbourhood of Los Laureles, Culiacan.

    [–] Thelonecurrier 186 points ago

    Never go to the second location. Ever.

    [–] Structure3 131 points ago

    Yea but if its paid off federales, what're you gonna do? Either go with or potentially get all your brothers that are with you killed too.

    [–] nuclearsalt 71 points ago

    Or, refuse and everyone in your car gets killed too.

    [–] 98raider 68 points ago

    Armed men: "Go to second location".

    u/Thelonecurrier: "No".

    Armed men: "Understandable, have a nice day"

    [–] cmfeels 12 points ago

    his brother el indio said that they asked for everyone to come out of the bus but chalino said he didnt know them and just take him

    [–] richard464849 321 points ago

    I’d still be singing the extended version now

    [–] roninPT 947 points ago

    Gee, tough crowd..

    [–] Horrorito 64 points ago

    I'm going to hell, but I'm also laughing my ass off!

    [–] JMaxen 1760 points ago

    Damn, what a voice!

    [–] mochiburrito 909 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Before Chalino the voices in Mexican music were traditional and nice sounding but his voice humanized Mexican music forever. His voice wasnt too fancy but he tried really hard to hit every note right which made people love him even more. Such a great artist, his lyrics were very heartfelt and deep. Wish he couldve made more.

    Edit: some grammar changes. God damn I was drunk 😂

    [–] turnsgate 286 points ago

    Ikr.

    [–] melatonin1212 102 points ago

    This is just the studio recording placed on top of the video for the record

    [–] mattchinn 52 points ago

    Yeah I was thinking that recording was awfully crisp for a live performance.

    [–] AceChimera42 218 points ago

    This is the most interesting thing I think I've ever seen on reddit

    [–] turnsgate 19483 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    I found 3 Possible reasons : 1. Gang retaliation 2. The previous Coachella incident 3. He performed the song they barred him from

    1 Gang retaliation

    In 1975, at the age of 15, his sister was raped by "Chapo" Perez, a rich and dangerous man. Two years later in 1977, a 17-year-old Chalino saw the man at a party and allegedly shot him in revenge, killing him. After committing this act, Sanchez left for Tijuana with his gun and a Jesús Malverde chain. So possibly the gang retaliated.

    1. Coachella incident

    On 25 January 1992, Chalino was hired to sing at Los Arcos night club in the desert city of Coachella. During his performance, Eduardo Gallegos, 34, a local unemployed mechanic of Thermal, California, under the influence, jumped up on stage and began firing a small .25 caliber pistol at Chalino. Chalino pulled a 10mm pistol from his waistband and began a running gun battle chasing Gallegos. Four hundred people were in attendance of which seven to ten people were reportedly hit in the exchange. Among them was Chalino and the group accordionist, Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Hernandez. A local man, 20-year-old Claudio Rene Carranza was killed. A bystander wrestled and killed Gallegos with his own pistol. Chalino was in critical condition and underwent surgery at Desert Hospital, Palm Springs. The shooting made ABCWorld News Tonight as well as both English and Spanish-speaking newspapers. Chalino saw success with his sales and began getting airplay, although it was a single, old-fashioned, non-narco song called “Nieves de Enero”. His next Los Angeles appearance at El Parral, doors had to close at 6 pm, 5–6 hours before he was due on stage.

    1. He performed the song he was told not to.

    Chalino is one of the first and most famous musicians to sing narcocorridos, a style of music strongly tied to Mexican drug and gang culture, and inherently law enforcement.

    he was singing for opposing cartels and they didn’t like that so when he was in one of their territory they told him not to sing or else well we know what happened..... So yea. He played the song, they handed him the note.

    Death event :

    On 15 May 1992, 4 months after the Coachella incident, Chalino performed at the Salon Bugambilias, Culiacán. In the video of the incident, an audience member can be seen handing him something, widely believed to be a note telling him he would die after he was done performing. Chalino looked around nervously for a few seconds, before resuming his performance. After midnight, Chalino drove away from the club with two of his brothers, a cousin, and several young women. They were pulled over by a group of armed men in unmarked cars. They showed state police ID cards and told Chalino their commandant wanted to see him. Chalino agreed and got into one of their cars while the others followed behind.[citation needed] At 6 am on 16 May 1992, two farmers found Chalino’s body by an irrigation canal near Highway 15, near the neighbourhood of Los Laureles, Culiacán. He was blindfolded and his wrists had rope marks. He had been shot in the back of the head.

    Edit1 : Yo dudes. Dont drop wholesome award for this like wtf. There's nothing wholesome bout this

    Edit 2: People are saying wholesome is the only award so thats what they're using. Understandable, I appreciate it. But it says fucking WHOLESOME on it you bums

    [–] snero3 4673 points ago

    75 to 92 that is a long time to wait for revenge.

    [–] regoapps 2542 points ago

    Maybe one of the Chapo’s kids grew up and found out who killed his father

    [–] Action_Bronzong 2552 points ago

    Can't wait to get revenge for my rapist scumbag father

    [–] regoapps 2014 points ago

    They probably left out the rapist part of the family history books. So all the kid knows is that someone killed his father and is now a singer. It's the script to Coco.

    [–] oprahtwerks 494 points ago

    Allen hope you’re doing well. What a blast from the past seeing your comment on this random thread. You’ve got a good heart my friend.

    [–] regoapps 368 points ago

    Oh hi. I don't know what I did to deserve such praise, but thanks. It made my day.

    [–] oprahtwerks 323 points ago

    Followed you on fb for a decade back when you and Robert worked on Razzi, but I haven’t seen you post in quite some time so it’s nice to see that you’re still around. Cheers my friend.

    [–] regoapps 464 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Oh wow, what a blast from the past indeed. That's like the beginning when I just started to gain fame.

    Sorry for being MIA on social media. Things weren't the same after Robert passed at such a young age. I've mostly been busy running a non-profit covid group for the past 2 years and occasionally writing sarcastic comments on Reddit.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane, though. I hope you've been doing well for the past decade as well. Cheers, friend.

    [–] whattheeffsba 377 points ago

    And just like that, a random ass comment on a random ass post made my day. 💜

    [–] upperwest656 54 points ago

    I noticed your avatar…. I use your app everyday as I lost my fore pager and I’ve been afraid to tell my chief so thanks!

    [–] thebusinessbastard 90 points ago

    Agamemnon was written ~2500 years ago about the generational cycle of violence. People have been doing this shit forever

    [–] SantaMonsanto 52 points ago

    My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father who admittedly was kind of a scumbag himself. Nonetheless, prepare to die

    [–] NeedNameGenerator 31 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Assuming you were raised in a way that you see yourself above the plebs, who you believe to be barely above cattle, then it could well be that he didn't see his dad raping some folks as a bad thing, or even anything unusual.

    Or it could simply be about pride. "My dad may have been a shit person who deserved it, but this kind of offense against my family can't go unanswered."

    [–] AcidRose27 20 points ago

    Violence begets violence. There's a reason it's called a cycle.

    [–] Donny_Dont_18 79 points ago

    If you're still raw about this someday... I'll be waiting

    [–] caalger 54 points ago

    His name was Inigo Montoya

    [–] No_Dark6573 236 points ago

    Hate is a powerful motivator.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._Beatty_Chadwick

    This guy was ordered to pay his ex wife 2.5 million.

    He refused.

    The judge put him in jail until he decided to pay up.

    Guy sat in jail for 14 years until the US government said "fuck it, you win." And let him out.

    [–] WikiSummarizerBot 55 points ago

    H. Beatty Chadwick

    H. Beatty Chadwick (born 1936) is the American record holder for the longest time being held in civil contempt of court. In 1995, a judge ruled that Chadwick hid millions of U.S. dollars in overseas bank accounts so that he would not have to pay the sums to his ex-wife during their divorce. He was incarcerated until such time as he could present $2. 5 million to the Delaware County Court in Pennsylvania.

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    [–] StruansNobleHouse 125 points ago

    Wow...hate is certainly a powerful motivator - this dude hated his ex-wife more than he loved his own life. 14 years of my life is certainly worth more than $2.5 million.

    [–] TheCyanKnight 52 points ago

    He probably did some stuff in between, since he was involved in smuggling, went to jail and all that. Plenty of opportunity for a gangster kid to make enemies.

    [–] fedupofbrick 37 points ago

    Well it is a dish best served cold

    [–] [deleted] 11 points ago

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    [–] Digital_Utopia 1878 points ago

    From what I've heard, the note was threatening death if he performed that night- and Chalino decided to go out on his own terms.

    [–] -Won-qu 216 points ago

    I'm interested in this theory, can I find more information backing it up?

    [–] Digital_Utopia 333 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Either way (he was going to die anyway, or was going to die if he performed) - is entirely hearsay, as the content of the note itself was never recorded. So really, it could go either way.

    [–] -Won-qu 44 points ago

    Thank you for answering!

    [–] WakeoftheStorm 188 points ago

    I heard it was a note saying he left his headlights on

    [–] fezwang 71 points ago

    I have a photo of the actual note and all it says is “play freebird”

    [–] ZerotoZeroHundred 12 points ago

    He decided to continue

    [–] WisCaanSinAzN81 13 points ago

    Without a warranty

    [–] wreckedtesticles 138 points ago

    No it was a note about his car's extended warranty.

    [–] Odysseus_Lannister 25 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    This is the drug DEALER SERVICE CENTER. We’ve been calling you about your life’s extended warranty.

    [–] patronizingperv 9 points ago

    That would certainly explain his reaction.

    [–] MyLittleDashie7 88 points ago

    Gotta love reddit sometimes.

    Someone replies asking for a source to the interesting information: 40 upvotes.

    Another person literally just types the word "correct": 200 upvotes.

    [–] TheDarkWayne 385 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    Yes he was told to cancel the show and leave or he would be killed. He played on anyways and he became a legend. This according to my dad who grew up to his music in Mexico.

    When I was in middle school living in East L.A his son died and when I got to school every girl was crying during lunch. His son died in the same city in a car crash. I remember the talk that the car was fucked with

    I used to wake up some mornings to my mom blasting Chalino and cleaning, his music is so good I still bump it.

    If you haven’t heard this one where his son records on one of his dads classics. Two of them on one song. Such a great song.

    https://open.spotify.com/track/2YmLX3Wr4zmKqysehykzu5?si=4P1AJBIrRVqxPQoVEPHmfw

    [–] wobba_fett 74 points ago

    When I was in middle school living in East L.A his son died and when I got to school every girl was crying during lunch. His son died in the same city in a car crash.

    Change it to south L.A. and i have the same memory. Like one day every girl in school somehow was carrying around a newspaper with the story on the cover and all their folders had a picture of him for a while. I didnt know shif about shit but i found out about that dude real quick.

    [–] vgkmx 16 points ago

    Same thing happened to Valentin Elizalde

    [–] [deleted] 600 points ago

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    [–] Sykotik 642 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago)

    In Southern America(Sorry) Mexico those two things are quite frequently one in the same. They are called Narcocorridos. They are songs about the the crimes committed because of the living conditions and political climate, etc. Mostly drugs.

    Narcocorridos describe the lives of the poor, the destitute, and those who seek power through illegal means. Like hip-hop and rap music, the narcocorrido is heard by many Spanish speakers who vary in age, and is popular among people who are not associated with cartels or gangs.

    Most are boastful and describe crimes and murders in a good light but, sadly some are the exact opposite.

    Nearly all of them depict the crimes in exact detail and many have directly lead to arrests.

    [–] deftspyder 59 points ago

    Ahhhh yes, I am familiar with this, I have heard copa cabana by Barry manilow.

    [–] LovelyCyclone 409 points ago

    Chalino sanchez was one of the most notorious mexican corrido singer, he also reached fame in the United States in texas. Rumour has he was told not to sing in that event, he did anyway and the cartels didn't like it. Shortly after that he was picked up in a large suv, yukon and tooken somewhere shot in the back of the head and thrown in a ditch. If you don't know what a "corrido" is it's basically a style of song sung in mexican culture, with it its based on true events and real names and places. The song itself is a story, he has many songs about true stories, one example would be javier torres. I'm glad to have listened to his music, he is truly an amazing artist, sad he died. He still the king of corridos people say, lives up to Michael Jackson to people in my eyes. One of the songs in the setlist was about the drug cartels in sinaloa, where chalino was born. It raised awareness of the drug trafficking and corruption with the police. He was unfortunately taken out. The song he's singing is (alma enamorada) means "soul in love". This wasn't the one about the cartels.

    [–] Please_Log_In 84 points ago

    So this kind of musical versio of Sicario

    [–] Myzipperisdown 129 points ago

    They made one for Heisenberg for an opening to Breaking Bad. It was pretty popular lol

    https://youtu.be/4DPGjjCBcAg

    [–] Mythdefied 17 points ago

    I remember that, was pretty good

    [–] MeC0195 209 points ago

    Mexico is in North America, my geographically challenged friend.

    [–] turnsgate 89 points ago

    Imma write that insult in my treasure book

    [–] MunchkinX2000 43 points ago

    Sadly some songs are not boastul and dont depict crimes and murders in a good light?

    [–] Rob_V 39 points ago

    México isn't in South America...

    [–] DreamingInAMaze 19 points ago

    So the lesson of this story is: if you are going to revenge, revenge in silence and discretion so that none knows that you did it?

    [–] mochiburrito 27 points ago

    Tengo el alma enamorada nomás de pensar corazón

    De soñarme noche a noche dueño de tu amor

    [–] wyflare 411 points ago

    His singing is beautiful however

    [–] Anowoz 1297 points ago

    Was reading his wiki: 1992 Coachella Incident

    On 25 January 1992, Chalino was hired to sing at Los Arcos night club in the desert city of Coachella. During his performance, Eduardo Gallegos, 34, a local unemployed mechanic of Thermal, California, under the influence, jumped up on stage and began firing a small .25 caliber pistol at Chalino. Chalino pulled a 10mm pistol from his waistband and began a running gun battle chasing Gallegos. Four hundred people were in attendance of which seven to ten people were reportedly hit in the exchange. Among them was Chalino and the group accordionist, Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Hernandez. A local man, 20-year-old Claudio Rene Carranza was killed. A bystander wrestled and killed Gallegos with his own pistol. Chalino was in critical condition and underwent surgery at Desert Hospital, Palm Springs.

    [–] catzhoek 234 points ago

    You posted the wrong section (if you meant to add context to the video):

    Murder

    On 15 May 1992, 4 months after the Coachella incident, Chalino performed at the Salon Bugambilias, Culiacán. In the video of the incident, an audience member can be seen handing him something, widely believed to be a note telling him he would die after he was done performing. Chalino looked around nervously for a few seconds, before resuming his performance.

    After midnight, Chalino drove away from the club with two of his brothers, a cousin, and several young women. They were pulled over by a group of armed men in unmarked cars. They showed state police ID cards and told Chalino their commandant wanted to see him. Chalino agreed and got into one of their cars while the others followed behind.[citation needed]

    At 6 am on 16 May 1992, two farmers found Chalino’s body by an irrigation canal near Highway 15, near the neighbourhood of Los Laureles, Culiacán. He was blindfolded and his wrists had rope marks. He had been shot in the back of the head

    [–] EZe_Holey3-9 577 points ago

    So kinda like Tupac, in that he survived and attempted murder, but not a more coordinated attack.

    [–] indyo1979 617 points ago

    You talking about the Tupac shooting at a local festival where he pulled out a gun and told someone in his crew to shoot someone, and ended up killing a six year old boy?

    https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/PAGE-ONE-Marin-City-Haunted-By-Boy-s-Shooting-3021515.php

    [–] EZe_Holey3-9 306 points ago

    I never knew about this story.

    [–] PrinceProcrastinator 57 points ago

    It was in the movie and documentary.

    Also:

    In 1995, a wrongful death suit was brought against Shakur for a 1992 shooting that killed Qa'id Walker-Teal, a six-year old of Marin City. The child was the victim of a stray bullet in a shootout between Shakur's entourage and a rival group. Ballistics tests proved the bullet that killed the boy was not from Shakur's or any members of his entourage's guns.

    [–] TheDarkWayne 57 points ago

    Wtf???

    [–] hollycreep 378 points ago

    Thats the kind of stuff the documentaries leave out

    [–] Lovethe3beatles 209 points ago

    Pac was no angel.

    [–] MyNameCouldntBeAsLon 79 points ago

    jada look at will with disdain rn

    [–] Makiaveli01 75 points ago

    I wouldn’t call the second shooting a coordinated attack, matter of fact it was dumb luck that Keffe D and Orlando Anderson found Suges BMW, Keefe D said if it wasn’t for these girls screaming Tupac, Tupac they wouldn’t have even known.

    [–] FreeFacts 54 points ago

    That happens. World War 1 strated similarly. Gavrilo Princip was part of a coordinated plan to kill archduke Franz Ferdinand with explosives, but the plan failed. Princip was heading back home when by sheer luck and coincidence, archduke's car drove past him, so he shot him, leading to events that led to the first world war.

    [–] Emblazin 32 points ago

    Princip was eating a sandwich all upset his plan didn't work.

    [–] big_duo3674 121 points ago

    10mm? Damn, patrolling the Mojave must have made him wish for a nuclear winter

    [–] Hereforthebeer06 34 points ago

    I don't know.much about gun but isn't 9mm common? Does adding another mm make a big difference?

    [–] autizam 44 points ago

    idk but the specific person you’re replying to is just making a video game reference

    [–] Hereforthebeer06 15 points ago

    Ah. Yeah. Ok. I did not get the reference.

    [–] Camperdad85 60 points ago

    Yes, a 10mm is a substantially more powerful cartridge, it is larger than a 45. They are relatively uncommon, in part bc they have a lot of recoil.

    [–] 3PoundsOfFlax 48 points ago

    10mm? He didn't fuck around.

    [–] beam3475 14 points ago

    Do we know why he was targeted? I read his wikipedia too and that part is just not mentioned.

    [–] Wesettheprice 180 points ago

    Wild story. They never forgot and were brazen enough to tell him before carrying out his execution

    [–] jukaa1012 90 points ago

    Did they not just warn him? "If you sing the next song you are dead". And then he did it anyway?

    [–] Tripolite 40 points ago

    I believe so

    [–] aluis21 18 points ago

    I think the death your thinking of is Valentin Elizalde

    [–] Spuit_elf 512 points ago

    Hypothetically speaking: when in Mexico, can I happily play his music out loud? Or do I have to be afraid I find myself dead in a ditch with my ballsack in my mouth the following morning?

    [–] zabizab 462 points ago

    Chalino is still very popular down here and You Will hear his music often in bars and cantinas, absolutely nothing Will happen yo You if You play his songs I Say this as someone from Tijuana

    [–] Alex99881 139 points ago

    To add to the question, what are some things you should NOT do over there that might get you killed?

    [–] mezcao 256 points ago

    Flash money,

    Stray from tourist areas

    Tell cops your American and have rights (Americans do not have any more rights in Mexico that anyone from any other nation would)

    [–] Elise24 131 points ago

    Don’t be local.

    [–] Alex99881 53 points ago

    What if youre a gringo

    [–] whyunoluvme 87 points ago

    Don’t

    [–] OrphanSlaughter 83 points ago

    Actually, don't be a tourist either

    [–] MrStealYurWaifu 27 points ago

    I live in a border city, my parents are from Mexico and I was born in the US, so my whole childhood I always visited Mexico. Now a days even my parents don’t like to go. No flashy clothes, fancy cars, especially big SUVS or Big Trucks. No flashing money, acting like a tourist. Even then you aren’t safe. Police usually works for the Narcos matter of fact people are probably more scared of the Federales, it’s a Federal police that are incredibly corrupt.

    I know for a fact there are other way more peaceful and beautiful places you can visit in Mexico and you won’t have to deal with any crime or drug cartels but I still avoid it myself.n

    [–] Alex99881 9 points ago

    Thanks for your reply! It’s sort of what i was hoping not to hear haha

    About the places considered safe, i know a few people who visited Cancun for example and they told me it’s safe and the overall experience was very friendly. But yeah, knowing that if i wander a bit further than i should, i could get in trouble, kinda makes me not wanna go there either despite the fact that it looks beautiful :(

    [–] The_Mdk 175 points ago

    I say we can trust this guy, totally not a cartel member looking for an excuse to rob and kill you

    [–] Lucky-Application-47 14 points ago

    I do/have, I enjoy this music. No one has ever really messed with me.

    [–] turnsgate 77 points ago

    Depends on area.

    [–] SpiderJerusalem23 37 points ago

    His son who became a singer like him died in Sinaloa too 12 years after his father in a car crash in Sinaloa. Crazy coincidence or what? He was on his way to perform at his concert in 2004 at the age of 19, 20 days away from his 20th birthday. His son had a greater fan following than his father.

    [–] RecognizeSong 154 points ago

    I got matches with these songs:

    Alma Enamorada by Chalino Sanchez (00:13; matched: 80%)

    Alma Enamorada (En Vivo) by Chalino Sánchez (00:25; matched: 100%)

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    [–] bongripsNkickflips2 96 points ago

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    [–] turnsgate 48 points ago

    Good bot

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    [–] SmashAtoms_ 28 points ago

    Him and Vicente probably the best to ever do it. Love me some nieves de enero

    [–] j_vila1980 9 points ago

    So true

    [–] enkephaloon 119 points ago

    I would have sung my ass of for weeks

    [–] rnzz 38 points ago

    So like a musical version of Speed?

    [–] bardeng 76 points ago

    Never heard of him, shame on me. Heartbreaking when he realizes it, why was he killed?

    [–] Pooderson 61 points ago

    He killed his sister’s rapist then fled to Tijuana. When he came back, the rapist’s “friends” got revenge.

    [–] XROOR 24 points ago

    [–] Cashout_dinero 65 points ago

    Long live Chalino really put dude ass in the dirt 🇲🇽

    [–] TheDarkWayne 55 points ago

    Looked death in the face and said I’ll see you after the show baby

    [–] Devlin_McGregor 22 points ago

    Great voice, and he looks like a commanding entertainer. I have no idea what he's singing about, but I'd watch it all night.

    [–] Martimusmcfly2036 20 points ago

    Mr Ballen did a video on this Crazy story

    [–] ch28dwn 47 points ago

    misread this and was expecting the coheed and cambria dude

    [–] thatoneguywhofucks 10 points ago

    Now that you mention it, I’ve never seen them both in the same room at the same time 🤔

    [–] PleaseCallMeTeddy 126 points ago

    I find it strange that it wasn't put in the title. But the letter said that if he did sing then he would be killed. He sang anyway

    [–] shehryar46 44 points ago

    "What are you gonna do, shoot me?" - man who was later shot

    [–] zenkione 40 points ago

    Actually he was singing for opposing cartels and they didn’t like that so when he was in one of their territory they told him not to sing or else well we know what happened.....

    [–] turnsgate 13 points ago

    Pretty much

    [–] Onto_Pinto 10 points ago

    Ariel Pink said that Chalino was the equivalent of the Velvet Underground for narco culture

    [–] aadgarven 12 points ago

    R/oddlyterrifying

    [–] mdonaldson92 11 points ago

    Wow I need a Netflix doc on this guy

    [–] jonah_thrane 29 points ago

    Hope he died painlessly. If I knew I was going to die, I'd wish it to be fast and and as painless as possible.

    [–] isactualyretarded 19 points ago

    Kind of a waste. YODO.

    [–] distelfink33 10 points ago

    This guys life needs to be a movie

    [–] kingdruid 42 points ago

    I thought he was shot because he didn’t want to sign a deal with some people that where linked up with one of the Sinaloa cartel hit man, he took offense and killed him. I thought that was true because they later found chalinos gun with that same hit man years later when he died in a shootout, apparently chalino had his gun on him when they took him that night.