Sergio Andrade, a music producer celebrated for his collaborations with Gloria Trevi and numerous other Mexican artists, recently rocked the music world with an unexpected pivot in his career.
Instead of sticking to the norms of the music industry, Andrade opted to go solo. But it wasn’t just his decision to go solo that raised eyebrows. It was his audacious choice of subject for his debut song: a piece centered around Rafael Caro Quintero, the infamous Mexican drug trafficker and the mind behind the foundation of the Guadalajara cartel.
Delving into Rafael Caro Quintero’s Notoriety
For those unfamiliar, Rafael Caro Quintero isn’t just any name in the annals of crime. He stands alongside Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo and Ernesto Fonseca Carrillo as founders of the Guadalajara Cartel. Such was Quintero’s infamy that during the 1980s, he was often referred to by the moniker “El Narco de Narcos”, translating to “The Narco of Narcos.”
The song, aptly titled “Caro”, serves as a poignant reflection on Quintero’s life, one marked by violence and a blatant disregard for legality. This ballad doesn’t shy away from addressing the gravitas of Quintero’s actions, especially the impact on countless lives due to his drug trade.
The lyrics of the song “Caro” written by Andrade.
¿Qué se siente tener una mansión
A costa del dolor de tanta gente?
¿Qué se siente tener un corazón
Que envenena las almas y las mentes?
¿Qué se siente por un instante ser la
Atención de un pueblo televidente?
¿Qué se siente llegar a conocer
Tan a fondo el papel de delincuente?
¿Qué se siente dormirse y al soñar
Solo ver hospitales con pacientes?
¿Qué se siente violar siempre la ley
Y quererse pasar de inteligente?
¿Qué se siente saber que en un lugar
Hay un niño quedándose inconsciente
Por pastillas que acaba de tomar
Por la hierba que tú y tu gente vende?
Caro, lo vas a pagar muy caro
Te lo digo compañero.
Hay delitos que son peores
- Lawyers of the former Guadalajara Cartel leader Caro Quintero file a new appeal to keep away from extradition to the United States
- The United States seized five properties in Jalisco belonging to drug kingpin Rafael Caro Quintero
- Mexican judge grants amparo to narco Caro Quintero against extradition to the US
Que los que son por dineroSergio Andrade
How does it feel to have a mansion
At the expense of the pain of so many people?
How does it feel to have a heart
That poisons souls and minds?
How does it feel for an instant to be the
Attention of a watching people?
How does it feel to get to know
So thoroughly the role of a delinquent?
How does it feel to fall asleep and dream
Only to see hospitals with patients?
How does it feel to always break the law
And to pretend to be smart?
How does it feel to know that in a place
There’s a child being knocked unconscious
Because of pills he just took
Because of the weed that you and your people sell?
Expensive, you’re going to pay dearly
I’m telling you, partner.
There are crimes that are worse
Than those that are for moneySergio Andrade
Andrade’s bold choice to pen a song critiquing Rafael Caro Quintero didn’t just mark a new chapter in his own career, but also sent ripples through the music industry, prompting both admiration and debate.