Griselda Blanco, Ding-Dong the Wicked Godmother Is Dead; Five Cocaine-Friendly Narcocorrido Tunes
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Immortalized by the Billy Corben series of Cocaine Cowboys documentaries, Griselda Blanco lead a life of power and fear mongering that afforded her very few friends and a vastly diminished family. The Godmother, AKA the Black Widow, AKA La Dama, was the cocaine Queenpin of the '70s and '80s. She is as much a part of South Florida's violent drug history as she is of her Colombian motherland's.
Nobody fucked with the Godmother and got away with it for long. Except that this past Labor Day, while we rested, a pair of laborious sicarios in Medellín gunned her down as she finished her shopping at a butcher shop. And yes, we see the joke in that last sentence.
Now, we are not ones to shy away from useless lists and attempts at stirring up a little dialogue and/or controversy. Especially figuring that songs championing the causes of criminals and drug dealers have been around for roughly eighty or so years, we're sending the Godmother off on her slow descent with some tunes about people she's likely to meet in the afterlife.
Borrowing heavily from the reenergized narcocorrido genre that's been around in Mexico since the 1930s, this here list looks at some of the better known representatives of the music. As you'll see for these musicians, the arts of music and drug smuggling are almost interchangeable since violent deaths (or attempts at them) seem to be the common result.
Enjoy that while you drop a hard-earned 20 bucks on yeyo this weekend.
5. Ncredable - "The Real Scarface"
This little ditty by the same man who brought us "Michelle Obama Ass" closes Cocaine Cowboys II: Hustlin' With the Godmother and deals with the Godmother's relationship to her Oakland boy-toy and right-hand man Charles Cosby.