Imagine if Frank Sinatra went on stage every night with a gun in his waistband, or if Tupac got into a shootout onstage at a rodeo. Well, Chalino Sanchez did just that.
Today, we're sharing an episode of a brand new podcast from our friends at Futuro Studios, Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez. The 8-episode series examines the extraordinary life of the “King of Corridos” and an attempt to unravel the mystery of his death. Chalino’s story, his own narcocorrido, is the ultimate ride through the drug cartel world, the underbelly of the Mexican-American music industry, and a murder mystery for the ages.
We're sharing the first episode, "Death Note." Narcocorrido superstar Chalino Sanchez sings to a sold out crowd for the first time in Sinaloa. It's the best night of his career until someone hands him a note. His face turns pale and his smile slowly disappears. That night, after the show, Chalino will be executed. But who killed him and why? We begin a journey to understand Chalino's life and impact, and the theories behind his unsolved murder.