Ídolo: The Ballad of Chalino Sánchez

6. Of Fame And Narcos

Chalino survives the Coachella shooting and his fame grows rapidly in northern Mexico and in the United States. For many, the shooting was proof that Chalino wasn't just a guy who sings about drug traffickers, but a badass outlaw himself. However, fame is a dangerous thing when your head has a price. In this episode we explore the delicate relationship between corridos and organized crime.


Nieves de Enero, performed by Chalino Sánchez and Los Amables del Norte, appear in this episode courtesy of Craft Recordings/Concord.