August 27th, 2013

one piece, nico robin

"Intro: Crónica de un Nacimiento" by Calle 13, English translation of lyrics

"Introduction: Chronicle of a Birth"

Album: Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo (The Ones Behind Are Coming with Me), 2008
Style: Classic storytelling, autobiographical
Country: Puerto Rico

Listen:

Best album introduction ever. For their third album, Calle 13 wrote an autobiographical account of the group’s history after their second album did not sell as well as their first. The story is a warning to fans that without their support, Calle 13 will disappear. It is told in the classical dramatic style of a children’s story narrative, complete with genre-appropriate background music and sound effects. Listen to it at YouTube here.

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Translation:

Un 29 de noviembre del año 2005 por accidente nació el Residente.
El Residente acaparó los medios de repente, casi como un asalto.
Se metió dentro del cuerpo de un joven en Trujillo Alto.


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