New merchandise for sale in support of my Beats and Bars program. We are selling men, women and children styles/sizes t-shirts and hoodies via Teechip. Profits will be donated to the program in order to create a better environment for my students and to purchase some equipment we need to help expand the program. Any support is appreciated. Thank you.
Navarro and DJ Scend performance recap from Elbo Room in Chicago. Performing alongside Skyzoo, Jon Content and Nicholas May. Watch, like, subscribe and share!
"Respect It" is the brand new single from Chicago producer Panik's upcoming album Coloring Outside the Lines. The single features Navarro and DJ Scend. The song embodies what fans loved about the Molemen collective since day one; hard beats and dope rhymes. Beast Factory Films handles the video and captures the essence of the record in Chicago's infamous Silos.
Make sure to purchase the single on iTunes and look out for the Coloring Outside the Lines album. Thanks for your support.
On this 4th episode catch me with my family celebrating Mother's Day, some quick studio sessions and a performance at Young Chicago Authors. Hope you like the new episode. If you haven't already, please subscribe. Thanks.
Beat produced by Mike Jones & Phraim
Navarro was recently interviewed by Vocalo's own Jesse Menendez for their ChiSoundsLike Series. They talk about Navarro being born and raised in Chicago, his experience as a first generation Mexican-American and more. Check out the piece below.
Here's the 3rd episode of my vlog, The Daily Hustle. Catch me running my Beats and Bars program, late night family airport pickup then breakfast with the fam and finally a session at Scratch Academy with Scend where we work on the next Two Turntables and a Mic + new music.
On this 2nd episode, I head out to pick up some studio session files, then over to Scend's place to discuss our new live set, then afterward spend some time with the family. Back up the next morning for a studio session. My nephews Miguel and Diego join me for some great times. Hope you like the new episode. If you haven't already, please subscribe. Thanks.
Que hubo? Hope all is well mi gente. Here's a new video clip I wanted to share with you all.
Going forward I'll be documenting my daily hustle as a father, fiance, son, uncle, brother, friend, artist, educator and youth mentor. I'll be releasing these every so often in preparation of the new projects I have coming out this year. Witness the juggling act of being an artist, a parent, an instructor at my after-school program and much more. Start this journey with me today and watch the first episode.
On this first episode, I head over for a radio interview at Vocalo and hang out with my family. You can also catch 2 snippets of brand new music. Watch and share! Thanks.
On May 28th, 2017 at the Elbo Room in Chicago, Navarro will be performing alongside Skyzoo, Nicholas May and Jon Content. DJ Scend will be spinning throughout the night. You can purchase your tickets today by CLICKING HERE.
What's good my people? Thanks for the love on the last joint I released, Hunger of Memory. Thanks to all the blogs who showed love and to the Chicago Reader for including it on a weekly write up. I figured we'd keep the momentum going with dropping some more new music. This one is produced by the homie CAMEone from Milwaukee.
"Distributor of dope, the Mexican connect, the one these rappers talk about, but none of them have met..." This one I just wanted to let off some bars. CAMEone and I have a project in the works as well. Thanks again for the support. You can STREAM the new song below and purchase it at my online store by CLICKING HERE.
This is the intro to an upcoming album called "De Este Lado Tambien Hay Sueños"
Song produced by Custom and Serious
The picture is my father (on far left) with his friends working in farms in the US in the 70s. He came in search of a dream. Hoping to make a life for his wife (my mother) and his daughters (my sisters) back in Mexico. He eventually returned because he couldn't do it without them and they all came back as a family. I was born and raised in Chicago. I've been given countless opportunities because of the sacrifices my parents made. I will forever be grateful. Thank you to all the immigrants in our beautiful country that make it run every day.
All On Me was written and recorded in early 2015. It always held a special place because it was the first song I'd recorded which was dedicated to my daughter and my girlfriend as well. The intro of the song contains my daughters' heartbeat if you listen closely, and the in the chorus you can hear her laughing. This song embodies what I've been going through for the past years personally and music wise. It's dedicated to my fiance and my daughter. No matter what, it's all on me. My family's first. Love you both.
Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas is one of the main entries into the United States from Mexico. My parents were both brought to Nuevo Laredo at a very young age; they later met there, got married and had my sisters. My dad had previously made his way out to Chicago on his own to work and send money back, while my mother and my sisters stayed behind. He couldn't do it; it wasn't worth it if he didn't have his family by his side. A couple years later he came back to the US, this time he brought his family. The plan was, he would wait on the other side of the border in a car with a couple of bags of clothes, while my mother and my 3 sisters walked across the bridge, my youngest sister was 1 years old at the time. My mother was to tell the immigration person that she needed to go buy milk for her daughter in Laredo, Texas if they could please let her go and she would come right back. They did, and she didn't. Instead, they joined my dad and drove to Chicago; drove in search of a better life. The year was 1978.
I tell you that, to tell you this. Nuevo Laredo was their home. They left it behind, along with their families, in hopes of making a better life for their children. Years passed where they couldn't visit until finally, they received their green cards and they were able to go back. This was when I went for the first time, and every year thereafter. This was home away from home. This is where I told people I was from when they asked me. Nuevo Laredo was beautiful to me in its humility and it brought a sense of reality to what my parents went through. There were many extremely poor people, living in conditions I had never seen in Chicago. If we thought we had it bad, they had it worst. You live and you learn. As the years passed, things changed. We couldn't walk around Nuevo Laredo like we used to. I won't get into details, because honestly, it may not be the safest thing for me to do. Neither maybe was this song. But I had to at least shed a little light on what has happened to the city my parents called home.
Navarro, formerly known as Scheme*, releases new music produced by THEMpeople. Maybe, is a spoken word piece; an audio interpretation from a piece Navarro wrote and released a few weeks ago, which was shared by major Latino websites, as well as NBC Latino news analyst and more. He considered restructuring it into a “rap song format,” but this was not that. This had to stay the way he wrote it; every word. This isn't anti-police. It is anti-authority figures, taking advantage of their authority. This is a means to understand why some of us have a certain perspective of law enforcers. It is an aide to help us each understand, that what we once were, doesn't always resonate who we will become.
The painting for the artwork is by artist Chantala Kommanivanh (www.chantalism-art.com).
Written by NAVARRO and THEMpeople
Produced by THEMpeople
*The reason for the name change is due to the refocusing of music in both Spanish and English for Navarro. Scheme wasn't the easiest name to translate into Spanish for new fans and editorials, so Navarro chose to use his last name as his artist alias starting now. This is his 1st release under Navarro. Same music, only difference is the message is now worldwide. Same rebel, new cause.
Here's a brand new song by Chicago artist Esohel which features Navarro and Phero. The record is produced by Custom and 21 Grams (who co-produced Navarro's, The Manifesto EP.) Check out the new song and share it.
"Esohel has been laying low working on music the past few months gearing up for his next project in the works. After talks of collaborating, eS officially links up with Navarro and Phero to bring you “Peligro”. The bilingual flowed single features the three Chicago emcees going in over Custom Made and 21 Grams production which is sure to keep speakers knocking. On this cut here, it's family over everything."
La Clika connects on this brand new joint called the Streets. Phero and I dropped a new joint recently and it's a must you all check it out. Listen and share!
Here's some new music from an upcoming project I am working on. I know it's been awhile, but I promise more new music is on it's way. Like I mentioned on yesterday's post, this one here is dedicated to my students at MAS in Little Village Lawndale High School. Listen and share!
If You Want to Believe is produced by Panik of the Molemen and mixed by Jason Valcarcel from PVTSTCK Studios.
New Music Dropping Tomorrow. If You Want to Believe (produced by Panik) - this one is for my students from MAS at Little Village Lawndale High School. I had reached a point in my life where besides making music, I felt a disconnect with serving and being of some assistance to our society. I was blessed with a position at this school and these kids have changed my life more than they could imagine. I wish I can save them all and fix all of their problems, but unfortunately that isn't always the case. I'm just glad I can speak to them, give them some perspective and hope that I can get through to them somehow. I just want them to see the world and understand that they are capable of changing it for the better. This one is for them.