Best Place to Buy Narcocorridos - 2008
El Idolo de Oro
The coke-rap of T.I., Young Jeezy, and The Re-Up Gang is humdrum. Next stop: narcocorridos, where epic tales of Mexican drug-running are blended with corridos norteños (bouncy, accordion-accented ballads). El Idolo de Oro is your no-frills hookup, peddling myriad musical outlaws including Sinaloan legend Chalino Sanchez. In '92, Sanchez shot a would-be assassin during a concert and was later killed under mysterious circumstances. His prominence and early demise spawned countless imitators, most of whom you'll find here. The translation of the shop's name, The Golden Idol, should warn aspiring traficantes everywhere.