Capone - Barrio Dope

Chicano rapper Capone based out of San Antonio Texas (by way of California) is back on the Chicano Rap scene with a new album titled Barrio Dope. After releasing "Raza Rolls Deep" in 1998 and "Chicano World" in 1999, Capone is back with a vengeance. Releasing his latest album through his own independent label Latino Jam Records. "Barrio Dope" has Capone as a rapper/dope dealer, where the barrio dope he's slanging is the music itself packed into compact discs.

Ironically, a lot of rappers in the industry compare the art of selling music to selling dope. With the key components being the manufacturing of the product and the distributing system to get the product to the streets. Whether you're moving boxes of CD's to national chain retailers or curb serving single units out of the trunk of your car. One thing is certain the more “Juice” your product has the more sales you'll generate.

Capone with over ten years in the Chicano Rap game. Has learned the ins and outs of the music business. As solo rapper, music producer, and businessman Capone can add street chemist to his titles. Capone mixed, engineered, and mastered 15 slamming tracks for this project. With the main ingredients of beats and rhymes combined with the right level of street level marketing. Capone has released "Barrio Dope" with him on the album cover injecting a bluish translucent substance into his dope sacks with his company logo giving his fans his seal of approval. With most the beats homebrewed by Capone himself, “Barrio Dope” displays Capone’s maturity not only in his music but also in his lyrics and delivery. The titled song “Barrio Dope” comes out banging to clear the all the industry rumors and regulating all haters. On “Music for the Gangstas”, Capone dedicates the song to all the Mexican Gangstas in the calles. One of the tightest jams on the album is titled “On Point”. Where Capone flexes his verbal skills with pinpoint rhymes that are directed to other sloppy rappers. Track number five “Superstar (You Ain’t No…)”, Capone comes out rapping about two Chicano Rappers. Not naming the rappers he does make reference to Al Capone hats, two hundred dollar shirts, and thousand dollar boots. You have to hear the whole song to get a clearer picture of who’s he rapping about. Conejo of the group Tattoo Ink makes the only guest appearance on the album on the track “B*tches”. Capone and Conejo always bring the best out of each other and they both came out with heated verses. Capone was plagued with a lot of industry drama and the album Barrio Dope almost didn’t happen. With over three years of frustration that almost reached the boiling point of Capone quitting the music industry. Capone writes his most introspective lyrics to date on “No Love For You”, giving his family and fans an insider perspective on the trials and tribulations of the rap artists we know as Capone. This album sets the record straight for Capone who had a lot to get off his chest and is his best solo album to date.

Did Capone achieve the desired effects he planned out like a mad scientist in the laboratory? One thing is certain; once fans get a dosage of potent beats combined with intoxicating lyrics they'll be fiending for more... Dope Music Sells Itself!

  • Barrio Dope
  • Music For The Gangstas
  • On Point
  • Guns In The Air
  • Superstar (You Ain't No...)
  • You Got's Ta Chill
  • B*tches
  • MariCoca
  • Where The Gangstas At?
  • They Don't Want Nada
  • Juice
  • No Love For You
  • Pa Mi Chola
  • Barrio Dope (Radio Edit)
  • On Point (Radio Edit)

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