Navarro - Maybe
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
Twitter: @SchemeNavarro | @THEMpeoplemusic
Sites: NavarroMusic773.com | @THEMpeoplemusic
*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.
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*Disclaimer: Music content may not be suitable for younger audiences*
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Download Backwoods Jones at Backwoodjones.com
Follow YP on twitter at @YP27
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When: August 23, 2014 @ Union Station
Discount/Promo Code: BOOM
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By Gabe Mendoza
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Learn more about UNetwork: http://www.unetwork.co/