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Richard Estrada


The 90's were coming of age time for many confused bi-cultural Chicana/o youth who called the Eastside —as in East of the L.A. River— home. It meant growing up listening to both KROQ and Latino Sunday sounds with the family. Sure, the streets were our playground, but this also mean the risk of getting stopped in our own neighborhoods by other youth or the L.A.P.D. Neither situation leading to favorable situations. Thankfully there were some spaces open for our word, art and music expression. Troy Cafe, 50 Buck Gallery, Peace & Justice Center, Aztlán Foundation, Self-Help Graphics, and a few other places that are all but a memory. Yet, the songs first played there endure. This is a sampling of that 90s Chicano music wave and a newer track that evokes this time in LA.

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