Having Pride in One’s Culture
Browns Crew, a Milwaukee music duo comprised of El Sebas and Cristo Paz, is hosting a community watch party for their latest single, “100 Mexicanos” today, June 9, 2022, at 7 p.m. CST at Walkers Lounge in Milwaukee.
They’ve partnered with Paleteria Yayo to give free paletas to the guests.
The two hope the project gives the community a sense of pride in seeing themselves and their culture represented in the video. The video has at least 100 Mexicans in it to show the different aspects of Mexican culture.
“We’re not a monolith. There’s a wide range of what it is to be a Mexican but we’re one people.”– El Sebas
The video was filmed at the 2021 Mexican Fiesta in Milwaukee, which is a celebration of Mexican culture. 100 Mexicanos is a representation of Mexican culture and how they hustle. The due grew up surrounded by family and friends who were constantly selling to provide because vending is a big part of the culture.
“There’s always people selling stuff in my family,” said Paz.
Browns Crew decided to hold the music video until the beginning of Summer 2022.
Friendship and Music
Sebas and Paz have been friends since middle school and started rapping together in high school.
Browns Crew is a Latin Hip-Hop group, whose music is influenced by their culture and experiences as Mexican Americans. The two are known for infusing Caribbean sounds into their live performances.
“We’re Mexican artists that use a Black art form,” said Paz and he said they’re very conscious of that.
In 2019, Browns Crew performed all over the state of Wisconsin and was named a winner at Summerfest’s 2019 Emerging Artist Series. They were also awarded Radio Milwaukee 88Nine’s 2019 Song of the Year for their single release, “Mil Aires”.
100 Mexicanos official music video releases on June 10, 2022, on Browns Crew Youtube Channel.
Nyesha Stone founded Carvd N Stone in 2017 to cover positive news while attending the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Stone has a B.A. in Journalism. She has raised over $30,000 to award grants and scholarships. She has also been featured in ESSENCE and worked with the American Black Film Festival.