Run, don't walk, to your tv set and watch Narco Cultura
. I've been waiting on this one for a while and it doesn't disappoint.
I first heard about narcocorridos after they featured one on an episode of Breaking Bad.
They're Mexican folks songs...but they glorify the lives of violent drug lords and such. The drug gangs even commission singers to create them and then get them played on some radio stations in Mexico. It's pretty screwed up.
Anyway, go watch this documentary. It's pretty disturbing at times. But always fascinating.