[video] Cashing In On ‘El Chapo’: The Cult Of The Narco


El Chapo is a God.

The January 8 recapture of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán served as a boost for the governments of Mexico and the United States, which have sought for years to bring the powerful trafficker to justice.

A day after the capture, the Chapo saga took another turn: Rolling Stone magazine published an interview Guzmán gave to actor Sean Penn. While factions in the media questioned the ethics of the article, many readers were instantly enamored with El Chapo’s choice of clothing in the story’s accompanying photos.

VICE News hit the streets of Los Angeles to meet admirers of El Chapo — and some ambitious entrepreneurs — who’ve found ways to celebrate the drug lord in the form of songs, T-shirts, and tacos.

[video] Rick Ross Visits the Colombian House Where Pablo Escobar got Killed

Ricky Ross has taken his “Boss” campaign to another notch by venturing South of the border for his next video, “All I Want” featuring The Dream.

While in South America, the Mayor of Miami took a trip to the spot in Medellin where Pablo Escobar got rubbed out. Now, the audio isn’t the greatest but listen close and you can hear Ross transform into an expert on all-thing “Escobar.”

Rick Ross & Avery Storm in Medellin, Colombia

Rick Ross & Avery Storm in Medellin, Colombia

Gunplay, Torch, Rick Ross, Avery Storm & Big Teach

Gunplay, Torch, Rick Ross, Avery Storm & Big Teach

Shout out to Big Teach and Avery Storm for this one.