Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas is one of main entries into the United States from Mexico. My parents were both brought to Nuevo Laredo at a very young age; they later met there, got married and had my sisters. My dad had previously made his way out to Chicago on his own to work and send money back, while my mother and my sisters stayed behind. He couldn’t do it; it wasn’t worth it if he didn’t have his family by his side. A couple years later he came back to the US, this time he brought his family. The plan was, he would wait on the other side of the border in a car with a couple of bags of clothes, while my mother and my 3 sisters walked across the bridge, my youngest sister was 1 years old at the time. My mother was to tell the immigration person that she needed to go buy milk for her daughter in Laredo, Texas, if they could please let her go and she would come right back. They did, and she didn’t. Instead they joined my dad and drove to Chicago; drove in search of a better life. The year was 1978.
I tell you that, to tell you this. Nuevo Laredo was their home. They left it behind, along with their families, in hopes of making a better life for their children. Years passed where they couldn’t visit, until finally they received their green cards and they were able to go back. This was when I went for the first time, and every year there after. This was home away from home. This is where I told people I was from when they asked me. Nuevo Laredo was beautiful to me in its humility and it brought sense of reality to what my parents went through. There was many extremely poor people, living in conditions I had never seen in Chicago. If we thought we had it bad, they had it worst. You live and you learn. As the years passed, things changed. We couldn’t walk around Nuevo Laredo like we used to. I won’t get into details, because honestly, it may not be the safest thing for me to do. Neither maybe was this song. But I had to at least shed a little light on what has happened to the city my parents called home.
Here is the final Spanish Remake Scheme will be releasing from his upcoming Pocket Full Of Pesos (The Remakes) mixtape which will drop on 9/23/13. The mixtape will consist of all the remakes Scheme has dropped over the last year, and it will be entirely mixed by DJ Scend.
For now enjoy, Juan Blaze (Kilo Flow). Listen and Share!
Scheme continues to broaden his horizons with the release of a new Spanish remake from his upcoming Pocket Full Of Pesos (Mixtape) – The project is set to drop soon & it will be entirely mixed by DJ Scend. Pocket Full Of Pesos will consist of both Spanish and English remakes Scheme has previously released. This project is to set the tone for all of the original music that Scheme will be releasing soon.
Pocket Full Of Pesos serves as a transition to Scheme making music for both an English and a Spanish fan base. Be on the look out for more material soon. For now enjoy 5:00AM En Chicago.
As the year slowly comes to an end, Scheme is preparing for what’s to come in the new year. Today he releases a new remake for the mixtape him and DJ Scend have been working on. The mixtape will be a warm up to Scheme’s upcoming LP Pesos Turn to Dollars.
The mixtape will be titled Pocket Full of Pesos (The Remakes); it will be a collection of remakes Scheme has put together throughout this last year and it will included music in both English and Spanish; in order to get everyone in tune with the direction of the upcoming LP.
Vista Del Mar is the latest remake release from Pocket Full of Pesos (The Remakes). For those looking for something new in the world of Hip-Hop in Spanish, the wait is over. Scheme is focused on bringing something new to the table and transcending boundaries by bridging the gap between both cultures that raised him.
Pocket Full of Pesos (The Remakes) & Pesos Turn to Dollars LP – Coming Early 2013