Concert photo of Fermin IV in 2005
|Origin||Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico|
|Genres||Latin hip hop|
|Members||Fermin IV Caballero Elizondo
Patricio "Pato" Chapa Elizalde
Antonio "Toy" Hernández
Control Machete were a Mexican hip hop group from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Its members were Fermin IV (listed as Fermin IV Caballero Elizondo in credits), Patricio "Pato" Chapa Elizalde, and Toy Kenobi (Antonio "Toy" Hernández).
The group moved to the mainstream after their song "Sí Señor" was used as backing in the Levi's Super Bowl television commercial "Crazy Legs". However, their debut album was already a bestseller, with 100,000 units sold in Mexico and 400,000 in all of Latin America.
Control Machete's track "Danzón" was recorded in Cuba with Buena Vista Social Club's Rubén González. "Sí señor" was featured in the Alejandro González Iñárritu film Amores perros, and Control Machete's music was heard in the 2005 film Land of the Dead (En El Camino), as well as the 2006 film Crank (Bandera) starring Jason Statham. "Humanos Mexicanos" played in an episode from the fifth season of the FX series Sons of Anarchy.
Their 2003 album reached #18 on the Latin Pop charts.
- Mucho Barato… (1997)
- Artillería Pesada, Presenta (1999)
- Spanglish (2001)
- Solo Para Fanáticos (2002) (greatest hits)
- Uno, Dos: Bandera (2003)
- Eat, Breath, and Sleep (2006) (greatest hits)