La Raza (song)

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"La Raza"
La Raza.jpg
Single by Kid Frost
from the album Hispanic Causing Panic
Released 1990
Format 7"
Recorded October 1989
Length 3:29
Label Virgin
Writer(s) Arturo Molina Jr.
Kid Frost singles chronology
"La Raza"
"No Sunshine"

"La Raza" is a song, featuring both English and Spanish lyrics, recorded by American rapper Kid Frost and featured on the album Hispanic Causing Panic.[1] "La Raza", which is Spanish for "the race" or more symbolically "the people", the song is featured on the soundtrack of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, playing on the West Coast hip hop radio station Radio Los Santos.[2] The song reached number 42 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.[3] It is also considered to be one of the first successful Latin hip hop songs. The song samples El Chicano's "Viva Tirado" from 1970 (a cover of the famous Gerald Wilson jazz composition). There is also a remix, featuring Scoop DeVille, Lil Rob and Diamonique.

Music video[edit]

The music video, which aired regularly on Yo! MTV Raps, was among the first to feature lowrider cars and trucks equipped with hydraulic suspensions. It was also groundbreaking in featuring various elements of the Chicano culture.