Today, I’m going to the Dallas Museum of Art to experience the Mexican exhibition showcasing Mexican artists of the early 20th century (1900-1950). THERE WILL BE A FRIDA KAHLO PAINTING IN THE BUILDING! *Air Horn Sounds* I’ve been a fan of hers since I learned about her in my Art History class in college. Ms. Kahlo is apart of an immaculate list of artists that create masterpieces from their pain.
Last week was the 20th anniversary of the death of Christopher “The only Christopher we acknowledge is” Wallace, arguably the greatest rapper of all time, The Notorious B.I.G. 20 years later and you can easily listen to hours (S/O to DJ Enuff!) of Biggie Smalls music without it feeling dated. It’s only on March 9th that we fully realize the impact and influence that Brooklyn’s favorite son made on the world before he exited at the age of 24. Frida and Frank White influenced me to post music from a Mexican artist that had her life on display for all to see since childhood. Many were devastated after learning of her tragic death, but keep her memory alive.
22 years ago, 23 year old Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was murdered before her time. She was known as the “Queen of Tejano music” thanks to a discography of five solo albums and six albums as the lead singer of Los Dinos. Selena was a Tejano singer that would incorporate R&B, Disco, Pop, & Rock & Roll. Beyoncé, Whitney Houston, Lady Gaga and many more have gone on record to list her as an influence and we already know that J.Lo prays to Saint Selanas for giving her the breakthrough moment of her career. Fans petitioned and Mac Cosmetics dedicated a make-up line to her in 2016 & she received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame this year. Cute pop songs work for awhile, but artistry creates legacies. Bidi Bidi Bom Bom. I’m out!
Bonus: Here’s her last concert on February 26, 1995, a month before her departure, in the Houston Astrodome in front of 60,000 screaming fans.