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Youtube’s Metamorphisis into un Mojon Con Pelo

Pepe Billete Social Commentary, Video

            Forbes put out an article today focusing on the impact Youtube’s new subscription based service will have on independent artists and content creators. My initial thoughts while reading the article, can be summarized in one very Cuban phrase “Se estan tirando el peo mas alto que el culo.” One of the most crucial lessons i’ve learned …



Marquito El Caballo Social Commentary

#ElComplejo  I’m honored que el tio mio would provide me with such a platform to express myself. On this forum I will be putting in my two cents on various topics within our society. Let me repeat, “TWO CENTS”, because that’s exactly what most of our opinions are worth at the end of the day. Yo ni te pago la …


The Lynching of Julio Robaina

Pepe Billete Social Commentary

In 1992 I fell in love con una jevita named Donita. She was a beautiful gringita with purple hair and no culo, who liked to play guitar and sing about shit I had little understanding about mostly because, at the time, I only had ESOL Level 2. Here’s a picture of me in ’92 after playing a show with my band Este Huevo Quiere Sal …

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Cubans and Venezuelans Need To Stand Together

Pepe Billete Social Commentary

  (Originally published in the Miami New Times on 2/22/14)   I’ve always hated the use of the word Latino in American mass media, because it’s a blanket term that describes a myriad of different cultures. It promotes generalities and dilutes many different cultures into one big stereotype, in the minds of non-Latinos and to me. There is nothing I am more …