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Cartel de Santa's Unfortunately Catchy Viral Video: 'Los Mensajes del Whatsapp'

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I hadn’t realized how huge Whatsapp’s free messaging service had become until I was in Colombia and everyone and their mother was asking me, ‘┬┐Tienes Whatsapp?’. Sharing the plight of a womanizing gangster (hard out there for a pimp, etc.), Cartel de Santa came out with a video for Los Mensajes del Whatsapp’ two days ago and it’s already wickedly close to 2 Million Youtube views. Filmed in Tulum, Quinta Roo, home to a pre-columbian Maya walled city, we see Babo topless and tatted up while two ladies lounge around in bikinis. ┬áThe song is as lazy as the girls playing on their phones, but god damn it–it’s catchy! You may consider the washed-out Babo as a lucky man, but as he says ‘que a las dos le pertenezco/ que las dos tienen puesto/ que para ser honesto/ siento que me las merezco’… At least he’s honest.

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