- Control Machete
Control Machete Origin Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico Genres Hip hop Years active 1996–present Labels Universal Latino Members Fermin IV Caballero Elizondo
Patricio "Pato" Chapa Elizalde
Antonio "Toy" Hernández
Control Machete is a Mexican hip hop group from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. Its members are 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 Latin America.
In 1998, Control Machete covered the song "Amnesia" included in the album "Volcán: Tributo a José José", a tribute to Mexican legend José José.
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.
Their 2003 album reached #18 on the Latin Pop charts.
- Mucho Barato… (1997) (4x Platinum)
- Artillería Pesada, Presenta (1999) (9x Platinum)
- Spanglish (2001) (Shelved)
- Solo Para Fanáticos (2002) (Gold)
- Uno, Dos: Bandera (2004) (Gold)
- Eat, Breath, and Sleep (2006) (greatest hits)
- Avanzada Regia
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