Lean like a Cholo

Lean like a Cholo

Infobox Single
Name = Lean like a Cholo


Artist = Down AKA Kilo
from Album = Definition of an Ese
Released = April 10 2007
Format = CD single
Recorded = 2007
Genre = Chicano Rap
Length = 3:18
Label = Silent Music
Writer = J. Martinez/J. Starry
Producer = Fingazz
Last single = "Cali Cowboyz" (2007)
This single = "Lean like a Cholo" (2007)
Next single = "Definition of an Ese" (2007)

"Lean Like a Cholo" is the first single released by Down AKA Kilo from his album "Definition of an Ese". It debuted on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 at #93 in May 2007 [Jonathan Cohen, [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/news/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003583601 "Maroon 5 Fends Off Ne-Yo, T-Pain To Remain No. 1"] , Billboard.com, May 10, 2007.] and has peaked at #34. "Cholo" is a term used in Mexico and the southwestern United States. In modern Mexico and the U.S., "cholo" is a term implying a gangster, and cholos are often assumed to be gang members. A cholo is stereotypically depicted as wearing baggy chinos (khaki pants) or khaki shorts with white knee-high socks, dark washed jeans as prisoners wear, so-called "wifebeater" undershirts or white sleeveless t-shirts, flannel shirts buttoned all the way to the top or unbuttoned except for the top button, and charlie brown shirts. A stereotypical chola is depicted as having multiple children, and often with penciled in eyebrows. The titles of some parodies of the song play on this usage either by using other Spanish-language terms or by substituting a different ethnicity for "cholo." The lyrics mostly describe a dance done with "elbows up, side to side", a phrase that is repeated throughout the song. The music video takes place mostly within the confines of a nightclub, and much of the footage consists of superimposition shots. The big body guard from Jose Luis Sin Censura makes a guest appearance.

Remixes

* The song "Tatted like a Cholo" by Tyga uses the same instrumental track.fact|date=March 2008
* Parodies of the song include;"fact|date=March 2008 "Lean Like a Chola" by Carmen;fact|date=March 2008 the track "Eat like a Gordo," which played on several Southern California radio stations and can be found around the Internet;fact|date=March 2008, "Like a Whiteboy" by J-ride, featuring Long Beach rapper Dopey [ [http://www.myspace.com/jrideDP J-ride Official Myspace] ] , "Act Like A Christian" by Pastor Mike [ [http://www.youtube.com/thepastormike] and "Lean Like a Gringo" by Eric Schwartz [ [http://www.smoothe.tv/ Eric Schwartz - Smooth E] ] .
*Additionally, an animation video featuring the Latina children's TV character Dora the Explorer used clips to make Dora and other characters appear to be dancing and singing along with "Lean Like a Cholo." Added to YouTube in July 2007, the video had been viewed more than 4 million times as of July 2008. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEZEosWNWso Dora the ExploraChola] ]
* In September 2008, Xylan, a World of Warcraft parody maker, Released a remix of Lean like a cholo, titled Like a forum troll, Spoofing the infamous "Forum troll". [ [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74JFnDuHQFQ Lean like a forum troll] ]

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