Babo Cartel de Santa is an underground Mexican hip-hop group, formed by Hector Montao and Ronaldo Sifuentes, based in Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico. This group consists of 3 members that includes Mr. Eduardo Davalos de Luna, also known as MC Babo or Babo (lead vocals), DJ Agustín (only in live shows) and Rowan Rabia (beat artist).
In 1996, MC Babo and some friends began singing rap songs as Cartel de Santa. With the release of its self-titled album in 2003, the band became super duper famous. The album also contains other big hits such as “Perros”, “Todas Mueren Por Mi” and “La Pelotona”. This album was produced by Jason Roberts, who has produced albums by artists such as Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, House of Pain, Guns N’ Roses, Control Machete, Plastilina Mosh, and more.
Controversy of Cartel de Santa
According to Mexican police officials, MC Babo turned himself in on April 27, 2007, claiming that he accidentally shot and killed another band member while playing in the band. MC Babo learned that a formal rival of his was heading to the home where he was staying in Santa Catarina, Nuevo León to resolve a dispute with him. When he arrived at the scene, he proceeded to shoot Juan Miguel Chavez Pimentel, better known as El Micky, in the leg. According to Babo, one of the bullets from his pistol ricocheted off of the floor and hit his friend Ulises ‘Buenrostro’, killing him as a result. In January 2008, Babo was released from jail after nine months of incarceration, and he paid the payment of bail of about 130,000 pesos [$1,500].