A quick transmission of gratitude + update. In June 2015 we released a song called “Young, Latin and Proud” :) — soon after we made shirts of the same design as the single artwork (designed by my brother Carlos Lange 🖤). Three years later we’ve sold over 500 shirts (maybe more I never kept count back then) and I just wanna thank everybody who wears it where ever they go. So many people share with me what the song and wearing the shirt has meant for them. The feeling of resilience through moments of alienation, despair or even a mantra of self-encouragement. Im usually at a loss for words when folks start sharing with me in person what this has meant for them (mostly just trying not to cry). Im grateful that it can be loved + useful in people’s everyday lives. Thank you again and please share with me what it means to you in the comments or in an email :)
I found T-shirt manufacturer who’s approach and perspective on how to interface with the world in producing and consuming really aligned with mine. ( Thank you @rvngintl + @commendnyc for the recommendation ) All of the “Young, Latin & Proud” Tee’s are now made with the @everybody.world Trash tee!. Please go to their page, follow them and read about how thoughtful they are every step of the way. To say that what they are doing is great is an understatement. ❤️🌸
Our prices are still $25 a tee and thank you to @ambientinks for always printing with such high quality.
Photos by @ccspoke y @jacobsadrak ❤️🖤❤️🖤❤️🖤 #younglatinandproud #heladonegro
Yo — I wanna thank all the in-house sound people - lighting people - promoters and production people that really held it down for me this past year. I don’t have a budget to roll around w sound or production folks so these people are genuine hero’s those nights or days. Remember to prop them up and give them the respect they deserve. And say their name like 20 times in your head or write it down before you walk away from them ❤️👨🏾❤️ 📸 via @37d03d via @hicksonmary
19 years old . In someone’s dorm room. I’ve always worn blue dickies and red shirts tucked in. .
🖤 what’s your favorite Helado Negro song ✌🏾🌸
This past weekend I had the opportunity to perform the show I’ve been cultivating for the past five years in different iterations. It involved the music from Private Energy (and more) also incorporating the beautiful beings that we created called the Tinsel Mammals. It was the best place — a sacred space (Lake Atitlan)— to send off this show and make room for the new work I will be sharing. Songs will reappear in different manifestations and so will the Tinsel Mammals but for now the upcoming work will be all new (visually and sonically) and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you. #thisishowyousmile #privateenergy
Photos by @jacobsadrak y @ccspoke
When I was 8 (1988) I went to Ecuador 🇪🇨 for the first time. It was a captivating time for my mind that was only exposed to life in Lauderhill, FL. This is a small slice from home video footage of that trip. This was right around the corner from my abuelita Adelina’s house. I can’t remember if this was early morning or early evening but nonetheless this cumbia has haunted me forever (a spectre in melody). Out of frame is my family in a Jeep heading out of town to a nearby by beach town. #ecuador88 🖤🙃
I have a new album coming out next year on @rvngintl called “This Is How You Smile”— And today we share a song called “Please Won’t Please”. ( link in bio ) Its been a far in journey to get to where I am today sharing this. Mostly ecstatic about the release of it all. The album cover (by @WIllworkforgood ) is my bro and I the second photo is by @annashive and then a snippet from the lyric video u can find on my Youtube page. Anything else Ask me anything about this music please. 🖤 #thisishowyousmile
🇬🇹GUATEMALA!!!🇬🇹 vengo por vez primera ~ 1 de deciembre a tocar en @vfl502 — ojala nos vemos!!! 🖤
New shirt alert! 🚨Island Universe Story tee by @kristisword — link in bio!
Silver metallic ink on black cotton tee. 20% off all sales on my site w code “HELADO2018” — printed by @ambientinks
I went to Hawthorne to check in on @cucopuffs + he is a resilient soul working on so much🙏🏾 happy to see him so happy and good. Soooo much more to come from him 🖤🌸