Voz De Mando, Mexican Regional Band, Cover Tupac Shakur's 'California Love' [VIDEO]

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Do you imagine Tupac Shakur's “California Love” song as Mexican Regional? Voz de Mando and Dj Lechero turned this into a reality. Watch the cover here! Photo: Vesper Public Relations

Two-time Grammy nominees, Mexican Regional music group Voz de Mando, proved that music knows no boundaries. Originally hailing from Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico, and based out of Los Angeles County, the band joined by Pablo Gordobar, also known as "Dj Lechero" from hip hop morning show "The Cruz Show 106,” paid tribute to the legend Tupac Shakur performing his classic song “California Love.”

The unique performance took place during the bands concert at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena. During the show, Voz de Mando presented a check of US$5,000 to the immigration rights organization COFEM (Consejo de Federaciones Mexicanas en Norteamérica).

The dollar amount represents the first two weeks of royalties for their song "Soldado Latinoamericano," a song which has become an anthem for the immigrant community.

During the presentation, the band revealed all proceeds from the song will go to COFEM. Adding to this great moment was California Senator Kevin De Leon, who took the stage to honor Voz de Mando with a special recognition for their support to the Latino community.

The band was founded in 2009, but started out in 2002 with their debut release "Escoge Tu Camino." In 2011, Voz de Mando was featured in the Oscar nominated film "A Better Life" starring Demian Bichir.

This year the band debuted their 7th studio album featuring two chart-topping singles, including “Pa’ que no me anden Contando” a top-ten Billboard hit dominating radio play in the U.S.

Watch the performance below.


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