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Cartel de Santa
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Background information
Origin Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, México
Genres Hip hop, Mexican hip hop, rap, trap, Gangsta rap, rapcore
Years active 1996–present
Labels Sony BMG, Babilonia Music
Associated acts Dharius
Control Machete
Fermín IV
Pato Machete
Kinto Sol
Tren Lokote
Big Flow Music
Locura Terminal
MC Davo
Members Babo
Mr. Pomel
Past members Dharius

Cartel de Santa is a Mexican hip hop group from Santa Catarina, Nuevo León. The group began its activities in 1996 under different names and members before taking its final name and alignment. The group is composed of the main vocalist Eduardo Dávalos De Luna (Babo) el and Román Rodríguez, better known as "Rowan" Rabia", Monoplug or simply Mono, Dharius was part of the group but it was separated from it in mid 2013. Cartel de Santa continues to be one of the most popular Mexican rap groups worldwide, it is also one of the groups of Spanish speaking best sellers of all time, achieving different certifications for their high sales.


The group rose to fame in 2003, releasing their first album titled "Cartel de Santa: Vol. I". The album was produced by Jason Roberts, who has also produced for artists such as: Cypress Hill, Ice Cube, House of Pain, Control Machete and Plastilina Mosh That same year, Cartel de Santa, launched a musical video of the song "Perros", which was broadcast to Latin America by MTV. However, the most important album of his career was released a year later, in 2004, titled Cartel de Santa Vol. II, which included songs such as "Blah Blah Blah ", La Llamada", "Crónica Babilonia", "El Arte del Engaño" and "El Dolor del Micro" (featuring Julieta Venegas).

In 2006, Cartel de Santa recorded his third album, called Cartel de Santa, Vol. Prohibido.

In February of 2008, the band released their fourth album.



  • Cartel de Santa (2002)
  • Vol.II (2004)
  • Volumen Prohibido (2006)
  • Vol.IV (2008)
  • Sincopa (2010)
  • Golpe Avisa (2014)
  • Viejo Marihuano (2016)


  • Cartel de Santa, Casa Babilonia presentan: Los Mixtapes (2006)
  • Cartel de Santa, Greatest Hits (2007)
  • Casa Babilonia Records: Compilado (2008)
  • Casa Rifa: Demos (2009)
  • Sincopa 5.1 (2011)
  • Me Atizo Macizo Tour 2012, En vivo desde el D.F
  • Los Jefes (Soundtrack of the movie) (2015)

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Cártel de Santa para niños

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