El Komander Made a Fortune Off Mexican Drug Ballads. Now He’s Selling Love Songs.

A U.S. record label that has reaped millions of dollars chronicling the drug war confronts a new era–and dozens of deaths.

Bloomberg BusinessWeek, January 17, 2017

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Revolutionary on the Run

In 2011, at age 23, Ramy Essam, Egypt’s “singer for the revolution” was lionized for helping to overthrow a dictator. Four years later, a brutal military crackdown has all but destroyed the country’s youthful protest movement while its hero bides his time in a faraway country, trying to keep the fight — and himself — alive.

Buzzfeed, May 29, 2015