Party Crews: The Untold Story

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iHeartPodcast Network, LAist Studios, My Cultura, Vice

Party Crews: The Untold Story

5.0/5

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For many Latinx kids in the ‘00s, the party crew scene was a safe space to express themselves as they came of age in the grit and glitter of Los Angeles. A space to make friends, forget about your problems and dance the night away. But the scene wasn’t always physically safe. There were shootings and police raids. Many adults saw the scene as gang-adjacent and the media fueled negative stereotypes of kids who were out of control. One of the teens who got caught in that easy narrative was Emmery Muñoz, after she was murdered in 2006. Host Janic...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Mar 20, 2023

"...the thing it does most beautifully is capture the spirit of wild and fearless adolescence and that energy we had as teens when we never thought we could die, and the sparks that fly when teens find the freedom to teenage together in the middle of the night like there’s no tomorrow. This is a teenage love story, a romance. And also murder."

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