Franco is known for avoiding, and being critical of, the narcocorrido genre.
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- Billboard - 11 Nov 2000 - Page 54 Vol. 112, No. 46 "OF AND FOR THE PEOPLE The success of Los Tigres corridos about the life and struggles of Mexican immigrants began when the band teamed up with noted songwriter Enrique Franco and produced corridos like "La Jaula De Oro," which ..."
- Chicano Renaissance: Contemporary Cultural Trends - Page 74 David R. Maciel, Isidro D. Ortiz, María Herrera-Sobek - 2000 "Their main songwriter, Enrique Franco, is an immigrant who has gone through much travail. Lyrics and emphasis are a spectrum of insights, faults, and obvious reactionary contradictions as well as progressive affirmations."
- Musica Nortena: Mexican Americans Creating a Nation Between Nations - Page 176 Catherine Ragland - 2009 "Some of the most memorable songwriters in the Los Tigres stable are Paulino Vargas (whose career goes back to 1955 and the group Los Broncos de Reynosa), Enrique Franco, Teodoro Bello, and Jesús Armenta. Like the group, many of ..."
- Billboard - 25 Feb 1995 - Page 48 Vol. 107, No. 8 - Magazine "... the songs spoke of what was happening," says prominent songsmith Enrique Franco, author of classic corridos such as ... "
- “Todavía es el corrido la voz de nuestra gente?; Una entrevista con Enrique Franco”. Juan Ramirez-Pimienta. Studies in Latin American Popular Culture. Special issue on border culture. XXIII (2004):43-54.Studies in Latin American Popular Culture - Volume 23 - Page 22 2004 Fantasía pura. Enrique Franco, quien fuera compositor de cabecera y director artístico de Los Tigres del Norte durante quince años reflexiona sobre los corridos de narcotráfico de la década de los setenta: Esas canciones no dicen nada.