Jessie Morales, Mexican singer/songwriter, better known as "El Original de la Sierra", was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. From an early age he listened to West Coast rap, but began singing traditional Mexican music at the age of 14.
Morales' many hits include "I Love You Baby" , and others with Spanish titles, such as "Lo mucho que te quiero". His songs are bilingual, incorporating both English and Spanish, and are listed under the Genre: "Latin", the Style: "Latin Pop", "Tejano", and "Mexican Traditions".
Jessie's song "Homenaje a Chalino Sánchez", which was released in 2000, climbed to the top on Billboard's Latin 50. Sánchez was a Mexican singer from the northern Mexican state of Sinaloa, who was killed in 1992.
The title of one of Jessie's songs is "De esta sierra a la otra sierra", in which he speaks of San José, CA, that can be seen from one side of the California mountain range, and mentions the mountain ranges in Sinaloa and neighboring Chihuahua.
Jessie is the "Original de la Sierra".