Chingo Bling

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Chingo Bling
Birth name Pedro Herrera III
Born (1979-09-05) September 5, 1979 (age 37)
Houston, Texas, United States
Genres Hip hop, Mexican rap, Southern hip hop, Chicano rap
Occupation(s) Rapper, record producer
Years active 2000–present
Labels Big Chile Enterprises / Asylum Records
Associated acts South Park Mexican
Stunta
Lucky Luciano
Paul Wall
Pitbull
Trae
Akwiddropped
Website www.chingobling.com

Pedro Herrera III (born September 5, 1979 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name Chingo Bling, is an American rapper and producer of Mexican descent.

Early life and education[edit]

Chingo attended Peddie School, a private college preparatory boarding school in Hightstown, New Jersey, on a scholarship.[1] Chingo graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas with a bachelor's degree in Marketing in 2001.[2]

Career[edit]

Label bidding war[edit]

Controversy[edit]

Chingo Bling had been criticized for the title of his second album They Can't Deport Us All. He was interviewed on CW39 News and said his family's tamale truck has been shot at, vandalized and even, on one occasion, stolen. He also stated he has been receiving racist threats from White nationalist groups, but still does not wish to change his album's title.[3] Chingo also alleges that he was refused the opportunity to appear at a scheduled in-store album signing at a Dallas shopping mall as a direct result of the controversy surrounding his clothing and album name.[4] He also asserts that he is the target of numerous Conservative journalists and right wing bloggers who criticize him because of his music and marketing concepts related to immigration.[4]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Album Chart Positions RIAA
US
200
US
R&B/Hip-Hop
US
Heatseekers Albums
US
Rap Albums
2004 The Tamale Kingpin 66 - 25
2005 Chingo Bling 4 President - - -
2007 They Can't Deport Us All 123 28 2 11
2009 Me Vale Madre - - - -

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chingo Bling, MTV. Accessed February 5, 2011. "To keep him away from the city's turbulent city life, his parents sent him away to the prestigious Peddie School, a private boarding school in New Jersey, on a scholarship."
  2. ^ John T. Edge (May 24, 2011). "Rapping About Tamales and Deportation". The New York Times. Retrieved March 29, 2015. Mr. Herrera conceived the persona in the late 1990s, while studying at Trinity University in San Antonio and working as a D.J. for fraternity parties and radio shows. By 2001, soon after he graduated with a marketing degree... 
  3. ^ Houston Press - "Chingo Bling: They Can't Deport Us All"
  4. ^ a b Latin Hip Hop Interview - "Chingo Bling Knocks Down Industry Borders"

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