Chingo Bling

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Chingo Bling
Birth namePedro Herrera III
Born (1979-09-05) September 5, 1979 (age 39)
Houston, Texas, United States
GenresHip hop, Southern hip hop, Chicano rap, Gangster rap
Occupation(s)Rapper, record producer, stand-up comedian
Years active2000–present
LabelsBig Chile Enterprises / Asylum Records
Associated actsSouth Park Mexican
Stunta
Lucky Luciano
Paul Wall
Pitbull
Trae
Akwiddropped
Websitewww.chingobling.com

Pedro Herrera III (born September 5, 1979 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name Chingo Bling, is an American rapper, producer, and comedian of Mexican descent. He frequently uses other mainstream rappers instrumentals with permission by its owners.

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]

Rapping Career[edit]

Chingo first gained exposure through his first mixtape release Duro en la pintura and other mixtapes such as The Air Chingo Mixtape and El Mero Chingon , in 2004 through his Independent Record label ,Big Chile Enterprises he released his first album The Tamale Kingpin Featuring hit records like Walk like Cleto and American Pie featuring Mike Jones (rapper) and Paul Wall followed this up by releasing His second album Running 4 President in 2005 , his Unique style of music and Great self promotion had major labels wanting to sign him , and in 2006 he signed a Distribution deal with Asylum Records, that same year he released a double disc album named They all want him but who can afford him ? it featured artists such as Lucky Luciano (rapper), South Park Mexican, Trae tha Truth, N.O.R.E.,

Finally on August 14, 2007 Chingo released his much anticipated album They Can't Deport Us All through Asylum Records, the album featured artists such as Paul Wall, Lucky Luciano (rapper),Stunta, 5th ward webbie, Fat Pat (rapper), Big Pokey, Baby Bash,Coast, Pitbull (rapper)

Comedy career[edit]

He launched a YouTube page and utilized social media as an outlet for his humor.

Chingo Bling's first comedy special, "They Cant Deport Us All" was co-produced with the MiTu network and is now streaming on the Netflix platform.[3]

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 had received racist death threats from White nationalist groups, but still does not intend to change his album's title. Music critics often associated his music with violent street gangs.[4] 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.[5] 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.[5]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Duro en la Pintura- Hard in the Paint (2003)
  • "The Air Chingo Mixtape"(2004)
  • "El Mero Chingon"(2004)
  • "The Tamale Kingpin"(2004)
  • "Chingo Bling 4 President"(2005)
  • For President (Skrewed N' Chopped) (2005)
  • Undaground's Most Wanted (2006)
  • They All Want Him But Who Can Afford Him (2006)
  • They Can't Deport Us All (2007)
  • "Superthrowd"(2008)
  • "Me Vale Madre"(2009)
  • "World Star Wetbacks"(2009)
  • Tamale Season 2 (2010)
  • El Chavo del H (2010)
  • The Leak (2011)
  • Back To The Border (2011)
  • Chingaveli (2011)
  • Masahouse (2011)
  • "Chicken Flippa"(2012)
  • "Cancun Shawty"(2013)
  • "Vote 4 pedro"(2014)
  • "Masahouse 2"(2015)
  • "Juan Hunna"(2015)
  • "Dirty Horchata"(2016)

"They STILL Can't Deport Us All" (2016)

Comedy Specials[edit]

"They Can't Deport Us All" (2017)

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. ^ Smith, Camilo Hannibal (2017-06-09). "Chingo Bling Laughs at the Haters By Making People Laugh". Houston Press. Retrieved 2018-04-12.
  4. ^ Houston Press - "Chingo Bling: They Can't Deport Us All"
  5. ^ a b Latin Hip Hop Interview - "Chingo Bling Knocks Down Industry Borders"

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