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