In the stirring landscape of Mexican folk ballads, Peso Pluma’s “Su Casa” stands out for its lyrical prowess and the cryptic number it features—number 3. This numeral has sparked rumors of a connection to Juan Carlos Valencia González, stepson of the notorious ‘El Mencho,’ leader of the Jalisco New Generation Cartel (CJNG).
The line from the song, “Always well firm sending the three, well there they are looking for me, but they don’t even see us, four words have the power embroidered in tattoos and on the skin,” references the enigmatic ‘R3’.
A Coincidence or Calculated Mention?
Historically, Double P’s music linked him to the Sinaloa Cartel. Whether this mention of ‘R3’ is a mere coincidence or an intentional nod remains a subject of speculation within a genre that often winks at figures from the Mexican underworld to boost its market appeal.
The 2015 CJNG Attack Revisited
The corrido delves into the harrowing incident of May 1, 2015, when a ‘Cougar’ aircraft, marked 1009, was brought down in Villa Purificación by the CJNG. The attack, reminiscent of Middle Eastern terrorist tactics, resulted in the loss of eight soldiers and a federal police officer. Details in the song suggest an insider’s perspective, prompting suspicions that the infamous cartel may have commissioned it. However, these claims are unverifiable, as artists in this subgenre remain tight-lipped about their lyrics’ true intentions.
A Verse of Violence and Threats
The corrido does not shy away from depicting the violence of that fateful day. Lyrics like “La traen la marcen marcen mis muchachos no hay ofensa no hay ofensa que llueven plomazos las plomazos las granadas y hasta bazookazos hoy ya se olvidaron de aquel caso” paint a vivid picture of the chaos. The subsequent lines pose a threat, leaving many in awe and remembering the 2015 tragedy.
Government’s Stance on the Ambush
The Federal Government has labeled the 2015 assault as an “unprecedented and well-planned” operation, potentially orchestrated as an ambush with the intent of eliminating any survivors.
Peso Pluma’s Cartel Connections
Appearing at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on October 5, 2023, Peso Pluma, hailing from Zapopan, has consistently incorporated references to the Sinaloa Cartel in his music. “El Belicón” and its music video provide a narrative of ‘El Culiacanazo,’ mapping out the conflict zones. In contrast, “Sesión 55” by Bizarrap seemingly alludes to Ovidio Guzmán López, ‘El Chapo’s son, known as ‘Speedy Gonzales,’ amid hints of the cartel’s luxurious armaments.
In the fluid and often opaque world of corridos tumbados, the lines between art and reality blur, leaving listeners to discern the truth woven into the verses of artists like Peso Pluma.