Chuy Montana, an rising famous person within the booming corridos scene, used to be discovered useless in Mexico on Wednesday (Feb. 7).
His frame used to be found out alongside the freeway connecting Rosarito to Tijuana. In keeping with The San Diego Tribune, Fernando Sánchez, Mexico’s Secretary of Safety and Citizen Coverage, advised native retailers that Cárdenas’s frame bore more than one gunshots and used to be discovered handcuffed; legislation enforcement believes that he were abducted previous to dying.
Billboard has reached out to Tijuana police.
The Tijuana local, whose actual title is Jesús Cárdenas, used to be a part of the track roster at Boulevard Mob Data, a label spearheaded via Jesús Ortiz Paz (JOP), the lead vocalist of Fuerza Regida.
“On behalf of Boulevard Mob Data, we deeply be apologetic about the passing of our colleague and brother Chuy Montana,” wrote the label in an Instagram publish Thursday. “We stand in team spirit together with his circle of relatives throughout this time of grief. We kindly request working out and appreciate from the media at this hard second.”
The label and its artists have contributed considerably to the corridos tumbados and belikeada motion, subgenres of regional Mexican track that experience won notoriety in recent times. Montana’s occupation used to be marked via an important on-line presence, boasting 816,000 per 30 days listens on Spotify. He incessantly carried out together with his guitar for audiences in site visitors strains on the Tijuana-San Ysidro border crossing level, the place he used to be found out via JOP.
In keeping with Punto Norte, a newspaper in Mexico, investigators imagine that Montana will have tried to flee his captors, resulting in a chase and eventual deadly capturing. Responding officials discovered shell casings on the scene, in step with the newsletter; Montana had gunshot wounds to his head and hands.
Montana’s track, in particular his 2023 unmarried “Porte de Scarface,” had loved good fortune, gathering greater than 22 million performs on Spotify. His collaboration with Fuerza Regida, “Polvos de Chanel,” additionally highlighted his emerging standing within the track trade.
The artist’s dying has additionally raised considerations over the protection of artists in genres related to contentious subject matters.
In October 2023, Fuerza Regida used to be threatened with dying by way of a narco banner left in Tijuana. Following the semblance of the risk, the San Bernardino crew canceled its live performance on the Estadio Caliente in Tijuana, as did Peso Pluma weeks previous, after having gained the similar dying risk on a tarpaulin signed with the initials CJNG, alluding to the Cartel Jalisco Nueva Generación.
Tijuana has taken steps to deal with the glorification of violence in track via banning narcocorridos in public performances, a measure reasserted via Mayor Montserrat Caballero in mild of new occasions.
The dying of Chuy Montana provides to the continuing development of violence in opposition to artists within the corridos and narcocorridos genres that dates again to Chalino Sánchez’s homicide in 1992. Different stars who’ve fallen sufferer to violence within the genres come with Valentín Elizalde, Ariel Camacho, Zayda Peña, Sergio Gómez, Javier Reyes “El Príncipe del Corrido,” and extra.