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Pedro Tovar claims he’s not being credited for his collaboration on “Peso Pluma.”

Mexican-American regional Mexican trio Eslabón Armado, composed of brothers Pedro and Brian Tovar and friend Gabriel Hidalgo, have just released their highly anticipated sophomore album, “Peso Pluma” (“Featherweight”). The album was released via DEL Records and includes 13 tracks that showcase their signature sound, fusing traditional Mexican sounds with contemporary trap elements. The album also features collaborations with artists like Natanael Cano and Los Dos Carnales.

The lead single from the album, “Del Barrio A La Ciudad,” was released last month and has already amassed millions of views on YouTube. It also debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Latin Songs chart, marking Eslabón Armado’s first chart-topping hit. The group has quickly become one of the most popular acts in the regional Mexican music scene, with their debut album, “Vibras de Noche,” also peaking at No. 1 on the Top Latin Albums chart.

In a recent interview, Pedro Tovar spoke about the inspiration behind the album, saying, “The title ‘Peso Pluma’ refers to our journey and all the hard work that we’ve put in. It’s a way to say that we’ve worked hard and achieved everything on our own, without any help from anyone else.” With “Peso Pluma,” Eslabón Armado continues to solidify their place as rising stars in the regional Mexican music world, and fans can look forward to seeing them perform the new songs on their upcoming tour.