Peso Pluma

Birth Name: Hassan Emilio Kabande Laija

Place of Birth: Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico

Date of Birth: 15 June, 1999

Ethnicity: Mexican [Spanish, some Palestinian Arab, possibly Lebanese and other]

Peso Pluma is a Mexican singer, rapper, and songwriter. He is known for his collaborations “El Belicón,” “Siempre Pendientes,” “AMG,” “PRC,” and “Ella Baila Sola,” the latter with regional Mexican group Eslabon Armado. “Ella Baila Sola” was the first regional Mexican song to reach the top 10 of the Billboard 100. His music is characterized by corridos, with urban music, trap, and reggaeton elements. He is nicknamed “La Doble P.”

He is the son of Rubí Laija Díaz and Hassan Kabande Toledo. His Kabande name was originally Khawandeh, and the family was from Bethlehem, in the West Bank. His father is also described as having Lebanese ancestry. It is not clear if this is accurate. Peso’s mother’s family is from Badiraguato, Sinaloa. He was raised in Guadalajara, and also attended high school in San Antonio, Texas. His stage name means “featherweight,” referring to the boxing division.

Peso’s great-grandfather likely was Afif Kabande. Afif was the son of Bichara Demetrio Kabande/Khawandeh and María Elena Hanania. His half-brother owned hotels in Mexico.

Sources: Genealogy of Peso’s paternal great-grandfather, Afif Kabande –

Interview with Afif Kabande –

1 Response

  1. CLP says:

    His father is of Palestinian descent not Lebanese, his ancestors were the Kabande (originally spelled Khawandeh), they were originally from Bethlehem, Palestine. Peso Pluma’s great grandfather is Afif Kabande who his brother is Emilio Kabande

    Here is an audio of Peso’s great grandfather being interviewed about his Palestinian heritage in Guadalajara, Mexico and when his family arrived to Mexico from Palestine

    all the Kabandes in Mexico are related to each other through Bichara Demetrio Kabande and Maria Elena Hanania de Kabande

    This is Peso Pluma’s great grandfather’s half brother who are owners of hotels in Mexico

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