Mourning New Mexico Hip Hop Staple Wake Self Following Fatal Car Accident


Local hip-hop artist and activist Andrew Martinez, also known as Wake Self, has died. He was hit by a drunk driver Sunday night and passed away early Tuesday morning, according to family members on Facebook.  

Martinez's brother, Eric, wrote: "Remember him at his best. Rest easy now, little bro." 

Martinez's death comes just two days before his new album "Ready to Live" was expected to be released at aMeow Wolf show, which has been canceled.  Meow Wolf called Martinez "a monumental force of positivity in the hip-hop scene." 

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller said Martinez's legacy won't be forgotten. 

Also check out this last post. Very sad.

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