19 December 2008
Posted by todd under: Uncategorized .
Juan “Down” Martinez is on his way to becoming an influential figure in Latin hip hop. The 26-year-old rapper from Oxnard, California, started rapping at age 13 after listening to Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A. – and he spits with a style eerily similar to that of Eazy-E. The self-proclaimed “Brown Super Hero” proudly wears his Mexican heritage on his sleeve, flowing over corridos, mariachi music, soul and Chicano funk.
In addition, Mr. “Down” apparently commutes to the studio on his … well, what is that, exactly? And how does he keep the Mexican heritage on his sleeve from getting caught in the spokes?