Rapper Conejo’s Arrest Stuns The Latin Hip Hop Community


Last week, fans and artists of Chicano music were shocked by the arrest of Sureño rapper Conejo, who eluded police for over a decade after being linked to a house party murder in South Los Angeles, California.

Conejo’s family started a fundraiser under “Free Conejo,” which is also a movement on social media platforms (including Facebook and Twitter).

According to ZetatijuanaJosé Martin Jr, 42, known as “Conejo,” a Chicano rap artist who had been a fugitive since 2001 for homicide, was captured on Wednesday, November 30 by agents of the State Preventive Police ( PEP) in coordination with the National Institute of Migration (INM).

According to information released, the Los Angeles, California native composed and performed songs that advocated crime and was searched by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

In 2001, Jose Martin attended a party in the company of a friend identified as “Looney,” both of whom belonged to the “West Side Harpys” a street gang linked to the criminal group “La Mexican Mafia”.

At the party, a fist fight erupted between gang members and the party DJ, when a man named Mario Gutiérrez, tried to separate the people during the fight, was killed by gunshot wounds.

During the shooting, José Martin was identified, and from there he fled to Mexico specifically to the municipality of Tijuana.

Conejo was captured on De La Rosa, a street in Jardines de Agua Caliente after police mounted a fence to prevent him from fleeing the area.

After corroborating that it was the fugitive, he was handed over to  the immigration authorities for deportation and to be judged according to the laws of the United States.




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  1. A very underrated artist…i have always been curious as to how much money he made or any underground artist ?? I mean is it possible to make millions without going mainstream and remaining underground?? Free conejo

  2. So let’s get this straight-his dumbass family is asking for handouts for his legal fees? Fuck them and fuck him, what about the money he made as a so called “rapper”(heard his shit and it sucks), they want other people to spend there hard earned money so he can save his? Don’t buy into this BS, let him pay for his own lawyer, when in trouble we’d have to, so save your money, let him spend his so called hard earned cash!!!

  3. Holy shit, I didn’t realize he was still in the game! I bought one of his cds back in 1998 and I thought he was just a dude taking a crack at the music business to see what would happen. This is the first time I’ve seen his name since then. Totally forgot about him!

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