Conejo (Chicano Rapper)Jose Martin (born September 9, 1974), better known by his stage name Conejo, which means “Rabbit” in Spanish. He is a Mexican-American recording artist from West Los Angeles, California. Conejo has released multiple albums such as “City Of Angels” (1999) and the “Devil Playground” (2006). Conejo is also a member of  Tattoo Ink, a Chicano rap group consisting of Venom (rapper) and Bugsy (rapper), who are also brothers of Conejo.

Conejo found success after releasing Fallen Angel (album) accompanied by “Lets Ride” which was also featured on The Sheild, a television show produced by FX (TV Channel) and is loosely based around the Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Scandal. Conejo is the founder and the CEO of Felony Case Records. In 2012,  Chicano rapper Serio, released a song “Don’t Hate Me Cause I’m Mexican” featuring Proper Dos and Conejo.

The song focus on racial profiling and the harsh criticism endured by Latinos living in the America. The song mainly targets the Arizona SB 1070 (Arizona Senate Bill 1070), a legislation law that was passed in 2010. Which is concentrated on illegal immigrants, who are required to register as a U.S. citizens and carry documented proof of registration at all times.

West Side Harpys

Conejo is known on the streets as G-Rabbit or G-Rabbs, who grew up on the West Side of Los Angeles, in an area claimed by the Harpys Gang, a ruthless Latino gang, with criminal ties to The Mexican-Mafia. Conejo fascination with the street life led to his affiliation with the Harpys Gang (25th Street). G-Rabbit openly expresses his gang ties on numerous songs such as “It’s All Comes Back” and “My Block” as well as “West Side Harpys”. 

Industry Feuds

Conejo is also known for his feuds with other Latino rappers in the Chicano music industry, mainly artists signed to Hi Power Entertainment, a record label started by Capone-E. Which included Torpedos, Miss Lady Pink and Mr. Criminal, who were taunted in “Hi-Coward” (diss song) by Conejo, off his “Anti-Christ Mixtape” (album).

In 2013, Conejo started feuding with Big Lokote, a Chicano rapper with gang ties to the Cuatro Flats, a street gang located in East Los Angeles, California. This feud started after Conejo took subliminal shots, according to Big Lokote. The two Chicano rappers have insulted each other on several diss songs.

For instance, in a song called “Shallow Lames” by Big Lokote who take shots at Conejo street creditability, by accusing him of being a police informant (snitch) and a heroine addicted. In a song (“Cause It’s Real”) Conejo, respond to Big Lokote’s informant claims, by challenging him to provide legal documentation to support his accusations, within 14 days.

Murder Case And Arrest

In 2001, Conejo and Edger Luna (Looney), both were members of the West Side Harpysbecame two of Los Angeles Most Wanted after the murder of 25-year-old Mario Gutierrez. On October 31, 2001, Mario Gutierrez was attending a house party in West Los Angeles, when a physical altercation erupted between the party DJ and a group of gang members affiliated with the Harpys.

Mario Gutierrez (good Samaritan), attempted to stop the assault on the DJ, by firing a gun in the air, in an attempt to break up the fight. However, the gang members wrestled the gun away from Gutierrez and carried him out to the sidewalk where he died from multiple gun shots. Jose Martin and Edger Luna, also known as “Looney” have been identified as the shooters, warrants have been issued for their arrest.

On Feb 26, 2002, Conejo and O.T.W. (Out The Wood), a Chicano rap group consisting Steve “Cartoon” Rivera and Lucky, who are well-known members of the Inglewood Trece, a Latino gang based in Inglewood, California. Attended an event (rap concert), held at the Galaxy Concert Theatre, promoting peace in the Latino community. Shortly after the event, Steve Rivera (Cartoon of O.T.W.), was shot to death in the lobby of the theater.

After reviewing footage of the event, Conejo was spotted in the audience by Santa Ana detectives, making him a person of interest.  The all ages hip hop concert was an album party for “The Ollion Project,” a compilation album consisting of various Chicano rap artists, which also featured Conejo, and O.T.W. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) labeled Conejo as a Mexican gangster who reputation precedes his street lyrics.

On November 30, 2016, Conejo was arrested by agents of the State Preventive Police ( PEP) in coordination with the National Institute of Migration (INM) in Mexico before being extradited back to California, to face fugitive charges (including suspicion of murder).

 

Albums /Mixtapes

  • 2016: Reign Supreme 6

  • 2016: Reign Supreme 3
  • 2016: Sandman Slim
  • 2016: Gangster Music Dos
  • 2016: Gangster Music
  • 2016: Notorious Comando
  • 2016: Do Or Die
  • 2016: Asylum
  • 2015: Hell House Protocol
  • 2015: Street Life 6
  • 2015: Street Life 5
  • 2015: Street Life 4
  • 2015: Street Life 3
  • 2015: Street Life 2
  • 2015: Street Life
  • 2015: Heavy Rain
  • 2015: Untouchable
  • 2015: Enigma
  • 2014: Favela Tres
  • 2014: Guilty By Association
  • 2014: Favela Dos
  • 2014: Blood Diamond notorious commando presents
  • 2014: Guilt by Association
  • 2014: Augustus
  • 2014: American Zombie
  • 2014: Professional medicine
  • 2014: Iceman Chronicles
  • 2014: Favela
  • 2014: Psychological warfare
  • 2013: Sinister kingdom
  • 2013: Rapid Fire
  • 2013: Conejo Featuring the Southland Gangsters
  • 2013: Tombstone
  • 2013: the anti-christ mixtape
  • 2013: Infernal Religion
  • 2013: The Meth Lab Procedure
  • 2013: Gates Of Hell
  • 2013: Grimoire
  • 2013: The Bootlegs vol. 8
  • 2013: Garden Of Blood And Bones
  • 2013: Manifesto
  • 2013: welcome To Southland
  • 2013: Conjure Man
  • 2013: Love Is A Battle Field
  • 2013: The Bootlegs Vol. 7
  • 2013: Got You In My Raps
  • 2013: Late Night Writing Rhymes
  • 2013: Killer From The West
  • 2013: Ski Mask Boy
  • 2012: The Bootlegs Vol 6
  • 2012: The Bootlegs Vol 5
  • 2012: Musica Asesina ‎
  • 2012: Coronation ‎
  • 2012: Children Of The Night ‎
  • 2012: The Mixtape Classic ‎
  • 2012: Written In Blood
  • 2011: Mad At The World
  • 2011: The Puppet Master Curse
  • 2011: Nightmare Legacy
  • 2009: Los Angeles Times
  • 2009: Game Over
  • 2008: The Bootlegs vol 1
  • 2008: The Greatest hits
  • 2008: The City Of Angels
  • 2008: Dead End Gangster
  • 2007: Fallen Angel Vol 2
  • 2007: City Of Angels, Vol 2
  • 2007:The Bootlegs Vol 1
  • 2006: Devils Playground ‎
  • 2005: Revenge Served Cold
  • 2005: Angel Of Death ‎
  • 2005: Shady Conejo
  • 2001: Fallen Angel
  • 1999: City Of Angels

Tattoo Ink (Rap Group)

  • 2009: Realm Of Crime
  • 2006: Wanted Dead Or Alive
  • 2003: The Most Dangerous

Frank V & Conejo

  • 2013: Enemies Of The State
  • 2006: Imperial: The Album

Conejo X Capone

  • Imperial: The Album ‎

Compilations

  • 2011: Mad At The World ‎
  • 2009: Game Over ‎
  • 2007: 15 Shots 
  • 2006: The Best Of Conejo ‎
  • 2006: Notorious Enemy Vol. 2
  • 2005: Conejo Presents – Notorious Enemy Vol. 1 ‎

Mixtapes

  • 2016: American Hood Dream
  • 2012: The Mixtape Classic ‎
  • 2010: I Am Legend
  • 2009: Scarface 2  

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