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 with 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 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 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”.
In 2001, Conejo and Edger Luna (Looney), both were members of the West Side Harpys, became 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 out to the sidewalk where he died from multiple 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, an 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 theatre.
After reviewing footage of the event, Conejo was spotted in the audience by Santa Ana detectives, making him a person of interest.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) labeled Conejo as an Mexican gangster who reputation precedes his street lyrics.
On November 30, 2016, Conejo was arrested by agents of the State Preventive Police in coordination with the National Institute of Migration in Baja California before being extradited back to California, to face fugitive charges (including suspicion of murder).
In the beginning of 2018 Conejo was released.