We heard about this sad news that Wreck aka Eddie Martinez, the founder of Wicked Minds, passed away on Sunday, October 28th. Wreck was one of the original pioneers of latin hip hop/chicano rap, and highly respected among fans and his musical peers. Everyone here at UKMG was saddened by the news, as Wreck was a very cool and humble person. Everyone has stories about Wreck, aside from his music, but the person he was. Always looking out for people, taking the time to give advice and knowledge through situations he has been through so others wouldn’t make the same mistake. May Eddie Rest In Paradise.
We are going to leave you with his story, written by the man himself, for his biography from his Facebook Page.
Wicked Minds is one of the pioneers of the Latin Hip-Hop scene. The first Wicked Minds album release occurred the night of Halloween, October 31st, 1996. Since then, Wicked Minds has continued releasing albums every Halloween. Alot of people have asked Wreck, what does the name “Wicked Minds” mean or stand for. Where did the name come from? The name “Wicked Minds” means, “What is misunderstood is feared” Ever since the beginning of time, when something was misunderstood, it was considered evil or wicked. Since the 2006 Halloween release of “The 18th Angel” on Thump/DefBoy Records, Wicked Minds has released “Illuminati”. This album introduces the newest artist to the Wicked Minds line-up, Lil Wreck, Baby Face. Halloween 2009 we dropped the newest Wicked Minds cd which is the reunion album titled “Legion” Wreck, BabyWicked, Mr. Chino Grande, and Cuete Yeska get back together to record this hip hop masterpiece.”Legion” also introduces the joining of forces by the Wicked Minds kids Lil Wreck(Wreck’s son) and Lil Bam Bam(Cuete Yesca’s son). Finally we have the” Compilation X” cd released Halloween 2010. This one features a gang of foos, you gotta peep it out. The last thirteen years have been spent performing on stages across the country with various artists. Some of these artists include such names as Ludacris, Cypress Hill, Xzibit, Baby Beesh (before he was Bash), Frost, Lighter Shade of Brown, Run DMC, SPM, Brown Boy, Cecy B, Nino Brown, Down, Mr. Capone-e, Lil Rob, Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Fat Joe, Stevie B, Chingo Bling, Knightowl, Brenton Wood, War, Tierra, Rocky Padilla, DJ Quick, Suga Free, and the list goes on and on. Wicked Minds is currently in The Latin Unity Tour, This one gonna be a big one.Wicked Minds songs can be purchase anywhere music is sold, www.CDBaby.com, Itunes, rhapsody, Napster, etc. MORE@ www.wickedmindsworld.com
Shout out to Cecy B For Making this dope image for Wreck!