Wake Self Bio
Wake Self was the New Mexico-based rapper, who died on November 3 following a car crash in Santa Fe. Self, whose birth name was Andrew Martinez.
Wake Self Age
He has died at the age of 30.
Earlier Life & Career
Self’s latest album, Ready to Live, is due to be released on November 7 with a release party scheduled in Santa Fe. Self had also been due to perform in Taos, New Mexico, on November 9. On November 8, Self was due to perform at the Animas City Theatre in Durango, Colorado.
Self’s previous effort, 2016’s Malala, dealt with women’s rights and the status quo in hip-hop. His debut album, The Healing Process, was released in 2013. His second album, Good Things Happen to Those Who Wake, came out in 2014.
Wake Self Hip-Hop Scene
He is described as being an integral role in Albuquerque’s hip-hop scene. The page says that Self has toured Europe twice but had just begun to scratch the surface of what he can do with his music.
Before going solo, self worked with the hip-hop collective, Zoology. Among the acts that Self has shared the stage with include DMX, Dilated Peoples, De La Soul, and Mac Miller.
His Facebook bio goes on to say that in addition to music, he has worked in the community in his home city of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Self was also passionate about the environment and had previously taught songwriting workshops. Self is quoted in that bio as saying, We have got to understand how powerful our thoughts and creations are, examine our current music trends and examine problems in the world and you can see how intertwined it all is.
He said that it was his goal to show others who grew up on reservations, in small towns or rough environments, we can be significant. We can accomplish our goals. Self concludes by saying that his message can be boiled town to the phrase, Wake Yourself.
Wake Self Car Crash
The crash occurred in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on the night of November 3. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that Diego Pichardo, 24, is facing charges in relation to the crash.
According To Police, he was driving under the influence of alcohol. He is facing charges of driving under the influence and driving on a revoked license. During the crash, Pichardo had been ejected from his car, a black Chevy truck, after it collided with Self’s Ford.
The Santa Fe New Mexican report says that he suffered “a very serious pulmonary contusion” as well as a smashed pelvis, and injuries to his ribs, wrists, legs, and lungs.
Death and Cause
He was born in 1989 and died on 3 November 2019 at the age of 30 following a car crash in Santa Fe. Self, whose real name was Andrew Martinez’s, death was confirmed in multiple posts that began to appear on the rapper’s Facebook page on November 5.