If the hip-hop underground were like the indie-rock scene, then 2Mex would be a huge cult star for his rapid-fire style and witty, punchy songs such as "Escape the Toyota Matrix." Instead, this talented MC, a longtime participant in the highly underrated Los Angeles rap world, builds his fan base one by one, winning over listeners with lines such as "I didn't mean to turn you on/I didn't realize that I was so grotesque." Publications such as Spin and URB have singled him out for commendation; now it's time for Miami's little-seen backpackers (unless it comes to major concerts by The Roots and Aesop Rock) to do the same.


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