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Josh Martinez has been serving up the scorching hot heat since his early days as an arsonist. Having given up crime, Josh turned to organized religion, and set out to convert the unwashed masses. Having found that the masses were in fact already washed, Josh turned to rap music as an excuse to kiss girls and get free beer. It seems to have worked, as the name Josh Martinez is now synonymous with both loose women and cheap beer.

Josh Martinez has burst onto the scene with humor, wit and an infectious delivery that has his songs stuck in your head for weeks. Martinez’ first release, the DJ Moves produced Maximum Wellbeing EP, blew the collective conscious with the track “Deny”. A five beat, ten minute opus about a soldier forced to revisit the Holocaust, “Deny” won 1998’s Independent Song of the Year from CBC’s Brave NewWaves.

His next release, Josh Martinez & the Hooded Fang, was awarded 5 mics by Source Online and showcased production and rhyme help from Halifax’s finest. This self-released gem moved Vice Magazine to comment, “Josh takes on more subject matter in one song than most rappers do in their entire careers.” As interest in his recordings grew, Josh decided to start his own record label, Low Pressure Records, a Vancouver based label co-owned by DJ Moves and Rhekone.


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  • Te_Grobel

    wow guy's flow is both chunky and smart, as checked on Made in China album, this is top

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • findpeace

    "Hobo's Lullaby" is the absolutely best hip-hop song I've ever heard. I'm so in love.

    18 Feb 2012 Reply
  • leonardvanhout

    seasons :)

    15 Jun 2011 Reply
  • oyvindb

    one of canadas finest. been the soundtrack of my summers for the last 8 years or so

    3 Feb 2010 Reply
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    8 Dec 2009 Reply
  • lagginswag

    sooo good

    8 Oct 2009 Reply
  • WastedYouth1

    I've heard about this dude too way too many times, its time to give him a listen.

    26 Sep 2009 Reply
  • LookaL2K

    Was he really an arsonist or is that statement part of the humorous manner the bio was written in? :)

    23 Sep 2009 Reply
  • balldur

    pfff tego zdania nie powinno byc w tym opisie: "Płyta genialna od pierwszej do ostatniej minuty." To jest opinia a nie fakt

    21 Jun 2009 Reply
  • qdes

    How many versions of Buck Up Princess are there? There's the one where the last song is Munks Inna Bunker and the one where it is Another Dollar. And isn't there are version with re-recorded vocals with a more singing voice? Where could I find that?

    10 Jun 2009 Reply
  • jarossamdb7

    Some of my most fav hip hop right here. one of the most under rated artists I know.

    5 Jun 2009 Reply
  • zabayo

    lyrics for splitsville some1 got?

    17 Feb 2009 Reply
  • unspeakablerx

    Theories! Thats the song I was looking for. Shit is incredible.

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
  • pc-jockey

    hell yea

    29 Aug 2008 Reply
  • glazart

    great great show at Glaz'art, last week !!! :)

    23 Jul 2008 Reply
  • anydaynow

    pure genius.

    22 Jul 2008 Reply
  • emerica171

    skullduggery is so awesome

    23 May 2008 Reply
  • catboots

    this guys way cool and from vancouver? i'm down.

    19 Apr 2008 Reply
  • PhilyT83

    Listen to “Deny” on the “Made In China” Album! It is one of the most prolific and deep tracks I have ever heard.

    2 Apr 2008 Reply
  • TheDoman

    One of the most interesting music artists ever, the guy cracks me up. Very cool character, even his voice is so funny and cool.

    12 Mar 2008 Reply
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