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Alejandro Ocana, better known by his stage name 2Mex, is a rapper from Los Angeles, California. He is a member of The Visionaries and Of Mexican Descent. He has collaborated with underground hip hop artists such as Jel, Omid, Thavius Beck,Factor, Radioinactive and Isaiah "Ikey" Owens. He is a member of the Project Blowed crew, and he is affiliated with Shape Shifters.

History Edit

2mex attended the Good Life Cafe open mic nights in 1993. Around that time, he founded Of Mexican Descent with Xololanxinxo.

In 1998, he released his first album with The Visionaries as well as the first Of Mexican Descent album, and he was featured on the OD (Omid) compilation album Beneath the Surface. In 1999, he was featured (with Xololanxinxo as Of Mexican Descent) on the Fat Jack compilation album Cater to the DJ, and he released his first solo album Fake It Till You Make It as The Mind Clouders with producer Mums the Word. In 2000, he was featured (as a member of the Afterlife Crew) on the Afterlife Records compilationDeclaration of an Independent. He then released B-Boys in Occupied Mexico on Mean Street in 2001.Sweat Lodge Infinite was released on Temporary Whatever in 2003. The self-titled album, 2Mex, was released in 2004. He released My Fanbase Will Destroy You on Strange Famous Records in 2010. It features guest appearances from Murs, Prince Po, Busdriver and Nobody.[8]

Film Edit

2Mex is featured in the award-winning documentary This Is the Life, chronicling the music movement that was birthed at The Good Life Cafe in South Central, Los Angeles. The Good Life Cafe is the open-mic workshop where he first performed with Of Mexican Descent in 1993.

Discography Edit

Solo

  • Words Knot Music (Memo Records/Afterlife Records, 2000)
  • B-Boys in Occupied Mexico (Mean Street, 2001)
  • Sweat Lodge Infinite (Temporary Whatever, 2003)
  • 2Mex (Paladin Creative Super Co., 2004)
  • My Fanbase Will Destroy You (Strange Famous Records, 2010)

2Mex & Maiselph

  • Like Farther... Like Sun... (2013)

The Visionaries

  • Galleries (Up Above Records, 1998)
  • Sophomore Jinx (Up Above Records, 2000)
  • Pangaea (Up Above Records, 2004)
  • We Are the Ones (We've Been Waiting for) (Up Above Records, 2006)
  • Est 1995 (2007) Mixtape

Of Mexican Descent

  • Exitos Y Mas Exitos (1998, reissue 2002)
  • Live Concert Series (2002) with Busdriver and Brother J
  • Money Is Meaningless (2006) with Deeskee

The Mind Clouders

  • Fake It Until You Make It (1999)

SonGodSuns

  • Over the Counter Culture (2005)

$martyr

  • Money Symbol Martyrs (2006)

Look Daggers

  • Suffer in Style (2008)

The Returners

  • Break Up Your Make Up (2009)

Guest appearances

  • Nobody - "Shades of Orange" from Soulmates (2000)
  • Abstract Rude + Tribe Unique - "Frisbee" from P.A.I.N.T. (2001)
  • Existereo - "Morals" from Dirty Deeds & Dead Flowers (2001)
  • Jel vs. 2Mex - "D.I.Y. Partisan" (2002)
  • Busdriver & Radioinactive with Daedelus - "Barely Music" from The Weather (2003)
  • Dax, Neogen, Dert, Reconcile, Professor Who, Dokument, Chosen1, Griffin, Lazarus, Raphi, Drastic, Propaganda & Macho - "Remember This Day" from Underground Rise, Volume 1: Sunrise/Sunset (2003)
  • Omid - "Myth Behind the Man" from Monolith (2003)
  • Abstract Rude & Tribe Unique - "Flow and Tell" from Showtyme (2003)
  • Awol One - "Gagbuster" from Self Titled (2004)
  • Shape Shifters - "American Idle" from Was Here (2004)
  • Subtitle - "Crew Cut (for Sale)" from Young Dangerous Heart (2005)
  • Busdriver - "Sphinx's Coonery" from Fear of a Black Tangent (2005)
  • Ellay Khule - "Fading Rhythms" from Califormula (2006)
  • Prince Po - "Ask Me" from Prettyblack (2006)
  • Thavius Beck - "Dedicated to Difficulty" from Thru (2006)
  • Mestizo - "Back Wash" from Dream State (2007)
  • The Gigantics - "Don't" from Die Already (2008)
  • Ceschi - "Same Old Love Song" (2009)
  • Neila - "Mercy Refused" from Better Late Than Never (2009)
  • Factor - "Mental Illness" from Lawson Graham (2010)
  • Radioinactive - "Mint Tea" from The Akashic Record (2013)