I relocated to New Mexico in 2017 and when I did I was so incredibly homesick. I struggled for a long time. I found Wake's music and it really helped me. I was finally able to see New Mexico instead of the absence of all the things I missed from home. I was forced to come back to the east coast in September. While I was here they announced the show at Meow Wolf. I was so excited to see Wake Self perform at Meow Wolf with one of my other long time faves, Lily Fangz. I flew to Philadelphia on a one way plane ticket and have been trying to sort out a way home to New Mexico. I wanted to make it back for the show. It became obvious I wasn't gonna be able to pull it off. I wanted to be there so badly... but the universe conspired against us all. Andrew was an incredible soul. What a loss for his friends, family, New Mexico, Albuquerque, and the global hip/hop community. What a devastating loss. I'm so sorry.
Wake, you are New Mexico, you are US. Thank you for your music and energy. I still know where you've got some sweet little tags here in SF. Thank you for that first album i got from you personally here too. Gonna get Malala! RIP BROTHER .AMOR.
I miss you. I can not believe you are gone so soon. Rest in Paradise. You will never be forgotten
Thanks for representing for us New Mexico people, we were lucky to have had you come out of this community and show how much you gave back to it and loved. I am truly sorry to your family and our community for this loss it is a bigg one you will live on in your music and being NM true. Fly high beautiful angel in your New Mexico sky.
I'm listening to "Ready to Live" right now writing this. You & what you stand for will forever live on. I pray and hope NEW MEXICO wakes up and does better. I will forever appreciate the love you showed towards my sobriety... You told me "👊🏽 keep staying positive. continue that journey, God/Creator has something great planned for you. ✊🏽" That meant a lot to me.📈💯 Much love, thank you for existing. Your spirit is here with us for life. NM love. 🙏🌟✨ Bless his journey, bless his family/friends, his loved ones. BLESS THE WORLD!!!!!🏁 ✨🌟✨🌟✨🌟✨
what can i say...you were my true brother, one of the very best. i'll love you always. It was an honor be your friend. I miss you man!
Much love and appreciation brother. Promise to keep on my Healing Process. You, your message and music are a gift to this world. Thank you for all your inspiration. LOVE!
Love you brother! Your music will always play in the shop and my kids will know and remember you thru your words!
I didn’t know you or your music until the day after you passed. That day, I opened my Facebook and my feed was drenched in sorrow and devastation. You obviously touched the lives of so many people that I know. That day I did a deep dive into your music and have listened every day since. No doubt you were talented, outspoken, and woke AF. I’m saddened that you left us all so soon and had so much positivity and truth to give to the world. I’m also grateful that I’ve discovered your work and have shared it with anyone who will listen. Clearly, God has big plans for you. Rest easy.
I still cannot get over the tragedy of this whole situation . Years ago I approached him asking if he would be interested in leading a group with at risk kids and without missing a beat he agreed . Even after you are gone - you are still teaching me, and by extension all those kids I work with , to treasure every moment of life and work to leave the world a better place when it is your time to leave . You truly were a good soul . Rest easy 🙏🏼 ❣️
You were an incredible young man. You were a light in the darkness. I've cried everyday since I heard about the accident. You were loved and admired by many.
Gone too soon. I remember when I employed you at the health club and you were just getting your career started and you needed time off to get things going. I'm very proud of you and know that you left this Earth doing some great things.
Rest in Power dude. I never knew ya and barely knew your music although I knew about the good you did while you were here - we all know that you are not done doing good here, even if your life was cut short. Your message will be amplified more loudly than ever. Sad to have missed the chance to take part in the flesh, but grateful to be listening to your stuff now.
Glad i had the opportunity to have meet you back in ‘04 with def-i. Rest eazy bro you held it down for New Mexico ☀️ -87420- 🏜💛 One
My favorite song has to be "Moving at the Speed of Bike" -- I groove HARD to that song! I felt an ache in my heart to hear that you passed, especially with this new album, Ready to Live. My good friend Mikey introduced me to your music, unfortunately he left this world, too. Thank you for spreading so much positivity and love, through amazing creativity. You touched my life and thousands more like me. I hope to live more like you and spread love and positivity too.
Thank you wake!!
Thank you for all you were and are. For reaching out to me and touching my life. I am honored to have been in your presence. You have so much love, so much love for everyone. You are our example forever and always. xoxo, Raquel
So very sad about this. You had so much to say; I will tell others about you and keep your message alive.
I heard about you from the news of your passing and then learned about your amazing work in life. We are one degree away through so many positive people in common. I am astounded by your message. At first I tried to push it all out of mind but found it impossible to not learn more about you. I found your interview on KUNM and was blown away ( https://www.kunm.org/post/11519-interview-wake-self ). In that interview it is clear what an amazing person you are. Your message is so powerful and positive that I am uplifted in hearing it even in light of what has just happened. I will listen to more of your work and learn more from you, as you were truly a teacher for us all here on earth. Your positivity and commitment will resonate and grow in those you taught and those whose lives you touched. Spirit works in mysterious ways. You were a meteor that burned many times brighter for us all. Peace and Love.
A TRUE local prophet, missed my opportunity to witness his work.