I love GOD in Jesus Christ, his WORD, myself and my family. Music has been always a positive influence in my life; jazz, christian, latin, afro-cuban, R & B, gospel, new age, world, electric, etc. I also love to play drums and watch music videos and instructional drum videos. My drumming mentor is my older brother = Mickey Martínez. Some of my favorite drummers and percussionists are: Billy Cobham, David Garibaldi, Carter Beauford, Dave Weckl, Sonny Emory, Zorro, Richie Flores, Giovanni Hidalgo, Paoli Mejías, Ray Barreto, Mongo Santamaría, Luis Conte, Marc Quiñones, Poncho Sánchez, Lenny White, Airto Moreira, Paulinho DaCosta, Andy Narell, Mike Mainieri, Dave Samuels, Cal Tjader, Ignacio Berroa, Enrique Pla, Tony Royster Jr., William Kennedy, Terry Lynne Carrington, Hillary Jones, Vera Figueiredo, Alex Acuña, Tommy Igoe, Frank Briggs, Vinnie Colauita, Jeff Porcaro, Jack DeJohnette, Tony Evans, Buddy Rich, Trilok Gurtu, Paul Van Wageningen, Orestes Vilato, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E, Endel Dueño, Willie BoBo, Nicky Marrero, Tito Puente, Antonio Sanchez, Chris Coleman, Hillary Jones and La Mostra = Sheila E. & El Caballote = Horacio "El Negro" Hernández.