Maya Jupiter

Maya Jupiter and Aloe Blacc in Concert at Aula Magna in Lisbon - May 4, 2011

Jupiter in 2011, photo by

Birth Name: Melissha Martinez

Place of Birth: La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Date of Birth: 21 December, 1978

*Mexican (father)
*Turkish (mother)

Maya Jupiter is a Mexican and Australian rapper, songwriter, MC, and radio personality. She was born in Mexico, to a Mexican father and a Turkish mother. She moved to Melbourne, Australia, when she was one year old, and then Sydney when she was four. Maya is Baha’i, as is her mother’s family.

Maya is married to American singer Aloe Blacc, with whom she has a daughter.

In an interview with Tony Mitchell, Maya stated:

I was one year old when I came to Australia, so I’m pretty much an Aussie. They call me cangurita in Mexico. I’ve been back a couple of times, but not to the place where I was born. My mum is Turkish. My father was working in the city of La Paz when I was born, which is in Baja California, but he wasn’t from there. All my family is from Soleuo, which is a city in Beunavato, just north of Mexico City.


3 Responses

  1. bablah says:

    Maya’s family (at least her maternal side) and Maya herself are Baha’i.

  2. Dar says:

    Tag Turkish-Mexican

  3. muricansareallmutts says:


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