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The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

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Rising to prominence in the mid-1980s, freestyle music features many qualities that are associated with electronic dance music and dance-pop. Also nicknamed Latin hip hop, the best freestyle artists hit the mainstream and have managed to have a few top-40 hits. However, for the most part, people who love freestyle use freestyle music to breakdance to. Thus, the best freestyle artists have their music closely associated with modern hip hop as well due to sampling. Freestyle remains popular in New York City and though it isn't the force it once was, the best freestyle artists are still beloved by their fans.

So, that said, who are the best freestyle artists? Any list of freestyle musicians has to include the likes of Stevie B., Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, TKA, Brenda K. Starr, John Benitez and Stacey Q. If you're familiar with freestyle music and are a huge fan, then you should know which artists to vote for. Freestyle singers may encapsulate a particular period in music history, but their music still lives on in dance music. If not for the embracing of this type of electro music, dance music may not have been as big as it was. For that, they can thank the best freestyle artists.

It's up to you to determine what are the best freestyle artists. If you notice someone who is missing, feel free to add them to this list.  This list answers the questions "who are the best freestyle music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest freestyle music musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular freestyle music bands that you might've heard of. (53 items)


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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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    Pop music, House music, Boy band

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    Chicano rock, Pop music, Electronic music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, House music

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    Urban contemporary, Girl group, Pop music

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    Latin pop, Dance-pop, Freestyle music

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    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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    Electro, Dance-pop, House music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Latin American music

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    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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    Dance-pop, Freestyle music

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    Trip hop, Freestyle music

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    Latin pop, Salsa music, House music

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    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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    Dance-pop, Hi-NRG, Dance music

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    Urban contemporary, Rock music, Dance-pop

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Latin American music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Pop music, Italo disco, Dance music

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    Old-school hip hop, Electro, Freestyle music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Synthpop, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Dance-pop, Dance music, Freestyle music

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    House music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Jazz-funk

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    House music, Electronic dance music, Dance music

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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Dance music, Freestyle music

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    Teen pop, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

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    New Wave, Dance-pop, Hi-NRG

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    Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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    Freestyle music

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    Dance music, Freestyle music

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, House music

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    Pop music, House music, Contemporary R&B

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    Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues, Freestyle music

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    Rhythm and blues, Minneapolis sound, Freestyle music

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    Hip hop music, Electro, House music

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Electro

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    Dance music, Eurodance, Freestyle music

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    Adult contemporary music, Dance-pop, House music

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    New Age, New Age music, Rock music

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    Synthpop, Freestyle music

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    Old-school hip hop, Electro, Electronic music

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    Electronic dance music, Dance music, Freestyle music

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    Disco, Freestyle music

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    New Wave, Synthpop, Dance-punk

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    Pop music, Dance music, Freestyle music

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