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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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    TKA is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Pop music, House music, Boy band

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    Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Chicano rock, Pop music, Electronic music

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    Urban contemporary, Girl group, Pop music

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    Exposé is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, House music

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    Latin pop, Dance-pop, Freestyle music

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    Shannon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Electro, Dance-pop, House music

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    George LaMond is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Latin American music

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    Brenda K. Starr is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    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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    La India is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Latin pop, Salsa music, House music

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    Rockell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Dance-pop, Hi-NRG, Dance music

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    Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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    Taylor Dayne is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Urban contemporary, Rock music, Dance-pop

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Latin American music

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    Pop music, Italo disco, Dance music

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    Collage is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
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    Old-school hip hop, Electro, Freestyle music

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    Information Society is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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    Joyce Sims is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    House music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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    Nu Shooz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Synthpop, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Dance-pop, Dance music, Freestyle music

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    Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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    Synthpop, New Wave, Jazz-funk

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    House music, Electronic dance music, Dance music

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    Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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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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    Pajama Party is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Freestyle music

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    Lina Santiago is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    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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    Starpoint is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    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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    Jeanette Jurado is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Adult contemporary music, Dance-pop, House music

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    Dominatrix is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Synthpop, Freestyle music

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    New Age, New Age music, Rock music

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    Old-school hip hop, Electro, Electronic music

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    Pop music, Dance music, Freestyle music

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    Electronic dance music, Dance music, Freestyle music

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    Tiger Moon is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    Disco, Freestyle music

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    Glass Candy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

    New Wave, Synthpop, Dance-punk

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