Over the past decade, Chicano hip hop has grown tenfold in terms of popularity and influence. Mixing gangsta rap and Latin hip hop, many of the Chicano rappers are Latin Americans, in particular Mexicans. Chicano rap melds in between English and Spanish language lyrics, and while primarily known to be a genre associated with the Southwestern United States, it has expanded globally. You'd be surprised to learn that the best Chicano rappers have followings in places like Australia, New Zealand and Japan. These rappers also incorporate regional music as well.
So who are the best Chicano rappers? Any list of Chicano hip hop artists has to include Lil Rob, Serio, Brownside, DJ Laz, Jonny Z and Cypress Hill. These rappers are closely associated with Chicano rap and with good reason. Widely respected and their influence in the genre can't be disputed. As Chicano rap rises in popularity, the best Chicano rappers should be noted and recognized like they do on this list.
That said, it's up to you to determine who are the best Chicano rappers. If you notice a Chicano rapper isn't on this list and should be, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best chicano rap bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest chicano rap 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 chicano rap bands that you might've heard of.
1 292 113 B-Real Hip hop music, Nu metal, Hardcore hip hop
2 339 159 Lil Cayado added South Park Mexican Hip hop music, Rap music
3 197 74 Jacob Hidalgo added King Lil G
4 353 192 Lil Rob Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk
5 97 16 Peter Thompson0 added Cypress Hill Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
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7 267 151 Raider4life added Mr. Criminal Latin hip hop, Chicano rap
8 163 93 Brownside Hip hop music, Gangsta rap
9 106 50 omar213 added Conejo
10 92 41 Shade Doyle added Delinquent Habits Hip hop music, Rap music, Latin hip hop
11 223 158 Lil Cuete Chicano rap
12 127 73 N2Deep Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap rock
13 145 97 Knight Owl Hip hop music, Chicano rap
14 215 173 Mr. Capone-E Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk
15 29 10 johnstonismyname added gavlyn hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop
16 114 110 Akwid Hip hop music, Rap music, Latin Language
17 26 12 johnstonismyname added reverie hip hop music, alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop
18 63 65 Don Cisco Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop
19 6 0 MALANDRO 313 added MALANDRO 313