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.
1 299 116 B-Real Hip hop music, Nu metal, Hardcore hip hop
2 346 164 Lil Cayado added South Park Mexican Hip hop music, Rap music
3 203 77 Jacob Hidalgo added King Lil G
4 108 18 Peter Thompson0 added Cypress Hill Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Nu metal
5 361 193 Lil Rob Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk
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7 273 153 Raider4life added Mr. Criminal Latin hip hop, Chicano rap
8 167 96 Brownside Hip hop music, Gangsta rap
9 107 53 omar213 added Conejo
10 130 74 N2Deep Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap rock
11 95 44 Shade Doyle added Delinquent Habits Hip hop music, Rap music, Latin hip hop
12 224 161 Lil Cuete Chicano rap
13 148 99 Knight Owl Hip hop music, Chicano rap
14 220 175 Mr. Capone-E Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, G-funk
15 117 112 Akwid Hip hop music, Rap music, Latin Language
16 29 13 johnstonismyname added gavlyn hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop
17 26 15 johnstonismyname added reverie hip hop music, alternative hip hop, West Coast hip hop
18 64 68 Don Cisco Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop
19 65 75 Fingazz Hip hop music, Pop music, Rock music
20 6 2 MALANDRO 313 added MALANDRO 313