Bands/Musicians 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. 

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198 44
Stevie B. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

2
177 38
TKA is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Pop music, House music, Boy band

3
142 26
Lisette Melendez is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Latin pop, Dance-pop, Freestyle music

4
132 23
George LaMond is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

5
133 24
The Cover Girls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Girl group, Pop music

6
150 31
Exposé is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, House music

7
123 22
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Chicano rock, Pop music, Electronic music

8
98 24
Shannon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Electro, Dance-pop, House music

9
88 19
Sweet Sensation is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Latin American music

10
61 17
Jocelyn Enriquez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

11
68 23
Brenda K. Starr is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

12
71 25
Corina is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Dance-pop, Freestyle music

13
67 23
Rockell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Dance-pop, Hi-NRG, Dance music

14
71 26
Taylor Dayne is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Rock music, Dance-pop

15
22 2
Judy Torres is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
BennysBar added

16
61 22
La India is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Latin pop, Salsa music, House music

17
57 20
Nocera is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Trip hop, Freestyle music

18
50 19
Collage is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

19
51 24
Company B. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Latin American music

20
47 21
Stacey Q is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

21
27 7
Noel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
JadFarris added

Freestyle 

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44 22
Alisha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Pop music, Italo disco, Dance music

23
30 11
Pajama Party is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Freestyle music

24
36 17
Planet Patrol is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Old-school hip hop, Electro, Freestyle music

25
43 24
Information Society is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music