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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194 41
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
131 21
The Cover Girls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Girl group, Pop music

3
174 36
TKA is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Pop music, House music, Boy band

4
139 25
Lisette Melendez is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Latin pop, Dance-pop, Freestyle music

5
128 22
George LaMond is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

6
148 31
Exposé is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, House music

7
122 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
86 19
Sweet Sensation is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Latin American music

9
95 24
Shannon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Electro, Dance-pop, House music

10
59 16
Jocelyn Enriquez is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

11
66 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
69 25
Taylor Dayne is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Urban contemporary, Rock music, Dance-pop

13
69 25
Corina is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Dance-pop, Freestyle music

14
64 22
Rockell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Dance-pop, Hi-NRG, Dance music

15
59 22
La India is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Latin pop, Salsa music, House music

16
55 20
Nocera is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Trip hop, Freestyle music

17
49 18
Collage is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

18
45 20
Stacey Q is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

19
49 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
17 2
Judy Torres is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
BennysBar added

21
25 7
Noel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
JadFarris added

Freestyle 

22
43 22
Alisha is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Pop music, Italo disco, Dance music

23
29 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

26
28 14
Dino is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Dance music, Freestyle music

27
28 14
Jaya is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

28
33 20
Nu Shooz is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Pop music, Dance-pop

29
30 18
Pretty Poison is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Dance-pop, Dance music, Freestyle music

30
24 13
Nancy Martinez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
New Wave, Dance-pop, Hi-NRG

31
24 13
Tony Moran is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

32
21 11
Perri
Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

33
26 16
Joyce Sims is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
House music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

34
20 13
Lina Santiago is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Dance music, Freestyle music

35
23 16
Freeez is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Jazz-funk

36
25 18
The Jets is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Teen pop, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

37
20 15
Bad Boy Joe is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
House music, Electronic dance music, Dance music

38
13 11
John Benitez is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Pop music, House music, Contemporary R&B

39
11 10
Jeanette Jurado is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Adult contemporary music, Dance-pop, House music

40
10 14
Starpoint is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues, Freestyle music

41
14 19
Apollonia Kotero is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Rhythm and blues, Minneapolis sound, Freestyle music

42
6 11
Tommy Page is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Pop music, Dance music, Freestyle music

43
7 14
Paul Hardcastle is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Synthpop, New Wave, Electro

44
5 12
Dominatrix is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Synthpop, Freestyle music

45
5 12
Emjay is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Dance music, Eurodance, Freestyle music

46
8 16
Louis Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, House music

47
5 13
Kurtis Mantronik is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Hip hop music, Electro, House music

48
5 14
Arthur Baker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Old-school hip hop, Electro, Electronic music

49
4 13
Muruga Booker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
New Age, New Age music, Rock music

50
4 16
John Rocca is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Electro, Contemporary R&B, Dance music