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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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Stevie B. is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Stevie B. 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
TKA Pop music, House music, Boy band

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Exposé is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Exposé Adult contemporary music, Pop music, House music

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The Cover Girls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
The Cover Girls Urban contemporary, Girl group, Pop music

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Lisette Melendez is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Lisette Melendez Latin pop, Dance-pop, Freestyle music

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Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam Chicano rock, Pop music, Electronic music

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George LaMond is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
George LaMond Pop music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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

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

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Corina is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Corina Dance-pop, Freestyle music

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

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Rockell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Rockell Dance-pop, Hi-NRG, Dance music

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Jocelyn Enriquez is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Jocelyn Enriquez Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Brenda K. Starr is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Brenda K. Starr Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Nocera is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Nocera Trip hop, Freestyle music

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

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Stacey Q is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Stacey Q Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music

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

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

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Alisha is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Alisha Pop music, Italo disco, Dance music

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Jaya is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Jaya Hip hop music, Rock music, Rhythm and blues

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Planet Patrol is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Planet Patrol Old-school hip hop, Electro, Freestyle music

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Information Society is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Information Society Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music

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Dino is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Dino Dance music, Freestyle music

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

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Nu Shooz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Nu Shooz Synthpop, Pop music, Dance-pop

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Tony Moran is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists

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Pajama Party is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Pajama Party Freestyle music

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Joyce Sims is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Joyce Sims House music, Contemporary R&B, Dance music

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

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Freeez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Freeez Synthpop, New Wave, Jazz-funk

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The Jets is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
The Jets Teen pop, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music

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Perri
Perri "Pebbles" Reid Urban contemporary, Dance-pop, Contemporary R&B

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Bad Boy Joe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Bad Boy Joe House music, Electronic dance music, Dance music

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

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Noel is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
JadFarris added noel Freestyle 

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John Benitez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
John Benitez 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
Starpoint Dance-pop, Rhythm and blues, Freestyle music

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Louis Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Louis Sharpe Hip hop music, Pop music, House music

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Jeanette Jurado is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Jeanette Jurado Adult contemporary music, Dance-pop, House music

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

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Dominatrix is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Dominatrix Synthpop, Freestyle music

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Kurtis Mantronik is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Kurtis Mantronik Hip hop music, Electro, House music

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Paul Hardcastle is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Paul Hardcastle Synthpop, New Wave, Electro

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Arthur Baker is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Arthur Baker Old-school hip hop, Electro, Electronic music

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Tommy Page is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Tommy Page Pop music, Dance music, Freestyle music

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Muruga Booker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Muruga Booker New Age, New Age music, Rock music

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Emjay is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Emjay Dance music, Eurodance, Freestyle music

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

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Johnny Budz is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Freestyle Music Groups/Artists
Johnny Budz Electronic dance music, Dance music, Freestyle music