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The Best Latin Rappers/Groups 

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Updated May 1, 2020 34.7k votes 5.7k voters 482.7k views 100 items

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Over the past few decades, Latin rappers have moved from being a favorite of Latinos to achieving mainstream success. Latino hip hop emerged from the West Coast of the U.S. during the late 1980s and early 1990s and had a strong following (unsurprisingly) with Latinos in areas like Southern California. On the other side of the U.S., Latin rap emerged in Latino hotbeds like Miami and New York City. Like other rap genres, Latino hip hop lyrically took on topics that affected their lives. Over time, as mainstream Latin rap developed, the genre has moved towards party anthems with big beats and catchy hooks. No matter what you think of the early Spanglish rappers, today's Latin rappers are some of the biggest names in music, with some being among the greatest rappers alive.

So, who are the greatest Latino and Mexican rappers? Any list of Latino rappers has to include the likes of Cypress Hill, Immortal Technique, Big Pun, Fat Joe, Lil Rob, Daddy Yankee and Pitbull. These are some of the biggest names and best Latin rappers of all time, and with good reason. Their slick rhymes, strong fan bases and catchy tunes have made these Latin hip hop artists widely known across the globe. Latino rappers are widely popular not only among the Spanish speaking audience, but English fans as well.

That said, who are the best Latino rappers? If you notice that a Latin rap artists is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best Latin rappers of all time?" and "who is the greatest Latin 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 Latin rappers that you might've heard of.

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Big Pun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
JermaineBaldwin added Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop & East Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Capital Punishment, Yeeeah Baby, Endangered Species, The Legacy: The Best of Big Pun, It's So Hard, + more

Christopher Lee Rios (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000), better known by his stage name Big Pun (short for Big Punisher), was an American rapper. Emerging from the underground hip hop scene ...more

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The Best Big Pun Songs #80 of 501 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #81 of 152 The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40

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Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups

Albums: Cypress Hill, Black Sunday, III - Temples Of Boom, Rise Up, Till Death Do Us Part, + more

Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Latino American hip hop recording group to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and ...more

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The Best Cypress Hill Albums of All Time #887 of 1,060 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #22 of 138 The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

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Immortal Technique is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Genre: Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop & Political hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Revolutionary Vol. 2, Revolutionary, Volume 1, The 3rd World, Bin Laden Remix (Bin Laden, + more

Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal Technique, is a Peruvian American hip hop recording artist and activist. Most of his lyrics focus on ...more

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The Best Immortal Technique Songs #815 of 1,043 The Best Singers of All Time #116 of 501 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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Fat Joe is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Genre: Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop & East Coast hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Jealous One's Envy, Represent, Don Cartagena, All or Nothing, Loyalty, + more

Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American rapper and actor from the Bronx, New York. He began his music career as a member of hip ...more

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The Best Songs Feat. Fat Joe #157 of 1,060 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
JustinTime-toNaylor added Genre: Hip hop music and Rap music; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park, The Purity Album, The 3rd Wish to Rock the World, + more

Carlos Coy (born October 5, 1970), better known by his stage name South Park Mexican, is an American rapper, founder of Dope House Records, and convicted sex offender. His stage name is derived ...more

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The Best South Park Mexican Songs #9 of 71 The Best Houston Rapperslisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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B-Real is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Genre: Hip hop music, Nu metal & Hardcore hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: The Gunslinger Mixtape, Hit 'em High (The Monstars' Anthem), The Harvest, Volume 1: The Mixtape, The Gunslinger, + more

Louis Mario Freese (born June 2, 1970), better known by his stage name B-Real, is an American rapper and actor. He is best known for being the lead rapper in the hip hop group Cypress Hill and ...more

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#233 of 501 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #74 of 138 The Dopest Rappers of the '90s #35 of 188 The Best Rappers From Los Angeles

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Tego Calderón is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Genre: Hip hop music, Mambo & Latin American music; Nationality: Puerto Rico

Albums: Fast & Furious, El Abayarde, El Enemy de los Guasíbiri, El Que Sabe, Sabe, + more

Tegui Calderón Rosario (born February 1, 1972) is a Puerto Rican hip hop recording artist and actor. He began his musical career in 1996 (as Tego Tec) and was supported by the famous ...more

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#17 of 66 The Top Rappers from Miami #9 of 62 The Best Reggaeton Groups/Artists

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Snow Tha Product is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
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Albums: Unorthodox, On. Now, Drunk Love, So Dope (They Wanna)

Claudia Alexandra Feliciano, better known by her stage name Snow Tha Product, is an American rapper of Mexican descent and singer, signed to Atlantic Records. Snow is mostly known for her ...more

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#186 of 206 The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time #93 of 192 The Best Underground Rappers #27 of 294 The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time

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Daddy Yankee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Genre: Urban contemporary, Hip hop music & Pop music; Nationality: Puerto Rico

Albums: Daddy Yankee Mundial, Los Homerun-es, Barrio fino, No Mercy, Reggaeton Disco, + more

Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known professionally as Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican singer, songwriter, rapper, actor and record producer. Ayala was born in ...more

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The Best Daddy Yankee Songs #1,908 of 2,040 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #305 of 1,060 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time

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King Lil G is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
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Calle 13 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups

Albums: Calle 13, Residente O Visitante, Entren Los Que Quieran, Los de Atrás Vienen Conmigo, Multi_Viral, + more

Calle 13 is a Puerto Rican band formed by stepbrothers René Pérez Joglar who calls himself Residente and Eduardo José Cabra Martínez, who calls himself Visitante and ...more
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Joell Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
joseph-cassar added

Albums: The Brick, Road Kill, Free Agent, Farewell Summer EP, House Slippers

Joell Christopher Ortiz (born July 6, 1980) is an American rapper and a member of the now defunct group Slaughterhouse. Ortiz grew up in the Cooper Park Houses in the East Williamsburg section ...more
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Lil Rob is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & G-funk; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Twelve Eighteen, Pt. 1, Neighborhood Music, The Album, Crazy Life, + more

Roberto L. Flores (born September 21, 1975), best known by his stage name Lil Rob, is a Mexican-American rapper, producer, and actor.

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The Best Lil Rob Songs #3 of 39 The Best Mexican Rapperslisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Terror Squad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups

Albums: Lean Back, The Album, True Story

Terror Squad was an American hip hop collective that was first established in 1998. Based in The Bronx borough of New York City, the members of Terror Squad collectively debuted on a song in ...more

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#16 of 25 2000s One-Hit Wonders: Where Are They Now? #131 of 194 The Best Old School Hip Hop Groups/Rappers #76 of 86 The Greatest Gangsta Rappers of All Time

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Kid Frost is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
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Lighter Shade of Brown ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups

Albums: Greatest Hits, Layin' in the Cut, If You Could See Inside Me, Brown & Proud, A Lighter Shade of Brown, + more

A Lighter Shade of Brown was a Mexican American hip hop duo from Riverside, California best known for their 1990 hit single "On a Sunday Afternoon", a success in the U.S., written by ...more
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Delinquent Habits is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
amir.cruz added

Albums: Here Come the Horns, Delinquent Habits, Merry Go Round, Freedom Band, New And Improved, + more

Delinquent Habits is a hip hop group. Formed in East Los Angeles in 1991, they are known for their Latin-tinged rap, which is both melodic and hardcore. Their first album was executive produced ...more

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#11 of 39 The Best Mexican Rappers #149 of 194 The Best Old School Hip Hop Groups/Rappers #62 of 135 The Best West Coast Rappers

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Chris Rivers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
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Nicky Jam is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
miguel-martinez added Genre: Reggaeton; Nationality: Puerto Rico

Albums: Vida Escante, Salón de La Fama, Haciendo Escante, The Black Carpet, ...Distinto A Los Demás, + more

Nick Rivera Caminero (born March 17, 1981), known by the stage name Nicky Jam, is an American singer and songwriter. He is best known for hits such as "Travesuras", "Te ...more

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The Best Nicky Jam Albums, Ranked #19 of 38 The Best Spanish Rappers #92 of 234 The Best Latin Pop Artists

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Wisin y Yandel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
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Albums: Pa'l Mundo, Mi Vida... My Life, El Sobreviviente, La Revolución, Líderes, + more

Juan Luis Morera Luna (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxwan ˈlwis moˈɾeɾa ˈluna]; born December 19, 1978), best known as his stage name Wisin (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈɣ̝ʷisin]), is a Puerto Rican ...more
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Chingo Bling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Genre: Hip hop music, Latin hip hop & Southern hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: They Can't Deport Us All, El Mero Chingon, America's Faborite Wetback, They All Want Him But Who Can Afford Him, WorldStar Wetbacks

Pedro Herrera III (born September 5, 1979 in Houston, Texas), better known by his stage name Chingo Bling, is an American rapper, producer, and comedian of Mexican descent. He frequently uses ...more

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#34 of 71 The Best Houston Rappers #10 of 39 The Best Mexican Rappers #45 of 115 The Best Rappers From Texas

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Cuban Link is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & Latin hip hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Chain Reaction, Broken Chains, Broken Chains 2: Chainsaw Massacre, 24K, Manonfire Mixtape

Felix Delgado (born December 18, 1974), better known by his stage name Cuban Link, is a Cuban American rapper and original member of Terror Squad.

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#120 of 234 The Best New York Rappers #16 of 38 The Best Spanish Rappers #191 of 194 The Best Old School Hip Hop Groups/Rappers

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Mr. Criminal is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups

Albums: Stay On The Streets, Criminal Mentality, Soldiers Of The 213 Part 2: The Real Sequel, Soldiers of the 213, What the Streets Created, + more

Robert Garcia, stage name Mr. Criminal, is a Latin-American recording artist and rapper from Southern California, signed to Hi-Power Entertainment Music Group in addition to being a Rapper he is ...more

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The Best Mr. Criminal Songs #85 of 86 The Greatest Gangsta Rappers of All Time #4 of 33 The Best Chicano Rappers

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Baby Bash is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
johnstonismyname added Genre: Hip hop music, Pop music & Electro hop; Nationality: United States of America

Albums: Menage A Trois, Super Saucy, Savage Dreams, On tha Cool, Get Wiggy [Explicit], + more

Ronald Ray Bryant, (born October 18, 1975) better known by his stage name Baby Bash (formerly Baby Beesh) is a Mexican-American rapper and singer. From 1995–98, he performed under the stage name ...more

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The Best Baby Bash Songs #30 of 71 The Best Houston Rappers #72 of 78 Hip Hop Stars You Most Wish You Could Sound Like

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Mr. Capone-E is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Genre: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap & G-funk; Nationality: Pakistan

Albums: Don't Get It Twisted, Last Man Standing, Still Connected, Dedicated 2 the Oldies 2, The Lost Chapters, + more

Fahd Azam (born April 27, 1976), known professionally as Mr. Capone-E is a Pakistani-American rapper and record executive. He is the owner of Hi-Power Entertainment.

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#100 of 188 The Best Rappers From Los Angeles #21 of 23 The Best Rappers Named After Gangsters #16 of 39 The Best Mexican Rappers