The Best Latin Rappers/Groups

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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.

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
    1,326 votes

    A lyrical mastermind, this Bronx-born artist was the first Latino rapper to achieve platinum status, with his debut album Capital Punishment showcasing his unparalleled wordplay and intricate rhyme schemes. As a heavyweight in the rap game, both literally and figuratively, he opened doors for many Latino artists that followed, leaving an indelible mark on the hip-hop landscape despite his untimely death at age 28.

  • Cypress Hill
    1,215 votes

    This groundbreaking group is known for their blend of Latin-infused beats and gritty street narratives, which catapulted them to international stardom during the '90s. With their distinctive nasal delivery, they are considered one of the pioneers of West Coast hip-hop and have been influential in bringing bilingual lyrics into the mainstream. Their longevity as a group speaks to their enduring appeal and continued influence on up-and-coming artists.

  • Hailing from Harlem, this Peruvian-American MC has built an underground following through his politically charged lyrics and storytelling prowess. A skilled lyricist with a penchant for tackling social issues in his music, he gained popularity through his raw mixtapes before releasing acclaimed albums like Revolutionary Vol. 1 and Revolutionary Vol. 2. His unapologetic approach to addressing controversial topics has earned him respect among hip-hop purists and fans alike.

  • B-Real
    693 votes

    As one of the founding members of Cypress Hill, this rapper's unmistakable nasal delivery has become synonymous with the group's unique sound. With a career spanning over three decades, he's been an integral part in shaping the West Coast hip-hop scene and bringing Latin-infused beats to the forefront of popular culture. Outside of his work with Cypress Hill, he's also collaborated with numerous artists across various genres, showcasing his versatility and commitment to pushing boundaries.

  • Fat Joe
    854 votes

    A key figure in East Coast hip-hop since the early '90s, this Puerto Rican rapper has consistently delivered hits throughout his career while also mentoring younger talents like Big Pun and Remy Ma. Known for his charismatic personality and larger-than-life presence on tracks, he's managed to stay relevant over time by adapting to changes in the musical landscape without losing sight of his roots in traditional New York rap. His collaborations with other prominent Latin artists have further solidified his status as a trailblazer in bridging the gap between hip-hop and Latin music.

  • This Houston-based rapper gained a loyal following in the late '90s and early 2000s thanks to his gritty street tales and smooth flow, which showcased his Mexican-American heritage. Despite legal troubles that have stalled his career, he remains an influential figure in the Southern hip-hop scene, with many citing him as an inspiration for their own musical pursuits. His ability to blend elements of traditional Mexican music with rap has helped pave the way for other Latino artists looking to break into the mainstream.