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The Best Latin Rappers/Groups

Updated April 29, 2021 30.7k votes 6.1k voters 503.2k views91 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

    Capital Punishment, Yeeeah Baby
    Christopher Lee Rios (November 10, 1971 – February 7, 2000), better known by his stage name...  more

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    Cypress Hill

    Cypress Hill, Black Sunday
    Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the...  more

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    Immortal Technique

    Revolutionary Vol. 2, Revolutionary
    Felipe Andres Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known by the stage name Immortal...  more

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    Cuban Link

    Chain Reaction, Broken Chains
    Felix Delgado (born December 18, 1974), better known by his stage name Cuban Link, is a Cuban...  more

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    B-Real

    The Gunslinger Mixtape, Hit 'em High (The Monstars' Anthem)
    Louis Mario Freese (born June 2, 1970), better known by his stage name B-Real, is an American...  more

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    Tego Calderón

    Fast & Furious, El Abayarde
    Tegui Calderón Rosario (born February 1, 1972) is a Puerto Rican hip hop recording artist and...  more
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    Fat Joe

    Jealous One's Envy, Represent
    Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an...  more

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    A.L.T.

    Stone Cold World
    Alvin Lowell Trivette, known as A.L.T., is a Mexican-American rapper. known for the 1991 hit...  more
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    Terror Squad

    Lean Back, The Album
    Terror Squad was an American hip hop collective that was first established in 1998. Based in...  more

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    South Park Mexican

    When Devils Strike, Power Moves
    Carlos Coy (born October 5, 1970), better known by his stage name South Park Mexican, is an...  more

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    Joell Ortiz

    The Brick, Road Kill
    Joell Christopher Ortiz (born July 6, 1980) is an American rapper and a member of the now...  more

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    Snow Tha Product

    Unorthodox, On. Now
    Claudia Alexandra Feliciano, better known by her stage name Snow Tha Product, is an American...  more

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    Q-Unique

    Marvels Team-Up, Vengeance Is Mine
    Anthony Quiles, better known by his stage name Q-Unique, is a Puerto Rican-American rapper,...  more
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    Daddy Yankee

    Daddy Yankee Mundial, Los Homerun-es
    Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez (born February 3, 1977), known professionally as Daddy Yankee, is a...  more

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    Delinquent Habits

    Here Come the Horns, Delinquent Habits
    Delinquent Habits is a hip hop group. Formed in East Los Angeles in 1991, they are known for...  more

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    Calle 13

    Calle 13, Residente O Visitante
    Calle 13 is a Puerto Rican band formed by stepbrothers René Pérez Joglar who calls himself...  more
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    Lighter Shade of Brown

    Greatest Hits, Layin' in the Cut
    A Lighter Shade of Brown was a Mexican American hip hop duo from Riverside, California best...  more
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    Chino XL

    Here to Save You All, Ricanstruction: The Black Rosary
    Derek Keith Barbosa (born April 8, 1974), better known by his stage name Chino XL, is an...  more

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    Lil Rob

    Twelve Eighteen, Pt. 1
    Roberto L. Flores (born September 21, 1975), best known by his stage name Lil Rob, is a...  more

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    Sen Dog

    Ghetto Therapy, Diary of a Mad Dog
    Senen Reyes (born November 22, 1965), also known by his stage name Sen Dog, is a...  more
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    Nicky Jam

    Vida Escante, Salón de La Fama
    Nick Rivera Caminero (born March 17, 1981), known by the stage name Nicky Jam, is an American...  more

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    Baby Bash

    Menage A Trois, Super Saucy
    Ronald Ray Bryant, (born October 18, 1975) better known by his stage name Baby Bash (formerly...  more

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    Vinnie Paz

    King & The Cauze Mixtape, God of the Serengeti
    Vincenzo Luvineri (born October 5, 1977), better known as Vinnie Paz (formerly known as Ikon...  more
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    Mellow Man Ace

    The Brother With Two Tongues, From the Darkness Into the Light
    Ulpiano Sergio Reyes (born April 12, 1967), better known as Mellow Man Ace, is a...  more