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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.

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 Capital Punishment, Yeeeah Baby, Endangered Species
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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Cypress Hill is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Cypress Hill, Black Sunday, III - Temples Of Boom
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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Immortal Technique is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Revolutionary Vol. 2, Revolutionary, Volume 1
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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Kid Frost is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
David Toulson added
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Fat Joe is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Jealous One's Envy, Represent, Don Cartagena
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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B-Real is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
The Gunslinger Mixtape, Hit 'em High (The Monstars' Anthem), The Harvest
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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Cuban Link is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
johnstonismyname added Chain Reaction, Broken Chains, Broken Chains 2: Chainsaw Massacre
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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South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
JustinTime-toNaylor added When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park
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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Joell Ortiz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
joseph-cassar added The Brick, Road Kill, Free Agent
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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Tego Calderón is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Fast & Furious, El Abayarde, El Enemy de los Guasíbiri
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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Snow Tha Product is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
DamianAhoteLee added Unorthodox, On. Now, Drunk Love
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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Baby Bash is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
johnstonismyname added Menage A Trois, Super Saucy, Savage Dreams
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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King Lil G is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
blakk-ragg added
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Terror Squad is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
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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Chino XL is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
johnstonismyname added Here to Save You All, Ricanstruction: The Black Rosary, I Told You So
Derek Keith Barbosa (born April 8, 1974), better known by his stage name Chino XL, is an American rapper and actor. He has released four solo studio albums, in which his most recent – ...more
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Vinnie Paz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
johnstonismyname added King & The Cauze Mixtape, God of the Serengeti, The Sound and the Fury
Vincenzo Luvineri (born October 5, 1977), better known as Vinnie Paz (formerly known as Ikon the Verbal Hologram), is a Sicilian American rapper and the lyricist behind the Philadelphia ...more
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Sen Dog is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
johnstonismyname added Ghetto Therapy, Diary of a Mad Dog
Senen Reyes (born November 22, 1965), also known by his stage name Sen Dog, is a Cuban-American rapper and musician who is best known as a member of the rap group Cypress Hill and as the lead ...more
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Chris Rivers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
joseph-cassar added
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Berner is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
johnstonismyname added The White Album, Got Work, Blow

Gillbert Milam Jr. better known as Berner, is a Mexican American Rapper from San Francisco California. Berner became a Cannabis industry Entrepreneur with his own medical Marijuana dispensaries, he also owns a clothing company sponsering Marijuana lifestyle..... Berner has release many albums since 2007 most notable work is his collaberation with B-Real on the probition projects

Berner is a rapper.
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Nicky Jam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
miguel-martinez added Vida Escante, Salón de La Fama, Haciendo Escante
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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Delinquent Habits is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
amir.cruz added Here Come the Horns, Delinquent Habits, Merry Go Round
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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DJ Muggs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
johnstonismyname added Grandmasters, Muggs Presents Soul Assassins, Chapter II
Lawrence Muggerud (born January 28, 1968), better known by his stage name DJ Muggs, is an American DJ and record producer. He produced tracks for Funkdoobiest, House of Pain, Dizzee Rascal, U2, ...more
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Lil Rob is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Twelve Eighteen, Pt. 1, Neighborhood Music
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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Lighter Shade of Brown is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Greatest Hits, Layin' in the Cut, If You Could See Inside Me
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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Daddy Yankee is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Latin Rappers/Groups
Daddy Yankee Mundial, Los Homerun-es, Barrio fino
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