Hip Hop is taking over the world and few do it better than Latino rappers. There’s a nice mix of Latino rappers who are solo artists and those who have formed successful groups. They all feature iconic and unique sounds, that can satisfy the needs of Hip Hop fans the world over. Whether you have Latino heritage or are just looking for some new music, we’ve compiled a list that is ideal for anyone. Keep reading to discover who the best 4 Latino rappers are of all time. According to Samuel Sánchez, from reviewbox.es, “Many Latino rappers alternate their songs with both the Spanish language and the English language, to ensure that their music is accessible to all.”
These 4 artists are renowned for producing high-quality Hip Hop records and albums that keep their fans coming back for more.
Big Pun paved the way for Latino rappers as he was the first one to go platinum with his first album Capital Punishment. The album hit No.1 in the Hip Hop/R&B charts and he soon became known as a big influencer in the Hip Hop world, especially in the Latin American world. Pun, who was born in New York, was very proud of his Puerto Rican heritage and thus dedicated a lot of his songs about it.
Sadly, in 2000, Pun passed away due to heart failure. However, many Hip Hop fans still enjoy listening to his impressive collection of songs. Listen to his track I Don’t Want To Be A Player No More now.
Immortal Technique is a Peruvian-American rapper and urban activist, who’s lyrical talent has put him firmly on the map in the world of Hip Hop. Immortal Technique’s lyrics focus on controversial issues in global politics, often around the issues of class struggles, socialism, poverty, and racism. Check out Dance With The Devil.
American born Hip Hop artist, Fat Joe, proudly comes from Puerto Rican and Cuban descent. His brother first introduced Fat Joe to the world of Hip Hop and from there this talented rapper flourished. Fat Joe is most well-known for his album Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) which was released in 2001. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA and internationally certified Silver by the BPI, it also reached the top 100 on various music charts.
Cuban-born brothers Sen Dog and Mellow Man Ace formed a group with Muggs and B Real in 1986, called DVX (Devastating Vocal Excellence). The group created a fusion of Latin and Hip Hop slang. In 1988, Mellow Man Ace left the group, and they renamed themselves as Cypress Hill. Since then, the trio has gone onto being the first Latino American Hip Hop recording group to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. And have released platinum and multi-platinum albums, which have sold over 20 million copies worldwide. Have a listen to their music here.
If you’re looking for some new Hip Hop music, check out our list of The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2019.