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Encyclopedia > Latin rap

Latin rap is not a homogeneous musical style but rather a term that covers all Hip-Hop music recorded by artists of Latino origin. Hip-Hop music is a style of popular music. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ...

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Early Latinos in Hip-Hop Music

According to B.Boy Omega, a writer for The Source Magazine and Hip-Hop historian; The first Latino in Hip-Hop music was DJ Disco Wiz, a product of a Puerto Rican father and a Cuban mother who was born in The Bronx. DJ Disco Wiz along with Casanova Fly (Grandmaster Caz) formed the pioneering Mighty Force Crew from 183rd Street and Valentine Avenue in the mid-1970's. Later on they both were joined by the first Latino MC, Prince Whipper Whip; who is Puerto Rican[citation needed]. Whip, unlike Wiz was exclusively an MC; Wiz was a DJ too. Casanova Fly (Grandmaster Caz) would rap and DJ at the same time. The Source is a United States-based, monthly full-color magazine covering hip-hop music, politics, and culture, founded in 1988. ... For other uses, see Hip hop (disambiguation). ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ... For other uses, see The Bronx (disambiguation). ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Prince Whipper Whip (born James Whipper) is a Puerto Rican rapper from the Bronx. ...


Since Hip-Hop was experienced primarily via audio and not by video, most people never knew that DJ Disco Wiz was Puerto Rican & Cuban until they saw him. As explained by Kevie Kev in the book "Yes Yes Yall" Prince Whipper Whip felt it necessary to keep his Afro-Puerto Rican background a secret in order to gain more positive acceptance. The audience perception of Whip as a Black-American made Rubie Dee the first public Puerto Rican MC according to the book. After DJ Disco Wiz; the second Puerto Rican DJ was an ex-salsa bassist turned DJ named Charlie Chase, who became the DJ along with DJ Tony Tone) for the Cold Crush Brothers[citation needed]. Charlie Chase is best-known for his work on the former TNN show Crook & Chase Charlie Chase (born October 19, 1952) is a radio and television host best known for his work on The Nashville Network program Crook & Chase. ... Cold Crush Brothers are a hip hop group that formed in 1979 in the Bronx, New York during hip hops infancy alongside artist such as Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force, The Fantastic Five, and The Funky Four Plus One More. ...


In 1981 a group called The Mean Machine released a 12" single on Sugar Hill Records called "Disco Dream" which was the first rap record to emphasize Spanglish[citation needed]. In the same year The Sugar Hill Gang featured a solo by Tito Puente on “The Sugar Hill Groove”. DJ and producer Tony Touch also mentions (in an interview on blackmagazine.it) the track "Spanglish" by Spanish Fly & The Terrible 2, came out in the same year on Enjoy Records but was not as well known. The Mean Machine was a rap group composed of Puerto Ricans who rapped in both English and Spanish. ... Sugar Hill Records was the name of a rap music label that was founded in 1974 by husband and wife Joe and Sylvia Robinson with financial funding of Morris Levy, the owner of Roulette Records. ... Disco Dream was a track released in 1981 by early Sugar Hill Records rap group The Mean Machine. ... The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group, known mostly for one hit, Rappers Delight, the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. ... Tito Puente, Sr. ... Tony Touch, also known as Tony Toca, is an American hip hop DJ MC, B-boy, and producer from New York City, who is of Puerto Rican descent. ... Enjoy Records was a record label set up by Bobby Robinson. ...


In the early to mid-80's quite a few Latin-Caribbean rappers and DJ’s hit the scene. Producer and DJ Master OC and The Devastating Tito were both a part of The Fearless Four[citation needed]. The Master OC was also the producer of another crew named The Fantasy 3 which featured another Puerto Rican MC named Charlie Rock. Both of these crews were from Harlem. Out of the East New York section of Brooklyn came Prince Markie Dee of The Fat Boys, who later went on to produce Mary J Blige; and Wise, the beat box from Stetsasonic. Both were Puerto Rican; as was Super Lover Cee from the Astoria Projects in Queens. Like Whipper Whip; Markie, Wise and Super Lover Cee's ethnic heritage was not that well known. Other lesser known MC’s and DJ’s included Johnny Rock, DJ Candido, DJ Muscle and DJ Shiz who were all Puerto Ricans from The Bronx, while Mr. L of the TDR crew was half Puerto Rican and half Dominican. DJ Dr. Dust along with his DJ partner and cousin DJ Duran from the Bronx are considered to be the first Dominican DJ’s in Hip-Hop (documented in The BX Factor magazine in 1996.)[citation needed] Of Brazilian heritage, Breez Evahflowin from the Hells Kitchen section of Manhattan, and is most famous as a member of The Stronghold Crew is the first MC in Hip-Hop with parents from Brazil[citation needed]. For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Prince Markie Dee (born Mark Anthony Morales, Brooklyn, New York) is a rapper, songwriter, producer, and radio personality. ... Mary J. Blige performs on the National Mall in Washington, DC Mary Jane Blige (born January 11, 1971) is an American R&B and soul singer, songwriter and producer. ... Look up wise in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Stetsasonic, appearing on the cover of their debut album, On Fire Stetsasonic was an American hip hop group formed in 1981 (see 1981 in music) in Brooklyn, New York. ... A stronghold is a strongly fortified defensive structure. ...


Latin rap on the West Coast

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, most Latin rap came from the West Coast of the United States. Cuban-American artist Mellow Man Ace was the first Latino artist to have a major bilingual single attached to his 1989 debut. Mellow Man, referred to as the "Godfather of Latin rap" and a Hip Hop Hall of Fame inductee, brought mainstream attention to Spanglish rhyming with his 1989 platinum single "Mentirosa". In 1990, fellow West Coast artist Kid Frost further brought Latinos to the rap forefront with his single "La Raza." Cypress Hill, of which Mellow Man Ace was a member before going solo, would become the first Latino rap group to reach platinum status in 1991. The group has since continued to release other gold and platinum albums. Ecuadorian born rapper Gerardo received heavy rotation on video and radio for his single "Rico, Suave", while commercially watered-down, the album enjoyed a status of being one of the first mainstream Spanglish CDs on the market. Ulpiano Sergio Reyes (born April 12, 1967) is an Afro-Cuban rapper known as Mellow Man Ace. ... Arturo Molina Jr. ... Cypress Hill is a mostly-Latin American hip hop group from South Gate, California, who are quite possibly most known for their song Insane in the Brain. Their consistent advocacy around the legalization of cannabis consumption has contributed to their popularity. ... Gerardo or la Pelota (born Gerardo Mejía on April 16, 1965 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is a rapper and singer who later became a recording-industry executive. ...


Latin rap in the East Coast and Miami

On the East Coast, Latin artists such as the Beatnuts emerged in the early '90s, with New Jersey native Chino XL earning recognition for his lyricism and equal controversy for his subject matter. In the late '90s, Puerto Rican rapper Big Punisher became the first Latino solo artist to reach platinum sales for an LP with his debut album Capital Punishment, which included hit song Still Not a Player. Big Punisher died in 2000, at the age of 28. Other Latin artists on the East Coast would follow and receive a great deal of support from Latino consumers including rappers such as Cuban Link and Immortal Technique. In Miami artists such as Don Dinero and Pitbull have been successful with rhymes in Spanish and English as well. But now with the great rise and demand off the reggeaton sub-genre there is new up and coming rappers creating great attention Internationally like Tego Calderon, Daddy Yankee, Don Omar, Absolut -aka- Loot and a list of so many other great names the world has yet to see the full potential of Latin Hip Hop . The Beatnuts are a hip hop crew from Queens, New York City. ... Chino XL (born Derek Keith Barbosa, April 8, 1971, in The Bronx, New York) is a New Jersey rapper well respected among hip-hop enthusiasts for his technically accomplished style and battling abilities. ... Christopher Lee Rios also known as Big Pun (November 10, 1971 - February 7, Puerto Rican rapper who emerged from the underground rap scene in the Bronx in the late 1990s. ... Capital punishment, or the death penalty, is the execution of a convicted criminal by the state as punishment for crimes known as capital crimes or capital offences. ... Still Not a Player is a hip-hop/rap song written and performed by Puerto Rican rapper Big Punisher. ... Felix Delgado (born 1974,in Havana, Cuba), known by stage name Cuban Link, is a rapper best known for his former membership in the group Terror Squad, his friendship with Latin rapper Big Pun, and his problems with rapper Fat Joe. ... Felipe Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known as Immortal Technique, is a hip hop MC and political activist. ... Jose Manuel Guitian, popularly known as Don Dinero, is an American-born Cuban Reggaeton Artist living in Miami. ... Armando Christian Pérez (born 14 January 1981, in Miami, Florida) better known by his stage name Pitbull, or his other nicknames, Lil Chico or Mr. ...


Southwest and Chicano rap

Latin rap (as well as its subgenre of Chicano rap) has thrived along the West Coast, Southwest and Midwestern states with little promotion due to the large Latino populations of those regions. Texas artists such as Chingo Bling, Juan Gotti and South Park Mexican have enjoyed steady sales, and have headlined a number of successful Southwest tours. San Diego artist Lil Rob opened doors for Chicano Rap by receiving mainstream attention for his singles "Summer Nights", and "Bring Out The Freak In You". Baby Bash also had a huge impact with his single "Suga Suga". Artists Sinful of Tha Mexicanz, and Kemo the Blaxican have continued to improve the popularity of Spanglish rap on the West Coast. Chicano rap is a subgenre of hip hop music, latin rap and gangsta rap that embodies aspects of West Coast and Southwest Mexican American (Chicano) culture and is typically performed by American rap singers and musicians of Mexican descent. ... Chingo Bling (born Pedro Herrera III) is a Mexican rapper living in Houston, Texas. ... Juan Gotti is a Mexican American rap artist. ... South Park Mexican (born Carlos Coy, October 5, 1970 in Houston, Texas) is a rapper, currently incarcerated for child molestation. ... Roberto Flores (born September 1975), better known as Lil Rob, is a Mexican American (Chicano) rap artist from San Diego, California, USA. He was born and raised in the La Colonia area of Eden Gardens, a Hispanic neighborhood near Solana Beach. ... Ronnie Ray Bryant (born on October 11, 1975 in Vallejo, California, U.S.) better known by his stage name Baby Bash, and formerly Baby Beesh is an American rapper. ...


Urban Regional

In recent years the term "Urban Regional" was coined to refer to Spanish rap performed over beats infused with the sounds and melodies from popular Mexican music styles such as Banda, Cumbia, Norteno and others. Akwid, Jae-P, Crooked Stilo and David Rolas are among the most popular Urban Regional Artists. Akwid is a Mexican-American Hip Hop group, combining hip hop-style vocals with regional Mexican music. ... Jae-P is Chicano rapper. ... Crooked Silo Crooked Stilo is a hip-hop duo formed by brothers Victor and Johnny Lopez. ...


Reggaeton movement

In Panama and Puerto Rico a new style was created, inspired by Hip-Hop: Reggaeton. While Puerto Rican rappers from the US like Big Pun made their mark in the American industry of Hip-Hop, Hip-Hop was merged with Latin, electronica and Reggae into a new style. Popular Reggaeton artists include Tego Calderon, Don Omar, Wisin Y Yandel and Daddy Yankee. Reggaeton (also spelled Reggaetón, and known as Reguetón and Reggaetón in Spanish) is a form of urban music which became popular with Latin American (or Latino) youth during the early 1990s and spread over the course of 10 years to North American, European, Asian, and Australian audiences. ... Tegui Calderón Rosario —better known as Tego Calderón— is a rapper from Loíza Aldea, Loíza, Puerto Rico. ... William Omar Landrón (born February 10, 1978 in Carolina, Puerto Rico), is a Latin Grammy Award-nominated reggaeton singer/rapper. ... Yandel (left) and Wisin (right) Wisin y Yandel are a pair of reggaeton artists from Cayey, Puerto Rico. ... Raymond Ayala (born on December 12, 1977 in Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico), known artistically as Daddy Yankee is a successful Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist. ...


Latin rap around the world

The constant migration of people from one country to another has greatly influenced the dispersion of cultures and music across the globe. In the music realm, this can be heard with many different genres, like reggae, (which later led to dancehall), rap/hip-hop, reggaeton, and latin rap. The latter form of music has been a hit especially in countries with a large number of migrators to the United States. For example, Mexico has a growing Hip-Hop scene with groups such as Control Machete, Cartel De Santa, and Molotov. Similarly, the movement has spread to Puerto Rico, a country where many of its residents have moved to New York, Miami and Chicago over the years. Latin rap was jumpstarted by a wave of rappers that included Ruben DJ and Vico C. Ruben DJ's hit, La Escuela, (The School) and Vico C's hit, La Recta Final, (The End of the Road) received considerable radio time during the late 1980s. In addition to 1) Latin rap in Puerto Rico developing around the same time as early American hip-hop and 2) rap and reggae simultaneously having a substantial impact on each other, all three genres (rap, latin rap, and reggae/dancehall) relate a certain message to their respective audiences. Puerto Rican rap emerged as a form of cultural and social protest within the Puerto Rican context. [1] This is similar to the way American and Jamaican youth used rap and reggae/dancehall as a means to communicate their feelings on social, cultural, and political issues. In essence, Puerto Rican rap became the voice of Puerto Rican youth like dancehall and rap music are methods of expression for their Jamaican and lower-class U.S. youth counterparts. [2] Reggae is a music genre developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ... Dancehall is a type of Jamaican popular music which developed around the late 70s, with exponents such as Yellowman and Shabba Ranks. ... RAP may mean: the IATA airport code for Rapid City Regional Airport Rassemblement pour lalternative progressiste, a Québecois political party. ... For other uses, see Hip hop (disambiguation). ... Reggaeton (also spelled Reggaetón, and known as Reguetón and Reggaetón in Spanish) is a form of urban music which became popular with Latin American (or Latino) youth during the early 1990s and spread over the course of 10 years to North American, European, Asian, and Australian audiences. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Cartel de Santa is a Mexican band from Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico. ... Molotov is a Mexican rock and hip hop band formed in Mexico City on September 23, 1995. ... Ruben Urrutia (born circa 1960), better known in the Spanish rap music world as Ruben DJ, is a Puerto Rican former rap star who became famous in the late 1980s. ... Vico C (born Armando Lozada Cruz on September 8, 1971) is a Puerto Rican rapper and singer who is considered one of the founders of reggaeton. ...


Latin rap has also surfaced in the UK with a group called Cultura Londres who list Eric Bobo of Cypress Hill as one of their members. Born in Cubanistan in 1999, he rose from the ghetto with his mad percussion skills. ... Cypress Hill is a mostly-Latin American hip hop group from South Gate, California, who are quite possibly most known for their song Insane in the Brain. Their consistent advocacy around the legalization of cannabis consumption has contributed to their popularity. ...


It should also be noted that a number of East Coast rappers that have been usually identified as African American have parentage from a country that speaks Spanish or Portuguese, usually Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic, and Panama. This list includes N.O.R.E., Lloyd Banks, Kane & Abel, Joe Budden, J. R. Writer, Peedi Crakk a.k.a. Peedi Peedi, AZ, Juelz Santana, Fabolous, and Breez Evahflowin. An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Motto: Spanish: Dios, Patria, Libertad (English: God, Homeland, Liberty) Anthem: Quisqueyanos valientes Capital (and largest city) Santo Domingo Spanish Government Republic  - President Leonel Fernández Independence from Haiti   - Date 27 February 1844  Area  - Total 48,442 km² (130st) 18,810 sq mi   - Water (%) 1. ... For other people with a similar name, see Noriega. ... Christopher Charles Lloyd (born April 30, 1982 in Baltimore, Maryland), better known as Lloyd Banks, is an American rapper and is a member of G-Unit. ... Kane & Abel is the name of a rap duo formed by twin Puerto Rican brothers Daniel and David Garcia. ... Joseph Anthony Budden (born August 31, 1980) is an American rapper, born in Spanish Harlem, New York City but lived in Jersey City, New Jersey for most of his life. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Peedi Crakk (also known as Peedi Peedi) (born Pedro Zayas) is a rap music singer from North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Pedro Zayas (born September 25, 1978), formerly known as Peedi Crakk and later Peedi Peedi, is an American rapper from Pennsylvanias North Philadelphia neighborhood later nicknamed Ice City. He was once a member of State Property alongside Beanie Sigel, longtime friend Freeway, Young Gunz, Oschino Vasquez and Omillio Sparks... Anthony Cruz (born March 9, 1972 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York), better known as AZ, is an American rapper currently residing in Englewood, New Jersey. ... LaRon Louis James (born on February 18, 1983), better known by his stage name Juelz Santana, is a rapper, producer and small time actor. ... John Jackson (born November 18, 1977),[1] better known by his stage name Fabolous, is an American rapper. ...


Noted Latino rappers and hip hop DJs

7 notas 7 colores is a hip-hop band from Spain Biography 7 notas 7 colores emerged in Barcelona in 1993, from the ashes of the group Los Poetas Violentos by rapper Mucho Muchacho and Dive Dibosso. ... Afro-Rican is a popular bi-racial Miami Bass and Hip-Hop group, most famous for their genre shaping 1987 hit Give it All You Got (Doggy Style), as well as their 1995 hit All of Puerto Rico. ... Akwid is a Mexican-American Hip Hop group, combining hip hop-style vocals with regional Mexican music. ... Anthony Cruz (born March 9, 1972 in Brownsville, Brooklyn, New York), better known as AZ, is an American rapper currently residing in Englewood, New Jersey. ... The word Aztec is usually used as a historical term, although some contemporary Nahuatl speakers would consider themselves Aztecs. ... Louis Freese (born June 2, 1970), known by stage name B-Real, is a Latin rapper of Mexican and Afro-Cuban heritage[1]. He is best known for being the lead rapper in hip hop group Cypress Hill, who debuted with their self-titled album Cypress Hill in 1991. ... Ronnie Ray Bryant (born on October 11, 1975 in Vallejo, California, U.S.) better known by his stage name Baby Bash, and formerly Baby Beesh is an American rapper. ... The Beatnuts are a hip hop crew from Queens, New York City. ... Christopher Lee Rios (November 9, 1971 - February 7, 2000), better known as Big Punisher or Big Pun, was an American rapper of Puerto Rican descent who emerged from the underground rap scene in The Bronx in the late 1990s. ... Calle 13 is a five-time Latin Grammy Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated Puerto Rican hip hop and alternative-reggaeton duo formed by step-brothers who call themselves Residente (lead singer, writer) and Visitante (keyboards, vocals, writer, beat producer). ... FBI mugshot of Capone, 1931 Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 _ January 25, 1947) more popularly known as Al Scarface Capone was a famous American gangster in the 1920s and 1930s, although his business card is reported to have said he was a used furniture dealer. ... Cartel de Santa is a Mexican band from Santa Catarina, Nuevo León, Mexico. ... Charlie Chase is best-known for his work on the former TNN show Crook & Chase Charlie Chase (born October 19, 1952) is a radio and television host best known for his work on The Nashville Network program Crook & Chase. ... Chingo Bling (born Pedro Herrera III) is a Mexican rapper living in Houston, Texas. ... Chino XL (born Derek Keith Barbosa, April 8, 1971, in The Bronx, New York) is a New Jersey rapper well respected among hip-hop enthusiasts for his technically accomplished style and battling abilities. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Crooked Silo Crooked Stilo is a hip-hop duo formed by brothers Victor and Johnny Lopez. ... Cypress Hill is a mostly-Latin American hip hop group from South Gate, California, who are quite possibly most known for their song Insane in the Brain. Their consistent advocacy around the legalization of cannabis consumption has contributed to their popularity. ... Felix Delgado (born 1974,in Havana, Cuba), known by stage name Cuban Link, is a rapper best known for his former membership in the group Terror Squad, his friendship with Latin rapper Big Pun, and his problems with rapper Fat Joe. ... Raymond Ayala (born on December 12, 1977 in Rio Piedras, San Juan, Puerto Rico), known artistically as Daddy Yankee is a successful Latin Grammy Award-winning Puerto Rican reggaeton recording artist. ... Delinquent Habits is a Chicano hip hop group. ... DJ Laz (born Lazaro Mendez) is a Cuban rapper and DJ from Miami. ... Jose Manuel Guitian, popularly known as Don Dinero, is an American-born Cuban Reggaeton Artist living in Miami. ... El General, (born Edgardo A. Franco) is a Panamanian musical artist best known as the father of reggaeton. ... Joseph Antonio Cartagena (born August 19, 1970 in The Bronx, New York, USA[1]), better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is a Puerto Rican-American rapper. ... Funkdoobiest is a Latin rap group from Los Angeles. ... Gerardo or la Pelota (born Gerardo Mejía on April 16, 1965 in Guayaquil, Ecuador) is a rapper and singer who later became a recording-industry executive. ... The Hip Hop Hoodíos (from Spanish judíos = Jews) are a multilingual rock en español/alternative rock and hip hop band. ... Hurricane G (born Gloria Rodríguez) is a Puerto Rican rapper from New York. ... Felipe Coronel (born February 19, 1978), better known as Immortal Technique, is a hip hop MC and political activist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jae-P is Chicano rapper. ... This article is about the rapper; see also Jim Jones (disambiguation). ... Joell Ortiz is a Puerto Rican American rapper from Brooklyn, New York currently signed to Dr. Dres Aftermath Entertainment record label. ... Jonny Z is a Chicano bass artist from San Diego, California. ... Juan Gotti is a Mexican American rap artist. ... LaRon Louis James (born on February 18, 1983), better known by his stage name Juelz Santana, is a rapper, producer and small time actor. ... JV can mean: Java, the Indonesian island Javanese language (ISO 639 alpha-2, jv) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Kane & Abel is the name of a rap duo formed by twin Puerto Rican brothers Daniel and David Garcia. ... Arturo Molina Jr. ... // Jorge Alvarez better known as Kurious Jorge or just Kurious is an underground rap artist from New York City. ... Latin Alliance was a Latin rap supergroup established by Kid Frost. ... Lighter Shade Of Brown (or known by their initials as LSOB) was formed in Riverside by ODM (One Dope Mexican, born Robert Gutierrez)and DTTX (Dont Try To Xerox, born Bobby Ramirez). ... Roberto Flores (born September 1975), better known as Lil Rob, is a Mexican American (Chicano) rap artist from San Diego, California, USA. He was born and raised in the La Colonia area of Eden Gardens, a Hispanic neighborhood near Solana Beach. ... Christopher Charles Lloyd (born April 30, 1982 in Baltimore, Maryland), better known as Lloyd Banks, is an American rapper and is a member of G-Unit. ... With a Mexican identity, and using music as the backdrop, Los Nativos brings a new element to Hip Hop. ... Lumidee (born on August 24, 1984, in Spanish Harlem as Lumidee Cedeño) is a female American R&B singer, songwriter and rapper of Puerto Rican descent. ... Ulpiano Sergio Reyes (born April 12, 1967) is an Afro-Cuban rapper known as Mellow Man Ace. ... Molotov is a Mexican rock and hip hop band formed in Mexico City on September 23, 1995. ... Mr. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... N.O.R.E., formerly known as Noreaga, is a rapper and member of the rap group C-N-N. N.O.R.E. stands for Niggaz on (the) run eatin. His birth name is Victor Santiago. ... Omar Cruz (formerly known as Blunts LLA) is a West Coast rapper. ... This article is about the type of spirit. ... Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA) Outer space, also called just space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the Universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... Ozomatli is a multiethnic nine piece band, playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles. ... Peedi Crakk (also known as Peedi Peedi) (born Pedro Zayas) is a rap music singer from North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Pescozada is a hip-hop group formed in Chalatenango, El Salvador. ... Armando Christian Pérez (born 14 January 1981, in Miami, Florida) better known by his stage name Pitbull, or his other nicknames, Lil Chico or Mr. ... Play-n-Skillz is a rap and reggaeton duo consisting of two brothers, Juan Play Salinas and Oscar Skillz Salinas; hailing from the Dallas, Texas area, particularly Irving, Texas. ... Prince Markie Dee (born Mark Anthony Morales, Brooklyn, New York) is a rapper, songwriter, producer, and radio personality. ... Prince Whipper Whip (born James Whipper) is a Puerto Rican rapper from the Bronx. ... Psycho Realm is a Hispanic hip hop group started in 1989 by brothers Jacken (Joaquin Gonzalez) and Duke (Gustavo Gonzalez) from the Downtown, Pico-Union area of Los Angeles. ... Ruben Urrutia (born circa 1960), better known in the Spanish rap music world as Ruben DJ, is a Puerto Rican former rap star who became famous in the late 1980s. ... Sade can mean: Sade (movie) starring French actor Daniel Auteuil. ... Sen Dog (born Senen Reyes, November 20, 1965, in Havana, Cuba) is an Afro-Cuban rapper, and member of the well known rap group Cypress Hill. ... Lorenzo Zenteno (born March 10, 1985 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American rapper of Mexican descent. ... South Park Mexican (born Carlos Coy, October 5, 1970 in Houston, Texas) is a rapper, currently incarcerated for child molestation. ... Tegui Calderón Rosario —better known as Tego Calderón— is a rapper from Loíza Aldea, Loíza, Puerto Rico. ... Termanology is a half Puerto Rican, half French rapper from Lawrence, Massachusetts. ... The Mean Machine was a rap group composed of Puerto Ricans who rapped in both English and Spanish. ... Triple Seis was a rapper of Dominican descent from The Bronx, New York, who was a former member of Fat Joes and the late Big Puns group the Terror Squad. ... Tony Touch, also known as Tony Toca, is an American hip hop DJ MC, B-boy, and producer from New York City, who is of Puerto Rican descent. ... Vico C (born Armando Lozada Cruz on September 8, 1971) is a Puerto Rican rapper and singer who is considered one of the founders of reggaeton. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

See also

Chicano rap is a subgenre of hip hop music, latin rap and gangsta rap that embodies aspects of West Coast and Southwest Mexican American (Chicano) culture and is typically performed by American rap singers and musicians of Mexican descent. ... Reggaeton (also spelled Reggaetón, and known as Reguetón and Reggaetón in Spanish) is a form of urban music which became popular with Latin American (or Latino) youth during the early 1990s and spread over the course of 10 years to North American, European, Asian, and Australian audiences. ... This article is about a genre of dance music. ...

References

  1. ^ Giovannetti, Jorge L. "Popular Music and Culture in Puerto Rico: Jamaican and Rap Music as Cross-Cultural Symbols." In "Musical Migrations: Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in the Americas", ed. Frances R. Aparicio and Candida F Jaquez, 89. New York: Palgrave, 2003
  2. ^ Giovannetti, Jorge L. "Popular Music and Culture in Puerto Rico: Jamaican and Rap Music as Cross-Cultural Symbols." In "Musical Migrations: Transnationalism and Cultural Hybridity in the Americas", ed. Frances R. Aparicio and Candida F Jaquez, 89. New York: Palgrave, 2003

External links

  • LatinRapper.com - Source for Latin rap news and interviews.
  • BrownPride.com at BrownPride.com - A collection of texts and links about Latin rap.
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The Latin Rap Conference returns, this time in Los Angeles.
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Latin Kings - Rap Dictionary (488 words)
The Latin Kings is a Chicago-based street gang consisting of mainly of Spanish-speaking or Hispanic members.
By the 1970s, the Latin Kings came to be dominated by individuals engaged in criminal activity, and in particular, narcotics trafficking.
Soon the Latin Kings spread influence to the South Side streets.  Some gang researchers believe that the South side LKs came from the Royal Kings that was a gang that fought with Ambrose in the early to mid-60s, but that partnership soon after deminished.
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