Rap used to be almost exclusively an English-speaking genre. However, today it has spread throughout the world. These Mexican rappers combine their hip hop skills with traditional Mexican music into something totally unique.
1. Nathanael Cano
Natanael Cano is considered the founder of the newrunners lying Genre that combines American hip hop with traditional Mexican music called corridos.This unique fusion caught Cano's attention even as a teenager.
Alsoa guitarist, Cano began uploading cover songs to YouTube before releasing his first self-composed song.The one with the slow Gucci, in 2017.
2. La Santa Grifa
Santa Grifa is hardcorerap groupwho rose to fame through social media platforms in the 2010s. They play a distinctly dark style of street rap with many nods to gang warfare, drugs, and other elements of street life.
La Santa Grifa is best known for online streaming, although they have also released several albums through independent labels.
3. Santa Claus RM
Like many modern rappers, Santa RM got his start on social media by uploading songs to MySpace in the early 2000s.
2008 your trackI like youquickly became known. Three years later she won a contest to travel to Spain to record a demo at the LuBuque studios in Barcelona.
Since then, Santa RM has released three studio albums and is considered one of the most influential Mexican rappers of all time.
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4. Conector SM
Lefty SM became one of the most successful and famous Mexican rappers of the 2020s, but interestingly, not much is known about his origin. He began sharing music on social media platforms in 2020 and has garnered an ever-growing following ever since thanks to his velvety voice and his unique instrumental.
The rapper, known professionally as Dharius, burst onto the rap scene in 1999 as part of the hip-hop group Cartel de Santa. He performed with them until 2013 and released five studio albums during that time.
After leaving the group, Dharius started his solo career. He has since recorded three studio albums:From now on, bad fame, good life,2022when it's all over
6. Remik González
Remik González is one of the most popular and successful Mexican rappers in history. He got his start in the 2010s when he was still in his early 20s and found particular success on his YouTube page before signing with Rap Trap Records. González is best known for songs likeGreen, yellow, and redmiTomorrow.
Rapper Zimple was born in Guadalajara and released his first studio album,without cuttingin 2015. Fueled by his successful following on social media, he has become one of the biggest rappers in Mexico. He is mainly known for hits likeSomeonemifor all my people, as well as his 2016 studio albumzigo playing,who found success in the Mexican hip-hop industry.
Aczino is a Mexican rapper who became famous for his freestyle skills. As a teenager, Aczino began competing in rap battles, eventually winning the international finals of theBattle of the Roosters in Colombiain 2022. He became the first rapper to win the competition outside of his home country. Aczino later released several studio albums and returned to rap competitions as a judge.
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9. MC dio
MC Davo attracted attention in 2012 with the digital release of its demoPsychosis.His success continued through the 2010s and he released his debut studio album,Rule,in 2014.
His unmistakable style, which combines elements of hip-hop, trap and musicreggaeton, brought him widespread success; He signed with Warner Music Mexico in 2016 and won two Ritmo Urbano Awards for the best record of the year. He is mainly known for hits likemy mistakesmiLa Propusta.
10. Der Santa-Fe-Clan
Santa Fe Klan is a rapper who made an instant impression despite his youth. He started out as a group and soon embarked on a solo career that produced hit after hit. The Santa Fe Klan (which takes its stage name from his hometown) is known for its unique style that blends classic hip-hop with genres likeCumbiaand Mexican Rap.
The transition into the 2020s has marked a string of successes for him, beginning with the 2019 album,Blessed.
11. Santa Sign
Formed in 1996, Cartel De Santa is one of the oldest and most successful gangsta rap groups in Mexico. His first album, released in 2003, was an instant success thanks to hits likedogsmieveryone dies for me. Their style can alternately be described as metal rap, gangsta rap, or trap, a combination that has made them strong for two decades.
12. Carlos Ans
Charles Ans began his first rapping efforts in the mid-2000s when he was just 15 years old, attending open mic nights to share his craft. Shortly after he moved to Guadalajara, where he founded the groupanesthesia.
Since then she has released four albums and has appeared on many reality shows. He is known for his distinctive style of music, which incorporates strong Latin influences, as well as electronic elements such as synthesizers.
13. Mara fit
Pinche Mara has become one of the most famous and successful Mexican rappers of all time. After a childhood heavily influenced by him.participation in street gangsand subsequent arrest, he dedicated himself to music and moved to Guadalajara in 2015.
The following year, he released two albums,crazier than beautifulmidrop crowns,both were successful. Mara often draws on her experiences of prison and gang life to express them in her music.
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14. Toser Eins
Toser One is a rapper from Guadalajara. Like many modern hip-hop artists, he launched his social media career and amassed an impressive following. His success was further boosted by his music videos, which garnered millions of views. Toser One is best known for singles likeI'm going to continuemiI like vices.
15. Tren Lokote
Tren Lokote became one of the best known and most successful gangsta rappers in Mexico. His career began in 2008 and since then he has become a central figure in the Mexican hip hop scene. He has released three studio albums and many other collections.
16. Net penalty
Neto Peña hails from Guadalajara, widely considered one of Mexico's top cities for the hip hop industry. He started making music at the age of 13. He is best known for songs likenothing will matter to me,I will not arrivemisex not love.
17. Lazy Mouth
Bocafloja burst onto the hip hop scene in the 1990s, when rap in English was king and rap in Spanish was hard to find. However, he didn't let that stop him and he began his hip-hop career in 1995.
Since then, he has released eight highly successful studio albums. Her first album wasinsurgency language,published in 2002. He is widely known for his moving social and political commentary.
18. Snow Tha-Producto
Born Claudia Alexandra Madriz Meza, the rapper known professionally as Snow Tha Product was born in California.Mexican immigrant parents. He began his rap career at the age of 19 and chose the stage name Snow Tha Product in honor of Snow White.
Released his first album,heterodox,in 2011 with great success. She didn't release another album for over a decade until the release of her long-awaited second LP.Michigan it's ok motherbeginning of 2023.
C-Kan started rapping as a teenager and released several mixtapes throughout the 2000s. But it wasn't until 2012 that he released his demo. I go for the dream of many,He gained huge popularity and was signed to a record label in the same year.
Since then, C-Kan has released three albums and many collaborations with other rappers. His music is heavily influenced by his life experiences in gangs as a teenager and pressing social issues.
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20. Gera MX
Gera MX is a record breaking Mexican rapper known for his classic and energetic style. He consistently produced blockbuster albums throughout the 2010s; 2014 you albumI do not see; I do not feelreceived a nomination for Record of the Year from the magazineurban rhythm.2021 your singlebottle for bottlemade history as the first single by a regional Mexican artistbillboard debut top 100 chart.
The German rapper began his career as a member of the group Doble Roma before starting a solo project. Since then, he has achieved considerable success and has released singles likethe fucking double rhyme,across the pacific, mirap phenomenon.
While many Spanish-speaking hip-hop artists aren't well known outside of Latin America, Aleman's fame has spread enough that he's also on the radar of English-language music publications.
22. Yoss Bone
Yoss Bones is one of the most promising young talents in Mexicorappers. Popularizing the urban hip hop and rap pop subgenres, she signed to his record label Alzada in 2018 and immediately garnered attention for her debut single.It's enough. In 2019 she became the most listened to Mexican artist on Spotify.
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23. Net Kingdom
Neto Reyno's career began as a battle rapper in the 1990s; He became known in 1998 with the release of his first single,low rooms. Throughout his career, Reyno was known for his hard-hitting rapping, especially his collaborations with other hip-hop artists.
He drew attention for songs likeThe one who does not want to losemiDo not forgetwhich introduced Zimple. Reyno died in December 2022 at the age of 40, shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.
24. Mare Alert Lyrics
Mare Warning Lirika is considered one of the most popularimportant mexican rappers in history. She was born in Oaxaca and is of Zapotec descent. She started her rap career in 2003 when she joined the group OCG and worked with them for six years.
When the group disbanded in 2009, he launched a solo career. He was successful with the release of his first EP,What a woman!in 2010. Since then, he has released two more solo albums and has been the subject of a documentary.When a woman steps forwardShe describes her experiences as an indigenous woman and a female hip-hop artist.
Known as MC Magic, the rapper was born in Sonora, Mexico, but moved to the United States when he was five years old. This put him on the path of a rap career that included both English and Spanish music and helped him find a niche in many communities.
He rose to fame in the American Southwest, where he honed his unique style, often referred to as Latin hip-hop ballads. His velvety voice and flawless performance made it a huge hit, especially with his third album peaking at #8 on the Heatseekers Albums Chart.
26. Don Aero
Don Aero has been a staple of Mexican hip-hop since the early 2000s and has released several independent albums during that time. But it wasn't until 2014 that he garnered much attention with his album.From mouth to mouth.He has since released a second studio album and is known for collaborating with some of the biggest names in Mexican hip-hop.
27. Rei Lil G
Known as King Lil G, the rapper was born in Mexico City. He started rapping professionally in the early 2000s, but didn't see much success for an entire decade after he released it in 2014.desperate boy.
Since then, her career has flourished, a lesson in perseverance. Although the rapper has received several offers from record labels, he has turned them all down, preferring to remain independent to maintain creative control over his work. He has a huge following on social media and is best known for his hits.i am your enemy,like the 90s, mipaint the city blue.
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