2000s

2000
Aug 11

Baby Bash

MC, Mexican

Fact: “Cyclone” featuring T-Pain is one of his most well known hits.

Aug 18

Jessy Terrero

Director, Dominican

Fact: The legendary shooter has directed music videos for 50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez, Future and many more.

Aug 19

Ulysses Terrero

Casting Director, Producer, Dominican

Fact: He’s cast Top 10 music videos and films such as ATL, Raising Victor Vargas and Soul Plane.

2001
Aug 11

Immortal Technique

MC, Peruvian

Fact: The revolutionary artist tackles sociopolitical issues like racism, classism, imperialism and more in his music.

Aug 11

DJ Camilo

DJ, Colombian

Fact: The Queens, NY native has been largely credited for bringing reggaeton stateside.

Aug 11

Pumpkinhead

MC, Latino

Fact: After meeting 2Pac in the studio, PH was motivated to pursue his own rap career.

Aug 11

Tres Coronas

 Colombian and Dominican

Fact: The trio originally formed in Queens, New York.

Aug 11

Tru Life

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: He was signed Jay Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records.

Aug 11

Luis Resto

Producer, Puerto Rican

Fact: He co-wrote Eminem’s Oscar-winning song, “Lose Yourself.”

Aug 11

Cool & Dre

Producers, Latino (Cool)

Fact: Their latest hit: “All The Way Up” by Fat Joe and Remy Ma.

Aug 11

Fabolous

MC, Dominican and African American

Fact: His 2003 track, “Can’t Let You Go,” spent 23 weeks on the Billboard charts.

2002
Aug 11

Non Phixion

MCs, Mexican, Puerto Rican

Fact: The quartet’s debut album, The Future is Now, is heralded as an underground classic.

Aug 11

Yesi Ortiz

Radio Personality, Mexican

Fact: The “Voice of LA” is also the caring mother of six adopted children.

Aug 11

Tego Calderon

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: Calderon is one the best and most consistent Afro Latino artists ever.

Aug 11

Peedi Crakk

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: The Philly artist has appeared on albums by Jay Z, The Roots, and Beanie Sigel.

Aug 11

Pitbull

MC, Cuban

Fact: Pit was mentored by both Miami legend Uncle Luke and crunk maestro Lil’ Jon.

2003
Aug 11

Akwid

MCs, Mexican

Fact: Francisco “AK” Gomez and Sergio “Wikid” Gomez are brothers.

Aug 11

Lloyd Banks

MC, Puerto Rican and African American

Fact: Banks is a member of 50 Cent’s G-Unit.

Aug 11

Juelz Santana

MC, Dominican and African American

Fact: He’s been rapping since age 5.

Aug 11

Jim Jones

MC, Puerto Rican and Aruban

Fact: He was an extra on the fifth season of HBO’s The Wire.

Aug 11

Play-N-Skillz

Producers, MC, Latinos

Fact: They’ve produced for Lil Wayne, David Guetta, Akon and many more.

2004
Aug 11

Joell Ortiz

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: He was once signed to Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment.

Aug 11

Chingo Bling

MC, Mexican

Fact: Chingo is now a highly entertaining comedian.

Aug 11

T-Weaponz

MCs, Puerto Rican, Ecuadorian

Fact: The “T” stands for “Tomorrowz.”

Aug 19

Julissa Bermudez

VJ/TV Personality, Dominican

Fact: She was the host of mun2’s The Roof and a co-host of BET’s 106 & Park.

2005
Aug 11

Omar Cruz

MC, Colombian and Mexican

Fact: The MC with the gruff voice has noted Snoop Dogg and Cypress Hill as key influences.

Aug 11

Aztek Escobar

MC, Colombian

Fact: Miguel Gomez is now an actor on FX’s The Strain.

Aug 11

Scoop Deville

Producer, Mexican

Fact: His father is Kid Frost and he’s produced tracks for Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem.

Aug 11

Residente of Calle 13

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: The Grammy-award winning artist has collaborated with Fania legend Ruben Blades.

Aug 18

Spiff TV

Director/Producer/A&R, Puerto Rican and Dominican

Fact: Spiff has worked with hip-hop’s brightest stars including Rick Ross, Diddy, Drake, DJ Khaled and more.

2006
Aug 11

Termanology

Fact: “I see myself as the holy resurrection of Pun” he boasted on the DJ Premier-produced “Watch How It Go Down.”

Aug 11

Los Rakas

MCs, Panamanian

Fact: Raka Rich and Raka Dun are cousins.

Aug 11

Araabmuzik

Producer, DJ, Guatemalan and Dominican

Fact: He’s produced songs for Cam’ron, A$AP Rocky, 50 Cent, among many others.

Aug 11

Rebel Diaz

MCs, Chilean

Fact: Brothers RodStarz and G1 hold youth workshops in the South Bronx.

Aug 19

Rocsi Diaz

VJ/TV Personality, Honduran

Fact: Along with Terrence J, she was one of the most adored co-hosts of BET’s 106 & Park.

2007
Aug 11

Lin-Manuel Miranda

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: The In The Heights and Hamilton creator has won Tony Awards, a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize.

Aug 11

Danay Suárez

MC, Cuban

Fact: She’s performed with legends, Public Enemy.

Aug 15

Laura Stylez

Radio Personality, Guatemalan

Fact: The Hot 97 host got her big break on Univision’s La Kalle radio station.

2008
Aug 11

Kid Cudi

MC, Producer, Mexican and African American

Fact: Cudder is the mastermind behind Kanye West’s stellar 808s & Heartbreaks.

2009
Aug 11

Berner

MC, Mexican

Fact: He runs one of the most successful medical marijuana companies in the U.S.

Aug 11

Nina Dioz

MC, Mexican

Fact: She’s from the same town as Control Machete, Monterey.