2010s

2010
Aug 11

Messiah

MC, Dominican

Fact: He blends hip-hop, reggae and trap into a new millennial sound.

Aug 11

Nitty Scott MC

MC, Puerto Rican and African American

Fact: A Tribe Called Quest, Wu-Tang Clan and more have influenced her music.

Aug 11

Chris Rivers

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: He changed his name from Baby Pun to Chris Rivers to avoid comparisons to his legendary father.

Aug 11

Somaya Reece

MC, Salvadoran

Fact: The Famously Single star grew up with the sounds of Celia Cruz, El General and Elvis Crespo in her household.

2011
Aug 11

Kap G

MC, Mexican

Fact: Kap stands for Kids at Play, his first rap crew.

Aug 11

Produkt

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: This Bronx boricua is highly influenced by Big Pun.

Aug 11

Snow Tha Product

MC, Mexican

Fact: The term “woke” originated from one of Snow’s earliest songs, “Woke Wednesday.”

Aug 11

Becky G

MC, Mexican

Fact: She remade “Jenny from the Block” into “Becky from the Block.”

2012
Aug 11

Bodega Bamz

MC, Dominican and Puerto Rican

Fact: His TanBoys collective aims to unite and strengthen the presence of Latinos in hip-hop.

2013
Aug 11

Aye Yo Smiley

MC, Peruvian

Fact: Common, Logic, TLC and Selena inspire her music.

2014
Aug 11

BIA

MC, Puerto Rican and Italian

Fact: She’s one of the leading artists on Pharrell’s iamOTHER imprint.

Aug 11

Raven Felix

MC, Mexican and Puerto Rican

Fact: The First Lady of Taylor Gang also got a co-sign from Snoop Dogg.

Aug 11

Brian “Peoples” Garcia

Producer, Dominican

Fact: Peoples’s unique mix of Trap & B elevated Fetty Wap to the top of the charts

2015
Aug 11

Cardi B

MC, Dominican

Fact: She’s one of the biggest breakout stars from the Love & Hip Hop franchise.

Aug 11

Audri Nix

MC, Puerto Rican

Fact: Her El Nuevo Orden Vol. 1 EP received high acclaim.

Aug 11

Siya

MC, Puerto Rican and African American

Fact: She is one of the first openly gay rappers ever.

 

Aug 11

Nani Castle

MC, Chilean

Fact: Nani’s father was part oNani Castle of the Chilean political group called MIR [Movimiento de Izquierda Revolucionaria].