Cosmopolitan 8 Latina Rappers Whose Music You Have To Hear


Credit: Cosmopolitan By Raquel Reichard

8 Latina Rappers Whose Music You Have To Hear

Think “Latinas in hip-hop,” and you’re more likely to conjure up images of curvaceous video vixens than rappers slaying it — but the truth is Latinos have existed in hip-hop from its inception. In fact, as hip-hop scholar Raquel Z. Rivera reminds us in her book New York Ricans From the Hip-Hop Zone, the music and dance bears as much resemblance to African-American styles like blues and jazz as it does to Puerto Rican musical forms like bomba and plena. Ultimately, hip-hop culture is inherently Puerto Rican culture.

More than four decades after its genesis, Latinas of various national and cultural identities have also been a part of hip-hop. From rappers like Con’t  http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/music/news/a37940/8-latina-rappers-who-are-killing-it/

1. Nitty Scott, MC

2. Zuzuka Poderosa

3. Bia Landrau

 

4. Nani Castle

5. Snow Tha Product

6. Danay Suárez

7. Aye Yo Smiley

8. Maluca Mala

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