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Hispanic Heritage Month: 10 Rappers Reppin’ Latinx Gang

Hispanic Heritage Month: 10 Rappers Reppin’ Latinx Gang

Hispanic Heritage Month: 10 Rappers Reppin' Latinx Gang

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Hispanic Heritage Month is commemorated between September 15th and October 15th, recognizing the influence and contributions of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States.

There are many Hip Hop figures who are also Hispanic and we’ve compiled a list of  10 rappers repping LatinX Gang:

Big Pun

The late rapper, who is frequently cited as one of the best MCs of his time, was born in the Bronx New York but his parents were from Puerto Rico. The Grammy-nominated artist became the first solo Hip Hop act by a Latin artist to go platinum with the release of his debut album, Capital Punishment.

 

Fat Joe

The Terror Squad head honcho was raised by parents of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent. Fat Joe has been vocal in the past about bridging the gap between Hispanic and Black communities as he notes those are the two communities that built Hip Hop together.

During the groundbreaking ceremony of the Universal Hip Hop Museum in his hometown, Fat Joe detailed his introduction to Hip Hop and revealed that his brother used to be a crate boy for Grand Master Flash.

Pop Smoke

The late rapper repped Canarsie, Brooklyn to the fullest, or as the natives would call it, ‘The Flossy.’ However, he proudly represented his mother’s Panamanian roots whenever he got the chance to.

Casanova

Casanova, born Caswell Senior, was born and raised in Flatbush, Brooklyn but he is also a representative of the Latinx Gang. The “Don’t Run” rapper is of Panamanian and Jamaican descent, just like the late rapper Pop Smoke.

When he was 18-years-old, he was imprisoned in Rikers Island and formed a bond with a fellow inmate who was later discovered to be ASAP Rocky.

N.O.R.E.

Victor Santiago Jr., better known by his stage name N.O.R.E. or Noreaga was born in Queens but has Afro-Puerto Rican roots. He got his stage name from the Panamanian dictator, Manuel Noriega.

Fabolous

Fabolous grew up in Brooklyn, New York but too many people don’t know that his father is Dominican. He doesn’t embrace the culture publicly, presumably because his father was absent, but fellow Latinx gang member, NORE said in a previous interview that he wants Fab to rep his roots more.

Hispanic Heritage Month: 10 Rappers Reppin' Latinx Gang

Juelz Santana

Juelz Santana was born to an American mother with Afro-Dominican descent, but his father was pure Dominican and he grew up in Harlem.

Dave East

Dave East is mixed with Dominican and Bajan. He talks about his roots after dragging naysayers who were against him growing his hair out.

 

 

See Also
Fat Joe Apologizes For Calling Lil Mo and Vita 'Dusty B*tches' During Verzuz With Ja Rule

Cardi B

Cardi B is also Dominican and she flexes her Latinx roots often. “I Like It” featuring J. Balvin and Bad Bunny was a fan-favorite on her Grammy Award-winning debut album, Invasion of Privacy, and she also featured on DJ Snake’s “Taki Taki” featuring Ozuna and Selena Gomez.

J.I.

J.I. is of Puerto Rican descent but he proudly said he has “African in his blood” in an exclusive Two Bees TV interview where he addressed cultural appropriation remarks.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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