Rap and hip-hop have long been influenced by Puerto Ricans. Many of the first breakdancers and graffiti artists were Puerto Rican-born New Yorkers. Puerto Ricans continue to have an impact on hip hop today, with artists like Joell Ortiz and Bodega Bamz continuing on the tradition. Today we will take a look at some top Puerto Rican rappers.
Bad Bunny (born Benito Antonio Martinez Ocasio) is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer, composer, record producer, professional wrestler, and actor.
René Pérez Joglar is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer, composer, and philanthropist better known by his stage name Residente.
3. Daddy Yankee
Ramón Luis Ayala Rodríguez, known professionally as Daddy Yankee, is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor.
4. Anuel AA
Anuel AA is the stage name of Emmanuel Gazmey Santiago, a Puerto Rican rapper and vocalist. His music frequently includes samples and interpolations of popular songs from his adolescence.
5. Fat Joe
Joseph Antonio Cartagena, better known by his stage name Fat Joe, is an American-Puerto Rican rapper from New York City.
6. Tego Calderón
Tegui Calderón Rosario is a Puerto Rican rapper, singer and actor who began his musical career in 1996.
7. Don Omar
Don Omar is a Puerto Rican reggaetón singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer, and actor who goes by the stage name William Omar Landrón Rivera.
8. Rauw Alejandro
Rauw Alejandro is the stage name of Raul Alejandro Ocasio Ruiz, a Puerto Rican singer and rapper. He is known as the “King of Modern Reggaeton” and is considered a member of “the new generation” of Puerto Rican urban musicians.
9. Jhay Cortez
Jesús Manuel Nieves Cortez, known professionally as Jhayco, is a Puerto Rican singer and rapper.
10. PJ Sin Suela
PJ Sin Suela is the stage name of Pedro Juan Vázquez Bragan, a Puerto Rican rapper and doctor. He graduated from medical school in 2015 before pursuing a musical career. He was born in The Bronx, New York City, and reared in Ponce, Puerto Rico.