Chola and Chicana Rappers
Top 13 Best Mexican Female Rappers
For several years, the Chola and Chicana rap scene has existed within the realm of Mexican female rappers. Although often overshadowed by male rappers, there remains a rich history of Chola and Chicana rappers who paved the way for others. During the 1990s and 2000s, artists such as J.V., Ms Krazie, Doll-E Girl, Ms Sancha, Sleepy Loka, Miss Lady Pinks, and Carolyn Rodriguez were among the first to gain recognition.
The industry saw a new generation of Mexican female rappers emerge during the 2010s, including Snow Tha Product, Reverie, Gavlyn, Vel The Wonder, and others who brought Chola and Chicana culture into the modern era. While not all Mexican female rappers are part of the Chicana and Chola rap subculture, all possess equal talent and have created their own niche in hip hop.
Top 13 Mexican Female Rappers
1. Snow Tha Product
One of the purest hip-hop artists in the industry, the San Jose bred MC has been building her career over the past 10 years. Releasing various mixtapes leading up to her debut album Unorthodox in 2011, Snow Tha Product has become the true definition of independent and self-made. Snow Tha Product’s music has traveled well from her once stomping grounds of San Jose and San Diego, where she attended high school and began path into hip-hop, to becoming a bilingual and international rap artist reaching fans throughout the United States and Latin America, especially in Mexico.
2. Lady XO
Chicago native Lady XO has been making major moves of late in hip-hop as one of the few Chicana rappers outside of the West Coast. Debuting in 2018 with “No Holds Barred” the rapper and producer has been burning the rap game ablaze with her presence. Accumulating over 100 million views in a short time span, Lady XO has become known for songs like “Tap In,” “Finesse,” “Double Up,” “Okay,” and “Cliché.”
In 2019, this Mexican female rapper made her debut with the release of “Nothing to Something” single. This was a lead up to Karlaaa’s first major release, the EP From Nothing to Something Vol. 1. Although she has released numerous songs like “Go Ghost,” “Never Lied to You,” and “My Game,” her most popular track to date is “Leave Me Alone.”
For years, Reverie has been one of the few Mexican female rapper that has been active in the Chicana and Chola subculture of hip-hop. Debuting during the late 2000s, the East Los Angeles MC has remained steady as an artist, performing years and bringing hits like “Ain’t S**t” and over ten albums a number of fans in Mexico and the United States.
5. Jay Roxxx
Singer and at times rapper Jay Roxxx, who comes from El Centro, a small town close to the Mexican border in California, gained prominence in 2019. While not necessarily a Mexican female rapper, she has emerged as a true representation of Chicana and Chola culture. She has released an album called Princesa in 2021 and has produced popular tracks such as “I Belong to You” featuring Lil Rob and “Two Chicanas” with Bella.
A representation of the modern-day Chicana rappers and culture, Bella is among the leading Mexican American artists in hip-hop. Debuting in 2020 and gaining progress in music following her mixtape West Coast, Bella has been steadily growing in music, releasing songs like “BREE$E,” “With It,” “Don’t Tell,” and “Trust Issues.”
7. Vel The Wonder
Vel Nine, or Vel The Wonder, first presented herself during the 2010s, she has now remained one of the top Mexican female rappers in hip-hop. Originating from Los Angeles, since Vel Nine’s debut she has released five albums, including Laced With Pearls in 2014, Joyride in 2017, La Sena Ave in 2019, and Trophy Wife in 2020, and 2022’s Freakjet.
Malaynah has become increasingly popular in recent times, thanks to her hit song “Karma” released in 2019 which brought her instant success. She continued with the releases of “Outta My Face” and “Wait A Minute,” all on her debut album, Kaleidoscope. Representing Boyle Heights, her introduction to music dates back to the early days of her childhood. She is now considered one of the top up-and-coming Mexican female rappers due to her diverse rap skills and ability to create catchy melodies.
Coming from San Fernando Valley, Gavlyn is a Chicana rapper who has made a name for herself in the West Coast rap scene. Since her debut with the album “From the Art” in 2012, she has become a prominent Chola rapper in hip-hop, releasing a total of 6 albums, including “Say Less, Love More” in 2021 and “Headspace” in 2018.
Making a name for herself on WorldStarHipHop, the Atlanta native Blaatina would spark controversy, but would also gain her entry into the rap game. Bringing Chola and Chicana rapper culture into the future, she first appeared in 2018 with the song “No Rap Kap”, and would produce fan favorite’s like “Trends”, “I Can”, and “Watch Out” with NLE Choppa.
Blimes, a native of San Francisco, started her music career in 2015 and has worked with well-known artists such as Method Man and Qveen Herby. Her album “Castles” was released in 2019 and has received positive reviews. Among her popular tracks is “Hot Damn”, which features Method Man.
12. Krystall Poppin
Texas born and raised, Krystall Poppin has been around since 2015 with the song “Glitter and Gold”, releasing her debut album in 2016 Starstruck. While not placed in the box of a Chicana and Chola rapper, Krystall Poppin has built a steady fanbase. She has released multiple projects including Raw Gold Honey in 2019 and 2022’s collaborative project with Big Jade, Flavors.
13. Gifted Gab
Originating out of the city of Seattle, Gifted Gab has been around since before 2014, releasing her first project, Girl Rap, in 2015. Since since has collaborated with the top Mexican female rappers in the game, released multiple albums, 2019’s Cause & Effect, 2018’s Queen La’Chiefah and 2016’s Gab the Most High.
Honorable Mention Mexican Female Rappers:
– xBValentine Instagram: @xBValentine and YouTube: xBValentine
– Lucy Camp Instagram: @Lucy Camp and YouTube: Lucy Camp
– Anna Maze Instagram: @Anna Maze and YouTube: Anna Maze
– Rae Monique Instagram: @Rae Monique and YouTube: Rae Monique
– Rocky Rivera Instagram: @Rocky Rivera and YouTube: Rocky Rivera
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