Colombian Hip Hop
List of Top 20 Colombian Rappers
To truly pinpoint the start of Colombian rap may not be precise, but Colombian rappers have been deeply embedded into Colombia’s music since the 1990s, while the earliest remnants of hip hop in Colombia dates to the 1980s with some of the first hip hop artists emerging in Colombia.
Some of the artists of the early days of Colombian hip hop music were the likes of Gotas de Rap, Todo Copas, Tres Coronas, Cali Rap Cartel, Los Nandez, and Asilo 38. With some remaining active in today’s Colombian rap scene, a number of artists began to rise during the late 1990s and early 2000s. These artists included La Etnnia, Flacco Flow y Melania, Cescru Enlace, Laberinto ELC, La Gra$a, Clan Huseo Duro, Masai Ban-Go, Alcolirykoz, Yoky Barrios, Engendros del Pantano, Samurai Poeta, JHT, Estilo Bajo, Tribu Omerta, and others.
With top Colombian rap producers like Crudo Means Raw, Juanpordios!, Ruzto, and a number of rising stars of Colombia’s music scene of today’s generation, Colombian hip hop music has reached new levels. As Nanpa Basico is one of the country’s most shining stars, growing a fanbase that expands to Mexico, Colombian rappers have built a solid foundation with the young MC at the lead.
While Nanpa Basico is almost lightyears ahead of most Colombian music artists, outside of the top Latin pop and reggaeton singers, the lineup of Colombian rappers is one of Latin America’s most appealing, providing a strong mixture of veterans and OGs alongside a number of newcomers and rising stars.
The vets that have been maintaining Colombian hip hop for multiple generations include the likes of Afaz Natural, Alcolirykoz, Ali AKA Mind, Realidad Mental, Yoky Barrios and La Etnnia. While the newer generation has been transitioning Colombian rap into a new era through the likes of Yung Sarria, Métricas Frías and Mañas Ru Fino (Doble Porción), Big Stan, Free Stayla, and Penyair, many beginning their careers as early as the mid-2010s.
While there are some mainstream artists, overall, the Colombian hip hop scene is truly homegrown with an underground vibe to it. Unlike most rap scenes, where hip hop in America is influential, Colombian rappers have created their own identity and their own styles, not trying to imitate the world’s hottest trends. Possibly the world’s most unique and organic Latin rap scene and hip hop market, since its start during the 1980s, Colombian rappers have created something special in South America.
Top 20 Colombian Rappers
1. Nanpa Basico
Watch on YouTube: Nanpa Basico and Follow on Instagram: @Nanpa Basico
2. Afaz Natural
Watch on YouTube: Afaz Natural and Follow on Instagram: @Afaz Natural
3. Yung Sarria
Watch on YouTube: Yung Sarria and Follow on Instagram: @Yung Sarria
Watch on YouTube: Alcolirykoz and Follow on Instagram: @Alcolirykoz
5. Métricas Frías
Watch on YouTube: Métricas Frías and Follow on Instagram: @Métricas Frías
6. Mañas Ru Fino
Watch on YouTube: Mañas Ru Fino and Follow on Instagram: @Mañas Ru Fino
7. Free Stayla
Watch on YouTube: Free Stayla and Follow on Instagram: @Free Stayla
12. La Etnnia
Watch on YouTube: La Etnnia and Follow on Instagram: @La Etnnia
13. yoky barrios
Watch on YouTube: yoky barrios and Follow on Instagram: @yoky barrios
14. Cejaz Negraz
Watch on YouTube: Cejaz Negraz and Follow on Instagram: @Cejaz Negraz
16. Realidad Mental
Watch on YouTube: Realidad Mental and Follow on Instagram: @Realidad Mental
17. El Redcode
Watch on YouTube: El Redcode and Follow on Instagram: @El Redcode
Honorable Mention Colombian Rappers
– Rap Bang Club YouTube: Rap Bang Club and Instagram: @Rap Bang Club
– Rial Guawanko YouTube: Rial Guawanko and Instagram: @Rial Guawanko
– Luis7Lunes YouTube: Luis7Lunes and Instagram: @Luis7Lunes
– Ziferk Rap Wasay YouTube: Ziferk Rap Wasay and Instagram: @Ziferk Rap Wasay
– Solitario Soldado YouTube: Solitario Soldado and Instagram: @Solitario Soldado
– Laberinto ELC YouTube: Laberinto ELC and Instagram: @Laberinto ELC
– ha$lopablito YouTube: ha$lopablito and Instagram: @ha$lopablito
– delfina dib YouTube: delfina dib and Instagram: @delfina dib
– Tsh Sudaca YouTube: Tsh Sudaca and Instagram: @Tsh Sudaca
– Frank Takuma YouTube: Frank Takuma and Instagram: @Frank Takuma
Colombian Hip Hop Related Topics
*Unofficial Order. The more popular artists that have a combination of the most followers, streams, views, and most recent releases are near the top.
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