Mexican hip hop is a form of hip hop music from Mexico, performed by Mexican artists and artists of Mexican descent. The growth of hip hop as a genre has led to various adaptations of it depending on a region and language.[1] It is important to note that Mexican hip hop is different from Chicano rap, Chicano rap is, a subgenre of hip hop and tied more to Chicano and Mexican American experiences.


Image of Mexican Hip hop group Cartel De Santa.

Hip hop originated from the Bronx, New York [2] and as it become a sensation it grew to other parts of the world. The hip-hop movement reached Mexico around the 1990s with the emergence of the group Control Machete[3] and it has evolved to spanning more artists like Cartel de Santa, Gera MX, El Pinche Mara, Natanael Cano, and many more.

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  1. ^ Warner, Simon (2004). "Review of Global Noise: Rap and Hip-Hop outside the USA". Ethnomusicology Forum. 13 (1): 162–166. ISSN 1741-1912.
  2. ^ "The South Bronx: Where Hip-Hop Was Born | WNYC | New York Public Radio, Podcasts, Live Streaming Radio, News". WNYC. Retrieved 2024-04-09.
  3. ^ B, Davalos; B, Carlos (2017-05-04). "Studies of hybridity and agency in Mexican hip-hop".