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In this week's cover story, “Rhymes to Die For,” we gave you the story of Rachel Aboytes, a local rap artist who performed under the stage name La Baby Smiley. In March of this year, Aboytes was murdered in a drive-by shooting in east Denver. Since then, her fame has skyrocketed, and an album of material she recorded before her death has been released (a fact that continues to be controversial among some family members and friends).
Now, many Baby Smiley fans claim that she was one of the best Latina rappers of all time, pointing to her fast-paced rhymes, seamless transitions between English and Spanish, and clever incorporation of old-school pachucos slang in her lyrics.
This is high praise, given the talented company of Latina rappers past and present who have put female-driven hip hop on the map. Even though women are still far outnumbered by male MCs, there are a number of standout female performers who pioneered, or continue to pioneer, Latina rap. Here are some of the most influential:
Nicknamed the “Queen of Spanish Rap,” Puerto Rican artist Marlisa Marrero Vazquez – better known as Lisa M – was the first Latina rapper to achieve wide-scale commercial success upon releasing her 1989 album Tramp. Coupled with high-energy performances that were as much about her dancing as her rapping, audiences marveled at how Lisa M blended rap with pop and merengue at a time when hip-hop was just starting to enter the mainstream. After her second album, titled No Lo Derrumbes, went platinum in 1990, Lisa M had established herself as the first great Latina rapper.
In the United States, it was Jennifer Velarde, or “JV,” who helped pave the way for Latina rappers by being the first Mexican-American woman to release a full-length rap album in 1994. Titled Nayba'hood Queen, the album highlighted JV's experiences living in Downey, California. Notably, JV raps her lyrics in English, which made her songs more accessible to a U.S. market. That year, she became the top-selling female Latin rap artist.
Past tense and past participle of input. During the mid 1990s, a Chilean hip hop group named Makiza started gaining attention for its hard-hitting political and socially-conscious lyrics. By 1999, Sony Music Entertainment had picked them up and the group sold its way to the top of the Latin American hip hop market. One reason for their success: frontwoman Ana Tijoux.
Originally from Lille, France, Tijoux added sophistication and an extensive vocabulary to her rapping – all in Spanish – that won over critics and fans alike. Since splitting from Makiza to launch her solo career in 2006, Tijoux has continued to put out releases for a global fan base, including her song “1977,” which was prominently featured in an episode of the TV series Breaking Bad.
Around the same time that Ana Tijoux was becoming known in South America, Maria Rodriguez Garrido – stage name “Mala Rodriguez” – was making a name for herself as a rapper in Spain. Growing up in a working class neighborhood of Seville, she got her start performing at various underground hip hop shows while she was still a teenager.
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While Rodriguez is not a Latina, we decided to include this Spanish rapper in our list because she won a Latin Grammy, is hugely popular in South and Central America, and has had her music featured in films such as the Mexican hit, Y Tu Mamá También. Her breakout came in 2000, when her debut full-length album, Lujo Ibérico, went gold. By mixing Flamenco with rap, Mala Rodriguez contextualized hip hop for a Spanish market. Since then, she has performed or collaborated with big names like Nelly Furtado, Maroon 5, LMFAO and Bjork.
Angie Martinez is another rapper who utilized collaborations with marquee artists to further her star power. An American of Puerto Rican descent, she was was already well known as a radio host for New York's Hot 97 when she began rapping in 1996 with the encouragement of her friend KRS-One. By 2001 she was already working with Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, and Mary K. Blige – to name a few.
While Martinez's English rhymes tend to be more mainstream than other artists on this list, largely adhering to the conventions of Billboard 100 hip hop and R&B, the rapper is notable nonetheless for the reach of her music. One career highlight came in 1997, when after teaming up with Lil' Kim, Left Eye, Da Brat, and Missy Elliott to record the track “Ladies Night,” the single sold over a million copies and was nominated for a Grammy Award.
Among current Mexican-American female rappers, Ms. Krazie has a large and dedicated fan base. Born in Michoacan, Mexico, she later moved to the United States where she released her first album Brown is Beautiful in 2006. Since then, many of her spanglish rap songs, which largely address her heritage and life experiences, have been viewed over a million times on YouTube. She continues to perform across the United States and Mexico. As a popular Chicana rapper, Ms. Krazie was also a major inspiration to Baby Smiley, the focus of our cover story this week.
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2. I Wonder If I Take You Home - Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam with Full Force
3. When I Hear Music (It Makes Me Dance) - Debbie Deb
4. Don't Stop the Rock- Freestyle
5. Fantasy Girl - Johnny O.
6. Spring Love (Come Back to Me) - Stevie B.
7. Change on Me - Cynthia
8. Take Me in Your Arms - Lil' Suzy
9. Together Forever - Lisette Melendez
10. Show Me (The Next remix) - The Cover Girls
11. Come Go with Me - Expose
12. Point of No Return - Expose
13. Fascinated (By Your Love) - Company B
14. Lookout Weekend - Debbie Deb
15. Silent Morning - Noel
16. Bad of the Heart - George Lamond
17. Temptation - Corina
18. I'll Be Loving You - Collage
19. I Can't Wait - Nu Shooz
20. Please Don't Go - Nayobe
21. I'll Be All You Ever Need - Trinere
22. Come Into My Arms - Judy Torres
23. One Way Love - T.K.A.
24. Boy, I've Been Told - Sa-Fire
25. I Won't Stop Loving You - C-Bank feat. Diamond Eyes
26. I Wanna Be the One - Stevie B.
27. Tell it to My Heart - Taylor Dayne
28. Give Me Tonight - Shannon
29. Party Your Body - Stevie B.
30. (You Are My) All N All - Joyce Sims
31. Funky Little Beat - Connie
32. Diamond Girl - Nice & Wild
33. Crying Over You - Soave
34. Clave Rocks - Amoretto
35. Summertime Summertime - Nocera
36. Dreamboy/Dreamgirl - Cynthia and Johnny O.
37. Two of Hearts - Stacey Q.
38.No Reason To Cry- Judy Torres
39. Do You Miss Me? - Jocelyn Enriquez
40. Dreaming of Love - Stevie B.
41. Sending All My Love - Linear
42. I Remember What You Like - Jenny Burton
43. Sincerely Yours - Sweet Sensation
44. Baby Talk - Alisha
45. Can You Feel the Beat? - Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam
46. Set You Free - Planet Soul feat. Nadine Renee
47. Release Me - Angelina
48. In a Dream (My Love) - Jossette
49. Feels So Good (Show Me Your Love) - DJ Juanito w/ Lina Santiago
50. Give Me (A Reason) - Buffy
51. Don't Take Your Love (Away From Me) - Lydia Lee Love
52. Don't Make Me Wait - Bomb the Bass feat. Lorraine
53. The Mexican - Jellybean feat. Jenny 'Janita' Haan
54. It's Automatic - Freestyle
55. Party Has Begun - Freestyle
56. Catch Me (I'm Falling) - Pretty Poison
57. Take It While It's Hot - Sweet Sensation
58. If You Leave Me Now - Jaya and Stevie B.
59. Head to Toe - Lisa Lisa & The Cult Jam
60. Say It's Gonna Rain - Will to Power
61. Don't Break My Heart - Sa-Fire
63.Let Me Love You For Tonight- Kariya
64. (You're My One and Only) True Love - Seduction
65. Running (The Nest remix) - Information Society
66. Hungry for Your Love - Hanson & Davis
67. Dancing on the Fire - Jellybean feat. India
68. Where Are You Tonight? - Coro
69. Yo Little Brother - Nolan Thomas
70. For Tonight - Nancy Martinez
71. Jump Back (Set Me Free) - Dhar Braxton
72. Jam the Box - 'Pretty Tony' Butler
73. Touch Me (All Night Long) - Wish feat. Fonda Rae
74. Yo No Se - Pajama Party
75. You Don't Have to Worry - Rhythmcentric
76. I Can't Live Without You - Angelique
77. Show Me How You Love Me - Elissa
78. Then Came You - T.P.E. feat. Denine
79. Forever Amo'r - D'Zyre
80. Treasure of My Heart - SF Spanish Fly
81. Can't We Try - Rockell feat. Collage
82. Love Letter - Giggles
83. Sidewalk Talk - Jellybean feat. Madonna
84. If You Should Ever Be Lonely - Val Young
85. Baby Love - Regina
86. On the Upside - Xena
87. Summer Girls - Dino
88. & More - You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine
89. Honey to a Bee - Tina B.
90. Arabian Knights - Latin Rascals
91. Sayin' Sorry (Don't Make It Right) - Denise Lopez
92. Who's Got Your Love? - Nyasia
93.Bleeding Heart- Bardeux
94. Stay in Love - Kromozone Project feat. Mon A Q.
95. Real Love - Lil' Johanna
96. Why Do You Treat Me Badly? - Leticia
97. Passion - K5 feat. Tammy Wright
98. Never Gonna Let You Go - Tamara
99. Endless Night - Cynthia
100. Highways of Love - Johnny O.