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Mexican hip hop

Mexican rap refers to a rap and hip hop movement started in Mexico in the early 1990s with dance-pop act Calo[?]. This group comprised 1 MC and 4 dancers/chorists who rhymed, sang and danced over pop-house music style instrumentals.

The Underground scene then spread throughout Mexico, with Latin Rap influences such as Kid Frost (East LA). Later the movement was invigorated by the influence of US-Latin acts such as Tha Mexakinz[?] (from Long Beach), Cypress Hill (South Central LA) and Delinquent Habits[?] (LA).

The popularity of these US-based acts, Cypress Hill in particular, led to the emergence in the mid-1990s of crossover (rap-rock) acts such as Control Machete[?] and Molotov.

More than 10 years after appearance of the first rap-like act, the Mexican scene remains to the mainstream an almost undiscovered (yet emerging), large and well-distributed underground movement.

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Some Mexican underground groups, categorized by geographical regions:

North-West Region:

North Region:

Central and South Region:



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