5 Mexican Rapper From Atlanta
Mexican rapper from Atlanta include 1. Kap G 2. Lisa Lopes, and three more. These rappers have ties to Atlanta, Georgia in their music or life.
Atlanta is one of the most fertile landscapes for rap music. The South was largely overshadowed by the East and West coast during much of the 1990s.
It was overshadowed by the East because New York is the birthplace of Hip Hop, and the West because it's the region that popularized the genre. However, things started taking a turn in the 2000s.
Though acts like Outkast and the Dungeon Family had started bringing the South some appeal, it was the explosion of Atlanta as the breeding ground of the future of Hip Hop in the late 2000s that made the city an enviable rap utopia.
1. Kap G
Kap G is the pseudonym of the Mexican-American rapper George Ramirez. He was born on July 31, 1994.
Though he was originally born in Long Beach, California, he was raised by his parents in College Park, Georgia, which is one of the suburbs of Atlanta.
Kap G started rapping in 2011 but first gained fame by collaborating with the Chicago rapper Chief Keef when he released his debut single, "Tatted Like Amigos." The success of this single alongside Keef's co-sign led to him gaining the attention of Kawan Prather, an A&R Representative for the famed Atlanta group, Dungeon Family.
The rapper would gain more recognition in 2014 when he released his debut mixtape, Like a Mexican on March 6 of that year. On the strength of his mixtape, Kap G got selected for arguably the most famous thing he's done, which is to be featured on the cover of the XXL Magazine.
Sadly, Kap failed to capitalize on the fame that XXL gave him, and has since drifted into obscurity.
2. Lisa "LeftEye" Lopes
Lisa Lopes, known to many as Lisa "LeftEye" Lopes, was a rapper and a singer. She was best known for being a member of the group, TLC.
Born on May 27, 1971, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Lopes would move to Atlanta in late 1990 to become a dancer. Lopes was of Cape Verdean, Mexican, Portuguese, and African-American descent.
She moved to Atlanta in 1990 and formed a girl group called 2nd Nature with Tionne Watkins and Crystal Jones. Jones would soon leave the group, and TLC's manager, Perri Redid, would bring Rozonda Thomas who went by Chilli.
So, TLC was born with Tionne as T-Boz, Rozonda as Chilli, and Lisa as LeftEye. The group would go on to become one of the most successful R&B groups of the 90s.
Sadly, the singer would meet her end in a tragic car crash on April 25, 2002, in La Ceiba, Honduras.
6ix9ine is the professional name of controversial Mexican American rapper Daniel Hernandez. He also goes by Tekashi69.
Born on May 8, 1996, in New York, Tekashi has had one of the strangest careers in Hip Hop. From the bizarre yell-rapping to the many times he has snitched, he has completely worn out his welcome in his native city of New York.
This has led the rapper to move to other cities and states for protection, with Atlanta being his favorite.
4. Kid Cudi
Kid Cudi is the stage name of American singer and rapper Scott Ramon Seguro Mescudi. He is of Mexican descent from his father's side.
Cudi was born on January 30, 1984, in Cleveland, Ohio to Lindberg Styles Mescudi, a house painter, substitute teacher, and WWII Air force veteran, who is of African-American and Mexican descent, and Elsie Harriet Banks, an African-American school choir teacher. He also has two older brothers named Domingo and Dean, as well as an older sister named Maisha.
Cudi's relationship to Atlanta has to do equally with influence as well as location. The rapper has often lived in the city and has found influence from many rappers from the area, with the most notable one with Andre 3000, one-half of the greatest rap duo in the world, Outkast.
Noah Olivier Smith, also known as Yeat, is an American rapper and producer. He comes from a multicultural background including Mexican.
He was born on February 26, 2000, to a Romanian mother and half Mexican half White father in Irvine, California. Though born in California, the rapper was raised in Portland, Oregon.
Though he grew up in Portland, he moved to New York City to pursue his musical career in 2015 but has since moved to Los Angeles where he currently lives. However, the rapper also has ties to Atlanta based on influence as the singer derives his vocal style from Atlanta legends like Future and Young Thug.
The rapper also visits Atlanta regularly and has been claimed by many fans as one of their own, which even Google seems to agree on. However, as Yeat's fame grows, he has started something of a movement in rap, with many citing him, alongside fellow Atlanta legend, Playboi Carti, as the leader in a new style of rap called Rage.
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