Puerto Ricans have long been influential in rap and hip-hop. Many of the early breakdancers and graffiti artists were New Yorkers with heritage in Puerto Rico. Joel Ortiz, Immortal Technique, and J-Lo all have Boricua roots. Here are five rappers with proud Puerto Rican roots.
Joey Crack has long repped his borough and his origins. The Bronx native is both Cuban and Puerto Rican and expresses his love for the island often.
The Dipset rapper is from Harlem but his ancestry comes via Aruba and Puerto Rico.
Pun was Fat Joe’s right-hand man before the former’s tragic death. He repped PR with so much pride.
1/2 of CNN and host of Drink Champs on REVOLT, N.O.R.E. is from Queens but he is Puerto Rican on his father’s side.
The G-Unit stand-out reps his Puerto Rican Heritage and even got down at New York’s Puerto Rican Day Parade.