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Chicano Rap

Chicano is an identity that comes out of our people's political and militant actions that were born in the 1960's. We referred to ourselves as Chicano as a form of defiance, as a way of rejecting Mexican-American, as a way of embracing our core Nican Tlaca (Indigenous) identity. Chicano rap is a subgenre of hip hop music, rap that embodies aspects of West Coast and Chicano culture. The first widely recognized Chicano rap artist was Kid Frost, Read more on