Freestyle or Latin Freestyle, also called Latin Hip Hop in its early years, is a form of electronic music. Performers such as Sa-Fire, Information Society, Noel, Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam, TKA, George Lamond, and Exposé are notable performers of the genre. It continues to be produced today and enjoys some degree of popularity, especially in the urban Latino (Puerto Rican) and Italian-American community, as it did when it first came on to the scene. Another popular modern dance music genre, Florida breaks, evolved from this sound.
The music first developed primarily in New York City and Miami in the mid-1980s. It eventually spread to many other cities with Latin influences as in Hispanic and Italian populations. Initially, it was a fusion of the vocal styles found in 1970s disco music with the syncopated, synthetic instrumentation of 1980s electro, as favored by fans of breakdancing. Specifically, Freestyle's true roots is traced back to Soul Sonic Force's "Planet Rock" (1982) and Shannon's "Let the Music Play", which debuted in 1983. It was also influenced by sampling, as found in hip hop music.
Freestyle reached its peak in 1987 before it fell in popularity and was slowly replaced by burgeoning house music in 1988. "Silent Morning", composed by Noel (poster boy for Freestyle), hugely boosted Freestyle's popularity and brought it to the forefront of the international scene in 1987, expanding its potential.
here is 16 tunes of freestyle beats: