Lisa M

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Lisa M
Birth name Marlisa Marrero Vázquez
Also known as The Queen of Spanish Rap, La Suprema
Born (1974-01-16) January 16, 1974 (age 43)
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Origin Puerto Rico
Genres Pop, Merengue, Rap, Merenrap, Reggaetón
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter
Record producer
Years active 1980s - present
Labels Prime, Sony International, Right Touch, White Lion
Associated acts Vico C

Marlisa Marrero Vázquez (born January 16, 1974) better known by her stage name Lisa M or her nicknames "The Queen of Spanish Rap" or "La Suprema" (The Supreme), is a Puerto Rican singer-songwriter, record producer and dancer who fuses genres such as pop, merengue, rap, and reggaetón. She is known as one of the first female rap artists to debut in Puerto Rico.

Career Beginnings[edit]

Lisa M was Born in San Juan Puerto Rico, and grew up in Puerta de Tierra, a neighborhood of the city. At the early age of 11 years she began as choreographer, Hip Hop and break dancer for Rap Artist Vico C. At the age of 14 she began her career as a rapper in Spanish, becoming the First Female Spanish Rapper.

1988 "Trampa"[edit]

Lisa M recorded her first album "Trampa" in 1988 at the age of 14 with the record label: ""Prime Records". The first songs she recorded in this album "Trampa" and "La Segunda Cita" (recorded with Puerto Rican Rap Star Vico C) were the starting point to her successful career making her the First Female Spanish Rapper in Latin America. She grew more and more popular becoming the most successful artist in her Genre for her interpretative strength, diversity, skill and sensuality of her performance. In a short time, she was placed as the “Best Female Urban Artist, as she captivated her audience as she throughout her performances in Central and South America, the Caribbean and the United States. After the success of her first album, Lisa M won her first Gold Record.

1990 "No Lo Derrumbes"[edit]

Lisa M recorded her second album in 1990 titled "No Lo Derrumbes" which obtained Platinum surpassing the 100,000 copies sold in Puerto Rico and the United States with the hits "No Lo Derrumbes", "Tu Pum-Pum" and " Menealo "

Lisa M Changes To Sony Records[edit]

In 1991 Lisa M decides to change Record Labels to the Multi National l Sony Music and begins her crossover being recognized by fans as the "Queen of Rap". She launched her third album with Sony Music titled: "Flavor of the Latin" which had overwhelming success in Puerto Rico and throughout Latin America acquiring a Platinum record and a Grammy Award. She sold out tours in Ecuador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Peru, Bolivia, Panama,Venenzuela, Santo Domingo, Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, United States and the Caribbean, in which she performed concerts sharing the stage and collaborating with celebrities among these, Celia Cruz, Juan Gabriel, Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Tito Puente just to name a few.

The Greatest Hits of this album "Tiempo De Amar", "Everybody Dancing Now", "Ingrato"and "Flavor of the Latin" won her an award for Best International Artist on "TVyNovelas", Her next album "Ahora Vengo Alborota" came out in 1992 adding to Lisa M’s platinum status in her career.

Lisa M returns in 1996 with her 6th song of the album “Flavor of Latin” titled “Soy Atrevida”, which was equally successful. It was her 7th song “Y Sobreviví” “devoting her as” The Queen ” As a producer Lisa M, has produced 11 albums with the record label Sony Music (Sony BMG), working with prestigious artists such as “Ricky Martin” and “La India”. Her extraordinary success has been awarded gold and platinum records, and won a Grammy in 1991.

In 1999 she continues her success story with the launching her calendar “Lisa M” which had successful sales and led to a new stage in her artistic career. She hosted Internationally known"Jamz” mun2 program on “Telemundo” which achieved “ratings” internationally opening the doors for Reggaetón” and Urban Music Artists in the United States and South America. Lisa M's 1999 music video for her song "La SupremA" was directed by the film director, David Capurso.[1][2]

Lisa M Respect[edit]

n 2005 “White Lion Records,” recognized as one of the best labels of the Urban Genre at that time, signed Lisa M to her 8th album titled “Respect” including the songs “Fuego “,” Hey Ladies “,” “Encendido” with Latin Hip Hop Artist Voltio, and collaborating with Tego Calderon in the song”Quitate”which was recorded with the best producers of the Urban Genre” This album was another success positioning pioneer Lisa M one more time in the charts as one of the best-selling albums. The song “Hey Ladies” from her recent albums RESPECT (Sony BMG 2006) was presented as a soundtrack in the movieFeel The Noise produced by Jennifer Lopez (2007) starring Omarion Grandberry,Giancarlo Esposito and Melanie Diaz.. In 2008 SonyBMG launches “Respect Delux” which is a compilation of hits premixed, and a duet with La India who is well known International Salsa Star know by her fans as “La Princesa De La Salsa”.

Lisa M (DJ Marylisa)[edit]

In 2005, Lisa M started exploring another side of her artistic talent as she is well known in the music industry as Rap Artist, Record Producer, and Dancer for more than 25 years now. She pleasantly surprised her fans working as a Professional DJ, known as “DJ Miss M” "Marylisa"again revolutionizing the world of electronic music with her unique style. As the product of years of experience in music industry, Lisa M launched her career as a DJ in Miami playing after hours marathon sessions.

As a DJ, she has performed at clubs and events being one of the most respected DJ’s in cities like Miami, Detroit, New York, Las Vegas, LA, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Spain, Greece, Monaco, Morocco, Granada, Sweden and Ibiza mixing a variety of musical styles from House, Techno, Tech House, Ambient Tech House, Tribal Tech and LoungeTech; strengthening her position and artistry in the world of DJs, Lisa M is the first female Latin artist to become an International Celebrity DJ.

In 2007 and 2008 her agenda was booked as she made appearances in various clubs and also at the Winter Music Conference in Miami. Lisa M continued until 2009 and started Couture Sound, the name for the label in which she recorded sessions, produced and remixed for many artists, compilations and other labels.

In 2010 Lisa M visited Barcelona, Spain to expand her music, style, position and continue to surprise her fans. She achieved immediate public acceptance, playing in various clubs including the most prestigious and important “Club Pacha” in Barcelona. Later that year she returned to Miami to perform at the WMC (Winter Music Conference) 2010, and participated in important venues like the hotel pool party Shelboune, Nikki Beach, Discoteka, Nocturnal. When she completed her agenda in Miami, she went back in Europe (Spain) in the summer, signing a contract with one of the most important Event Companies in Europe, Cafe Ole, positioning the artist as one of the most important Resident Celebrity DJ’s in clubs all over Europe, such as Club Discothèque Space Ibiza and Barcelona. Lisa M also worked with famous DJ ‘such as David Guetta, Carl Cox, Wally Lopez, Francesco Falfa, David Vendetta, Rafael Ariza, Matt Caseli, Marco Carola, Steve Lawler, Loco Dice, Rafha Madrid, Oscar G, Nacho Vidal, and many other greats. She also made an appearance at one of the most important live radio shows of Ibiza, Ibiza Global Radio, alongside David Moreno and Tony Moreno, and also worked with DJs Chus and David Penn in the song “Libres Para Siempre”

Lisa M is now one of the most important Female DJ’s in the Electronic Music scene with a unique style of Super Tech Tribal House influenced by the sound and style of her favorite DJ’s Luciano de Cadenza,Loco Dice, Carl Cox y Eric Morillo.

As of 2016, after all this time traveling the world as a DJ, Lisa M returns to the recording studios to record what will be her first single titled: LA CALLE SE PUSO PA MI having a good response from the public and thousands of views and likes in all social media platforms,she's is recording few more singles before her new album release Lisa M is preparing to give her fans a never seen before Epic Show which combines and integrates her as DJ and Hip Hop Artist as a fusion,making Lisa M a Pioneer as a Latin American Artist.



  • Trampa (1988)
  • No lo Derumbes (1990)
  • Flavor of the Latin (1991)
  • Taste the Flavor of Lisa M. (1992)
  • Ahora Vengo Alborota (1992)
  • Soy Atrevida (1996)
  • Muévelo (Your Booty) (1996)
  • Y Sobreviví (1999)
  • Respect (2006)
  • Respect Deluxe Edition (2007)

La calle se puso pa mi (2016) Tentandote (2016)

Albums appeared on
Year Album Song(s) featured on
2002 La Familia: Above All "Hombre Perfecto feat. Las Chiviricas"
2003 NYC Sex "Come To My Party"
2005 Tony Touch: The Reggaetony Album "Toca-Me-La"
2005 Adassa: Kamasutra "Ya No Soy Tu Mujer"
2005 Eliel Presenta - Monster Reggaeton CD "That Is The Flow"

See also[edit]