The Best Houston Rappers

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List Criteria: Only famous hip hop artists from Houston

The Houston rap scene (and the entire Southern rap scene for that matter) was a reaction to the 80s rap movement that was already happening, quite famously, in New York and LA.

By the early 90s, the Geto Boys were among the first from the area to break big nationally. And when southern hip hop was sped up, DJ Screw started slowing the tempo down. He, along with Oklahoma’s Dj Dinero And Dj Z-Nasty, popularized the Chopped And Screwed sub-genre in the Mid South fairly early on in the movement’s history. In 2000,  UGK made a cameo on Jay-Z's smash hit "Big Pimpin’" and also on Three Six Mafia’s "Sippin' on Some Syrup". Soon after, Mike Jones achieved mainstream success as did Paul Wall, and Houston’s influence on rap and hip hop was solidified.

Here’s a list of Houston rappers who’ve left an indelible mark on the game. Don’t forget to add and vote on your favorites!


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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Rap music

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Chopped and screwed

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    Chopped and screwed, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Chopped and screwed, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Lil' O is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Lil' O Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Chalie Boy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Chalie Boy Rap music, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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    Menace Clan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Menace Clan Hip hop music

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    added by Jay Clayton

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    Chopped and screwed, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Latin hip hop, Southern hip hop

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    Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Fat Tony Hip hop music

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    Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Odd Squad Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Electronic dance music

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    Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

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    Babel Fishh is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Babel Fishh

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap

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    added by Jay Clayton
    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    Coppertone Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

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    Coppertone Conspiracy

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    added by Jay Clayton
    Southern hip hop

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    Gangsta rap, Chopped and screwed

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    added by Jay Clayton
    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Political hip hop

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    added by Jay Clayton
    Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    SaulPaul is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

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    SaulPaul

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    new! & added by Jay Clayton
    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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    Hip hop music, Nu metal, Rock music

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    Hip hop music

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