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, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop

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    Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Chopped and screwed

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    Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

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

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Latin hip hop, Southern hip hop

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    Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Chalie Boy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Chalie Boy Rap music, Rhythm and blues

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    Chopped and screwed, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Menace Clan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Menace Clan Hip hop music

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    Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Odd Squad Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Lil' O is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Lil' O Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Electronic dance music

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    Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Fat Tony Hip hop music

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    SaulPaul is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

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    Babel Fishh is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Babel Fishh

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    Coppertone Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

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    Coppertone Conspiracy

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    Gangsta rap, Chopped and screwed

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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    Boss Hogg Outlawz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

    Boss Hogg Outlawz Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    ABN is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

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