The Best New Orleans Rappers

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Shooting to widespread acclaim and mainstream success at the end of the 1990s, rappers from New Orleans played an important role in the expansion of Southern rap. Their beats were hot, the lyrics focused on New Orleans and good times, and took the localized bounce sound and brought to the mainstream. Two labels, Master P's No Limit and Birdman's Cash Money, were the most important for New Orleans rapper. With its focus and distinctive sound, New Orleans rap remains wildly popular and that's due to its rappers.

So, that said, who are the best New Orleans rappers? It's not an easy question to answer, especially when you have the likes of Lil Wayne, Master P, Mystikal, Juvenile, Curren$y, Soulja Slim, Big Tymers and 504 Boyz. All of these New Orleans rappers helped take New Orleans rap and Southern hip hop mainstream. Their unapologetic lyrics and pride in being from the Dirty South helped distinguish it from other Southern outposts like Atlanta and Houston. It's impact on rap can't be understated.

That said, it's up to you to determine who is the best New Orleans rapper. If you notice a rapper from New Orleans missing, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best new orleans hip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest new orleans hip hop musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular new orleans hip hop bands that you might've heard of. (33 items)
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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Najee Jana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers

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    Trap Pop Najee Jana@Soundcloud/Najee Jana@IG/Najee Jana@Twitter/Najee Jana@Youtube/najeejanamusic@gmail.com

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, New Orleans hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Rap music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Garage rock

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    added by Miguel Peter Sr.

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    Hip hop music, New Orleans hip hop, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Hyphy

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    Kane and Abel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Pop rap

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    Dee-1 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers

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    Hip hop music, Christian hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    GANGSTA RAP, SMOOTH, CLASSICAL HIP HOP AND TRAP MUSIC

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