bands/musicians 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. (30 items)

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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Mystikal Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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Master P is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Master P Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Juvenile Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

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Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Mannie Fresh Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop

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B.G. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
B.G. Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Soulja Slim Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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C-Murder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
C-Murder Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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Mia X is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Mia X Hip hop music, southern Hip Hop

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Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Curren$y Hip hop music

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Mack Maine is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Mack Maine Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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Najee Jana is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Najee Jana Trap Pop - Najee Jana@Soundcloud/Najee Jana@IG/Najee Jana@Twitter/Najee Jana@Youtube/najeejanamusic@gmail.com

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Hot Boy$ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hot Boy$ Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, New Orleans hip hop

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Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Kevin Gates Hip hop music

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Silkk the Shocker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Silkk the Shocker Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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Big Tymers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Big Tymers Hip hop music, New Orleans hip hop, Southern hip hop

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Turk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Turk Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rhythm and blues

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Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Frank Ocean Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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Lil Romeo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Lil Romeo Hip hop music

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Magic is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Magic Hip hop music, Rap music, Southern hip hop

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The Knux is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
The Knux Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Garage rock

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504 Boyz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
504 Boyz Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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Getto Twins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers

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Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Big Mike Hip hop music

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Kane and Abel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers

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Birdman is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Birdman Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Hyphy

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Jay Electronica is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Jay Electronica Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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Tre-8 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Tre-8 Hip hop music

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Ken Corleone GANGSTA RAP, SMOOTH, CLASSICAL HIP HOP AND TRAP MUSIC

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Toez Pacino is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers