music The Best Southern Rappers of All Time

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To many people, rap music is historically based in the Northeast, however, as the 1990s proved, Southern rappers are not only as force to be reckoned with, but are some of the best rappers period. Southern rap has grown from a regional form of music to being heard far and wide, and remains one of the best rap genres and easily one of the most recognizable. Southern rap encompasses rappers from Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Houston and Memphis. These are the most popular outposts for good Southern rap. The "Dirty South" sound has influenced rappers from all over the world and its impact cannot be said enough.

So, who are the best Southern rappers? If you're a fan of Southern rap, you know famous names like Outkast, T.I., Mystikal, Master P, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, the Geto Boys, Ludacris, Three 6 Mafia, and Texas rappers like Twisted Black. These are some of the names synonymous with Southern rap and with good reason. They've sold out arenas, had hit songs and have won a slew of awards, including Grammys. There's a reason why Southern hip hop remains wildly popular and it's because of the songs created by the talented rappers on this list.

That said, it's up to you to determine who are the best Southern rappers. If you notice that a Southern hip hop artist isn't on this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best southern rap bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest southern rap musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the musician's music instead of just voting for the most popular southern rap bands that you might've heard of.

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Outkast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Outkast Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop Jazz

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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Ludacris Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop Hardcore hip hop

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André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
André 3000 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Rock music

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Scarface Hip hop music, Horrorcore Gangsta rap

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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Missy Elliott Hip hop music, Pop music Dance-pop

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Big Boi is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Big Boi Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Southern hip hop

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Big K.R.I.T. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Big K.R.I.T. Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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Trick Daddy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Trick Daddy Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop East Coast hip hop

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T.I. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
T.I. Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop Gangsta rap

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Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Mystikal Hip hop music, Horrorcore Hardcore hip hop

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Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Geto Boys Hip hop music, Horrorcore Hardcore hip hop

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Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Yelawolf Hip hop music, Ghettotech Experimental music

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J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
J. Cole Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Rhythm and blues

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Master P is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Master P Hip hop music, Gangsta rap Southern hip hop

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Young Jeezy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Young Jeezy Hip hop music, Gangsta rap Pop rap

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DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
DJ Screw Hip hop music, Political hip hop Gangsta rap

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Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Underground Kingz Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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Goodie Mob is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Goodie Mob Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop

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Bun B is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Bun B Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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2 Chainz Hip hop music, Gangsta rap Southern hip hop

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Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Killer Mike Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Pimp C Hip hop music, Horrorcore Gangsta rap

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Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Eightball & MJG Hip hop music, Dirty rap Horrorcore

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Nelly is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Nelly Hip hop music, Pop music Contemporary R&B

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Lil Jon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Lil Jon Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop Gangsta rap

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Young Buck is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Young Buck Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop Southern hip hop

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Project Pat is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Project Pat Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop Gangsta rap

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Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Juvenile Hip hop music, Dirty rap Gangsta rap

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Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Chamillionaire Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop Gangsta rap

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Lisa Lopes is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Lisa Lopes Hip hop music, Pop music Contemporary R&B

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Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Soulja Slim Hip hop music, Horrorcore Hardcore hip hop

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David Banner is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
David Banner Hip hop music, Rapcore Pop rap

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Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Lil' Flip Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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Lil Boosie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Lil Boosie Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop Gangsta rap

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Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Mannie Fresh Hip hop music, Bounce music Southern hip hop

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Bubba Sparxxx is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Bubba Sparxxx Hip hop music, Country rap Southern hip hop

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K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
K-Rino Hip hop music, Horrorcore Political hip hop

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Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Gangsta Boo Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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Willie D is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Willie D Hip hop music

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Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Mike Jones Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues Southern hip hop

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Gangsta Pat is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Gangsta Pat Hip hop music

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Trinidad James is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Trinidad James Hip Hop Music, AlternativeTrap

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Pastor Troy is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Pastor Troy Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop Hardcore hip hop

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Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Three 6 Mafia Hip hop music, Dirty rap Horrorcore

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B.G. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
B.G. Hip hop music, Gangsta rap Rap music

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Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Slim Thug Hip hop music, Gangsta rap Southern hip hop

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Flo Rida is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Flo Rida Hip hop music, Synthpop Pop music

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Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Curren$y Hip hop music

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Lil Wyte is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Lil Wyte Hip hop music, Gangsta rap Mafioso rap

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Gorilla Zoe is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Gorilla Zoe Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop Gangsta rap