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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    Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz

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    André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

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    Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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    Bun B is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

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    Big K.R.I.T. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Southern hip hop

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    Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

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    Young Jeezy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Pop rap

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    Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

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    Master P is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

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    Lil Boosie is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

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    Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Electro hop

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    Hip hop music, Rapcore, Pop rap

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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    Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

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    Project Pat & Three Six Mafia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
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    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

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    Nelly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

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    B.G. is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music

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    Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

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    Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop

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    Ace Hood is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Rap music, Contemporary R&B

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    Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

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    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, New Orleans hip hop

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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, Dirty rap, Hardcore hip hop

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

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    Lil Wyte is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time


    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap

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