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The Best Rappers From Atlanta 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated December 18, 2019 33.6k votes 3.3k voters 65.8k views 188 items

List Rules Only rappers born or raised in Atlanta, Georgia.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Atlanta. Including both solo artists, like Ludacris and 21 Savage, and hip hop groups, like Migos and Outkast, this list of the most popular Atlanta rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the Georgia capital. Known for their Dirty South style of hip hop, these famous Atlanta rappers also popularized other rap subgenres, like crunk and trap. Who are the top Atlanta rappers of all-time?

Vote up the best hip hop artists from Atlanta, and add any other ATL rappers if they're missing from this list. 

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Young Thug is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Jeffrey Williams, better known by his stage name Young Thug, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is known for the single "Stoner", as well as his collaborations with fellow ...more

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Future is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn, better known by his stage name Future, is an American rapper, singer, and record producer from the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. After releasing a series of ...more

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#1,936 of 2,175 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time The Best Songs Ft. Future The Best Future Albums, Ranked

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André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
André Lauren Benjamin (born May 27, 1975), better known by his stage name André 3000 (formerly Dre), is an American musician and actor best known for being part of hip hop duo ...more

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#23 of 138 The Dopest Rappers of the '90s #574 of 2,175 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time The Best Songs Feat. Andre 3000

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21 Savage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Shayaa Bin Abraham-Joseph (born October 22, 1992), known professionally as 21 Savage, is an American rapper known for his mixtapes The Slaughter Tape (2015) and Slaughter King (2015) and his EPs ...more

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#580 of 1,038 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #13 of 53 The Best New Male Artists The Best Songs Ft. 21 Savage

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Migos is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Migos is an American hip hop group based in Atlanta, Georgia. The group consists of Quavo, Takeoff, and Offset. Members Quavo and Takeoff are uncle and nephew; Offset is Quavo's cousin and also ...more

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#11 of 144 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #1,161 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Time The Best Songs Ft. Migos

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Lil Baby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Dominique Jones (born December 3, 1994), known professionally as Lil Baby, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He is best known for his songs "Freestyle", "Yes ...more
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Outkast is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Outkast (stylized as OutKast) is an American hip hop duo formed in 1992 in East Point, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly ...more

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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Radric Delantic Davis (born February 12, 1980), known professionally as Gucci Mane, is an American rapper. He helped pioneer the hip-hop subgenre of trap music alongside fellow Atlanta-based ...more

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#64 of 498 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #261 of 529 Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are The Best Songs Ft. Gucci Mane

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T.I. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. (born September 25, 1980), known professionally as T.I. and Tip (often stylized as TIP or T.I.P.), is an American rapper and actor. Harris signed his first major-label ...more

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#43 of 498 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #905 of 2,175 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time The Best T.I. Songs

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2 Chainz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Tauheed Epps (born September 12, 1977), known professionally as 2 Chainz (formerly Tity Boi), is an American rapper. Born and raised in College Park, Georgia, he initially gained recognition for ...more

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Offset is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Kiari Kendrell Cephus (born December 14, 1991), better known by his stage name Offset, is an American hip hop recording artist from Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is best known as a member of the ...more
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Playboi Carti is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name Playboi Carti, is an American rapper and model from Atlanta, Georgia. A former member of underground Atlanta label ...more
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Gunna is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Sergio Giavanni Kitchens (born June 14, 1993), better known by his stage name Gunna, is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for his collaborations with rappers Lil Baby ...more

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Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Christopher Brian Bridges (born September 11, 1977), known professionally as Ludacris (), is an American rapper and actor. Ludacris is the founder of Disturbing tha Peace. Ludacris has won ...more

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#314 of 329 The Greatest Actors Who Have Never Won an Oscar (for Acting) #34 of 498 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time The Best Songs Feat. Ludacris

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Quavo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Quavious Keyate Marshall (born April 2, 1991), better known by his stage name Quavo, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. He is best known as a member of the rap trio ...more
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Big Boi is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Antwan André Patton (born February 1, 1975), better known by his stage name Big Boi, is an American rapper, songwriter, actor and record producer, best known for being a member of ...more

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#55 of 138 The Dopest Rappers of the '90s #87 of 206 The Best Rap Lyricists of All Time The Best Songs Feat. Big Boi

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Takeoff is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Kirshnik Khari Ball, known professionally as Takeoff, is an American rapper and hip hop artist. He is best known as a member of the hip hop and trap music trio Migos, alongside his family ...more
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Jeezy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Jay Wayne Jenkins (born September 28, 1977), known professionally as Jeezy (formerly Young Jeezy), is an American rapper and actor. Signed to Def Jam Recordings since 2004, his major label debut ...more

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#614 of 1,038 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #54 of 114 Rappers with the Best Voices, Ranked The Best Songs Feat. Young Jeezy

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Kanye West is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Kanye Omari West (born June 8, 1977) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, and fashion designer. His musical career has been marked by dramatic changes in ...more

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#11 of 498 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #611 of 771 American Public Figures Who Are National Treasures The Best Songs Feat. Kanye West

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Rae Sremmurd is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Rae Sremmurd is an American hip hop duo, composed of two brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jimmy from Atlanta, Georgia. They are perhaps best known for their single "No Type", which charted ...more

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Rich the Kid is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Dimitri Roger, known professionally as Rich the Kid, is an American rapper and songwriter. Currently signed to Interscope Records, he released his debut album, The World Is Yours, on March 30, ...more

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Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Michael Santiago Render (born April 20, 1975), better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American rapper, actor, and activist. He is the founder of Grind Time Official Records, which he ...more
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6LACK is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Ricardo Valdez Valentine (born June 24, 1992), better known by his stage name 6lack (stylized as 6LACK and pronounced "black”), is an American singer, songwriter, and rapper from Atlanta, ...more
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TLC is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
TLC is an American girl group whose original line-up consisted of Tionne "T-Boz" Watkins, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes and Rozonda "Chilli" Thomas. Formed in Atlanta, ...more

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Rich Homie Quan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers From Atlanta
Dequantes Lamar, better known by his stage name Rich Homie Quan is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia signed to T.I.G. Entertainment. He is best known for his songs "Type of Way" ...more

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