The Best Rappers From Florida

Over 20.9K Ranker voters have come together to rank this list of The Best Rappers From Florida
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Only famous hip hop artists who were born in or started their careers in Florida.

Florida may be the one state that has it all – oranges, a mostly tropical climate, Disneyworld, the Everglades, the weirdest news in all of America, and… a thriving hip hop scene. Who knew? Yes, the Sunshine State brings a lot to the American cultural table, especially in terms of hip hop. Rick Ross, Luther Campbell, Pitbull, and Plies all hail from Florida, and there are scores of other rappers we’ve uncovered that are either influential to rap as a whole or still very much at the at the top of their game.

Take a look at this list of rappers from Florida and vote for your favorite Florida rappers representing Orlando, Tampa Bay, Jacksonville, and more. 

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  • YNW Melly
    5,276 votes

    A unique blend of raw, unfiltered emotion and melodic, hypnotic instrumentals characterizes this young rapper's sound, which has quickly gained traction within the hip-hop community. With a knack for storytelling and a gripping delivery, he effortlessly conveys his life experiences in an authentic and relatable manner. Despite his troubled past, his undeniable talent has led to widespread acclaim and a dedicated fan base.

  • Kodak Black

    Kodak Black

    10,292 votes

    Bold, brazen, and unapologetically real, this South Florida native has made a significant imprint on the hip-hop scene through his candid storytelling, raw lyricism, and captivating flow. With a penchant for exploring themes such as street life and personal struggles, his music resonates with fans looking for authenticity. Rising quickly to international fame, he has solidified his status as a pillar within the rap community.

  • XXXTentacion
    11,583 votes

    This enigmatic figure left an indelible mark on the world of hip-hop with his genre-defying sound, soul-bearing lyrics, and intensely emotional performances. With a distinctive style blending lo-fi production, melodic rapping, and gut-wrenching screams, he crafted an unfaltering connection with fans across the globe. Despite his untimely death, his boundary-breaking artistry continues to influence and inspire today's emerging artists.

  • Rod Wave
    3,262 votes

    Hailing from St. Petersburg, this booming voice tackles pain, trauma, and triumph in his music with a soulful, gritty delivery that strikes a chord with listeners across genres. His heartfelt lyricism and unparalleled vocal range create a deeply felt, emotional connection with fans worldwide. Coupled with his ability to seamlessly transition between rapping and singing, this artist's versatile skill set has established him as a formidable force in the rap game.

  • This enigmatic wordsmith is renowned for his lightning-fast flow, intricate rhyme schemes, and genre-blending style, showcasing influences from punk, rock, and hip-hop. His ability to deliver humorous, tongue-in-cheek lyrics while maintaining technical prowess has established him as a significant voice in the rap community. With a dedicated following and a plethora of viral hits, his staying power is all but guaranteed.

    1,869 votes

    This Florida rhymer combines heartfelt, introspective lyrics with a melodic, street-rooted sound, earning him a fast-growing fan base and critical acclaim. His raw storytelling and unwavering authenticity have carved out a distinctive place for him within contemporary hip-hop. Armed with a potent combination of charisma and talent, he's poised to make major moves in the industry.