Rappers The Best Houston Rappers  

Ranker Hip Hop
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List Rules Only famous hip hop artists from Houston

The Houston rap scene (and the entire Southern rap scene for that matter) was a reaction to the 80s rap movement that was already happening, quite famously, in New York and LA.

By the early 90s, the Geto Boys were among the first from the area to break big nationally. And when southern hip hop was sped up, DJ Screw started slowing the tempo down. He, along with Oklahoma’s Dj Dinero And Dj Z-Nasty, popularized the Chopped And Screwed sub-genre in the Mid South fairly early on in the movement’s history. In 2000,  UGK made a cameo on Jay-Z's smash hit "Big Pimpin’" and also on Three Six Mafia’s "Sippin' on Some Syrup". Soon after, Mike Jones achieved mainstream success as did Paul Wall, and Houston’s influence on rap and hip hop was solidified.

Here’s a list of Houston rappers who’ve left an indelible mark on the game. Don’t forget to add and vote on your favorites!


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742 111
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Jay Clayton added Stories from the Black Book, No Mercy, K-Rino

2
1,045 202
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back

3
912 170
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
We Can't Be Stopped, The Foundation, The Resurrection

4
761 142
Willie D is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Play Witcha Mama, I'm Goin' Out Lika Soldier, Controversy

5
503 70
Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added No Surrender...No Retreat, Universal Small Souljah, Little Big Man

6
714 141
Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Just Tryin' ta Live, Landing Gear, Devin the Dude

7
461 64
Big Mello is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Wegonefunkwichamind, Bone Hard Zaggin, The Gift

8
618 113
Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The South Park Psycho, Psychic Thoughts (Are What I Conceive?), Psychotic Genius

9
561 96
Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Secrets of the Hidden Temple

10
223 17
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Somethin' Serious, Still Serious, What's Beef? 2k4 (Eminem vs. the Source)

11
238 20
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johnstonismyname added South Park Coalition Presents Family Bizness, Packin Heat

12
247 22
Facemob is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added The Other Side of the Law, The Most Sacred Thing to the Mob Is... Silence, Silence

13
646 264
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park

14
564 230
Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells, The Sound of Revenge (Screwed and Chopped)

15
588 288
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones, Pimpalation, The Sweet James Jones Stories

16
554 280
Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Already Platinum, The Big Unit, Boss Hogg Outlaws

17
555 283
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Trill (Screwed and Chopped), Trill OG, II Trill (Chopped Up Not Slopped Up)

18
564 297
Z-Ro is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
King of tha Ghetto: Power, Screwed Up Click Representa', Let the Truth Be Told

19
712 420
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Owl Pharaoh

20
387 205
DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Fallen Soldiers, 3 'n the Mornin': Part Two, Royalty of Rap

21
420 231
Trae is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Swang, Losing Composure, Life Goes On

22
325 171
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Ridin' Dirty, Dirty Money, Too Hard to Swallow

23
388 223
Lil' KeKe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Str8 Out da Slums, Platinum In Da Ghetto, The Big Unit

24
437 259
Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The People's Champ, Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells

25
282 159
E.S.G. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Boss Hogg Outlaws, All American Gangsta, Screwed Up Movement

26
273 162
Lil' Troy is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Sittin' Fat Down South, Back to Ballin, Paperwork

27
316 195
Baby Bash is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menage A Trois, Super Saucy, Savage Dreams

28
174 91
Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Ghetto Dreams, I Had a Ghetto Dream, Throwed in da Game

29
243 145
Chalie Boy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chalie Boy

30
319 206
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Certified, All Eyez on Us, Still Connected

31
239 145
Lil' O is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Da Fat Rat wit da Cheeze, Blood Money, Greatest Hits

32
265 166
Chingo Bling is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
They Can't Deport Us All, El Mero Chingon, America's Faborite Wetback

33
241 148
OG Ron C is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Southern's Finest

34
219 131
Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Odd Squad Fadanuf Fa Erybody

35
156 83
Big Hawk is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Wreckin' 2004, Under Hawk's Wings, Since The Gray Tapes Vol. 3

36
211 126
Mddl Fngz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

37
207 123
Menace Clan is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menace Clan Da Hood

38
244 152
Lucky Luciano is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
WorldStar Wetbacks, Pimps Up Hoez Down, Lucky Me

39
218 132
Doughbeezy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

40
216 133
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Fat Tony Live at Canned Acoustica III, Smart Ass Black Boy

41
216 135
Botany Boyz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Forever Botany, Botany Forever

42
209 130
Blackie is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
B L A C K I E... All Caps With Spaces Discography, IMAGINE YOUR SELF IN A FREE AND NATURAL WORLD, FUCK THE FALSE

43
148 82
Big Pokey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hardest Pit in the Litter, Da Sky's da Limit, D-Game 2000

44
155 88
Big Moe is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added The Best of Big Moe, City of Syrup, Purple World

45
308 213
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Who Is Mike Jones?, Runnin the Game, King of the Streets

46
186 118
Babel Fishh is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Babel Fishh The Use of Of

47
186 120
Coppertone Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
hardbutfair added Coppertone Conspiracy

48
98 48
Screwed Up Click is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Str8 Out da Slums, Platinum In Da Ghetto, The Big Unit

49
146 90
LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Real Talk, After the Music Stops, Church Clothes

50
57 17
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johnstonismyname added Punken, Quick-Strikes, Maxo 187