Music

The Best Houston Rappers 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated October 7, 2019 39.8k votes 3.9k voters 52.7k views 71 items

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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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Willie D is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Big Mello is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Z-Ro is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Bun B is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Facemob is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Trae tha Truth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Lil' KeKe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
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Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rappers