hip hop artists The Best Houston Rappers  

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

2
473 140
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Bun B Trill (Screwed and Chopped), Trill OG, II Trill (Chopped Up Not Slopped Up)

3
482 145
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Pimp C The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones, Pimpalation, The Sweet James Jones Stories

4
449 134
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Geto Boys We Can't Be Stopped, The Foundation, The Resurrection

5
468 145
Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Slim Thug Already Platinum, The Big Unit, Boss Hogg Outlaws

6
469 170
Z-Ro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Z-Ro King of tha Ghetto: Power, Screwed Up Click Representa', Let the Truth Be Told

7
480 182
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
South Park Mexican When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park

8
366 127
Trae is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Trae Swang, Losing Composure, Life Goes On

9
520 213
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Travis Scott Owl Pharaoh

10
256 74
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Jay Clayton added K-Rino Stories from the Black Book, No Mercy, K-Rino

11
374 147
Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Paul Wall The People's Champ, Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells

12
260 84
Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Ganksta Nip The South Park Psycho, Psychic Thoughts (Are What I Conceive?), Psychotic Genius

13
382 160
Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chamillionaire Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells, The Sound of Revenge (Screwed and Chopped)

14
262 94
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Underground Kingz Ridin' Dirty, Dirty Money, Too Hard to Swallow

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298 116
DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added DJ Screw Fallen Soldiers, 3 'n the Mornin': Part Two, Royalty of Rap

16
335 141
Lil' KeKe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lil' KeKe Str8 Out da Slums, Platinum In Da Ghetto, The Big Unit

17
290 117
Willie D is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Willie D Play Witcha Mama, I'm Goin' Out Lika Soldier, Controversy

18
245 90
E.S.G. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
E.S.G. Boss Hogg Outlaws, All American Gangsta, Screwed Up Movement

19
215 81
Chalie Boy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chalie Boy

20
205 75
Doughbeezy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

21
199 72
Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Blac Monks Secrets of the Hidden Temple

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241 99
Chingo Bling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chingo Bling They Can't Deport Us All, El Mero Chingon, America's Faborite Wetback

23
195 70
Mddl Fngz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

24
201 74
Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Odd Squad Fadanuf Fa Erybody

25
231 95
Lil' Troy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Lil' Troy Sittin' Fat Down South, Back to Ballin, Paperwork

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222 90
Lucky Luciano is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lucky Luciano WorldStar Wetbacks, Pimps Up Hoez Down, Lucky Me

27
203 78
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Fat Tony Live at Canned Acoustica III, Smart Ass Black Boy

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286 133
Baby Bash is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Baby Bash Menage A Trois, Super Saucy, Savage Dreams

The Best Houston News Sites

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196 76
Blackie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Blackie B L A C K I E... All Caps With Spaces Discography, IMAGINE YOUR SELF IN A FREE AND NATURAL WORLD, FUCK THE FALSE

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224 95
OG Ron C is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
OG Ron C Southern's Finest

31
190 73
Menace Clan is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menace Clan Da Hood

32
199 82
Botany Boyz is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Botany Boyz Forever Botany, Botany Forever

33
212 93
Lil' O is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lil' O Da Fat Rat wit da Cheeze, Blood Money, Greatest Hits

34
143 49
Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Bushwick Bill No Surrender...No Retreat, Universal Small Souljah, Little Big Man

35
173 72
Babel Fishh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Babel Fishh The Use of Of

Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

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171 74
Coppertone Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
hardbutfair added Coppertone Conspiracy

37
234 123
Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Devin the Dude Just Tryin' ta Live, Landing Gear, Devin the Dude

38
273 157
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lil' Flip Certified, All Eyez on Us, Still Connected

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120 45
Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Fat Pat Ghetto Dreams, I Had a Ghetto Dream, Throwed in da Game

40
114 43
Big Hawk is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Hawk Wreckin' 2004, Under Hawk's Wings, Since The Gray Tapes Vol. 3

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62 9
Megan Thee Stallion is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Megan Thee Stallion Make it Hot - Stalli Freestyle, Cocky AF

42
114 46
Big Moe is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Moe The Best of Big Moe, City of Syrup, Purple World

The Greatest Rappers of All Time

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109 45
Big Pokey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Pokey Hardest Pit in the Litter, Da Sky's da Limit, D-Game 2000

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76 21
Raheem is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Raheem The Invincible, The Vigilante, Can't Get No Tighter

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265 168
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Mike Jones Who Is Mike Jones?, Runnin the Game, King of the Streets

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115 52
LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added LeCrae Real Talk, After the Music Stops, Church Clothes

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181 107
DJ Premier is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added DJ Premier Planet of the Beats, The Kolexxxion, Collabo EP

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82 29
Brockhampton is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Brockhampton All American Trash, Saturation - Pt. 1,2,3 

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64 15
Screwed Up Click is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Screwed Up Click Str8 Out da Slums, Platinum In Da Ghetto, The Big Unit

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78 32
Big Mello is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Mello Wegonefunkwichamind, Bone Hard Zaggin, The Gift