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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830 193
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back

2
737 163
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
We Can't Be Stopped, The Foundation, The Resurrection

3
518 93
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Jay Clayton added Stories from the Black Book, No Mercy, K-Rino

4
547 131
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
354 58
Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added No Surrender...No Retreat, Universal Small Souljah, Little Big Man

6
495 129
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
156 11
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1519704292721 added South Park Coalition Presents Family Bizness, Packin Heat

8
135 8
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Somethin' Serious, Still Serious, What's Beef? 2k4 (Eminem vs. the Source)

9
161 12
Facemob is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added The Other Side of the Law, The Most Sacred Thing to the Mob Is... Silence, Silence

10
305 55
Big Mello is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Wegonefunkwichamind, Bone Hard Zaggin, The Gift

11
373 84
Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Secrets of the Hidden Temple

12
418 104
Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The South Park Psycho, Psychic Thoughts (Are What I Conceive?), Psychotic Genius

13
621 253
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park

14
550 223
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
558 281
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
530 273
Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Already Platinum, The Big Unit, Boss Hogg Outlaws

17
530 275
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
538 289
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
407 222
Trae is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Swang, Losing Composure, Life Goes On

20
666 407
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Owl Pharaoh

21
364 202
DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Fallen Soldiers, 3 'n the Mornin': Part Two, Royalty of Rap

22
311 168
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Ridin' Dirty, Dirty Money, Too Hard to Swallow

23
374 218
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
418 256
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
272 156
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
309 189
Baby Bash is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menage A Trois, Super Saucy, Savage Dreams

27
263 156
Lil' Troy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Sittin' Fat Down South, Back to Ballin, Paperwork

28
259 158
Chingo Bling is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
They Can't Deport Us All, El Mero Chingon, America's Faborite Wetback

29
236 141
Chalie Boy is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chalie Boy

30
241 146
Lucky Luciano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
WorldStar Wetbacks, Pimps Up Hoez Down, Lucky Me

31
215 126
Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Odd Squad Fadanuf Fa Erybody

32
216 128
Doughbeezy is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

33
208 122
Mddl Fngz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

34
237 145
OG Ron C is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Southern's Finest

35
233 142
Lil' O is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Da Fat Rat wit da Cheeze, Blood Money, Greatest Hits

36
203 120
Menace Clan is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menace Clan Da Hood

37
214 129
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Fat Tony Live at Canned Acoustica III, Smart Ass Black Boy

38
307 202
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Certified, All Eyez on Us, Still Connected

39
207 124
Blackie is listed (or ranked) 39 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

40
161 88
Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Ghetto Dreams, I Had a Ghetto Dream, Throwed in da Game

41
212 131
Botany Boyz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Forever Botany, Botany Forever

42
145 81
Big Hawk is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Wreckin' 2004, Under Hawk's Wings, Since The Gray Tapes Vol. 3

43
184 114
Babel Fishh is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Babel Fishh The Use of Of

44
296 207
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Who Is Mike Jones?, Runnin the Game, King of the Streets

45
184 116
Coppertone Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
hardbutfair added Coppertone Conspiracy

46
138 80
Big Pokey is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Hardest Pit in the Litter, Da Sky's da Limit, D-Game 2000

47
145 86
Big Moe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added The Best of Big Moe, City of Syrup, Purple World

48
138 87
LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Real Talk, After the Music Stops, Church Clothes

49
197 139
DJ Premier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Planet of the Beats, The Kolexxxion, Collabo EP

50
88 46
Screwed Up Click is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Str8 Out da Slums, Platinum In Da Ghetto, The Big Unit