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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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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back
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Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
We Can't Be Stopped, The Foundation, The Resurrection
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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
Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added No Surrender...No Retreat, Universal Small Souljah, Little Big Man
5
Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Just Tryin' ta Live, Landing Gear, Devin the Dude
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Willie D is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Play Witcha Mama, I'm Goin' Out Lika Soldier, Controversy
7
Big Mello is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Wegonefunkwichamind, Bone Hard Zaggin, The Gift
8
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
Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Secrets of the Hidden Temple
10
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
Facemob is listed (or ranked) 11 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
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johnstonismyname added Presents Family Bizness, Packin Heat
13
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park
14
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
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
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Bun B is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Trill (Screwed and Chopped), Trill OG, II Trill (Chopped Up Not Slopped Up)
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DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Fallen Soldiers, 3 'n the Mornin': Part Two, Royalty of Rap
18
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
Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Already Platinum, The Big Unit, Boss Hogg Outlaws
20
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Ridin' Dirty, Dirty Money, Too Hard to Swallow
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Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Ghetto Dreams, I Had a Ghetto Dream, Throwed in da Game
22
Big Hawk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Wreckin' 2004, Under Hawk's Wings, Since The Gray Tapes Vol. 3
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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Owl Pharaoh
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Big Moe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added The Best of Big Moe, City of Syrup, Purple World
25
Trae tha Truth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Swang, Losing Composure, Life Goes On