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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477 115
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Scarface The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back

2
410 102
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Geto Boys We Can't Be Stopped, The Foundation, The Resurrection

3
441 117
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
428 115
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Bun B Trill (Screwed and Chopped), Trill OG, II Trill (Chopped Up Not Slopped Up)

5
419 119
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
441 142
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
South Park Mexican When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park

7
236 50
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Jay Clayton added K-Rino Stories from the Black Book, No Mercy, K-Rino

8
420 143
Z-Ro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Z-Ro King of tha Ghetto: Power, Screwed Up Click Representa', Let the Truth Be Told

9
330 101
Trae is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Trae Swang, Losing Composure, Life Goes On

10
245 69
Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Ganksta Nip The South Park Psycho, Psychic Thoughts (Are What I Conceive?), Psychotic Genius

11
341 128
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
451 190
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Travis Scott Owl Pharaoh

13
353 148
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
276 105
Willie D is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Willie D Play Witcha Mama, I'm Goin' Out Lika Soldier, Controversy

14 Nightmarish Ghost Stories From Houston, Texas

15
54 3
Megan Thee Stallion is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Megan Thee Stallion Make it Hot - Stalli Freestyle, Cocky AF

16
234 85
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Underground Kingz Ridin' Dirty, Dirty Money, Too Hard to Swallow

17
223 79
E.S.G. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
E.S.G. Boss Hogg Outlaws, All American Gangsta, Screwed Up Movement

18
263 104
DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added DJ Screw Fallen Soldiers, 3 'n the Mornin': Part Two, Royalty of Rap

19
204 69
Chalie Boy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chalie Boy

20
306 132
Lil' KeKe is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lil' KeKe Str8 Out da Slums, Platinum In Da Ghetto, The Big Unit

21
194 64
Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Odd Squad Fadanuf Fa Erybody

The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

22
192 63
Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Blac Monks Secrets of the Hidden Temple

23
229 86
Chingo Bling is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chingo Bling They Can't Deport Us All, El Mero Chingon, America's Faborite Wetback

24
194 66
Doughbeezy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

25
187 62
Mddl Fngz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

26
195 67
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Fat Tony Live at Canned Acoustica III, Smart Ass Black Boy

27
212 78
Lucky Luciano is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lucky Luciano WorldStar Wetbacks, Pimps Up Hoez Down, Lucky Me

28
190 68
Blackie is listed (or ranked) 28 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

The Best Houston News Sites

29
274 122
Baby Bash is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Baby Bash Menage A Trois, Super Saucy, Savage Dreams

30
184 65
Menace Clan is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menace Clan Da Hood

31
213 86
Lil' Troy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Lil' Troy Sittin' Fat Down South, Back to Ballin, Paperwork

32
215 89
OG Ron C is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
OG Ron C Southern's Finest

33
187 75
Botany Boyz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Botany Boyz Forever Botany, Botany Forever

34
199 83
Lil' O is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lil' O Da Fat Rat wit da Cheeze, Blood Money, Greatest Hits

35
134 40
Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Bushwick Bill No Surrender...No Retreat, Universal Small Souljah, Little Big Man

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

36
166 68
Babel Fishh is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Babel Fishh The Use of Of

37
165 69
Coppertone Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
hardbutfair added Coppertone Conspiracy

38
207 119
Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Devin the Dude Just Tryin' ta Live, Landing Gear, Devin the Dude

39
249 153
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lil' Flip Certified, All Eyez on Us, Still Connected

40
67 18
Raheem is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Raheem The Invincible, The Vigilante, Can't Get No Tighter

41
96 43
Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Fat Pat Ghetto Dreams, I Had a Ghetto Dream, Throwed in da Game

42
246 164
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Mike Jones Who Is Mike Jones?, Runnin the Game, King of the Streets

The Greatest Rappers of All Time

43
101 48
LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added LeCrae Real Talk, After the Music Stops, Church Clothes

44
92 41
Big Hawk is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Hawk Wreckin' 2004, Under Hawk's Wings, Since The Gray Tapes Vol. 3

45
71 25
Brockhampton is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Brockhampton All American Trash, Saturation - Pt. 1,2,3 

46
168 104
DJ Premier is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added DJ Premier Planet of the Beats, The Kolexxxion, Collabo EP

47
91 43
Big Pokey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Pokey Hardest Pit in the Litter, Da Sky's da Limit, D-Game 2000

48
90 44
Big Moe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Moe The Best of Big Moe, City of Syrup, Purple World

49
66 29
Big Mello is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Mello Wegonefunkwichamind, Bone Hard Zaggin, The Gift

50
75 37
Juan Gotti is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Juan Gotti No Sett Trippin