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!


1
559 177
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Scarface The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back

2
523 162
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Pimp C The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones, Pimpalation, The Sweet James Jones Stories

3
500 161
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Bun B Trill (Screwed and Chopped), Trill OG, II Trill (Chopped Up Not Slopped Up)

4
477 152
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
498 162
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
615 242
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Travis Scott Owl Pharaoh

7
509 189
Z-Ro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Z-Ro King of tha Ghetto: Power, Screwed Up Click Representa', Let the Truth Be Told

8
518 201
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
South Park Mexican When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park

9
386 139
Trae is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Trae Swang, Losing Composure, Life Goes On

10
339 123
DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added DJ Screw Fallen Soldiers, 3 'n the Mornin': Part Two, Royalty of Rap

11
399 158
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
268 85
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Jay Clayton added K-Rino Stories from the Black Book, No Mercy, K-Rino

13
403 167
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
288 102
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

15
267 95
Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Ganksta Nip The South Park Psycho, Psychic Thoughts (Are What I Conceive?), Psychotic Genius

16
360 151
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
262 99
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
303 124
Willie D is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Willie D Play Witcha Mama, I'm Goin' Out Lika Soldier, Controversy

19
249 103
Lil' Troy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Lil' Troy Sittin' Fat Down South, Back to Ballin, Paperwork

20
225 90
Chalie Boy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chalie Boy

21
299 138
Baby Bash is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Baby Bash Menage A Trois, Super Saucy, Savage Dreams

22
251 108
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
209 81
Doughbeezy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

24
201 76
Mddl Fngz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

25
204 78
Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Blac Monks Secrets of the Hidden Temple

26
233 97
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
206 80
Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Odd Squad Fadanuf Fa Erybody

28
207 83
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Fat Tony Live at Canned Acoustica III, Smart Ass Black Boy

29
229 99
OG Ron C is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
OG Ron C Southern's Finest

30
200 81
Blackie is listed (or ranked) 30 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

31
224 97
Lil' O is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lil' O Da Fat Rat wit da Cheeze, Blood Money, Greatest Hits

32
195 78
Menace Clan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menace Clan Da Hood

33
206 87
Botany Boyz is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Botany Boyz Forever Botany, Botany Forever

34
144 46
Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Fat Pat Ghetto Dreams, I Had a Ghetto Dream, Throwed in da Game

35
152 53
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

36
246 125
Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Devin the Dude Just Tryin' ta Live, Landing Gear, Devin the Dude

37
294 159
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lil' Flip Certified, All Eyez on Us, Still Connected

38
177 77
Babel Fishh is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Babel Fishh The Use of Of

39
131 46
Big Hawk is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Hawk Wreckin' 2004, Under Hawk's Wings, Since The Gray Tapes Vol. 3

40
135 49
Big Moe is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Moe The Best of Big Moe, City of Syrup, Purple World

41
176 79
Coppertone Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
hardbutfair added Coppertone Conspiracy

42
127 47
Big Pokey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Pokey Hardest Pit in the Litter, Da Sky's da Limit, D-Game 2000

43
80 16
Screwed Up Click is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Screwed Up Click Str8 Out da Slums, Platinum In Da Ghetto, The Big Unit

44
284 171
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Mike Jones Who Is Mike Jones?, Runnin the Game, King of the Streets

45
70 13
Megan Thee Stallion is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Megan Thee Stallion Make it Hot - Stalli Freestyle, Cocky AF

46
95 33
Brockhampton is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Brockhampton All American Trash, Saturation - Pt. 1,2,3 

47
125 57
LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added LeCrae Real Talk, After the Music Stops, Church Clothes

48
81 24
Raheem is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Raheem The Invincible, The Vigilante, Can't Get No Tighter

49
189 111
DJ Premier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added DJ Premier Planet of the Beats, The Kolexxxion, Collabo EP

50
88 35
Big Mello is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Big Mello Wegonefunkwichamind, Bone Hard Zaggin, The Gift