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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692 100
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Jay Clayton added Stories from the Black Book, No Mercy, K-Rino

2
982 196
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back

3
860 165
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
We Can't Be Stopped, The Foundation, The Resurrection

4
713 137
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
456 65
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
659 136
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
574 108
Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The South Park Psycho, Psychic Thoughts (Are What I Conceive?), Psychotic Genius

8
519 91
Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Secrets of the Hidden Temple

9
416 59
Big Mello is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Wegonefunkwichamind, Bone Hard Zaggin, The Gift

10
231 16
Facemob is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
224 15
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1519704292721 added South Park Coalition Presents Family Bizness, Packin Heat

12
201 12
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Somethin' Serious, Still Serious, What's Beef? 2k4 (Eminem vs. the Source)

13
630 257
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park

14
558 224
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
569 283
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
541 275
Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Already Platinum, The Big Unit, Boss Hogg Outlaws

17
538 277
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
551 291
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
412 224
Trae is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Swang, Losing Composure, Life Goes On

20
682 411
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Owl Pharaoh

21
371 203
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
318 169
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
381 219
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
428 257
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
277 157
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
312 191
Baby Bash is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menage A Trois, Super Saucy, Savage Dreams

27
269 159
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
241 143
Chalie Boy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chalie Boy

29
264 161
Chingo Bling is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
They Can't Deport Us All, El Mero Chingon, America's Faborite Wetback

30
316 203
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Certified, All Eyez on Us, Still Connected

31
218 128
Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Odd Squad Fadanuf Fa Erybody

32
241 146
OG Ron C is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Southern's Finest

33
167 89
Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Ghetto Dreams, I Had a Ghetto Dream, Throwed in da Game

34
243 148
Lucky Luciano is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
WorldStar Wetbacks, Pimps Up Hoez Down, Lucky Me

35
207 121
Menace Clan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menace Clan Da Hood

36
218 130
Doughbeezy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

37
236 144
Lil' O is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Da Fat Rat wit da Cheeze, Blood Money, Greatest Hits

38
210 124
Mddl Fngz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

39
216 131
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Fat Tony Live at Canned Acoustica III, Smart Ass Black Boy

40
209 127
Blackie is listed (or ranked) 40 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

41
215 133
Botany Boyz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Forever Botany, Botany Forever

42
150 82
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
143 81
Big Pokey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Hardest Pit in the Litter, Da Sky's da Limit, D-Game 2000

44
186 116
Babel Fishh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Babel Fishh The Use of Of

45
303 211
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Who Is Mike Jones?, Runnin the Game, King of the Streets

46
150 87
Big Moe is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added The Best of Big Moe, City of Syrup, Purple World

47
186 118
Coppertone Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
hardbutfair added Coppertone Conspiracy

48
143 88
LeCrae is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Real Talk, After the Music Stops, Church Clothes

49
93 47
Screwed Up Click is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Str8 Out da Slums, Platinum In Da Ghetto, The Big Unit

50
202 141
DJ Premier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Planet of the Beats, The Kolexxxion, Collabo EP