hip-hop 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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310 62
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Scarface Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

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2
263 70
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Geto Boys Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

3
274 86
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Pimp C Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

4
265 83
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Bun B Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

5
252 88
Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chamillionaire Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

6
274 100
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
South Park Mexican Hip hop music, Rap music

7
255 90
Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Slim Thug Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

8
259 93
Z-Ro is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Z-Ro Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

9
128 23
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Jay Clayton added Underground Kingz Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

10
277 104
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Travis Scott Hip hop music

11
218 83
Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Paul Wall Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

12
184 64
Willie D is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Willie D Hip hop music

13
193 70
Baby Bash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Baby Bash Hip hop music, Pop music, Electro hop

14
208 81
Lil' KeKe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lil' KeKe Chopped and screwed, Southern hip hop

15
106 20
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Jay Clayton added K-Rino Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Political hip hop

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203 79
Trae is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Trae Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Chopped and screwed

17
192 73
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lil' Flip Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

18
195 78
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Mike Jones Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Southern hip hop

19
136 46
Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Ganksta Nip Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

20
139 54
OG Ron C is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
OG Ron C Hip hop music, Chopped and screwed, Southern hip hop

21
149 68
Kirko Bangz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Kirko Bangz Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues

22
131 58
Chingo Bling is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chingo Bling Hip hop music, Latin hip hop, Southern hip hop

23
122 58
E.S.G. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
E.S.G. Southern hip hop

24
115 54
Lucky Luciano is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lucky Luciano Chopped and screwed, Southern hip hop

25
114 58
Lil' O is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Lil' O Southern hip hop

26
96 46
Mddl Fngz is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Mddl Fngz Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

27
99 49
Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Blac Monks Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

28
105 55
Chalie Boy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chalie Boy Rap music, Rhythm and blues

29
99 52
Fat Tony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Fat Tony Hip hop music

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96 52
Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Odd Squad Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

31
95 53
Doughbeezy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Doughbeezy Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

32
96 54
Blackie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Blackie Hip hop music, Rap music, Electronic dance music

33
92 55
Menace Clan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menace Clan Hip hop music

34
88 63
Botany Boyz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Botany Boyz Gangsta rap, Chopped and screwed

35
77 58
Babel Fishh is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Babel Fishh

36
76 58
Coppertone Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
hardbutfair added Coppertone Conspiracy

37
86 113
Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Devin the Dude Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

38
35 123
Boss Hogg Outlawz is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Boss Hogg Outlawz Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

39
37 135
ABN is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
ABN

40
30 140
Riff Raff is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Riff Raff Hip hop music

41
5 105
Gradur is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
DOES added Gradur