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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794 118
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
1,101 204
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back

3
962 172
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
We Can't Be Stopped, The Foundation, The Resurrection

4
807 144
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
547 74
Bushwick Bill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added No Surrender...No Retreat, Universal Small Souljah, Little Big Man

6
761 143
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
497 68
Big Mello is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Wegonefunkwichamind, Bone Hard Zaggin, The Gift

8
656 115
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
600 99
Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Secrets of the Hidden Temple

10
259 24
Facemob is listed (or ranked) 10 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

11
240 20
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Somethin' Serious, Still Serious, What's Beef? 2k4 (Eminem vs. the Source)

12
254 23
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johnstonismyname added South Park Coalition Presents Family Bizness, Packin Heat

13
655 266
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park

14
571 233
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
603 289
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
570 283
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)

17
566 281
Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Already Platinum, The Big Unit, Boss Hogg Outlaws

18
578 297
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
744 426
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Owl Pharaoh

20
401 206
DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Fallen Soldiers, 3 'n the Mornin': Part Two, Royalty of Rap

21
424 231
Trae is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Swang, Losing Composure, Life Goes On

22
332 171
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
johnstonismyname added Ridin' Dirty, Dirty Money, Too Hard to Swallow

23
447 259
Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The People's Champ, Get Ya Mind Correct, Controversy Sells

24
391 224
Lil' KeKe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Str8 Out da Slums, Platinum In Da Ghetto, The Big Unit

25
284 159
E.S.G. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Boss Hogg Outlaws, All American Gangsta, Screwed Up Movement