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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676 100
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
966 196
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The Diary, The Fix, Mr. Scarface Is Back

3
855 165
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
We Can't Be Stopped, The Foundation, The Resurrection

4
699 135
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
452 63
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
646 134
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
200 11
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Somethin' Serious, Still Serious, What's Beef? 2k4 (Eminem vs. the Source)

8
410 58
Big Mello is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Wegonefunkwichamind, Bone Hard Zaggin, The Gift

9
229 15
Facemob is listed (or ranked) 9 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

10
222 14
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1519704292721 added South Park Coalition Presents Family Bizness, Packin Heat

11
508 90
Blac Monks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Secrets of the Hidden Temple

12
560 108
Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
The South Park Psycho, Psychic Thoughts (Are What I Conceive?), Psychotic Genius

13
627 256
South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
When Devils Strike, Power Moves, Reveille Park

14
556 224
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
566 283
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
539 275
Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Already Platinum, The Big Unit, Boss Hogg Outlaws

17
536 277
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
549 291
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
410 224
Trae is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Swang, Losing Composure, Life Goes On

20
679 409
Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Owl Pharaoh

21
368 203
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
316 169
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
379 219
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
425 257
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
275 157
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
311 190
Baby Bash is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menage A Trois, Super Saucy, Savage Dreams

27
267 158
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
240 142
Chalie Boy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Chalie Boy

29
262 160
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
217 127
Odd Squad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Odd Squad Fadanuf Fa Erybody

31
242 147
Lucky Luciano is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
WorldStar Wetbacks, Pimps Up Hoez Down, Lucky Me

32
314 203
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Certified, All Eyez on Us, Still Connected

33
239 146
OG Ron C is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Southern's Finest

34
217 129
Doughbeezy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

35
235 143
Lil' O is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Da Fat Rat wit da Cheeze, Blood Money, Greatest Hits

36
209 123
Mddl Fngz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Houston Rappers

37
165 89
Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Ghetto Dreams, I Had a Ghetto Dream, Throwed in da Game

38
205 121
Menace Clan is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Menace Clan Da Hood

39
215 130
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
208 126
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
213 133
Botany Boyz is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Forever Botany, Botany Forever

42
148 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
302 209
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Who Is Mike Jones?, Runnin the Game, King of the Streets

44
185 115
Babel Fishh is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
Babel Fishh The Use of Of

45
141 81
Big Pokey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Hardest Pit in the Litter, Da Sky's da Limit, D-Game 2000

46
185 117
Coppertone Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
hardbutfair added Coppertone Conspiracy

47
148 87
Big Moe is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added The Best of Big Moe, City of Syrup, Purple World

48
141 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
201 140
DJ Premier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Planet of the Beats, The Kolexxxion, Collabo EP

50
91 47
Screwed Up Click is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Houston Rappers
1519704292721 added Str8 Out da Slums, Platinum In Da Ghetto, The Big Unit