Rappers The Very Best Memphis Rappers  

Ranker Hip Hop
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List Rules Only famous hip hop artists from Memphis

Memphis. Home to Graceland, Sun Studios and, not-surprisingly, a pretty thriving hip hop scene. The city known as the “Birthplace of Rock ’n’ Roll” and “Home of the Blues” can now add “Rap Capital of The South” to its list of nicknames. Because, despite what you may have heard, there’s more to Memphis rap than Three 6 Mafia. Juicy J, Al Kapone, La Chat, and Crunchy Black all add their own flavor to the city’s cultural texture.

Who is your favorite Memphis rapper on this list of rappers from Memphis? Please vote on the Memphis rappers below to put your favorite at the top of the list!

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Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Three 6 Mafia is a hip hop group originally from Memphis, Tennessee, signed to Sony Music Entertainment under the Columbia Records imprint. Formed in 1991 as Backyard Posse then later Triple 6 ...more

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Juicy J is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Jordan Michael Houston, better known by his stage name Juicy J, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Memphis, Tennessee. In 2011, Juicy J announced that he was a part-owner ...more

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Project Pat is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Patrick Houston, better known as Project Pat is an American rapper originating from Memphis, Tennessee. He is the older brother of Juicy J, the co-founder of Three 6 Mafia.

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Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
8Ball & MJG is an American hip hop duo from Memphis, Tennessee. The two rappers met at Ridgeway Middle School in 1984.

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Yo Gotti is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Mario Mims, better known by his stage name Yo Gotti, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. In 1996, Gotti released his debut album Youngsta's On a Come Up under the alias Lil ...more

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Young Dolph is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Tucker Smith added Adolph Thornton, Jr., better known by his stage name Young Dolph, is an American rapper.

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Lord Infamous is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Ricky Dunigan, better known by his stage name Lord Infamous, was an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He was best known as co-founder of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia. He was also ...more

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DJ Paul is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Paul Beauregard, better known by his stage name DJ Paul, is an American rapper, record producer, DJ, songwriter and entrepreneur from Memphis, Tennessee. DJ Paul started his career in the late ...more

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Key Glock is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
19james-gregory added Key Glock

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Koopsta Knicca is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Robert Cooper Phillips, better known by his stage name Koopsta Knicca, is an American rapper. He is best known as one of original members of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia. He is now a ...more

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Kingpin Skinny Pimp is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
buddhasbelly added Kingpin Skinny Pimp

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Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Gangsta Boo, also known as Lady Boo is an American rapper. She was the first and only female member of the Memphis, Tennessee-based rap group Three 6 Mafia. She left the group following the ...more

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Blac Youngsta is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
johnstonismyname added Sammie M. Benson (born April 8, 1990), better known by his stage name Blac Youngsta, is an American hip hop recording artist from Memphis, Tennessee. He is signed to Yo Gotti's CMG record label ...more

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Gangsta Pat is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Patrick Hall, better known by his stage name Gangsta Pat, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee who established himself in the Memphis underground during the late 1980s and is the son of ...more

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Tommy Wright III is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers

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La Chat is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
La Chat is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. She is best known for her period as an artist on the Hypnotize Minds roster, and made regular guest appearances on many releases by other ...more

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Gangsta Blac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Gangsta Blac is an American rapper native of Memphis, Tennessee. He was formerly associated with the group Three 6 Mafia, with his underground album, Breakin Da Law, and mainstream debut album, ...more

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Lil Wyte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Patrick Lanshaw, better known by his stage name Lil Wyte, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He is a member of the rap collective Hypnotize Minds and owner of the independent label ...more

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Playa Fly is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Playa Fly, but he stopped collaborating in 1995 due to monetary disputes and philosophical differences after recording one album under the group's guidance. Pursuing a solo career as Playa Fly, ...more

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Al Kapone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Al Kapone Alphonzo Bailey, better known by his stage name Al Kapone, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. Al Kapone is known principally for his underground success in the Memphis hip hop scene ...more

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Frayser Boy is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Frayser Boy is an American rapper. He was formerly signed to Hypnotize Minds, the label run by Three 6 Mafia founders DJ Paul and Juicy J. He had released 3 albums under the Hypnotize label: ...more

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Eight Ball is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
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Crunchy Black is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Memphis Rappers
Darnell Carlton, better known by his stage name Crunchy Black, is an American rapper. He was a longtime member of the Oscar-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia from the group’s founding until 2006. ...more