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The Best Rappers From Tennessee 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated March 23, 2020 1.6k votes 371 voters 14.8k views 37 items

List Rules Rappers born or raised in Tennessee.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Tennessee. Including both solo artists, like Juicy J and Isaiah Rashad, and hip hop groups, like Three 6 Mafia, this list of the most popular Tennessee rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the Volunteer State. Known for their style of Southern hip hop, these famous Tennessee rappers also popularized other rap subgenres, like Memphis rap and Memphis horrorcore. Who are the top Tennessee rappers of all-time?

Vote up the best hip hop artists from Tennessee, and add any other Tennessee rappers if they're missing from this list. 

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Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Three 6 Mafia is an American hip hop group from Memphis, Tennessee formed in 1991. Emerging as a horror-themed underground rap group, they would eventually go on to enjoy mainstream success. The ...more

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The Best Three 6 Mafia Songs of All Time #63 of 138 The Dopest Rappers of the '90s #23 of 125 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time

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Juicy J is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Jordan Michael Houston (born April 5, 1975), known professionally as Juicy J, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Memphis, Tennessee. He is a founding member of the ...more

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The Best Songs Feat. Juicy J #88 of 266 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #735 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time

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Isaiah Rashad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Isaiah Rashad
Isaiah Rashad McClain, better known as Isaiah Rashad, is an American hip hop recording artist from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Rashad began taking rapping seriously in tenth grade, where he and his ...more

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#35 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #210 of 266 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #42 of 214 The Best New School Rappers

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NLE Choppa is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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Moneybagg Yo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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Demario DeWayne White, Jr., better known by his stage name Moneybagg Yo, is an American rapper. He signed to Yo Gotti's record label CMG in October 2016. He also signed a distribution deal with ...more

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Yo Gotti is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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Mario Mims (born May 27, 1981), known professionally as 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 ...more

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The Best Yo Gotti Songs #627 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #30 of 189 The Best Rappers From Atlanta

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Young Dolph is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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Adolph Thornton, Jr., better known by his stage name Young Dolph, is an American rapper.

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#164 of 214 The Best New School Rappers #612 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #103 of 119 Rappers with the Best Voices, Ranked

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Key Glock is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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BlocBoy JB is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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James Baker (born May 19, 1996), known professionally as BlocBoy JB, is an American rapper and songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee. He is best known for his song "Look Alive" featuring ...more

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#115 of 214 The Best New School Rappers #46 of 62 The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud #72 of 85 The Best Rappers Of 2018, Ranked

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JellyRoll is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
David Drew, better known as JellyRoll or Jelly Roll, is an American hip hop producer. Drew is known for his work with various West Coast hip hop artists including Snoop Dogg, The Game, and ...more

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#159 of 192 The Best Underground Rappers #37 of 170 The Greatest White Rappers of All Time #38 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers

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Blac Youngsta is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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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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#170 of 214 The Best New School Rappers #11 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers #8 of 37 The Best Rappers with Young in Their Names, Ranked

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Young Buck is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Young Buck
David Darnell Brown (born March 15, 1981), best known by his stage name Young Buck, is an American rapper. As a music executive, he heads his own record label, Cashville Records, and is formerly ...more

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The Best Young Buck Songs #1,157 of 2,047 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Don Trip is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Christopher Don Wallace better known professionally as Don Trip, is an American rapper. A pioneer of the Memphis sound, he’s put out a consistent stream of mixtapes, albums, and projects since ...more
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DJ Paul is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
DJ Paul
Paul Duane Beauregard, (born January 12, 1977) better known by his stage name DJ Paul, is an American rapper, record producer, DJ, songwriter and entrepreneur from Memphis, Tennessee. He is a ...more

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#58 of 128 The Best Hip Hop Producers Right Now, Ranked #13 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers #6 of 12 The Best Rappers with DJ in Their Names

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Starlito is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Jermaine Eric Shute (born December 15, 1984), better known by his stage name Starlito (formerly All $tar Cashville Prince) is an American rapper. He gained his first national look for the 2005 ...more
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Haystak is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Jason Winfree (born March 22, 1973), professionally known by his stage name Haystak, is an American Southern hip hop musician from Nashville, Tennessee.

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#30 of 170 The Greatest White Rappers of All Time #42 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers #50 of 144 The Best Southern Rappers of All Time

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Lord Infamous is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Ricky T. Dunigan (November 17, 1973 – December 20, 2013), better known by his stage name Lord Infamous, was an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He was a co-founder of Three 6 Mafia. He ...more

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#12 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers #79 of 144 The Best Southern Rappers of All Time #15 of 125 The Best Horrorcore Artists of All Time

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Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Lola Mitchell (born August 7, 1979), better known as her stage name Gangsta Boo or Lady Boo, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. She was the first and only female member of the ...more

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#49 of 294 The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time #14 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers #91 of 102 The Rappers with the Dirtiest Rhymes

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Gangsta Blac is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Gangsta Blac, (Memphis Tennessee 11 November 1974) is a rapper.His career began as a member of the Three 6 Mafia DJ Paul in Memphis before going solo in the mid 1990s.His single "South ...more

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#22 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers #101 of 144 The Best Southern Rappers of All Time #76 of 102 The Best Musical Artists From Tennessee

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Big Smo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
John Lee Smith, known by his stage name Big Smo, is an American country rap musician, songwriter, producer, and film director. After several independent and minor label releases, Smo's major ...more

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#123 of 170 The Greatest White Rappers of All Time #51 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers #33 of 39 The Best Rappers with Big in Their Names, Ranked

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Derek Minor is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Derek Miner is a member of the musical group, 116 Clique.

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#54 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers #17 of 34 The Best Rappers That Don't Swear, Ranked #9 of 41 The Best Gospel Rappers

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Mr. Mack is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Mr. Mack
Mack Williams Jr. is a rap artist who performs under the name Mr. Mack. He was born in Alcoa, Tennessee, and graduated from Alcoa High School. He had released several independent mixtapes prior ...more
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Koopsta Knicca is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Robert Cooper Phillips (April 27, 1975 – October 9, 2015), better known by his stage name Koopsta Knicca, was an American rapper. He was best known as one of the members of the Memphis rap group ...more

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#16 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers #55 of 144 The Best Southern Rappers of All Time #56 of 125 The Best Horrorcore Artists of All Time

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Crunchy Black is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Darnell Carlton (born August 20, 1977), better known by his stage name Crunchy Black, is an American rapper and Hype man. He was a longtime member of the Oscar-winning rap group Three 6 Mafia ...more

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#25 of 54 The Very Best Memphis Rappers #21 of 35 The Best Crunk Rappers

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Mr. TalkBox is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Mr. TalkBox
Byron Manard Chambers (born July 30, 1976), who goes by the stage name Mr. TalkBox, is an American Christian hip hop and Christian R&B musician, who plays urban contemporary gospel, ...more