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The Best Rappers From Tennessee  

Ranker Hip Hop
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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 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 Best Rappers From Tennessee
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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Isaiah Rashad is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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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DJ Paul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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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Lord Infamous is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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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Starlito is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Jermaine Eric Shute, better known by his stage name Starlito is an American rapper from Nashville, Tennessee. He is best known for the 2005 song, "Grey Goose" which featured artists ...more
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JellyRoll is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Big Smo is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Young Buck is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
David Darnell Brown, also known as Young Buck, is an American rapper, actor, entrepreneur, and producer. Buck is a former member of the hip hop group UTP Playas. As a music executive, he is ...more
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Don Trip is listed (or ranked) 10 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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Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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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Koopsta Knicca is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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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Gangsta Blac is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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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Haystak is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Haystak is a Southern rap musician. Born Jason Winfree in Nashville, TN, to teenage parents and raised by his grandparents, Haystak grew up among impoverished surroundings. He turned to crime as ...more
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Crunchy Black is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
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
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Derek Minor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Derek Miner is a member of the musical group, 116 Clique.
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Tyke T is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Tyke T
Tyrone Stroble (born July 23, 1986), also known professionally as Tyke T, is an American hip hop artist from Smyrna, Tennessee. In 2011, Tyke T relocated to Memphis, Tennessee, and in 2013 he ...more
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The Kaze is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
The Kaze
The Kaze is an American hip hop group from Memphis, Tennessee. The group began their activities in the early 1990s in Memphis, consisting of Project Pat, Lil Corb and Scan Man. In 1995, the ...more
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Tha City Paper is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Tha City Paper
Tha City Paper is a rapper signed to the Ca$hville Records record label.
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Chad Jones is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Chad Jones
Frankie Sparo was the pseudonym of Chad Jones, a singer/songwriter from Victoria, British Columbia who released two albums and an EP on Constellation Records. After two releases as a solo ...more
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Eli Meltzer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Eli Meltzer
Eli Meltzer, better known by his stage name Smoov-E, is an American musician. He is from Summertown, Tennessee but moved to Sebastopol, California at a young age.
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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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Liquid is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Liquid
Victor Manuel Oquendo (born July 10, 1979), who goes by the stage name Liquid, is an American Christian hip hop musician and Christian R&B recording artist. His only album, Tales from the ...more
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FYÜTCH is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Fyütch
Harold Michael Simmons II (born September 17, 1988), better known by his stage name Fyütch (or Fyutch), stylized as FYÜTCH (or FYUTCH) (formerly named Future and Mr. Flattop), is an ...more
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Sean C. Johnson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers From Tennessee
Sean C. Johnson
Sean Cornelius Johnson (born September 9, 1981), is an American Christian R&B and Christian hip hop musician. He started making music in 2005, releasing five studio albums, Simply a Vessel ...more