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The Best Rappers From Texas 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated May 19, 2020 16.5k votes 2.2k voters 65.2k views 115 items

List Rules Rappers born or raised in Texas.

From new artists to some of the greatest hip hop artists of all time, here are the best rappers from Texas. Including both solo artists, like Travis Scott and Post Malone, and hip hop groups, like Brockhampton and GS Boyz, this list of the most popular Texas rappers features rap artists who were born or raised in the Lone Star State. Known for their ties to Southern hip hop, these famous Texas rappers also popularized the "chopped and screwed"-style of rap, as heard in music from Houston rappers Paul Wall and Mike Jones. Who are the top Texas rappers of all-time?

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

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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Jacques Berman Webster II (born April 30, 1992), known professionally as Travis Scott, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer. Scott signed to Epic Records before ...more

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The Best Travis Scott Songs #1,769 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #1 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Brad Terrence Jordan (born November 9, 1970), better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper and record producer, best known as a member of the Geto Boys, a hip hop group from ...more

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#82 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #1,658 of 2,211 The Best Rock Bands of All Timelisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Chad Matthew Lamont Butler (December 29, 1973 – December 4, 2007), better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American rapper and record producer. He was best known for his work with Bun B as ...more

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The Best Pimp C Songs #231 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timelisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Austin Richard Post (born July 4, 1995), known professionally as Post Malone, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record producer, and guitarist. He first gained major recognition in ...more

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The Best Songs on Post Malone's Album 'Hollywood's Bleeding' #11 of 145 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappers #85 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Robert Earl Davis Jr. (July 20, 1971 – November 16, 2000), better known by his stage name DJ Screw, was an American hip hop DJ based in Houston, Texas, and best known as the creator of the ...more

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#112 of 152 The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40 #17 of 71 The Best Houston Rapperslisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Bun B is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Bernard James Freeman (born March 19, 1973), known professionally as Bun B, is an American rapper and actor. He is best known as one half of the southern rap duo UGK (UnderGround Kingz), a group ...more

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The Best Bun B Songs of All Time #202 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #108 of 138 The Dopest Rappers of the '90s

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Z-Ro is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Joseph Wayne McVey IV (born January 19, 1977), better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper, songwriter and record producer from Houston, Texas. He was named ...more

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#217 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #126 of 138 The Dopest Rappers of the '90slisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Megan Thee Stallion is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Megan Thee Stallion (born February 15, 1995) is an American hip-hop recording artist who is recognized for the singles "No Heart Remake," "Cypher Verse," and ...more

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#86 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #89 of 214 The Best New School Rappers #65 of 294 The Greatest Women Rappers of All Time

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Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Stayve Jerome Thomas (born September 8, 1980), better known by his stage name Slim Thug, is an American rapper. He gained mainstream attention for his contribution to the hit single by rapper ...more

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#16 of 71 The Best Houston Rappers #34 of 43 Rappers with the Cleanest Image, Rankedlisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Carlos Coy (born October 5, 1970), better known by his stage name South Park Mexican, is an American rapper, founder of Dope House Records, and convicted sex offender. His stage name is derived ...more

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The Best South Park Mexican Songs #9 of 71 The Best Houston Rapperslisted on The Complete List of Rappers Who've Been in Prison

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Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Geto Boys is a rap group from Houston, Texas, currently consisting of Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill. The Geto Boys have earned notoriety for their lyrics which cover controversial topics ...more

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#347 of 408 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '90s #16 of 125 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Timelisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Paul Michael Slayton (born March 11, 1981), better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper and occasional actor from Houston, Texas. He has spent much of his career affiliated ...more

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The Best Paul Wall Songs #666 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Timelisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Hakeem Seriki (born November 28, 1979), better known by his stage name Chamillionaire (), is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Houston, Texas. He began his career independently ...more

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#173 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #690 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Timelisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Nelly is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. (born November 2, 1974), known professionally as Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. ...more

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The Best Songs Ft. Nelly #1,361 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #46 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Michael A. Jones (born November 18, 1981) is an American rapper, actor, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Jones reached national fame in 2004-05 on Swishahouse with the release of his breakout ...more

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The Best Mike Jones Songs #776 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Timelisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Lil' KeKe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Marcus Lakee Edwards (born March 29, 1976), better known by his stage name Lil' Keke, is an American rapper and original member of the Southern hip hop collective Screwed Up Click.

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The Best Lil' KeKe Songs #22 of 71 The Best Houston Rappers

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Ugly God is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Royce Rodriguez (born September 19, 1996), better known as Ugly God, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer and internet personality. He is best known for his 2016 song ...more

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#84 of 214 The Best New School Rappers #571 of 1,062 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time #27 of 63 The Best Rappers Who Started On SoundCloud

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Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Wesley Eric Weston Jr. (born March 3, 1981), better known by his stage name Lil' Flip, is an American rapper. He embarked on his musical career as a freestyle and battle rapper before earning a ...more

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The Best Lil' Flip Songs #1,385 of 2,044 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #216 of 255 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time

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Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Patrick Hawkins (December 4, 1970 – February 3, 1998), better known by his stage name Fat Pat (also known as Mr. Fat Pat), was an American rapper from Houston, Texas who was a member of DEA ...more

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#113 of 152 The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40 #26 of 71 The Best Houston Rapperslisted on Members of The 27 Club

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Maxo Kream is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Emekwanem Ogugua Biosah Jr. (born March 29, 1990), better known by his stage name Maxo Kream, is an American rapper and record producer from Alief, Texas. His 2015 mixtape #Maxo187 received ...more
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Trae tha Truth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Trae may refer to the following people Trae tha Truth (born 1980), American hip hop recording artist Trae Crowder (born 1986), American comedian Trae Elston (born 1994), American football safety ...more

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#23 of 71 The Best Houston Rappers #23 of 41 The 25+ Most Underrated Rappers Of 2019, Rankedlisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Big Moe is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Kenneth Doniell Moore (August 20, 1974 – October 14, 2007), better known by his stage name Big Moe, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He was known for a softer and slower style than ...more

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#30 of 71 The Best Houston Rappers #31 of 43 The Greatest Rappers Who Are Already Deadlisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Screwed Up Click is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
The Screwed Up Click (or S.U.C.) is an American hip hop collective based out of Houston, Texas, that was led by DJ Screw. Its most notable members include DJ Screw himself, Big Hawk, Big Mello, ...more
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Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Devin Copeland (born June 4, 1970), better known by his stage name Devin the Dude, is an American hip hop recording artist from Houston, Texas. He is known for his unique rapping style and his ...more

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The Best Devin The Dude Songs #94 of 192 The Best Underground Rapperslisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Kirko Bangz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Kirk Jerel Randle, better known by his stage name Kirko Bangz, is an American rapper, singer, and record producer signed to Atlantic Records. Bangz started rapping at the age of fifteen, due in ...more

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