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The Best Rappers From Texas 

Ranker Hip Hop
Updated December 8, 2019 12.9k votes 1.7k voters 46.5k views 120 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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#1,942 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #6 of 143 The Best Young Rappers and New School Rappersfeaturing The Best Travis Scott Songs

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DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 2 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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#97 of 152 The Greatest Musicians Who Died Before 40 #26 of 43 The Greatest Rappers Who Are Already Deadlisted 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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#186 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timefeaturing The Best Pimp C Songslisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 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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#55 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #30 of 139 The Dopest Rappers of the '90slisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 5 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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#37 of 43 Rappers with the Cleanest Image, Rankedfeaturing The Best Slim Thug Songslisted 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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#116 of 139 The Dopest Rappers of the '90s #88 of 192 The Most Respected Rappers, Rankedfeaturing The Best Bun B Songs of All Time

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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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#303 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #129 of 139 The Dopest Rappers of the '90slisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 8 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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#100 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #29 of 74 Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Rankedfeaturing Everything You Need To Know About Post Malone, The Rapper Rockstar

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South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 9 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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#1 of 39 The Best Mexican Rappersfeaturing The Best South Park Mexican Songslisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 10 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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#21 of 176 The Greatest White Rappers of All Timefeaturing The Best Paul Wall Songslisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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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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#20 of 127 The Best Hip Hop Groups of All Time #31 of 38 The Best Boy Bands Winklisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Megan Thee Stallion is listed (or ranked) 12 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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#364 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Time #60 of 74 Rappers Who Put on the Greatest Live Shows, Ranked

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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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#57 of 192 The Most Respected Rappers, Ranked #14 of 73 The Best Houston Rapperslisted 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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#199 of 465 The Best Current Pop Groups/Singers #201 of 277 The Sexiest Musical Artists of All Timefeaturing The Best Nelly Songs 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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#92 of 114 The Best Musical Artists From Texasfeaturing The Best Mike Jones Songslisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 16 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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#21 of 73 The Best Houston Rappers #98 of 149 The Best Southern Rappers of All Timelisted on Members of The 27 Club

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Lil' KeKe is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Big Moe is listed (or ranked) 18 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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#34 of 43 The Greatest Rappers Who Are Already Dead #22 of 73 The Best Houston Rapperslisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Trae tha Truth is listed (or ranked) 19 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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#27 of 73 The Best Houston Rappers #4 of 10 The Best Chopped And Screwed Groups/Artistslisted on Houston Gangsta Rappers List

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Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 20 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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#1,264 of 2,187 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time #32 of 73 The Best Houston Rappersfeaturing The Best Lil' Flip Songs

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Ugly God is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Maxo Kream is listed (or ranked) 22 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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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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#307 of 508 The Greatest Rappers Of All Timefeaturing The Best Devin The Dude Songslisted 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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