Rap The Best Rappers From Texas  

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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?

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Bun B is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Bernard Freeman professionally known by his stage name Bun B, is an American rapper and was one half of the southern rap duo UGK. He is also a guest lecturer at Rice University, located in ...more
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Scarface is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Brad Terrence Jordan, better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper. He hails from Houston, Texas and is a member of the Geto Boys. He is originally from the city's South Acres ...more
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Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Stayve Jerome Thomas, better known as Slim Thug, is an American rapper. He gained mainstream attention for his contribution to the popular single from rapper Mike Jones, "Still
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Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Chad Lamont Butler, better known by his stage name Pimp C, was an American rapper, singer, and producer. Pimp C was best known for his work with Bun B as a founding member of the Underground
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Travis Scott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Jacques Webster, better known by his stage name Travis Scott, is an American hip hop recording artist and record producer from Houston, Texas. In 2012, Scott signed to Epic Records before ...more
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Z-Ro is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Joseph Wayne McVey, better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He was named one of America's most underrated rappers by the New York
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DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Robert Earl Davis, Jr., better known by his stage name DJ Screw, was an American hip hop DJ who was based in Houston, Texas. He was known as a central figure in the Houston hip hop community and ...more
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Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Hakeem Seriki, better known by his stage name Chamillionaire, is an American rapper and entrepreneur from Houston, Texas. He is the CEO of Chamillitary Entertainment. Chamillionaire was also the ...more
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Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Paul Michael Slayton, better known by his stage name Paul Wall, is an American rapper. He is currently affiliated with Swishahouse Records, having released several albums under the label as well ...more
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South Park Mexican is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Carlos Coy, better known by his stage name South Park Mexican, is an American rapper, founder of Dope House Records, and convicted felon. His stage name is derived from the South Park ...more
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Nelly is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Cornell Iral Haynes, Jr., better known by his stage name, Nelly, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor and occasional actor from St. Louis, Missouri. Nelly embarked ...more
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Post Malone is listed (or ranked) 13 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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Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Michael "Mike" Jones is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. He initially was affiliated with the record label Swishahouse, then left to found his own label, Ice Age ...more
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Trae tha Truth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Frazier Othel Thompson III (born July 3, 1980), better known by his stage name Trae tha Truth or simply Trae, is an American hip hop recording artist from Houston, Texas. Apart from his solo ...more
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Screwed Up Click is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
The Screwed Up Click 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, Big Moe, Big ...more
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Lil' KeKe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Marcus Lakee Edwards, better known by his stage name Lil' Keke, is an American hip hop recording artist from Houston, Texas and original member of the Southern hip hop collective Screwed Up
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Ugly God is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Royce Rodriguez (born September 19, 1996), better known by his stage name Ugly God, is an American rapper and record producer from Indiana. He is best known for his hit 2016 single,
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Maxo Kream is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Devin Copeland is an actor.
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Fat Pat is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Patrick Lamark Hawkins, better known by his stage name Fat Pat, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas who was a member of DEA with his brother John "Big Hawk" Hawkins and DJ ...more
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Megan Thee Stallion is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Kirko Bangz is listed (or ranked) 23 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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Big Pokey is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
Milton Powell, better known by his stage name Big Pokey, is a rapper from Houston, Texas and is one of the original members of the Screwed Up Click. Big Pokey joined up with DJ Screw in the ...more
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Big Hawk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rappers From Texas
John Edward Hawkins, better known as H.A.W.K. or Big Hawk was an American rapper from Houston, Texas and a founding member of the late DJ Screw's rap group the Screwed Up Click.