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The Best Rappers From Texas

Updated May 3, 2021 25.6k votes 3.2k voters 100.9k views110 items

List RulesOnly famous hip hop artists who were born in or started their careers 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 Texas rappers representing Houston, Dallas, Austin, and more.

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    Born in Houston; raised in Missouri City

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    Born in Smithville; raised in Houston and Smithville

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    Born and raised in Houston

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    Born in Houston's South Park neighborhood; raised in Missouri City

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    Formed in Houston's Fifth Ward

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    Born and raised in Houston


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    Raised in Port Arthur

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    Born and raised in Houston

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    Born and raised in Houston

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    Born in Houston; raised in South Park and Southeast Houston

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  • 11

    Raised in Houston

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  • 12

    Born and raised in Houston

  • 13

    Born and raised in Austin

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    Raised in Grapevine

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  • 15

    Born in San Antonio; raised in Houston

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  • 16

    Born and raised in Houston

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  • 17

    Born and raised in Houston

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  • 18

    Born and raised in Houston

  • 19

    Formed in Houston

  • 20

    Born and raised in Southeast Houston

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  • 21

    Born and raised in Houston

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  • 22

    Born and raised in Cloverland, Houston

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  • 23

    Born and raised in New Boston and Houston

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    Born and raised in Houston

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    Born and raised in Houston