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The Best Crunk Rappers

Updated June 14, 2019 1.9k votes 223 voters 34.5k views35 items

Crunk music rose to prominence as a derivative of Southern hip hop during the 1990s. Crunk rap is known for its often up-tempo, club oriented songs that peaked in popularity during the early 2000s. The best crunk songs songs incorporate dirty south rhymes with funky beats to create danceable songs and MCs who are charismatic. The best crunk rappers are known for their screams, charismatic personalities and fun-loving, good time lyrics.

So who are the best crunk rappers? Any list has to include Memphis-based rappers like Three 6 Mafia, a group that popularized crunk music. Known for their appearance in Hustle & Flow, their brand of crunk rap helped paved the way for other crunk artists. In the early 2000s, Atlanta was the place to be for crunk music. Rappers like Lil Jon, Ludacris, Bonecrusher, Young Jeezy and Waka Flocka Flame all steamrolled other genres of rap to make crunk music among the most popular rap songs in the country. The best crunk artists know how to reach their listeners, and their cartoon, oversized personas with the use of bling, and crunk juice often times providing a caricature of what it means to be a crunk rapper.

That said, Who can be considered the best crunk rappers? That's not an easy question to answer, but it's to you, crunk music fan, to decide. If you notice a crunk rapper or a popular crunk band isn't on this list, feel free to add them.This list answers the questions "who are the best crunk bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest crunk musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular crunk bands that you might've. {#nodes}
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