Hip-Hop The Best New Orleans Rappers  

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Shooting to widespread acclaim and mainstream success at the end of the 1990s, rappers from New Orleans played an important role in the expansion of Southern rap. Their beats were hot, the lyrics focused on New Orleans and good times, and took the localized bounce sound and brought it to the mainstream. Two labels, Master P's No Limit and Birdman's Cash Money, were the most important for New Orleans rappers. With its focus and distinctive sound, New Orleans rap remains wildly popular and that's due to its rappers.

So, that said, who are the best New Orleans rappers? It's not an easy question to answer, especially when you have the likes of Lil Wayne, Master P, Mystikal, Juvenile, Curren$y, Soulja Slim, Big Tymers and 504 Boyz. All of these New Orleans rappers helped take New Orleans rap and Southern hip hop mainstream. Their unapologetic lyrics and pride in being from the Dirty South helped distinguish it from other Southern outposts like Atlanta and Houston. It's impact on rap can't be understated.

That said, it's up to you to determine who is the best New Orleans rapper. If you notice a rapper from New Orleans missing, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best New Orleans hip hop bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest new orleans hip hop 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 New Orleans hip hop bands that you might've heard of.

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844 241
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

2
603 173
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

3
556 161
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

4
568 167
Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

5
453 143
Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music

6
465 160
B.G. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

7
358 110
Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
nbaynes2021 added Hip hop music

8
445 160
C-Murder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

9
234 61
Lil Boosie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Crunk Music, Hardcore hip hop

10
382 167
Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop

11
404 183
Master P is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

12
353 168
Hot Boy$ is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, New Orleans hip hop

13
240 108
Mia X is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, southern Hip Hop

14
263 132
Magic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Rap music, Southern hip hop

15
261 136
Mack Maine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

16
100 24
Suicideboys is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
johnstonismyname added Rap Rock, Nu Metal, Cloud Rap -

Trap Music, Hardcore hip hop, Underground hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Southern hip hop  

17
222 111
Getto Twins is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Miguel Peter Sr. added

18
102 26
Fiend is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Southen hip hop

19
262 145
Jay Electronica is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

20
175 82
Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
nbaynes2021 added Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

21
232 124
Kane and Abel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers

22
93 23
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johnstonismyname added Hip Hop Music, Conscious hip hop, Political hip hop -

Southern hip hop 

23
237 131
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music

24
212 113
The Knux is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Garage rock

25
221 122
Najee Jana is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
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