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 to the mainstream. Two labels, Master P's No Limit and Birdman's Cash Money, were the most important for New Orleans rapper. 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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Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

2
521 126
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Mystikal Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

3
483 130
Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Soulja Slim Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

4
470 130
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Juvenile Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

5
391 117
Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Curren$y Hip hop music

6
399 135
B.G. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
B.G. Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

7
386 141
C-Murder is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
C-Murder Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

8
256 80
Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1490118762681 added Kevin Gates Hip hop music

9
167 39
Lil Boosie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Lil Boosie Hip hop music, Crunk Music, Hardcore hip hop

10
339 147
Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Mannie Fresh Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop

11
351 157
Master P is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Master P Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

12
242 105
Magic is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Magic Hip hop music, Rap music, Southern hip hop

13
301 146
Hot Boy$ is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hot Boy$ Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, New Orleans hip hop

14
204 82
Getto Twins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Miguel Peter Sr. added Getto Twins

The Greatest White Rappers of All Time

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244 111
Mack Maine is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Mack Maine Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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69 7
Ranker Video
1519704292721 added 3D Na'Tee Hip Hop Music, Conscious hip hop, Political hip hop - Southern hip hop 

17
72 8
Fiend is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Fiend Hip hop music, Southen hip hop

18
203 88
Mia X is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Mia X Hip hop music, southern Hip Hop

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225 108
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Big Mike Hip hop music

20
211 99
Najee Jana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1468880940119 added Najee Jana Trap Pop - Najee Jana@Soundcloud/ Najee Jana@IG/ Najee Jana@Twitter/ Najee Jana@Youtube/ najeejanamusic@gmail.com

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202 94
The Knux is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
The Knux Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Garage rock

The Best TV Theme Songs of All Time

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210 104
Kane and Abel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers

23
135 58
Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1490118762681 added Frank Ocean Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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228 131
Jay Electronica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Jay Electronica Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

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64 10
Mr. Serv-On is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Mr. Serv-On Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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163 84
Turk is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Turk Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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238 152
Big Tymers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Big Tymers Hip hop music, New Orleans hip hop, Southern hip hop

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68 20
August Alsina is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added August Alsina Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Southern hip hop - Southern hip hop 

The Best K-pop Dancers of All Time

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58 13
Ranker Video
1519704292721 added Black Menace Gangsta Rap, Hardcore hip hop, Horrorcore

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60 15
Ranker Video
1519704292721 added Mr. Marcelo Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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57 15
Skull Duggery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Skull Duggery Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop - Southern hip hop

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75 32
Kidd Kidd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Kidd Kidd Hip hop music, Gangsta Rap - Southern hip hop

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57 18
Choppa is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Choppa Hip Hop Music, Chopper Rap, Southern hip hop

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53 17
The Mac is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added The Mac Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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54 20
Trademark Da Skydiver is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Trademark Da Skydiver hip hop music, Southern hip hop

15 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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200 150
504 Boyz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
504 Boyz Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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41 16
Webbie is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Webbie Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

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35 13
Dee-1 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Dee-1 Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Alternative hip hop

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27 6
Suicideboys is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added $uicideboy$ Rap Rock, Nu Metal, Cloud Rap - Trap Music, Hardcore hip hop, Underground hip hop, Alternative hip hop, Southern hip hop  

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192 180
Silkk the Shocker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Silkk the Shocker Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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15 6
Lil Phat is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Lil Phat Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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15 7
Baby Boy Da Prince is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Baby Boy Da Prince Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

Rock Stars Who Died at Age 30

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14 6
Full Blooded is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Full Blooded Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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11 4
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added YoungBoy Never Broke Again Hip hop music, Trap music, Cloud Rap

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40 36
Gudda Gudda is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Gudda Gudda hip hop music, Trap Music - Southern hip hop 

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160 188
Lil Romeo is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Lil Romeo Hip hop music

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190 233
Birdman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Birdman Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Hyphy

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42 67
$uicideboy$ is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Jordan Waters added $uicideboy$ Hip hop music, Underground Rap

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93 146
Tre-8 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Tre-8 Hip hop music

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64 135
Toez Pacino is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
tyrone-williams added Toez Pacino