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

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

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

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

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

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

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Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1490118762681 added Kevin Gates Hip hop music

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

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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

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Master P is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Master P Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Mannie Fresh Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop

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

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Magic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Magic Hip hop music, Rap music, Southern hip hop

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Getto Twins is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
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Mia X is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Mia X Hip hop music, southern Hip Hop

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Mack Maine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Mack Maine Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

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Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Big Mike Hip hop music

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Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1490118762681 added Frank Ocean Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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Najee Jana is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Kane and Abel is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers

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Fiend is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Fiend Hip hop music, Southen hip hop

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The Knux is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
The Knux Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Garage rock

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

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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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Turk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Turk Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

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Mr. Serv-On is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Mr. Serv-On Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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August Alsina is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added August Alsina Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Southern hip hop - Southern hip hop 

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Big Tymers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Big Tymers Hip hop music, New Orleans hip hop, Southern hip hop

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1519704292721 added Mr. Marcelo Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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Choppa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Choppa Hip Hop Music, Chopper Rap, Southern hip hop

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Kidd Kidd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Kidd Kidd Hip hop music, Gangsta Rap - Southern hip hop

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1519704292721 added Black Menace Gangsta Rap, Hardcore hip hop, Horrorcore

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Skull Duggery is listed (or ranked) 33 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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Suicideboys is listed (or ranked) 34 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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The Mac is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added The Mac Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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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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Dee-1 is listed (or ranked) 37 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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Webbie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Webbie Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

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Trademark Da Skydiver is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Trademark Da Skydiver hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 40 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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Silkk the Shocker is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Silkk the Shocker Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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Lil Phat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Lil Phat Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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Baby Boy Da Prince is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Baby Boy Da Prince Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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Gudda Gudda is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Gudda Gudda hip hop music, Trap Music - Southern hip hop 

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Full Blooded is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Full Blooded Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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

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

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Eminem is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519844222498 added Eminem Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop