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.

list ordered by

1
798 222
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

2
574 156
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

3
529 147
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

4
540 156
Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

5
440 132
Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music

6
447 153
B.G. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

7
329 100
Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1490118762681 added Hip hop music

8
426 155
C-Murder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

9
207 57
Lil Boosie is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Crunk Music, Hardcore hip hop

10
372 158
Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop

11
386 176
Master P is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

12
335 161
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
230 101
Mia X is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, southern Hip Hop

14
259 123
Magic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Rap music, Southern hip hop

15
220 101
Getto Twins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Miguel Peter Sr. added

16
257 131
Mack Maine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

17
255 139
Jay Electronica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop

18
90 20
Ranker Video
1519704292721 added Hip Hop Music, Conscious hip hop, Political hip hop -

Southern hip hop 

19
94 23
Fiend is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Southen hip hop

20
166 76
Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1490118762681 added Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

21
226 120
Kane and Abel is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers

22
236 128
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music

23
211 110
The Knux is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Garage rock

24
219 118
Najee Jana is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1468880940119 added Trap Pop - Najee Jana@Soundcloud/
Najee Jana@IG/
Najee Jana@Twitter/
Najee Jana@Youtube/
najeejanamusic@gmail.com

25
181 96
Turk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

26
81 22
Mr. Serv-On is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

27
258 163
Big Tymers is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, New Orleans hip hop, Southern hip hop

28
70 18
Suicideboys is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Rap Rock, Nu Metal, Cloud Rap -

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

29
91 36
August Alsina is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Contemporary R&B, Southern hip hop -

Southern hip hop 

30
77 26
Ranker Video
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

31
79 28
Choppa is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip Hop Music, Chopper Rap, Southern hip hop

32
73 25
Ranker Video
1519704292721 added Gangsta Rap, Hardcore hip hop, Horrorcore

33
71 24
The Mac is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

34
92 46
Kidd Kidd is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Gangsta Rap -

Southern hip hop

35
71 29
Skull Duggery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop -

Southern hip hop

36
222 162
504 Boyz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

37
10 0
Partners-N-Crime is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Patrick Nickel added Hip hop music

38
62 28
Webbie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

39
55 23
Dee-1 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Christian hip hop, Alternative hip hop

40
63 36
Trademark Da Skydiver is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added hip hop music, Southern hip hop

41
42 23
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Trap music, Cloud Rap

42
32 16
Lil Phat is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

43
34 22
Baby Boy Da Prince is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

44
204 203
Silkk the Shocker is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

45
29 23
Full Blooded is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

46
54 53
Gudda Gudda is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1519704292721 added hip hop music, Trap Music -

Southern hip hop 

47
176 222
Lil Romeo is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music

48
206 280
Birdman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Hyphy

49
107 174
Tre-8 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music

50
49 108
$uicideboy$ is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Jordan Waters added

Hip hop music, Underground Rap