Rap 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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914 262
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop
2
607 179
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap
3
644 198
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
4
618 190
Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
5
405 128
Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
nbaynes2021 added Hip hop music
6
478 165
Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music
7
498 178
B.G. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music
8
470 173
C-Murder is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music
9
277 76
Boosie Badazz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Crunk Music, Hardcore hip hop
10
446 193
Master P is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop
11
406 180
Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop
12
387 177
Hot Boy$ is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, New Orleans hip hop
13
143 41
Suicideboys is listed (or ranked) 13 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  

14
257 120
Mia X is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, southern Hip Hop
15
271 143
Magic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Rap music, Southern hip hop
16
117 36
Fiend is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Southen hip hop
17
195 94
Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
nbaynes2021 added Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B
18
265 150
Mack Maine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul
19
238 131
Kane and Abel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
20
274 158
Jay Electronica is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop
21
226 123
Getto Twins is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Miguel Peter Sr. added
22
204 107
Turk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop
23
101 31
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johnstonismyname added Hip Hop Music, Conscious hip hop, Political hip hop

Southern hip hop 

24
242 138
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music
25
283 169
Big Tymers is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Hip hop music, New Orleans hip hop, Southern hip hop