bands/musicians 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. {#nodes}
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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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406 86
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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364 102
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Juvenile Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

4
312 79
Master P is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Master P Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

5
367 109
Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Soulja Slim Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

6
297 80
Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Mannie Fresh Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop

7
312 100
B.G. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
B.G. Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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292 91
Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Curren$y Hip hop music

9
313 103
C-Murder is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
C-Murder Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

10
169 37
Kevin Gates is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1490118762681 added Kevin Gates Hip hop music

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173 48
Najee Jana is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
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196 69
Mack Maine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Mack Maine Hip hop music, Pop music, Neo soul

13
245 101
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

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77 12
Frank Ocean is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
1490118762681 added Frank Ocean Alternative hip hop, Neo soul, Contemporary R&B

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184 99
Silkk the Shocker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Silkk the Shocker Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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193 107
Big Tymers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Big Tymers Hip hop music, New Orleans hip hop, Southern hip hop

17
168 91
Magic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Magic Hip hop music, Rap music, Southern hip hop

18
157 92
Big Mike is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Big Mike Hip hop music

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127 70
Getto Twins is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
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136 80
The Knux is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
The Knux Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Garage rock

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160 105
504 Boyz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
504 Boyz Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

22
141 91
Kane and Abel is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers

23
156 105
Lil Romeo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Lil Romeo Hip hop music

24
146 117
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

25
177 150
Birdman is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Birdman Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Hyphy

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32 138
Tre-8 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
Tre-8 Hip hop music

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21 148
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KentrellL.Marreaux added Ken Corleone GANGSTA RAP, SMOOTH, CLASSICAL HIP HOP AND TRAP MUSIC

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5 125
Toez Pacino is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Orleans Rappers
tyrone-williams added Toez Pacino