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To many people, rap music is historically based in the Northeast, however, as the 1990s proved, Southern rappers are not only as force to be reckoned with, but are some of the best rappers period. Southern rap has grown from a regional form of music to being heard far and wide, and remains one of the best rap genres and easily one of the most recognizable. Southern rap encompasses rappers from Atlanta, Miami, New Orleans, Houston and Memphis. These are the most popular outposts for good Southern rap. The "Dirty South" sound has influenced rappers from all over the world and its impact cannot be said enough.

So, who are the best Southern rappers? If you're a fan of Southern rap, you know famous names like Outkast, T.I., Mystikal, Master P, Lil Wayne, Juvenile, the Geto Boys, Ludacris, Three 6 Mafia, and Texas rappers like Twisted Black. These are some of the names synonymous with Southern rap and with good reason. They've sold out arenas, had hit songs and have won a slew of awards, including Grammys. There's a reason why Southern hip hop remains wildly popular and it's because of the songs created by the talented rappers on this list.

That said, it's up to you to determine who are the best Southern rappers. If you notice that a Southern hip hop artist isn't on this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best southern rap bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest southern rap musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the musician's music instead of just voting for the most popular southern rap bands that you might've heard of.
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Outkast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Outkast Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz

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2
728 161
André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
André 3000 Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

3
699 224
Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Ludacris Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

4
682 163
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Scarface Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

5
626 384
T.I. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
T.I. Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Gangsta rap

6
473 240
Big K.R.I.T. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Big K.R.I.T. Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

7
335 106
Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Missy Elliott Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

8
431 192
Big Boi is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Big Boi Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Southern hip hop

9
546 196
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
J. Cole Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

10
410 178
Trick Daddy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Trick Daddy Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

11
441 142
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Mystikal Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

12
480 219
Young Jeezy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Young Jeezy Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Pop rap

13
483 254
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Bun B Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

14
358 120
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Killer Mike Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

15
463 218
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Geto Boys Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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366 215
Master P is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Master P Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

17
304 120
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Underground Kingz Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

18
332 115
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Yelawolf Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

19
274 95
Goodie Mob is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Goodie Mob Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop

20
499 247
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Pimp C Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

21
342 149
DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
DJ Screw Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

22
431 220
Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Three 6 Mafia Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

23
388 250
Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Eightball & MJG Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

24
286 173
David Banner is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
David Banner Hip hop music, Rapcore, Pop rap

25
396 232
Lil Boosie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Lil Boosie Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

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362 208
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Juvenile Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

27
305 138
Lil Jon is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Lil Jon Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

28
319 156
Young Buck is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Young Buck Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Southern hip hop

29
278 128
Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Soulja Slim Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

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304 149
Project Pat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Project Pat Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

31
335 175
Nelly is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Nelly Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

32
333 175
Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Chamillionaire Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

33
164 53
Willie D is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Willie D Hip hop music

34
214 93
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2 Chainz Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

35
228 97
Bubba Sparxxx is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Bubba Sparxxx Hip hop music, Country rap, Southern hip hop

36
211 92
Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Gangsta Boo Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

37
238 159
Pastor Troy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Pastor Troy Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

38
195 81
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
K-Rino Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Political hip hop

39
237 161
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Lil' Flip Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

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256 98
Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Curren$y Hip hop music

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140 64
Gangsta Pat is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
MarcelleUndaGroundSavior added Gangsta Pat Hip hop music

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271 156
B.G. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
B.G. Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

43
211 108
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Mike Jones Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Southern hip hop

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182 108
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Master_C_15 added C-Murder Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

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295 136
Rick Ross is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Rick Ross Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap

46
303 143
Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Slim Thug Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

47
492 382
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Lil Wayne Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

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170 82
Haystak is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Haystak Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

49
238 142
Ace Hood is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Ace Hood Hip hop music, Rap music, Contemporary R&B

50
208 118
Lil Wyte is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Lil Wyte Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap