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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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1,203 340
OutKast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz

2
941 408
Ludacris is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

3
905 509
T.I. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Gangsta rap

4
967 265
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

5
1,093 227
André 3000 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rock music

6
685 353
Big K.R.I.T. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

7
618 273
Big Boi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Southern hip hop

8
626 302
Young Jeezy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Pop rap

9
664 312
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

10
439 194
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

11
545 276
Trick Daddy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

12
490 326
Master P is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

13
804 449
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

14
815 296
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

15
614 283
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

16
578 204
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

17
447 203
Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop

18
512 306
Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

19
492 176
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

20
381 232
David Banner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Rapcore, Pop rap

21
611 252
Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

22
484 258
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

23
646 287
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

24
386 145
Goodie Mob is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop

25
512 296
Lil Boosie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

26
446 200
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

27
299 218
Pastor Troy is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Hardcore hip hop

28
349 145
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Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

29
389 185
Project Pat is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

30
426 270
Juicy J is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Electro hop

31
353 168
Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

32
403 209
DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

33
393 202
Young Buck is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Southern hip hop

34
382 184
Lil Jon is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

35
270 237
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

36
423 237
Nelly is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

37
216 88
Willie D is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music

38
188 107
Gangsta Pat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
MarcelleUndaGroundSavior added Hip hop music

39
409 233
Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

40
259 163
Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

41
264 131
Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

42
224 154
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Master_C_15 added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

43
241 122
K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Political hip hop

44
281 142
Bubba Sparxxx is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Country rap, Southern hip hop

45
324 188
B.G. is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

46
187 135
Lil' Scrappy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Contemporary R&B

47
265 160
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Southern hip hop

48
296 187
Ace Hood is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Rap music, Contemporary R&B

49
247 157
Lil Wyte is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap

50
325 131
Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music