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The Best Southern Rappers of All Time  

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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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DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap
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Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music
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Willie D is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music
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Rick Ross is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap
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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Gangsta rap
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Master P is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop
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Lil Jon is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap
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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
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Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
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Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music
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Slim Thug is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop
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K-Rino is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Political hip hop
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Devin the Dude is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Puddah added Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues
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Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop
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Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap
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Mannie Fresh is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Bounce music, Southern hip hop

Soutrhern hip hop

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Master_C_15 added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music
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Boosie Badazz is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap
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Gangsta Pat is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
MarcelleUndaGroundSavior added Hip hop music
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Hot Boy$ is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, New Orleans hip hop
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Bubba Sparxxx is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Country rap, Southern hip hop
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Trina is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
johnstonismyname added Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Contemporary R&B

Dirty Rap, Southern hip hop

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Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
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Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap
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Yo Gotti is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop