Rappers 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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1,373 403
Outkast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz
2
1,048 511
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
1,050 577
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
1,103 297
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap
5
1,238 268
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
754 419
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
701 319
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
740 363
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop
9
974 497
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop
10
688 356
Young Jeezy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Pop rap
11
497 240
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop
12
544 379
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
955 343
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues
14
686 304
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
15
576 328
Trick Daddy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop
16
570 339
Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore
17
623 244
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
18
501 249
Missy Elliott is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop music, Dance-pop
19
684 290
Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore
20
716 313
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap
21
542 292
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap
22
535 216
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop
23
403 279
David Banner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Rapcore, Pop rap
24
411 162
Goodie Mob is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop
25
560 333
Boosie Badazz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap