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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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list ordered by
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Outkast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz
2
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
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
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap
5
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
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
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
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop
9
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop
10
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop
11
Young Jeezy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Pop rap
12
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
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
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
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
Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore
17
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
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop
19
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
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap
21
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap
22
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop
23
Goodie Mob is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop
24
Boosie Badazz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap
25
David Banner is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Rapcore, Pop rap