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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1,297 382
OutKast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz

2
1,002 468
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
984 550
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
1,055 282
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

5
1,171 257
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
716 402
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
663 308
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
700 346
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

9
659 337
Young Jeezy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Pop rap

10
471 228
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

11
896 483
Lil Wayne is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Ragga, Hardcore hip hop

12
523 364
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
664 290
Geto Boys is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

14
564 315
Trick Daddy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

15
893 332
J. Cole is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rhythm and blues

16
546 330
Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

17
481 234
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
605 234
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

19
520 282
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

20
648 281
Three 6 Mafia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

21
514 206
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

22
685 307
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

23
392 262
David Banner is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Rapcore, Pop rap

24
396 154
Goodie Mob is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop

25
539 326
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