Rap 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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1,151 331
OutKast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz

2
911 388
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
878 489
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
933 258
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

5
1,055 219
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
663 343
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
595 267
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
609 293
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
426 185
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

10
642 308
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

11
531 264
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
474 312
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
769 438
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
779 288
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
593 277
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
568 195
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

17
429 195
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
497 302
Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

19
483 167
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

20
369 226
David Banner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Rapcore, Pop rap

21
587 249
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
469 254
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

23
628 284
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

24
372 142
Goodie Mob is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop

25
499 290
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
437 187
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

27
292 212
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
336 137
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Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

29
380 181
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
348 164
Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

31
413 267
Juicy J is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Electro hop

32
387 198
Young Buck is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Southern hip hop

33
395 205
DJ Screw is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Political hip hop, Gangsta rap

34
374 180
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
263 233
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

36
211 84
Willie D is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music

37
183 102
Gangsta Pat is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
MarcelleUndaGroundSavior added Hip hop music

38
399 226
Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

39
262 127
Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

40
409 234
Nelly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

41
252 158
Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

42
219 149
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Master_C_15 added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

43
237 118
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
276 135
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
318 184
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
183 131
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
259 156
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
287 183
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
244 151
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
321 124
Curren$y is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music