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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1,206 342
OutKast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz

2
944 411
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
908 511
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
969 266
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

5
1,095 227
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
686 354
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
619 273
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
666 313
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

9
627 305
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
441 195
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

11
546 277
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
494 327
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
808 451
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
818 298
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
616 283
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
579 205
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

17
514 306
Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

18
448 206
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
492 177
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

20
382 233
David Banner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Rapcore, Pop rap

21
614 253
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
485 259
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

23
647 288
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

24
386 147
Goodie Mob is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop

25
513 298
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
446 203
Yelawolf is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Ghettotech, Experimental music

27
300 219
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
350 146
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Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

29
391 186
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
430 270
Juicy J is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Electro hop

31
353 170
Soulja Slim is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

32
394 203
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
403 210
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
383 186
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
271 239
Lil' Flip is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

36
424 240
Nelly is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop music, Contemporary R&B

37
217 89
Willie D is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music

38
190 108
Gangsta Pat is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
MarcelleUndaGroundSavior added Hip hop music

39
411 235
Chamillionaire is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, Gangsta rap

40
262 165
Paul Wall is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Pop rap, Southern hip hop

41
264 134
Gangsta Boo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

42
226 156
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Master_C_15 added Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music

43
241 124
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
282 144
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
325 190
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
188 137
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
298 188
Ace Hood is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Rap music, Contemporary R&B

48
267 162
Mike Jones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Rhythm and blues, Southern hip hop

49
247 159
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
197 119
Ganksta Nip is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap