Hip-Hop 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
1,238 348
OutKast is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Alternative hip hop, Dance-pop, Jazz

2
958 424
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
929 518
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
989 270
Scarface is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

5
1,117 229
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
696 362
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
633 277
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
674 316
Bun B is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

9
633 309
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
450 198
Underground Kingz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

11
504 331
Master P is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

12
548 284
Trick Daddy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop, East Coast hip hop

13
840 455
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
841 305
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
626 285
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
587 207
Mystikal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Hardcore hip hop

17
523 307
Eightball & MJG is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Horrorcore

18
455 208
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
498 179
Killer Mike is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Southern hip hop

20
626 254
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
383 235
David Banner is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Rapcore, Pop rap

22
495 259
Juvenile is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Dirty rap, Gangsta rap

23
661 288
Pimp C is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Horrorcore, Gangsta rap

24
389 148
Goodie Mob is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Southern Rappers of All Time
Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop

25
519 301
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