Top Ten Rappers from Houston

The best rappers all time coming out of Houston, Texas. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Z-RO
Hands down best rapper ever no one even comes close
Z Ro is the realest on any coast hands down! I've got 25 songs that are TOP NOTCH from Ro... Screw 4 Life
WHO ELSE COULD HOLD THIS SPOT? HE IS THE KING OF THE GHETTO!
My vote on Ro as always!

Jazzy Red
[Newest]Down to earth lyrics, love his music

2spm
South Park Mexican, all politics aside, I think he was/is quite the lyricist. Created beats and lyrics really hardcore and original, I.E. "Graveyard", "Mexican Radio", "Mary Go Round", "I Must Be High", etc. As well as strongly helped build up the chopped and screwed scene of music (even though not all of us like C&S music, I include it because it was a style in music).

SPM was the inspiration to many struggling from the hood and pushing passed our "Limits" he not only had a flow that hit with the most powerful grace we could hear, he also dropped the heaviest of beats.

SPM also was a four-father and leader in Latino culture and a strong presence in the hearts of many southern and Latino American's.

SPM is one of two rappers (SPM, and Tupac) to give rise to a struggling American in the ghetto, not only in poverty and low classed, but handicapped with lung disease, and deafness. He gave rise to a young Houston man named Joshua S. from Maple Leaf who is now an Opera Singer travelling and performing and not letting any judgment or struggles keep him down.

He gives rise to men and women who are down beaten in the ghetto to rise above to more than what they think they can do.

SPM is a legend and an innovator.
Yo... This "vatos" lyrics can flesh... Miss hanging out at the club. "Texas love to the bone "ese"!
as I was learning english I was also learning about rap and I owe it to spm for introducing me to the rap and most of all to dj screw w the power moves
[Newest]This cat got some mean beats as well as flow. Id rank him number 1 in my books.

3Pimp C
RIP Pimp C. I love UGK! Their dirty south slang and slowed down beats made for amazing tracks with great replay value
I loved Pimp C. Louisiana showed mad love for him.
One the best rappers in the game R.I.P. pIMP C.
[Newest]Rip pump you the king hands down

4CHAMILLIONAIRE
I can't believe this can should be on top I know everybody says this that he's the most underrated rapper alive but he really is. Stay fresh cm
King Koopa is a beast on the Mic if you don't understand how good he truly is go listen to get ya mind correct and chamillionaire's greatest hits the of run c one. Even if the tip of my dick was ashy you misses would still harass me about doing the nasty mouth glassy looking like a swallow a mirror gotta brush my teeth with Windex to see my I ice no clearer- koopa
Cham manages to keep making high quality music. Even though he has been having a long delay on his Poison album, he's still released several albums, such as Elevate and Reignfall. He releases songs on his YouTube page and on chamillionaire.com and interacts with fans. I have to say, he is certainly the coolest rapper, particularly towards the quality of his music and the dedication to his fans.
[Newest]Sorry be he sucks

5SCARFACE
Not even much of a question. Face is by far the best Houston rapper he is the best lyricist and he influenced all these guys and to have Chammillionaire and spm ahead of him is a disgrace. Now Z-Ro is good but please Face owns him to.
All real hip-hop fans vote for Scarface.

Chris-1

Nothing but classic's... put the light on h town and Texas. great story teller
scarface paved the way 4 all the guys on this list. Respect the game. Facemob #1

[Newest]Face is the realist and best storyteller to ever come of Texas...


6TRAE
trae is one of the realest rapper to hit the streets on the cool. I got love for any one trying to come up in this world. knowing how it feels is just the beginning
cause no matter where he go he stays the same. no drugs or nothing just str* like it is
King of the streets, can't say nothing.

nonofyall


7SLIM THUG
slim thug and boss hogg outlaws realest rappers ever best music ever done
cant forgett ABN Z RO TRAE.. RESPEKT.. FROM STOCKHOLM SWEDEN STUNNERS WE GETTING PAPPER MUCH LOVE FROM EUROPEAN GANGSTAZ YEAHHH PZ
He is tremendously good to me as I have listened to him almost for 10 years but he is comin back with some new music which is really getting his name more known and is getting people to like him as a rapper and entertainer but there is lack in meaning and therefore nobody will look up to him as a role model.
He keeps it real an let's you knw he run the streets
[Newest]Slim Thug is one of the best to come from H-Town, but lets not forget about the white boy Paul Wall

8KEKE THE DON
ke ke supposed to be up there at least top five or even top three yal trippn h town texas
YEA I GOTTA AGREE THE DON SHOULD BE NUMBER 2 AND THATS REAL
DAT BOY GO GET IT AT ANY COST
[Newest]Keke should be higher


9Bun B
Are You kidin me these cats got nothing on the underground kings UGK 4 Life
Bun B should not be this low on the list
Bun B should be top 3. Trill for real
[Newest]This order can't be right

10Lil' Flip
Not sure I would put flip at this rank... Candy freestyles and when the beef came out he's gangsta. Like his music to an extent, but there is way more talent on H Towns Underground scene in my opinion.
Lil flip done went platinum twice kids. only rapper out the H to do it. He came up with the og dj screw enough said. oh ya n the boy can freestyle for ever
be serious the cat is a beast by the way i bought his ablum 25 times

The Contenders

11Big Moe
City Of Syrup Is to this day one of the greatest houston rap albums ever released. Moe put his heart into any track he touched, and made a deadly combination when paired with Z-ro or any other Houston artist for that matter.
Rip to my big because big Moe 1 of h town greats

12PAUL WALL
Walking legend. Master of metaphors and king of the parkin' lot. Definitely underestimated in the scene.
Love his music and really is a great person, Just real and down to earth. People's Champ
Amazing metaphor rapper, rocks his grills, hood legend, completely underrated
[Newest]Best in the game

13DJ Screw
So six artists out of the top 10 are either direct results of the movement he started, or were actually artists that were on the first gray tapes themselves. Yes, it is a travesty that he is not in the top ten. We're talking about someone who deserves a Houston landmark for crying out loud!
For one dj screw should be number one cause without him this list wouldn't be here cause more than half of these rappers wouldn't have made it if it wasnt for him he's the one that brought them into the spotlight so yea this list is WACK! Yall need to know the roots of htown rap get sum knowlege in yo system!
Dude made chopped and screwed.. Come on.

14BIG POKEY
pokey should at least 6 in the top 10. yall boys trippin
Line for line bar for bar can't nobody see this Mayan in the game str8 up
Mayne he's the best he can flow on anythng and his lyrics nobody can touch

15FAT PAT
one of the early h-town rap pioneers!
he is the best out of houston so is pimp c R.I.P
FAT PAT WAS THE BEST RAPPER THERE WAS SINCE HIM NO OTHER RAPPER HAS GONE HARDER THEN HE DID R.I.P. FAT PAT WE MISS YOU
[Newest]Best there ever was

16Mike Jones
There's just something about Mike Jones. When he broke in the mainstream, he seemed to be everywhere! We are still waiting for his revival...
I'm from South Houston and I have met lil flip I have been to Kappa beach party and I have smoked with Mike Jones. Who Mike Jones! He's a living legend! By the way I'm a white girl.

17LEVI CEV
I often wonder why I can't hear this talented young man on the radio. It would be nice to hear something new and someone who has real issues to discuss. Not this foolishness they have now where everything is about money and chicks. Not only is he a rapper, but he can sing too. As I am posting this, I am a little perturbed that Levi Cev isn't in the Top10, but I know that he will get there. <3 His #1ne Fan NEVER A Groupie!
Levi Cev is a gifted artist and performer. His diversified talent offers something for every age. Not to mention his lyrics is something one can relate to as they are about real life issues. He holds nothing back, keeps it real on and off the stage 100% and Never gives up. Can't wait to see him in the top 10 soon.
This is ridiculous... Levi Cev should be in the top 10... We need to wake up and start voting. Stop sleeping on good talent.
[Newest]Breathe is a masterpiece I'm in love with it. Thought about suicide until I heard that song I had to just breathe thank you

18K-Rino
The best lyricist hands down the most underrated rapper in Houston not a rapper dead or alive can hold a candle to K-Rino 30 years in the game and still getting stronger every single album gotta love K-Rino for that timeless and priceless and the most humble dude you will ever meet
K-RINO is ahead of his time, deepest lyricist, unlimited creativity, good flows and good sound, strictly underground, no one has come close to match his unprecedented discography in the rap history.
Rino is one of the best and realest Rappers of all time. He was one of the first and it looks like he wanna be one of the last. love him... SPC 4 Life!
[Newest]K-Rino has been doing this since our high school days. He's by far the best lyricist out there, just ask Scarface.

19BIG LOVE
Most underrated rapper in Houston! Big Love has been spitting flames since Representin' Real 1996 and is still on point! He was spitting lyrics when everyone else was screwed up, then he showed that was no problem when he was on Swisha House Northside 9!
Hands down. True story teller. Artistic soul. Been through some things and still when you see him its« head up chest out»
Houston's Best Officially! Realer than every rapper in the top ten. Early H-town Rap Pioneer, President of the Nawfside!
[Newest]G of the City

20Kirko Bangz
Kirko Bangz is the best rapper coming from Houston Texas, he puts it all out there, here talking the truth, he's also the finnest rapper alive and I think he should come do more shows up in his home town " Houston "!
I really am like in love with his music and he is just awesome and knows what he is talking about, not like all the other rappers that just be cursing out their and not knowing what their saying!
Kirko is the next generation of tx rap he has made a original sound of his own but is easy to see where his roots came from,
Kirko is the best rapper ever there's never a time when I am not jamming to his songs
[Newest]He is amazing and really sexy 😉😍😘 Love You Boo

21Lucky Luciano
Lucky Luciano is the best rapper I jam to him in my ride everyday all day lucky the God
Coldest on the mic, hottest freestyler this Mexican wont be touched
Lucky go hard in the paint!

22DEVIN THE DUDE
AINT NO WAY SLIM THUG,MIKE JONES,PAUL WALL CLOSE TO DEVIN THE LEGEND,MANN YALL BOYS TRIPPIN
Just heard this new song by Devin called UFO's it's sick! The dude should be top 10 4sho
One of the realist hook men that I know know on any track! Beast mode he should be in the top ten

23South Park Mexican

24Dat Boi T
That boi t has good flow but he gets hated on too much just because screw didn't put him in the screwed up click himself, and because he's Mexican but he is good and stop hating!
Boi puts in work!
Keeps flow steady beats from the Houston screwd up

25Chingo Bling
One of the best performers on stage! House Of Blue's Chingo Bling Show was sick mayn. House of Blues was sold out! I even started followin him on twitter @ChingoBling Definitely on

26Willie Dee
I think Willie D sounds the realest and makes the most sense and sounds the meanest!.

27Bino The Great
Sickest flows out of all these rappers. Like he said Bottom of the map, top of the game
Big ups to Bino! Keep doing' your thang. Bottom of the map, Top of the game!
This artist has his own unique style ^^ he actually writes his own lyrics! Dang, I didn't even know the dude was caucasian!

28J-Dawg
J dawg id one of the best artist in Houston and to have him as number 28 is wack he should be in the top ten, he's way better then lil flip.
Does J-Dawg have any children
You got flip and paul wall before j dawg.
Come on man

29Auto
My favorite song from Auto! BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLE Bridge] we are having a house party and everybody is bringing liquor.3xs) = photographers everywhere just in case you want to take a picture.1x) (Hook) You have to pay a fee, It's byob but the ladies are free from 1am to 3, you can bring your I'd but would not have to use it, we can smoke all we want so let's dance to the music, yo Jones feel me up.
Auto should be way higher on this list. Very talented artist/performer He's working on new project I heard a snippet one word sick!
I love too wacth Auto perform! And his music always have great vibes to it! If yall haven't heard his YouTube @auto94
[Newest]Auto's new song No Justice, No Peace is a great record to me R.I.P. Mike Brown & Eric Garner

30S.P.M.
Realest by far, relate to almost every song. All I listened to behind bars
Spm is one of the best rappers to come out of Houston.
He has better flows and songs than all these fake
RAPPERS Like DRAKE...

31Klondike Kat
He deserve a grammy long time. His musical talent is on top of the game!

32T Guy
Hands down one of the best rappers in Houston! He has a very distinctive sound and has been rapping for a long time! He should be top 10 for sure and when he gets the major deal he'll most likely take over the game!
T. Guy is the Best Rapper in Houston if you ask me. If he gets in the game "Houston we will have a problem" laugh out loud
You can know that a dope rapper is about to blow out just when you are hearing his new music and you just stay like... NO HE didn't! Best rapper in Houston, T-Gut honey!
[Newest]I love his music, so glad to see him on the list

33Bigg Third
His Best of The Best cd live
Best underground rapper in Houston... End of discussion. Best of the Best is a classic. Real H-town music.
Get it big homie

34GT Garza
Top 3 latin rapper hands down puts it down for Texas different type of flow spits nothing but heat future legend for houston and the south
GT garza is good but not that good to be number one I'm not a hater but there is better
The boy got skills... Hands down top 3 SPM, that Boi T, GT Garza and Lucky Luciano

35PAINKILLA

36C-Note
"C-Note, quote unquote, that's what me and Fat Pat wrote! " C-Note's been doing it for a minute!

37Marcus Manchild

38C.W. THE FATMACK
C.E. O OF TRIPLE H ENT... HE don't WRITE NOTHING... ONE OF THE COLDEST UNDERRATED RAPPERS IN TEXAS! HE CAN BAR FOR BAR WITH ANY OF YOUR BEST KNOWN RAPPERS!
I think fatmack has the best grind in the city handsdown and his label is like a houston cash money on the rise very cool cat

39Overtime
When it comes to Houston he got to be voted higher than this I'm a fan of music period rather it's rock rap or r&b but the minute I heard this guy I knew he is truly a artist and now I'm a fan check him out I heard him on soundcloud.com/kingjuke
Houston's best rapper he can out rap anyone don't believe it battle him.
Wonderful Rapper and deseve a lot more recognition for his Talent, I believe Great Things will happen for this young man soon!
[Newest]Big bro is the is the style of Houston. We the flyest like nas.

40Bigg Fatts
The best laugh out loud

41LeCrae
Won a grammy this year. By far the best Houston rapper right now.

42Crime Boss
He is a great rapper from texas I especially like the song fry it was the fist song I listened by him and now he's my second favorite rapper, my first is z-ro.
Love Crime Boss his sound is fresh!
His flow is the most mainstream no promotion and sold some of the most albums dropped number 4 on chatrts wit second album

43Lil Bing
One of the best to ever grab the mic better than a lot of black rappers
Hell yea, nikka will get out there, blows up the mic

44Short Dawg

45Duck
Keep holding down for the H
www.WhoIsDuck.com 6 months in the game and he is a 2 time winner of Coast 2 Coast mixtapes, has a large following, featured on world star hiphop and had killed numberous shows. He is reping for the new Houston.

46Coast
This cat never disapoints has some clever rap skills

47Will Lean
Put him in the top 10 or 15 because he can rap circles around some of these artists

48Maserati Rick
Hardest in Houston... He part of the new H Town movement SouthBank M.S. G /A.W. E watch out for him
He got something. id say he showing Houston do got more to talk bout other than grills lean and swangers! Welcome New Houston
I've heard some of his music and he has a lot of passio in his deliver you can almost feel the authenticity in his ryhmes almost makes you cling to him instantly

49Killa Kyleon
Best rapper alive!
Few songs are fire but for the most part lame
Say mayne, move this boy to the top 5. Lyrically? Nobody is touching him. Only downfall is body of work

50Vago

51Youngest N Charge

52King Ka'Ron
Houston's Hardest Underground Artist! His Die Another Day Mixtape was the 1st music I heard and I was truely impressed. SWAT UP!
Ka'Ron should be right up there with Scarface and Z-Ro, Talent, Swag, gifted. truly underground and refused to sell-out or play politics. Many just never heard his music, but truly had the potential to be what Jay is to New York and what Cube is to Cali. Tried to represent Houston on another level.
This Guy is by far the strongest lyrically. Check out any of his mixtapes and you'll agree.

53Rasheed
"Texas chainsaw" at least top 15, crazy ass freestyler 1 of a kind

54Young Scotty

55Cal Wayne
The hardest in the city hands down

56Aqualeo

57Maxo Kream
Very new upcoming rapper but I feel he is going to be up there with z-ro his freestyles are the realest

58Aztek Escobar
If you ain't heard aztek rap you need to he can spit some lines. He speaks bout the streets wit a different style an bout his people.

59Nic Trucka

60Scoopastar
The Houston Street Boss.
Real Stand up dude... And a Boss fareal. Been putting dyne for years and Thug Mafia is definitely the Next up to Blow out of Houston.. Youn Rich And Thuggin Mixtape is the Hardest Out Right Now!

61Hig Head

624TREY
REALEST RAPPER DOING IT! HALF THESE OTHER RAPPERS FRAUD THIS DUDE ACTUALLY LIVE WHAT HE RAPS! IV SEEN HIM OUT HE REALLY HAS THE CARS HE MENTION IN HIS SONGS AND THE MONEY! REAL TALK ITS REAL HUSTLERS MOTIVATION MUSIC DUDE SPIT THAT FIRE NO LIE! NOT SURE WHY HE IS SO LOW ON THIS LIST GUESS MOST you FOOLS ain't BOUT THAT LIFE! THAT REAL LIFE NOT THAT MADE UP MUSIC! ITS IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY YOU ain't FEELING THIS CAT SONGS WHEN HE HAS SO MANY CDS ON THE STREETS COVERING ALL TYPES OF TOPICS FROM REAL SHYT TO CLUB MUSIC AND CAN'T FORGET ABOUT THE LADIES DUDE GOT CLASSICS LIKE BALLERS GIRLFRIEND MAAN HOLE UP! IF you ain't NEVER HEARD THIS CAT I SUGGEST YOU CHECKOUT HIS WORK ON ON ITUNES OR YOUTUBE
One of if not the best underrated rated underground rapper in Houston! From real life story telling to metaphors this guy is so consistent! With over 100 MIXTAPE circulated from TEXAS TO GERMANY.. With collaborations with some of the top rap artist in the game! He's not only an artist he's a Producer/Engineer/Writer/Video Production.. Not only street smart but also has associates degree in audio engineering. If you didn't Know about 4Trey now you know so checkout his work on iTunes or YouTube. BELIEVE HE WILL BE YOUR NEW NUMBER 1 ARTIST I KNOW CAUSE HE'S MINE NOW!
A beast on the mic with different flows! Hands down the best iv heard come out of Houston! Every song is a different style like your hearing a different rapper every time! Not like these same ole boring no topic having mono tone rappers.. This dude really brings the HEAT!
[Newest]Dude is dope enough said!

63Point Blank
Calm down Point Blank!
Your arsenal of Houston rap just isn't complete, until you got some Blank in the deck. I wanna get high with the Blanksta please...

64Travis Scott
I like the rap Quintana that travis scott made

65Mydnyte Slug
My Artist Doing there thing. Goodboy ENTERTAINMENT about too rise up
Some hot music I love it
My baby sound good

66Low G

67Doughbeezy

68Mayalino

69Big Mike
Doe from the N.O. the nation kno him outta South Park. A tru smooth lyricsist. That's the peter man.

70J King
J King is an aspiring Upcoming rapper/producer/ beat maker from Houston. Listen out for him world he's gonna be big
Is this THE J KING? THE 1 N ONLY... IF SO DO YO DAMN THING, I'VE ALWAYS LOVED YOUR FLOWS, SINGING, WRITING & EVEN WHEN YOU JUST BEING SILLY your GOOD!

71Dudella
He should be top 15 at least
From TMI Boys to Thug Mafia his style is on point.

72Bleeda

73Vycka
This brother will rap any other rap ninja right under the table... Get ready for the take over Houston! You are about to witness and be apart of a era of music that the world will crave for centuries to come... Give it up to the best rapper alive KING VYCKA!

74Lil' Crazy

75HubCap Harry
That boy Hubcap Harry never let up even after he left the game to become a Dancer.

76Hustlaz by Habit

77Pie Face
Mr. Truffblokk hands down the best rapper in the H-Town. Original S.U.C. if you know S.U.C. you know Pie Face and Herschelwood Hardheadz.
One of the best
The original SUC. Been in the game for a min. Music is the realest

78Anglust

79Big Boss

80Makk Digg

81Villain Da Infamous Meskin
Always told it how it is! Don't even need radio play and many know him from YouTube. The HEART OF THE SOUTHEAST! Free Sambo!
The realest Street Mexican, true live Hispanic gangster from Houston Texas, with street credibility and one H.P. D worse Public Enemy..A.K. A Lil Villain... And underrated Street Mexican rapper...

82Quota

83Yung Surreal

84Joe Black
Joe Black is one of the biggest upcoming rappers from H-Town. His rhymes are some of the sickest and down to earth. He's from H-Town but sounds nothing like a houston rapper. Check him out Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.
Joe black is the realest! He's like no other! When is he dropping his next mix tape?

85Scooby of the Grit Boys
Scooby is from the legendary group the Grit Boys.

86DOLLAR ONE
The One
SOUTH UNION RAWEST!
Hands down
I am feeling his sound and lyrics, they tell a real story!
The Guerrilla Nation Don
[Newest]Nobody has his style... He's dope

87Big Booty
Yo Big Booty Is the illest mayne! I saw him back in 73 with Lil Kahuna and Mc SpiderMonkey! The best outta houston

88Lil Booty

89Attila The Thug
Attila (pron. : /ˈætɨlə/ or /əˈtɪlə/;? "453), frequently referred to as Attila the Hun, was the ruler of the Huns from 434 until his death in 453. He was leader of the Hunnic Empire, which stretched from the Ural River to the Rhine River and from the Danube River to the Baltic Sea.

During his reign he was one of the most feared enemies of the Western and Eastern Roman Empires. He crossed the Danube twice and plundered the Balkans, but was unable to take Constantinople. He also attempted to conquer Roman Gaul (modern France), crossing the Rhine in 451 and marching as far as Aurelianum (Orléans) before being defeated at the Battle of the Catalaunian Plains.

Subsequently he invaded Italy, devastating the northern provinces, but was unable to take Rome. He planned for further campaigns against the Romans but died in 453.

What a thug and true houston legend

90Hoodfella Gauge
The world has not seen this artist's whole potential but they will soon.

91Prez D
One of the most lyrical rappers to come out of the south. He has a political corporate but still street style. He jams

92J Diego
Man I heard this dudes first mix tape contraband last week (September 2013) this dude got it for real.

93Nolia Boi

94Rick Garley
Check out his new rap video..
Google. I'm ballin. Rick garley.. Houstond fasting emerging underground rap star

95Mr. Mike

96Big Bank Hank
Rapping about what he really did.

97Nameispat White

98Big Cam

99C.T.

100Damon Dizzle
His flow nice and he have the women going nuts

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