Best Southern Rappers

The Top Ten

1 Andre 3000 André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000 is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia, and is most known as one half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. Despite never actually releasing an official solo studio album, 3000 has built up a strong following online among hip hop listeners and often ...read more.

Outkast! Ffs he should be in the top 3!

WHY IS HE SO LOW? - Jon8201

He's good, but he's never even released an actual rap solo album. - DaWyteNight

2 T.I. Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., better known by his stage names T.I. and Tip, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor born on September 25, 1980 in Atlanta, GA.

He has fallen off hard in these last few years but his old stuff is timeless, and the way he was able to tell a story and put words together was unlike anyone else. I'm Serious, Trap Muzik and Urban Legend were all great albums. Paper Trail, Trouble Man and Paperwork were decent too. - DaWyteNight

13? He's a better rapper than Andre 3000. - chocodilesforlife

3 Killer Mike Michael Render, better known by his stage name Killer Mike, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor and activist from Atlanta, Georgia.

One of the greatest rappers of all time. Him and El-P's chemistry in RTJ is really some of the best in all of music(Not just in Rap). - DarkBoi-X

Killer Mike is one of those rappers that you like more and more as you listen to him. - DaWyteNight

Get this man to number 1. Run The Jewels is great. - DarkBoi-X

4 Bun B Bernard Freeman, known by his stage name Bun B, is an American rapper and was one half of the southern rap duo UGK.

The only great rapper in UGK - DaWyteNight

5 Scarface Brad Terrence Jordan, better known by his stage name Scarface, is an American rapper, music producer, and author.

Can be considered the greatest rapper of all time, let alone best southern rapper

How is Face not #1!? He was in the Geto Boys, which essentially created southern rap, and his storytelling techniques are incredible. Scarface is easily my #1 favorite rapper, or even musician/vocalist, of all time. Even more impressive, I'm 17 and white and I know him.

He's alright - DaWyteNight

6 K-Rino Eric Kaiser (born 9 September 1970), better known by his stage name K-Rino, is an American rapper and record producer from Houston, Texas. He is a pioneer of the Southern hip hop scene, and has been rapping since 1983. K-Rino's first release was the single "rocking It" with his group Real Chill in 1986, ...read more.

Kinda reminds me of Immortal Technique with his song Grand Deception. - DarkBoi-X

The best lyricist to come out of the south - DaWyteNight

7 Big Mike Michael Barnett, better known by his stage name Big Mike, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He was originally a member of the rap duo Convicts with Houston-based rapper Mr. 3-2. This album would be the first of many releases Mike would put out on Rap-A-Lot Records.

How the hell is Ski Mask the Trash God higher than this guy?

Underrated and underappreciated, he should be more known - DaWyteNight

8 Haystak
9 Eightball

8Ball and MJG were better than UGK, their I said it! Unlike UGK both rappers were good, but 8Ball was better than MJG but MJG was still good too, unlike Pimp C in UGK who sucked on the mic. OutKast were good at first but then they became weird and it's a stretch too even call what they were making southern rap, 8Ball & MJG always stayed true to their audience and didn't sell out like OutKast.

10 Ski Mask the Slump God Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne, born April 18, 1996, is an American rapper and songwriter from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is well known for his goofy and sometimes nonsensical lyrics and songs and his fast flows, as well as for collaborating with the late XXXTentacion.

How is he trash, ski mask I's a cool artist who is always paying homage

He is trash, why is he even here? - DaWyteNight

The Contenders

11 Phonte Phonte Lyshod Coleman, better known as Phonte, is an American rapper. He is known as one of the most technically gifted lyricists from the south, and is one third of the North Carolina hip hop trio Little Brother, as well as one-half of the duo The Foreign Exchange. In addition to his contributions ...read more.

Southern lyricist with a chill east coast vibe, very lyrical and unlike a lot of southern rap dominating the mainstream during the 2000's. - DaWyteNight

12 Big Boi

He is decent, but not the best, and he is very inconsistent. - DaWyteNight

13 Z-Ro Joseph Wayne McVey IV, better known by his stage names Z-Ro and The Mo City Don, is an American rapper from Houston, Texas.

Why is Andre 3000 higher? Andre hasn't even released an actual studio album, while this legendary rapper has an entire discography full of classic songs! - ILikeSexyGirls

He's better than Scarface, in my humble opinion. - DaWyteNight

14 Rittz Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.

The man is a beast

The white boy can definitely spit! - DaWyteNight

He goes hard

15 Lil Wyte Patrick Lanshaw, better known by his stage name Lil Wyte, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee.

How the hell is this Memphian under such trash like ski mask the trash god?

The best southern white rapper ever - DaWyteNight

The only cracker good enough to be down with the 6!

The best southern cracker rapper of all time!

16 Trick Daddy

A Florida legend, Rick Ross and Plies and all of these suckas still can't compare to the original Florida boy

So many legends on this list, and then there's ski mask... - DaWyteNight

17 Big Mello Curtis Donnell Davis, better known by his stage name Big Mello, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas.

Why is Andre 3000 so high on the list? The dude hasn't even released a solo album and Big Mello is way underrated! R.I.P.

Big Mello dope as hell! R.I.P. - DaWyteNight

18 Ace Hood Antoine McColister, better known by his stage name Ace Hood, is an American rapper. He was born in Port St. Lucie, Florida and raised in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Hell yeah...I'm glad I got him higher than Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne. - DaWyteNight

This man is a beast.

19 Lil Boosie Torrence Hatch, born November 14, 1982, is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He released his first independent album 'Youngest of the Camp' in 2000, followed by "For My Thugs" in 2002. He released two collaboration albums with Webbie, Ghetto Stories in 2003 and Gangsta Musik in 2004. In ...read more.

He's not the most lyrical rapper out there, but his old stuff was classic. Bad Azz, For My Thugs, and Bad Azz Mixtape Vol. 2 all classics. He's definitely past his prime and has had sadly fallen from grace over the years but that doesn't take away from how good he was during the 2000's. Some people compare him to Gucci Mane, but if you really listen to Boosie's older music you'll see that they are nothing alike. - DaWyteNight

20 T-Rock T-Rock is an underground rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. He started out his career as part of the Memphis rap label Hypnotize Minds, under DJ Paul and Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia. T-Rock and the Three 6 would eventually go their separate ways, and Rock would go on to diss Paul and Juicy in many songs for ...read more.

Probably one of the greatest lyricists from the south, and one of the most complex flows. His subject matter brings him down a bit though. - DaWyteNight

21 Pimp C

Not a very good rapper on the mic but rest in piece anyway - ILikeSexyGirls

22 Chamillionaire Hakeem Seriki, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Houston, Texas, better known by his stage name Chamillionaire.
23 Project Pat Patrick Houston, better known as Project Pat is an American rapper and actor originating from Memphis, Tennessee.

How on earth is this legend lower than trash god?

Of Pat and his brother Juicy J, Pat was definitely better. - DaWyteNight

24 Young Jeezy Young Jeezy is a hip hop artist from Atlanta, Georgia. He is most known for his album "Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101", his loud, distinctive rap voice, his song "Put On", his longtime beef with rapper Gucci Mane, and for his tough talk and street lyrics.

He sucks so bad it's not even funny - TheArtOfBars

He sucks - DaWyteNight

25 Khujo Goodie
26 Cee Lo Green Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, known professionally as CeeLo Green, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, record producer and actor.

He was a great rapper when he was in Goodie Mob, listen to Soul Food. - DaWyteNight

27 Ludacris Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and actor.

He is decent, but his subject matter is what holds him back. You can only rap about the same thing in so many different ways before it gets old. His album intros are always great, but he wastes most of his talent on typical club/sex songs. When people call him one of the goats, I kind of laugh. It's not that he isn't skilled enough, it's just that he hasn't earned that title yet and doesn't use his skill to it's full potential in my opinion. - DaWyteNight

He is the real king of the South!

Aye ma boi!

28 Lord Infamous Lord Infamous was a rapper from Memphis who was one of the main members of the group Three 6 Mafia. He was known for his fast rapping flow, dark subject matter, and is regarded as the best lyricist and most skilled rapper from the Three 6 Mafia. Despite not releasing music while he was in Three 6 Mafia ...read more.

How the hell are Denzel Curry and Ski Mask the Trash God higher than the guy they stole their entire rap flow from? People who think Ski Mask's flow is impressive have never heard Lord Infamous' flow.

Complete disrespect to one of the southern goats

29 Big K.R.I.T. Justin Scott, better known by his stage name Big K.R.I.T., is an American rapper and record producer from Meridian, Mississippi.

Very hit or miss for me, though when he's good he is very good. - DaWyteNight

30 Trae

He's da truth

31 Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He was discovered by Brian "Baby" "Birdman" Williams at a very young age, and was signed to Cash Money Records, where he would be one quarter of the rap group Hot Boys. In the years to follow, he would go on to find his own ...read more.

Him? Best southern rapper? I just died a little inside. - DaWyteNight

best southern rapper in my book.

32 Al Kapone
33 J.I.D

Now this guy is really good, the way he switches up his flow instantly is incredible, you never know where his verse is gonna take you. He outrapped Denzel Curry on his own song as well. - DaWyteNight

34 Dat Boy Grace
35 B.o.B Bobby Ray Simmons, Jr., better known by his stage name B.o.B, is an American recording artist and music producer from Decatur, Georgia.

Like Big K.R.I.T., he is very inconsistent, but when he actually tries and makes real rap music he is great. Too bad he sold out.

36 Yelawolf Michael Wayne Atha (born December 30, 1979), better known as Yelawolf, is an American rapper from Gadsden, Alabama. In his early years, Yelawolf released his first independent album "Creek Water', which was released in 2005. During 2005 to 2010, he released one extended play (EP) and four mixtapes. ...read more.
37 Jelly Roll
38 Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Miami Gardens, Florida. He released his debut full-length album, titled Nostalgic 64 on September 3, 2013. His second full-length album, titled Imperial, was released on March 9, 2016. His third album, Ta13oo, came ...read more.

Eh...he's pretty average to me, nothing special. He is decent, but not great. - DaWyteNight

39 Cise Starr
40 Willie D
41 Young Buck David Darnell Brown, best known by his stage name Young Buck, is an American rapper. Buck is a former member of the hip hop group UTP Playas.

Every time he goes in the booth he spits fire - DaWyteNight

42 Mike Jones
43 Pouya
44 Juicy J Jordan Houston, known by his stage name Juicy J, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He was originally part of the Memphis rap group Three 6 Mafia (originally called Triple 6 Mafia), however he would leave the group and sign to Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang in exchange for more money and solo ...read more.
45 Slim Thug Slim Thug gained mainstream attention for his contribution to the popular single from rapper Mike Jones, "Still Tippin'".
46 Plies Algernod Lanier Washington, better known by his stage name Plies, is an American rapper. He is known for his singles such as "Shawty", "Hypnotized", and "Bust It Baby." Unlike his sing-songy singles, Plies' albums mostly contain realistic material about the street life and trying to survive. His first ...read more.

Plies makes bangers, but his rhymes are mostly pretty weak overall. I mean, even Officer Ricky has better bars than this guy. - DaWyteNight

47 Lil Scrappy
48 Flo Rida Tramar Lacel Dillard, better known by his stage name Flo Rida is an American rapper and pop music artist from Carol City, Florida. He is known for songs such as "Low", "Right Round", "Sugar", "Club Can't Handel Me", "Good Feeling", "Whistle", "Wild Ones", "My House" and "GDFR."
49 MJG
50 Crime Boss
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