Best Southern Rappers


The Top Ten

1 Andre 3000 Andre 3000 André Lauren Benjamin, known by his stage name André 3000 is an American rapper and one half of the hip-hop duo OutKast. He is widely considered to be the better half of the duo, and he is also considered to be one of the greatest lyricists in hip hop. Despite never actually releasing an official more.

Outkast so good. - DarkBoi-X

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. 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 Scarface 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

He's alright - DaWyteNight

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.

4 Bun B 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 Killer Mike 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.

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

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

6 K-Rino K-Rino

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 Big Mike

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

Underrated and underappreciated, he should be more known - DaWyteNight

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

The man is a beast

He goes hard

9 Phonte Phonte Phonte Lyshod Coleman, better known as Phonte, is an American rapper, formerly of the now defunct North Carolina trio Little Brother and one-half of the duo The Foreign Exchange.

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

10 Big Mello 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

The Contenders

11 Big Boi

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

12 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.

13 Z-Ro 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 Ace Hood 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.

This man is a beast.

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

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

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

The best southern cracker rapper of all time!

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


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16 Lil Boosie 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 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

17 Trick Daddy Trick Daddy
18 Ski Mask the Slump God Ski Mask the Slump God

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

19 T-Rock T-Rock

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

20 Pimp C

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

21 Haystak Haystak
22 Chamillionaire Chamillionaire Hakeem Seriki, is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and investor from Houston, Texas, better known by his stage name Chamillionaire.
23 Young Jeezy 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

24 Ludacris 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

Aye ma boi!

He is the real king of the South!

25 Khujo Goodie
26 Project Pat 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

27 Big K.R.I.T. 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

28 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

29 Cee Lo Green 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

30 B.o.B 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.

31 Lil Wayne Lil Wayne Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. is an American hip hop artist and is often referred to as one of the worst rappers of all time. He was signed to Cash Money Records by Birdman at a young age. Before he became a household name and the artist he is today, he was 1 quarter of the southern rap group The Hot Boys, more.

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

32 Willie D
33 Yelawolf 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. more.
34 Denzel Curry Denzel Curry Denzel Rae Don Curry (born February 16, 1995) is an American rapper and songwriter from Carol City, 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.

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

35 Dat Boy Grace
36 Young Buck 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

37 Trae

He's da truth

38 Juicy J 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 more.
39 Slim Thug Slim Thug Slim Thug gained mainstream attention for his contribution to the popular single from rapper Mike Jones, "Still Tippin'".
40 Plies 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 more.

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

41 Lil Scrappy
42 Flo Rida 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."
43 MJG
44 Crime Boss
45 Al Kapone
46 DJ Paul
47 Lord Infamous Lord Infamous Ricky T Dunigan, better known by his stage name Lord Infamous, was an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee.

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

48 Jelly Roll
49 Rick Ross

Officer Ricky should not even be on this list. - DaWyteNight

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