Most Lyrical Southern Rappers

The Top Ten

1 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.
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.
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.
4 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 ...read more.
5 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.
6 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.
7 Lil Wyte Patrick Lanshaw, better known by his stage name Lil Wyte, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee.
8 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.
9 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.
10 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.

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.
12 Big Mello Curtis Donnell Davis, better known by his stage name Big Mello, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas.
13 Rittz Jonathan McCollum, better known by his stage name Rittz, is an American rapper from Gwinnett County, Georgia.
14 Kanye West Kanye Omari West is an American rapper, songwriter, and fashion designer. He was born on June 8, 1977 in Atlanta, Georgia. After West's parents divorced, him and his single mother moved to Chicago, Illinois. At the age of 10, West temporarily moved to Nanjing, China, because his mother was teaching ...read more.

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15 Mystikal Michael Lawrence Tyler, known professionally as Mystikal, is an American rapper and actor from New Orleans, Louisiana.
16 Project Pat Patrick Houston, better known as Project Pat is an American rapper and actor originating from Memphis, Tennessee.
17 Playa Fly
18 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.
19 Trae Tha Truth
20 Willie D
21 8Ball
22 J.I.D
23 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.
24 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.
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