Top Atlanta Rappers
List of the Top Rappers from Atlanta
For a long time Atlanta rappers only consisted of the Dungeon Family, at least to the outside world, as Outkast and Goodie Mob became the first rappers from Atlanta to reach nationwide success with the two legendary groups making history in hip hop and putting Atlanta on the map.
What some may not know, before the arrival of the Dungeon Family there was already an existing local rap scene. Some of the first true Atlanta rappers were artists like Raheem the Dream, MoJo, MC Shy D, Hitman Sammy Sam, Kilo Ali, 12 Gauge, and a few others. Outside of the artists, there were also DJs and producers, like DJ Toomp, Lil Jon, and Jermaine Dupri. Top producer Jermaine Dupri brought hip-hop the first nationally successful act out of Atlanta, Kris Kross.
During the 1990s, hip hop in Atlanta was mostly centered around as party music, also known as Atlanta Bass, even though there were street rappers like the Hard Boys. Bass music was a style of music that was up-tempo and was perfect for a city that drew in thousands of people from across the country to experience the Freaknik and its local nightlife.
The 2000s saw a major shift in Atlanta hip-hop with the emergence of Crunk and Trap music. Atlanta artists such as Oomp Camp, Pastor Troy, of course Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz helped popularized Crunk music. While T.I. can be credited for the introduction of Trap music, the genre furthered grew under the two rappers Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane.
Today’s Generation of Rappers from Atlanta
Now, Atlanta rappers are the world’s trend setters, the world’s biggest pop stars and celebrities, and have been truly influencing cultures across the globe. From the rise of the mixtape era with Gucci Mane, Rocko, Alley Boy, Young Ralph, Yung LA, Trouble (RIP), Young Scooter, and dozens others, to Atlanta completely taking over hip-hop by the 2020s.
Today’s Atlanta rappers consists of greatness. Rappers like Future and Gucci Mane, who both started with a series of mixtapes, only to generate two of the most extensive collections of hits in the hip hop. The Migos who completely transformed music, while being the faces of hip-hop during the late 2010s after debuting with the classic mixtape Young Rich N**gas in 2013.
Notable hip-hop icons such as Lil Baby, 21 Savage, and Young Thug have been making a mark on the current generation with their distinctive styles, showcased on numerous songs from Lil Baby’s “Freestyle” and “Drip to Hard” to 21 Savage’s “a lot” and “Bank Account” to Young Thug’s “Best Friend” and “The London”.
From artists like Lil Yachty, Gunna, and Playboi Carti helping bring hip-hop culture outside of music to women like Latto, Baby Tate, Lightskin Keisha, Kali, and BKTHERULA becoming frontrunners in rap music, to the rise of superstars in the making like JID, Young Nuddy, $ofaygo, and Lil Keed, rappers from Atlanta have carried the genre into new levels.
Top 30 Atlanta Rappers
3. 21 Savage
Follow on Instagram: @21 Savage and Watch on YouTube: 21 Savage
5. Young Thug
Follow on Instagram: @Young Thug and Watch on YouTube: Young Thug
7. Gucci Mane
Follow on Instagram: @Gucci Mane and Watch on YouTube: Gucci Mane
8. Lil Yachty
Follow on Instagram: @Lil Yachty and Watch on YouTube: Lil Yachty
10. Playboi Carti
Follow on Instagram: @Playboi Carti and Watch on YouTube: Playboi Carti
13. Young Nudy
Follow on Instagram: @Young Nudy and Watch on YouTube: Young Nudy
14. Baby Tate
Follow on Instagram: @Baby Tate and Watch on YouTube: Baby Tate
15. Money Man
Follow on Instagram: @Money Man and Watch on YouTube: Money Man
17. Destroy Lonely
Follow on Instagram: @Destroy Lonely and Watch on YouTube: Destroy Lonely
20. Kenny Mason
Follow on Instagram: @Kenny Mason and Watch on YouTube: Kenny Mason
21. Yung Bans
Follow on Instagram: @Yung Bans and Watch on YouTube: Yung Bans
23. Lil Gotit
Follow on Instagram: @Lil Gotit and Watch on YouTube: Lil Gotit
24. lil Harold
Follow on Instagram: @lil Harold and Watch on YouTube: lil Harold
25. LightSkin Keisha
Follow on Instagram: @LightSkinKeisha and Watch on YouTube: LightSkinKeisha
26. Peewee Longway
Follow on Instagram: @Peewee Longway and Watch on YouTube: Peewee Longway
Follow on Instagram: @BKTHERULA and Watch on YouTube: BKTHERULA
Follow on Instagram: @THOUXANBANFAUNI and Watch on YouTube: THOUXANBANFAUNI
30. Omerettà The Great
Follow on Instagram: @Omerettà The Great and Watch on YouTube: Omerettà The Great
Honorable Mention Rappers from Atlanta
– Derez De’Shon Instagram: @Derez De’Shon and Youtube: Derez De’Shon
– Slimelife Shawty Instagram: @Slimelife Shawty and Youtube: Slimelife Shawty
– duwap kaine Instagram: @duwap kaine and Youtube: duwap kaine
– Slimesito Instagram: @Slimesito and Youtube: Slimesito
– Coca Vango Instagram: @Coca Vango and Youtube: Coca Vango
– Dirty Tay Instagram: @Dirty Tay and Youtube: Dirty Tay
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