Top Houston Rappers

List of the Top Rappers from Houston

For the longest Houston rappers and the culture of Houston has been impacting the rap game and the streets nationwide.  With the South being the leader in hip hop, one must recognize the doors that the city of Houston opened for other cities.  With his Rap-A-Lot imprint, J Prince is one of the true forefathers of southern rap as he helped give the world the Geto Boys and one of the greatest rappers of all-time Scarface.

One can make the argument that the city of Houston is one of the most impactful cities in hip-hop, due to the number of legends that the city has produced.  One legend is DJ Screw and his Screwed Up Click, which once consisted of Lil Keke, Fat Pat, Big Moe, Big Hawk, Z-Ro, Big Pokey, Lil Flip, and many more, which has been one of the most important figures of southern hip hop.  Not only being the foundation that helped generated some of the South’s top rap artists, but the Chopped and Screw and the whole Houston culture was embodied within the Screwed Up movement.

On the North Side, DJ Watts and the Swisha House started their own movement. Not until the early 2000s did Swisha House become known outside of the North Side as it took Houston and the city’s culture across the nation.  Already making noise on North Side for some time, the song “Still Tippin”, featuring Mike Jones, Slim Thug and Paul Wall, took the world by storm and shed light on the hip hop culture of Houston.  With the new success, numerous of artists emerged from the Swisha House brand, Paul Wall, Chamillionaire, Mike Jones, Slim Thug, J Dawg, and many more.

Today’s Top Houston Rappers

Fast forwarding, the new generation of Houston rappers are presenting a new era, while some of the OG rappers from Houston are still active and continuing their legacy. Slim Thug, towering both in stature and in the Houston rap scene with his laid-back flow. Paul Wall, the “People’s Champ,” is known for his dedication to the Houston culture. Z-Ro still bring versatility and the best of both worlds with singing and rapping. Lil Keke, an original member of the Screwed Up Click, has remained impactful in Houston hip-hop, since the relese of “Southside.”  Trae Tha Truth, with a presence that commands respect.

Today’s era of Houston hip-hop has created some of music’s most notable global stars. Travis Scott with his psychedelic, auto-tuned anthems, merging rap and melody in groundbreaking ways. Megan Thee Stallion burst onto the global stage with her empowering lyrics, charismatic flow, and the creation of the cultural phenomenon known as “Hot Girl Summer.” Don Toliver contributing through his hypnotic vocals and atmospheric tracks. Sauce Walka setting trends and innovating much of hip-hop’s top styles with the “Drip.” Maxo Kream delivering gritty, vivid narratives of street life and personal obstacles.

Monaleo, a rising star mark with a bold, assertive, and unapologetic flow. Several of hip-hop’s top Mexican-American rappers, Peso Peso, Dee Baby, and Brick Wolfpack, showcasing a level of talent across various demographics. The Sauce Factory, with Walka, Peso Peso, Sosamann, Rizzoo Rizzoo, and others becoming an influential movement that is undeniable.

Innovators such as TisaKorean bring a unique flair to the industry, while Propain offers profound lyrical insights, and artists including Lil Jairmy and OTB Fastlane authentically represent the essence of Houston’s street life and culture. These Houston rappers, along with forefront females like Lebra Jolie, have not only maintained the city’s hip-hop heritage but have also elevated the scene to unprecedented heights.

Top 21 Houston Rappers

Houston Rappers Travis Scott

1. Travis Scott Follow on Instagram: @Travis Scott and watch on YouTube: Travis Scott

Rappers from Houston Megan Thee Stallion

2. Megan Thee Stallion Follow on Instagram: @Thee Stallion and watch on YouTube: Megan Thee Stallion

3. Don Toliver Follow on Instagram: @Don Toliver and watch on YouTube: Don Toliver

Sauce Walka

4. Sauce Walka Follow on Instagram @Sauce Walka and watch on YouTube: Sauce Walka

Rapper from Houston Slim Thug

5. Slim Thug Follow on Instagram @Slim Thug and watch on YouTube: Slim Thug

Houston rapper Paul Wall

6. Paul Wall Follow on Instagram @Paul Wall and watch on YouTube: Paul Wall

7. Maxo Kream Follow on Instagram @Maxo Kream and watch on YouTube: Maxo Kream


8. Monaleo Follow on Instagram @Monaleo and watch on YouTube: Monaleo


9. Z-Ro Follow on Instagram @Z-Ro and watch on YouTube: Z-Ro

10. Dee Baby Follow on Instagram: @Dee Baby and watch on YouTube: Dee Baby

Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth

11. Trae Tha Truth Follow on Instagram @Trae Tha Truth and watch on YouTube: Trae Tha Truth


12. TisaKorean Follow on Instagram @TisaKorean and watch on YouTube: TisaKorean

13. Peso Peso Follow on Instagram: @Peso Peso  and watch on YouTube: Peso Peso

Southern rap legend Lil Keke

14. Lil Keke Follow on Instagram: @Lil Keke and watch on YouTube: Lil Keke

Houston Rapper Ken The Man

15. Ken The Man Follow on Instagram @Ken The Man and watch on YouTube: Ken The Man

Lil Jairmy

16. Lil Jairmy Follow on Instagram: @Lil Jairmy and watch on YouTube: Lil Jairmy

The Sauce Factory rapper Sosamann

17. Sosamann Follow on Instagram @Sosamann and watch on YouTube: Sosamann

Houston rapper Propain

18. Propain Follow on Instagram @Propain and watch on YouTube: Propain

19. Lebra Jolie Follow on Instagram @Lebra Jolie and Watch on YouTube: Lebra Jolie

Rapper Brick Wolfpack

20. Brick Wolfpack follow on Instagram @Brick Wolfpack and watch on YouTube: Brick Wolfpack

Rapper from Houston OTB FastLane

21. OTB FastLane Follow on Instagram: @OTB Fastlane and watch on YouTube: OTB Fastlane

Honorable Mention Houston Rappers

FMB Longmoney Instagram @FMB Longmoney and YouTube: FMB Longmoney

Rizzoo Rizzoo Instagram @Rizzoo Rizzoo and YouTube: Rizzoo Rizzoo

Young Lyric Instagram: @Young Lyric and Youtube: Young Lyric

D Flowers Instagram @D Flowers and Youtube: D Flowers

Young Deji Instagram @Young Deji and YouTube: Young Deji

Big Tony Instagram @Big Tony and Youtube: Big Tony

Guapo Instagram @Guapo and Youtube: Guapo

OMB Bloodbath Instagram @OMB Bloodbath and Youtube: OMB Bloodbath

Trapboydre10k Instagram @Trapboydre10k and YouTube: Trapboydre10k

Yung Al Instagram @Yung Al and Youtube: Yung Al

YB Puerto Rico Instagram @YB Puerto Rico and Youtube: YB Puerto Rico

Laray Da Savage Instagram @Laray Da Savage and Youtube: Laray Da Savage

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