http://bottomofthemap.blogspot.com/ <-More Southern Rap than you can shake an ass at. Someone put a lot of effort into that so give it a browse
Even if you don't like Rap, at the end of this article, there is a picture of a man in a smoking jacket, kickin back w/ some bears, so you are missing out.
This stuff unironically owns more than any other kind of rap. Let find out why!
In the beginning there was Outkast, then Ludacris then it went away... pause... not. Southern rap started to pop off in the early 90s. The first southern rap group to make it was the Geto Boys. Their music is raw, enjoyable, heady and put rap from south of the border on the map.
"Stylistically, Dirty South is notably different from its northern and western counterparts. Whereas east coast hip hop has historically been associated with complex lyrics and sparse urban beats, contemporary Southern Rap is largely characterized by its upbeat, exuberant, club-friendly tunes, and a simplistic rhythmic lyrical delivery." Pretty good description, leaving out a lot of stuff like Chopped/Screwed, Etc
Songs:Juvenile- Way before he was telling you to back that ass up, he was yelling about solja rags. Solja Rags
Big Tymers- Famous song, still hits hard. No. 1 Stunna
8Ball&MJG- Two songs from Comin Out Hard. Drops so many gems. Great group; 9 Mil. , N**** like Us <- I love the back and forth from 3:20-4:15
Clipse- Modern yayo rap, done well. They have one of the catchiest vocoder songs out there. Pop Champagne
Dead Prez- Politically charged heady rap from Florida. Hip Hop
Paper Route Gangstaz/Jackie Chain- Sample of some of the chopped/screwed shit from Alabama. Grind Baby , Wood Grain
Lil Boosie- Dancy music that is better than Solja Boi. Refusing to link Loose as a goose tho haha Im That Dude
UGK- So good. Stop listening to Black Eyed Peas and please buy UGK 4 Life. Too many songs to pick from. RIP Pimp C Used To Be , Hard As Hell
If you like any of these, here is a list of artists to build off of.
Screwed Up Click (notably Lil Keke, Z-Ro, Trae, ESG, Lil Flip, & Fat Pat)
Devin The Dude
5th Ward Boyz
LOUISIANANo Limit (Master P, Silkk The Shocker, C-Murder, Soulja Slim, Mystikal & Fiend)
Hot Boyz (Juvenile, Lil Wayne, BG, & Turk)
Big Tymers (Birdman & Mannie Fresh)
Trill Entertainment (Lil Boosie & Webbie)
TENNESSEEThree Six Mafia
8Ball & MJG