While i was watching BET the other night, some friends and I were creating a discussion concerning the best underground rappers from your South. And so i decided easily was going to create a list of the best, is there a a word I'm able to consider to judge them by? And also the word I created was consistency. Let's examine who on this list meets this criteria.
1. Pastor Troy- Residing away from Augusta, Ga & arguably one of the most controversial underground rap artist of his time. Pastor Troy stormed to the scene with the 1999 with his runaway success single "We Ready" (I Declare War) attacking Master P, which some people say he successfully ended Master P's rap career. No underground artist has released more music than Mr. Troy himself. With 23 albums being a solo artist about three albums along with his group D.S.G.B in a 12-year carrier. No-one can possibly disagree with Pastor troy located on their email list.
2. Project Pat- This Tennessee representa was the primary reason the song "Sippin on Some Sizzurp" by Three 6 Mafia was a hit. Noted for his legal troubles using the law, Project Pat exploded to the on his third solo album with the mega ton hit single from the 2001 Mista Don't Play album "Chicken Head"! This record would be a classic within the South. With eight studio albums and ten mix tapes later. Project Pat is still a force being reckoned with.
3. Bun B- Hailing out of Port Arthur, Texas, Bun B is historically proven to the entire world as one 50 % of UGK. Bun B is definitely and that i mean probably the most influential and lyrically acclaimed well-known rappers through the hip-hop industry. Using a silky smooth baritone delivery Bun B will run circles round the average MC. The planet as we know it found out just how cold he was on Jay Z's "Big Pimpin" song off of the Life & Times during the S. Carter album. That has been by far among the best verses on the song. Using a classic album under his belt " Trill OG" and three solo albums combined. No one is able we can deny the Under Ground King from standing on this list.
4. BG- Born and raised in the mean streets of recent Orleans, B.G. is among the most underrated and overlooked underground rappers in the south. But this man features a serious catalogue. In the albums Chopper City, It's all regulated for you Vol. 1 & Vol. 2, Get It How U Live and Guerrilla Warfare using the group Hot Boys, Chopper City Inside the Ghetto, & Checkmate, (with Cash Money Records). Towards the Independent albums Living Legend, Life After Cash Money, One's heart of tha Streetz, Vol.1 & The Heart of tha Streetz, Vol.2 (I'm What I Am) and various other albums. With fourteen albums to his catalogue combined, ten as a solo artist & two included in the Hot Boyz & two with Chopper City Boyz. B.G.'s catalogue speaks for itself.
5. Lil Boosie- Known for his gritty street rap style and his awesome run ins with all the law, Lil Boosie aka Boosie Bad Azz has been in the rap game for more than 10 years now. From his first debut feature on C-Loc's 2000 album "It's A bet," to his first 2003 solo debut with Trill Entertainment "For My Thugz". Lil Bossie may be consistent through many years. Lil Boosie recorded two more solo albums, one inch 2006 entitled "Bad Azz" and the other last year called "Super Bad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz". With several collaboration albums with label mate Lil Weebie under his belt, Lil Bossie has proven being among the best underground rappers in the South.
6. Young Buck- From Nashville, Tennessee, Young Buck began by helping cover their Cash Money Records and finally would wind up leaving the label with label mate Juvenile in 2000 to attend UTP Records. But his carrier didn't lose until he met NY rapper 50 Cent after which he later sign to G-Unit. Young Buck then featured on 50 Cent's Get Rich or Die Trying album. He afterwards dropped "Straight Outta Cashville" where he released the hit single off of the album " Shorty Wanna Ride With Me" understanding that established Young Buck being a force inside the rap game. Young Buck is regarded as one of the best lyricist in the South by fellow rappers in the marketplace. With all the launch of "Buck the World" & Rehab. Buck has been consistent during his up and down carrier.
7. Yo Gotti- From Memphis, Tennessee Yo Gotti began out in 2000 along with his first album titled "From Da Dope Game To Da Rap Game" and has been making moves rap game for more than 10 years consistently. With five studio albums and seven mix tapes to his name. Yo Gotti has proven he has stamina as well as the wok ethic to remain relevant in the ever-changing rap game.